African farming must modernise and replace its ageing workforce if the continent is going to be able to feed its rising population, a report by leading economists has warned.

Human activities, in particular agricultural production, interfere with natural cycles of nutrient elements, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), leading to growing concerns about water quality degradation related to excessive nutrient loadings. Increases in agricultural production in response to population growth and wealth generation further increase risks associated with nutrient pollution. This paper presents results from projections of nutrient exports from global agricultural crop and pasture systems to the water environment generated using a process-based modeling approach.

Stylized facts set agendas and shape debates. In rapidly changing and data scarce environments, they also risk being ill-informed, outdated and misleading.

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.

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Jodhpur: Reiterating the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, agriculture and farmers' welfare minister for state Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that he would work towards achieving the goal of d

The contents and properties of soil organic phosphorus (Po) largely drive ecosystem productivity with increasing development of natural soil. We hypothesized that soil Po would initially increase with paddy management and then would persist under steady-state conditions. We analyzed soils from a 2000-year chronosequence of a rice-wheat rotation and an adjacent non-paddy 700-year chronosequence in Bay of Hangzhou (China) for their Po composition using solution 31P-NMR after NaOH-EDTA extraction.

Mumbai: As many as 1,327 farmers have committed suicide in the state in the last six months, official figures show. This is only 14% less than the 1,543 cases recorded till June-end last year.

This annual flagship publication released by the Ministry of agriculture is a rich source of data on a wide range of parameters, such as area, production and productivity of various crops across States, land-use statistics, price support and procurement, international trade, credit and insurance.

Agriculture Minister says a very few of them are related to farming

A glimpse of the price movement of some of the key farm commodities in recent years suggests that while one-off factors like demonetisation may have temporarily dampened the prices at the wholesale

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