Despite the Zambian Government’s intention to diversify agriculture, the country is still heavily reliant on a narrow range of crops. Two-thirds of the total area under crop cultivation is devoted to maize. Consequently, the Zambian food system is not delivering enough affordable or nutritious foods for the majority of the population.

This publication conveys priority and entry points to turn the potential of mountain agriculture into real benefits for the Asian region. It includes 8 country case studies.

Currently, farmers’ share in the overall agri-futures trading in India is negligible. There could be several factors behind this ranging from their lack of understanding how futures markets work to constraints emerging from lack of liquidity or even fulfilling regulatory requirements.

Hunger is on the rise again in the world after a decade of decline. Hunger not only cruelly affects the well-being of people, it also undermines national development prospects of any kind. It erodes human productivity and exists in direct contradiction to the human right to adequate food. But hunger is a scourge that can be eradicated.

About 2.3 million people during the lean season, between October 2019 and March 2020, are estimated to be facing IPC Phase 3 or worse food security situation.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Benefit of MSP to Majority of Farmers, 26/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Agricultural Reforms for Doubling Farmers’ Income, 26/07/2019.

Prioritizing and targeting less developed regions is one of the multi-pronged strategies for doubling farmers’ income (DFI) in India.

There is widespread use of poplar in pulp and paper, match splints, pencil and plywood industries, in northern India. The practice of closer spacing geometry with compact block in poplar cultivation does not permit intercropping from the third year onwards, which discourages small landholders.

The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for the first phase of Rs 4293 crore Marathwada Water Grid Project to mitigate water woes in the region.

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