Relative to other developing regions, developing Asia has experienced a slower decline in employment share in agriculture, compared to its output share; a rapid growth in labor and land productivity; and a shift from agricultural output from traditional to high-value products.

The majority of chronically poor people are economically active but the poor quality of that work, including its low-pay, dangerous conditions, insecurity and irregularity means that this work frequently maintains people in poverty rather than enabling poverty escapes.

Panel submits draft policy for agriculture development

The draft agriculture development policy, submitted to the Chief Minister by the drafting committee chaired by K. Krishnankutty on Thursday, proposes that purchase of farmlands should be restricted to farmers and farming purposes only.

Protest against land acquisition for a bypass on National Highway 8D

After protests by farmers against a Nirma cement plant in Saurashtra, the proposed special investment region (SIR) near Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar corridor and the Mirthi Virdi Nuclear Power Station, anger is now brewing against land acquisition for a bypass for National Highway 8D near Junagadh in Saurashtra region.

Even the impressive agriculture growth by Madhya Pradesh over the last few years can't ignore this reality: more than a million cultivators have withdrawn from farming activity and there's a simult

Prolonged excessive use of synthetic fertilisers has ruined the soil and agriculture in Medak district Years of dependency on chemical fertilisers has trapped the villagers of Hathnoor mandal of Na

Guwahati, May 23: Minority-dominated Dhubri district has recorded the highest population growth rate in Assam while Kokrajhar has recorded the lowest, according to the 2011 census, the final findin

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday expressed serious concern over the decline in the agricultural work force in the State.

For a state that always takes pride in being called the “Rice Bowl of India”, this is surely disconcerting news. As per the 2011 census, there has been a significant fall in the number of cultivators in Andhra Pradesh during the last one decade.

The percentage of cultivators has declined from 22.52 per cent in 2001 to 16.47 per cent in 2011. The total population of the state is 8.45 crore as per the latest census.

In an order issued on Friday, the Taluk Land Board of Kozhencherry has declared 132 hectares of land originally owned by K.J. Abraham of Kozhencherry as excess land and has directed the Revenue officials concerned to take possession of the excess land, invoking the relevant provisions in the Kerala Land Reforms Act.

The 132 ha of excess include 232 acres of land in Aranmula, Kidangannur, and Mallappuzhasserry villages that had been sold to the Chennai-based KGS Group for construction of a private airport by Mr. Abraham.