Agrarian distress in India, built-up over time, has further deteriorated recently. At the height of the farm output, Indian farmers are a disappointed lot. Despite spectacular rise in agricultural production, they continue to languish in poverty.

More than 2,000 voters, mostly farmers and their family members, in at least four villages, have boycotted polling in protest against non-payment of crop insurance for the year 2017-18.

Researchers and policymakers have long understood the benefits of crop insurance but have been consistently disappointed by the poor performance of these programs.

Free crop insurance and tweaking the credit schemes are also being considered as part of the relief measures

The National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (Nasfam) says it intends to reach out to 50,000 smallholders with a weather-based index insurance (WBI) to protecting farmers from crop losses

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has asked the state government to file an affidavit in response to a PIL filed by the RSS-affiliated farmers' union Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, which has opposed the compul

MUMBAI: Maharashtra's main sowing season has begun, but farmers have been able to get less credit from banks than they did last year.

PATNA: The state cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to the Bihar State Crop Assistance Scheme which will replace the existing system of crop insurance with effect from kharif (monsoon) season this yea

A devastating drought or other shock can force small-scale farmers in developing economies to sell off assets or cut meals and other consumption to cope. Even the risk of a shock can stifle their future by pushing them to underinvest in profitable but risky activities like cotton farming.

MUMBAI: Three days after TOI revealed that insurance companies had paid only 7% of the 2,269 crore due to the state’s farmers under the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance scheme by May 10, chief minis

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