- Join us to improve the lot of farmers: Corporates to Govt
Jan 31, 2014
Private and public ventures should come together for extension programmes for the benefit of farmers, suggested agri-business entrepreneurs.
[Agri-business] [Indian Farmers] [Agriculture] [Sustainable Agriculture] [South Asia]
- FDI in the interests of farmers: Indian minister
Nov 21, 2012
Both the consumers and farmers stand to benefit from the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), in the retail sector, India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.
[Agriculture] [Indian Government] [Sharad Pawar] [South Asia] [Indian Farmers]
- Indian farmers need to be climate smart: experts
Jan 29, 2013
With the majority of marginal farmers being from South Asia and 41 per cent of the world’s poor belonging to this region, South Asia needs to tighten its belt to escape the adverse impact of climate change.
[Agriculture] [TERI] [Sustainable Agriculture] [South Asia] [Climate Change] [DSDS 2013] [Indian Farmers]
- CRS to use IDS knowledge platforms for radio content
Feb 13, 2013
Operators of various community radio stations in India said that collating relevant content for their programmes is a challenge they face every day.
[India] [Community Radio] [Community radio India] [Indian Farmers] [Community radio] [South Asia]
- Need to cap greenhouse farm emissions: Devinder Sharma
Sep 09, 2014
Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.
[Agro-chemicals] [Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [Emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Agriculture]
- Timely weather info to improve farm incomes
Jan 30, 2013
In India, where agriculture is still largely dependent on the vagaries of nature, agromet advisories can aid in raising a farmer’s income, say experts at a TERI-organised conference on agriculture and climate change.
[Agri-technology] [Agriculture] [Sustainable agriculture] [South Asia] [Climate change] [Indian Farmers]
- Indian farming sector needs small projects, not big ones
Feb 10, 2014
“India needs small projects in large numbers and not large project in small numbers,” said Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj.
[DSDS 2014] [South Asia] [United Nations] [Indian Farmers] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit]
- Nutritional insecurity is a big challenge for India: Peter Kenmore
Mar 05, 2014
Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Food safety] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Food insecurity] [Indian Farmers] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia]
- Financing alone not to solve problem of farmers: Bankers
Jan 10, 2014
Seasoned bankers representing various institutions said that farmers should take benefit from various credit schemes, but loans alone cannot improve their economic lot.
[Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [South Asia] [SEWA] [Rural economy] [Agriculture]
- Indian government mulls farm income insurance scheme
Sep 05, 2014
The farm income insurance scheme to provide protection to farmers against natural calamities is on the cards, said India’s Agriculture Minister.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Indian Farmers]
- Farmer-activist Meera leads a band of earth warriors in India
Dec 18, 2013
Bringing a balance in gender relations can really impact the way in which communities deal with climate change, writes Mehru Jaffer.
[Gender Empowerment] [Indian Farmers] [Indian women] [Gender Sensitivity] [Agriculture]
- Agricultural growth is critical for prosperity: Indian Prime Minister
May 23, 2013
The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said that agricultural growth is critical for prosperity in rural areas where most of the poor live. Excerpts from the Prime Minister’s speech delivered on the occasion of the releasing of the ‘Report to the People'.
[Indian Prime Minister] [Agriculture] [Manmohan Singh] [MGNREGA] [Indian Farmers]
- India's farmers are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts
Feb 03, 2013
The potential of the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), can be tapped to increase the adaptive capacities of communities to fight climate change, says Ilona Porsché, Project Director, GIZ, on the sidelines of a DSDS-2013 conference organised by The Energy and Resources Institute. Excerpts...
[Sustainable Agriculture] [Agriculture] [Climate change] [Sustainable Development] [India] [Indian Farmers] [South Asia] [DSDS 2013]
- 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.
[India] [Coastal India] [Indian Farmers] [Cyclonic storm Nilam] [Farmers] [South Asia]
- Now, soil maps via GIS to aid Indian farmers
Jul 22, 2014
GIS-based soil fertility maps for 19 states, developed by the Indian Institute of Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity, sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation.
[Agri-technology] [South Asia] [Agriculture] [Indian Farmers]
- Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt
Jun 20, 2015
Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
[Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Indian Farmers]
- India raises minimum support price for wheat
Dec 26, 2012
The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning in New Delhi chaired by the Indian Prime Minister.
[Agriculture] [South Asia] [Indian Farmers] [India wheat price] [Indian Government]
- Allow farmers to take their own decisions: IFFCO MD
Jun 22, 2015
Building a conducing farming atmosphere is important for reducing a farmer’s dependency on the external factors, opined experts at a summit in New Delhi.
[Agri-business] [Indian Farmers] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Farming]
- Expansion in coal-fired power plants to pose threat to Indian farmers:report
Aug 17, 2012
Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.
[Drought] [Indian Farmers] [India] [Energy] [India rainfall deficit]