With the highest number of farmer suicides in 2013, Maharashtra continues to paint a dismal picture on the agrarian front.

Large cardamom (Amomum subulatum) is an important cash crop and livelihood option for people in Sikkim. This high-value, minimally labour-intensive, and non-perishable crop is cultivated as an understory perennial crop in association with Himalayan alder (Alnus nepalensis) and other forest tree species that provide shade.

Cashew is often regarded as 'poor man's crop and rich man's food' and is an important cash crop and highly valued nut in the global market. The area under cashew cultivation is the highest in India. However, it is not so in the case of productivity, processing and quality. In reality, the Indian cashew industry has a high untapped potential to support the livelihood of cashew farmers, provide numerous employment opportunities and improve returns through global trade.

A recent Lancet article reported the first reliable estimates of suicide rates in India. National-level suicide rates are among the highest in the world, but suicide rates vary sharply between states and the causes of these differences are disputed. We test whether differences in the structure of agricultural production explain inter-state variation in suicides rates.

With a view to provide comprehensive statistical information on agriculture as well as other related variables, the "Statistical Information on Nepalese Agriculture, 2012/13" is being prepared and published by the Agri Statistics section, Agri-Business Promotion and Statistics Division, Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD). The contents in this edition are Pre estimation of micro (district) level statistics on cereal crops, cash crops, pulses, livestock, poultry, fishery and horticulture.

Farmers organisations led by Indian Farmers Movement (Infam) have decided to stage dharnas and take out protest marches on November 1 in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts to protest against recomm

Demanding that steps be taken to increase the country's cotton production, Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) on Wednesday said field trials on genetically modified (GM) cotton varieties shou

The state-run Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI) has claimed that there has been about 30.6 per cent fall in the tea cultivation area in the country over the last ten years.

The world's highest deforestation rate, the execution of eight environmental activists including a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and ongoing turmoil surrounding oil operations in the Niger River Delta

Cotton, soya bean have been severely damaged to heavy rains. Floods due to heavy rainfall in Vidarbha have severely damaged cash crops, including cotton, oranges and soya beans.

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