Tubers, pulses and millets are important for the livelihoods and nutrition of poor farmers, especially in fragile regions. These crops are not only underutilised, but are also underresearched. Ama Sangathan, a women federation consisting of 1200 indigenous women, have revived these crops in two blocks in Odisha, by their vibrant campaigning.

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Camelina sativa or false flax is an oil yielding plant of the family Brassicacease. It is an annual crop of the temperate region. In India, Defense Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), a constituent Institute of Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is working on bio-diesel production from Jatropha curcas and is also doing research on C. stativa.

Legumes are widely used in many cropping systems because they share their nitrogen fixation products and phosphorus mobilization activities with their neighbors. In the current study, however, we showed that co-cultivation with legumes increased cadmium (Cd) contamination in the adjacent crops. Both field and mesocosm experiments indicated that legumes increased Cd levels in edible parts and shoots of four neighboring crops and five maize varieties tested, regardless of the Cd levels in the soil.

Farmers Diary - Recalling biodiversity, farming the Agnihotra way. Homa farming is a system which comes from ancient science of Vedas. Homa is a Sanskrit word used here synonymously with Yajnya. Yajnya is the technical term from the Vedic science of bio energy denoting the process of removing the toxic conditions of the atmosphere through the

Inter-cropping with sugarcane has been found as more beneficial to the farmers as it can boost total crop production per unit area along with ensuring sustainable sugarcane cultivation with higher

An intercropping trial was conducted during 2007– 2010 on 6-year-old aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.; cv. NA-7) orchard planted at 6 m × 6 m spacing and growing under rainfed calciorthent soil, to identify the suitable and profitable intercrops.

Yunnan's worst drought for many years has been exacerbated by destruction of forest cover and a history of poor water management.

The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills region, with its unique landscape, climatic phenomenon of heavy cloud cover and torrential rainfall, and agricultural richness involving the majority of the population, has been proposed as another National Agricultural Biodiversity Heritage Site based on six indices.

A 9-year old Hardwickia binata Roxb. plants at a spacing of 5mx5m was intercropped with V. radiata (L.) Wilczek in 2003 to study interactive effects of trees on resource use and crop production.

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