Simiyu farmers told ‘Daily News’ during media tour that UK91 has poor productivity with average yield of 300kilogrammes per acre compared to UKM08 which yields up to 1,200kg per acre.

Climate change has proved to be both a boon and a bane for agriculture in India.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on MSP for Cotton, Oilseeds and Pulses, 28/07/2017. The production of pulses, cotton and oilseeds for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 is at Annexure I. Government has increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of all kharif crops including pulses, cotton & oilseeds for 2017-18 season on the basis of the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), views of State Governments, Central Ministries/Departments and other relevant factors.

In the memorandum, the farmers' organisation said Ravirajsinh was a poor farmer who committed suicide due to crop failure and debt.

Wheat, rice, sugar, cotton and maize are among the essential internationally traded crops in the global economy.

In Africa, a combination of better medicines and the widespread use of insecticides to kill mosquitoes has led to the decline in malaria cases and deaths. Millions of people in places like Dano are living longer, healthier lives because of this public health campaign. They are also more prosperous when they are malaria free, because the disease keeps kids home from school, prevents adults from working, and forces poor families to spend money on health care.

After hearing the parties, the bench noted that all the states and Centre "support or do not oppose" imposition of ban on nylon thread and nylon coated threads and there is no problem with cotton t

Deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers

Draft guidelines coming soon for comments from stakeholders

Heavy rainfall, high temperatures and major pest outbreaks have taken a heavy toll on Pakistan’s cotton growing districts of Punjab and Sindh province this year.

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