Committing itself to a sustained growth of four per cent in the farm sector, the government on Thursday announced in its Budget a technology-driven second green revolution with emphasis on higher p

Based on a revisit to two villages of Haryana after a gap of 20 years (1988-89 and 2008-09), this paper provides a historical overview of the process of development and change in a micro setting.

Bio farming has altered the direction and way of 2,000-year-old traditional agricultural practices of farmers residing in villages such as Bhusaras, Hiranaar and Surnaar of Dantewada district of Ba

Modi rolls out vision for agriculture, renewable energy

In August 2012, the Seidu family had to cope with the bad harvest. Like many farming families in northern Ghana, they had to adopt the ‘one-zero-one’ strategy for the children and the ‘zero-zero-one’ strategy for themselves. ‘One’ represents a meal, ‘zero’ is no meal. So during the lean season, their four children had breakfast in the morning, nothing at midday, and a meal in the evening.

Rice production in the eastern region of India can touch 670 lakh tonnes by 2017-18 from 580 lakh tonnes now while that of West Bengal can reach 173 lakh tonnes by 2017-18 from 148 lakh tonnes now.

Focus on the Global South, with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), has started a collaborative programme to bring out educational materials and other publications focusing on the small and marginal farmers.

However, according to experts, with nearly 80 per cent land in Punjab still under rice and wheat cultivation and the farmers not very receptive to the idea of resource management, the real challenge is to focus on conservation agriculture.

“There can be no big jumps in the production (of food grains) as the productivity level is already high,” says Dr SS Gosal, Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

New Delhi : In a bid to shift a chunk of area under water-intensive paddy cultivation in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh to maize, oilseeds and poplar-based agroforestry, the government h

Two Bad Years Impacted Overall Growth

The Green Revolution is said to have revolutionized agriculture in India. However, government data shows more or less the same rate of growth of yields for various crops from 1951 to about 1990, suggesting that the ‘revolution’ might not have been as momentous as it is believed to be.