Rwanda, Ethiopia and Ghana are emerging as African models for pairing political will with government action to transform smallholder farms into businesses.

Wastage of chemical inputs and environmental degradation have been a serious issues with conventional methods of pesticide application in agricultural and horticultural engenderment, resulting in fruit poisoning.

The Pocket Book of Agricultural Statistics begun in 2013 as a quick reference guide for all the essential data relating to agricultural sector. This year's pocket book takes forward the continuous endeavor towards improving ready access to key data on agriculture and allied sector. The pocket book includes updated information on key indicators of agriculture and allied sector. In addition, this has been enriched with the status on various new initiatives of the Government, viz., Soil Health Card Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), micro irrigation, etc.

In a bid to give boost to food processing industry and make Haryana a final destination of choice for investments in the food processing sector, state government has notified ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018.’ The policy aims to create greater employment opportunities across the entire food value chain by establishing effi

PUNE: Nagpur oranges and other fruit crops in the Vidarbha region are bearing the brunt of a severe water crisis as borewells in the region go dry.

Ranchi: Lending a fillip to organic farming in the state, the Jharkhand government has decided to identify and develop 3,000 clusters across Jharkhand for promotion of organic farming.

The recent Nasa findings that ornamental plants release maximum oxygen seem to have prompted the Assam government to plan massive urban agriculture and vertical farming to grow such plants, fruits and vegetables.

Decision makers across Africa (and those outside it who have a stake in the continent's future) share the recognition that today Africa is at a critical juncture. This report is based on this premise that African ecological futures can be fundamentally altered by economic and development decisions made today.

Burning of green waste, especially plant residue, has become a common site in the city, including Company Bagh. It is considered as lungs of the city.

Improvements in horticultural sector can provide significant scope to absorb a work force, and there is vast scope for the growth of this sector within agriculture for farmers to look forward says this report by Dalwai committee on doubling farmer’s income. There is scope for expanding the area under horticulture crops by 4 million hectares and that with an enhanced yields by 60 per cent. This generates 8 million additional employment opportunities in horticulture says the report.

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