In Zambia, where agriculture accounts for 35% of the country’s GDP, farming is a way of life. One agri-tech company is bringing the future to Zambian farms.

Alex Muli does not consider himself lucky, despite winning one of the most coveted agricultural prizes in Africa two weeks ago.

Solar-powered irrigation is being aggressively promoted by the government as an affordable and sustainable solution for agriculture as well as the rising burden of electricity subsidy. But will solar pumps become a win-win situation for all stakeholders?

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.

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 Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued guidelines for rollout of the Rs 34,422-crore PM-KUSUM scheme, which would encourage farmers to generate solar power in their farms and use the clean energy to replace their diesel water pumps.

Officials at the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) studied the topography of the area and found that even when it rained, most of the water simply ran off the hill slopes.

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