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India’s food security scheme unviable, says trade body
Jul 18, 2013 According to Fertiliser Association of India, India’s food security scheme cannot be executed successfully unless farming is made profitable.
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Cyclone 'Nilam' to hit India’s southern states
Oct 31, 2012 Cyclonic storm 'Nilam', which is expected to hit coastal India, has left farmers worried as their main paddy crop is reaching the harvesting stage.
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Bangladesh: Farmers not heeding pesticide warnings
Sep 03, 2012 Despite government efforts to control pesticide misuse, farmers in Bangladesh continue to expose themselves and their communities to high health risks, experts say.
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Greenpeace to develop a solution for irrigation in rural India
Sep 12, 2013 Greenpeace is calling on people across the world to develop a sustainable solution for irrigation in rural India.
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Ensuring a profit for the small farmer
May 16, 2013 Stichting Het Groene Woudt (SHGW), a Dutch family foundation, promotes sustained economic development in rural areas of developing countries like India. Dipankar Borah representing SHGW in India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that consumers can enjoy better quality products if the farmers are assured of a price for their produce. Excerpts from the interview.
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Innovative strategies bridge the farmer-consumer gap
May 15, 2013 Himalayan NGO, Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling them to move up the economic chain. Tarini, Manager, Inclusive Business Development, at SJS, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that innovative strategies can go a long way in bringing added value to the farmers. Excerpts from the interview.
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Indian president launches SMS portal for farmers
Jul 17, 2013 Through this new initative, farmers can get agriculture related information and advisories as per their needs and location in their own language.
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Strengthening the MGNREG Act in India for better accountability
Jul 19, 2013 A key challenge for MGNREGA is to foster local convergences at the Gram Panchayat level to expeditiously track the flow of funds, writes Abhilaksh Likhi.
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Over 200 farmer suicides in Maharashtra
Feb 22, 2013 As the desperate situation of the farming community came up for discussion in Parliament today. The suicides happen despite a slew of measures entailing huge financial outlays.
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Greenpeace launches living soils campaign in India
Mar 20, 2013 Bihar farmers can save money, protect the environment and their health by shunning chemical fertilisers.
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Policies goad Indian farmers to suicide: Civil society
Nov 27, 2012 Reducing incomes, stagnating yields, increasing costs of cultivation, fragmenting of land-holdings and reducing of institutions credit facilities plot the graph of farmers' suicides in India.
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Indian farmers protest against GM corn trials
Oct 18, 2012 Hundreds of farmers in India’s northern state of Haryana, came out on roads in protest against field trials of GM corn.
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Ancient wisdom helps farmers water fields
May 13, 2013 Using native knowledge and age old techniques, aboriginal farmers strike gold for their parched crops.
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Inclusive policies can fight hunger, malnutrition: report
Oct 09, 2013 The sixth edition of the ‘Right to Food and Nutrition Watch’ identifies a number of policies that generate hunger and malnutrition.
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Farmers across South Asia up in arms
Jun 05, 2018 The sight of Indian farmers spilling their produce on highways might be an unusual one, but the farm crisis spreads across much of the region.
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Create more opportunities for small farmers: UN
Jul 06, 2013 A new UN report notes that with more inclusive value chains, small farmers are more likely to adopt new technologies required to achieve productivity growth.
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Villagers usher an organic revolution in South India
Jun 25, 2013 Thousands of farmers in the south Indian district of Madurai are spinning a revolutionary model of cotton farming by replacing synthetic cotton with organic cotton.
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Drought hits Indian farmers hard
Mar 26, 2013 This year could see the worst drought in a long time – and with farmers struggling for water the issue is making news, not necessarily highlighting the plight of the vulnerable population
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Farmers in Bangladesh happy over low cost irrigation system
May 04, 2013 To ensure regular supply of irrigation water to the paddy land smoothly, 293 electricity run deep tube wells have been made functional in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh.
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Conference on Uttarakhand recognises agri leaders
Sep 06, 2013 Harish Rawat, India’s Union Minister for Water Resources, confers awards for outstanding contribution to rural India at the Rebuilding Uttarakhand conference.
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Pak farmers up in arms as government brings in taxes
Jun 22, 2013 The move to tax agriculturists in the country's North Western Frontier Province promises to provide lessons to planners and leaders elsewhere in the country as also in the South Asia region.
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Six journalists bag GoI-UNDP Media Fellowships 2015
Feb 19, 2015 The aim of the fellowship is to strengthen public awareness and engagement on issues of decentralized planning.
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India Since 1947: Looking Back at a Modern Nation
Jul 12, 2013 In one of the essays in this anthology, Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze regret that India has drastically failed in translating its growth into better living conditions for Indians.
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Promises galore for farmers in the Indian Budget-2014
Jul 14, 2014 The newly announced Indian Budget aims at technology-driven second green revolution along with farmer-oriented schemes.
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Family farming is key to a hunger free world: Lise Grande
Nov 22, 2013 Family farms are the main producers of the foodstuff consumed every day in our meals, says Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
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One third of global food produce is wasted: report
Oct 17, 2012 A UN report has warned ecological foundations that support food security, including biodiversity, are being undermined.
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Energy from farm wastes to add to farmers’ incomes
Sep 25, 2012 Indian farmers can now look forward to a hike in income with the existing level of crop production with green fuel technology from use of farm wastes.
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Biofuels to fight poverty and food insecurity
Nov 23, 2012 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), calls for sustainable pro-poor development and small farmers engagement in developing countries.
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Bangladesh: Farmers not heeding pesticide warnings
Sep 03, 2012 Despite government efforts to control pesticide misuse, farmers in Bangladesh continue to expose themselves and their communities to high health risks, experts say.
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