This report presents the latest thinking and new approaches to emerging and persistent challenges to achieve food security in the 21st century.

Latest to bear the brunt of Amir Khan's "Satyamev Jayate" is the farming community in India who according to the show were using excessive pesticides during farming thus exposing consumers to the hazards posed by the pesticides.

KOLKATA, 25 JULY: Union agriculture ministry will review the performance of seven states, including West Bengal, in implementing BGREI (Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India) tomorrow.

The soil as a natural resource has always been taken for granted by policymakers. While the government investments continue to support chemical fertiliser-based farming models, this article explores the contradictions in soil health management policies and their impact on farming and food production. It argues that it is high time that the government chalks out a plan to move away from dependence on chemical fertilisers to ensure food security in the country and makes investments to support an holistic ecological fertilisation programme.

The State-level committee on Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) sanctioned nine new projects under the second green revolution programme on Wednesday.

Chandigarh: Social activist and film and theatre actress Shabana Azmi was conferred today with the Women Empowerment Award by the Dr A S Cheema Foundation Trust, an NGO working for the upliftment o

Waterlogging and secondary salinisation have become serious problems in canal irrigated areas of arid and semi-arid regions. This study examined hydrology and estimated the seasonal net groundwater recharge of an irrigated semi-arid region located in the Haryana State of India where about 500 000 ha area are waterlogged and unproductive, and the size of the waterlogged area is increasing, causing a threat to agricultural sustainability.

The agriculture sector has gone through different phases of growth, embracing a wide variety of institutional interventions, and technology and policy regimes. From the late 1960s onwards, the green revolution helped the sector maintain steady growth for more than two decades. But the challenges that swept through the economy in the 1990s after the initiation of economic reforms arrested this growth. Conscious efforts have brought about a recovery of growth since the middle of the first decade of the 2000s.

Primary sector's contribution to GSDP is declining, that of secondary & tertiary increasing

Punjab—the pioneer of Green Revolution—is facing stagnancy in agricultural growth. According to an economic survey, the share of primary sector in the gross state domestic product (GSDP) is constantly decreasing in the state while that of secondary as well as tertiary sector is increasing. Survey shows the growth in primary sector has been tardy, due to near saturation in production of wheat and paddy in the absence of technological break through.

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.

Drought management, they say, assumes significance in view of changing weather patterns. “We are not prepared to handle the effects of climate change on agriculture. It is reflected through our management of drought situation in states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh,” veteran agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan told IANS.