When leopards are found in human-dominated landscapes, conflicts may arise due to attacks on people or livestock loss or when people retaliate following real and perceived threats. In the plantation landscape of the Valparai plateau, we studied incidents of injury and loss of life of people and livestock over time (15 – 25 y) and carried out questionnaire surveys in 29 plantation colonies and eight tribal villages to study correlates of livestock depredation, people's perception of leopards, and preferred management options for human – leopard interactions.

Cultivation of plant used to make cocaine climbed 18% last year compared to 2015, with an estimated 188,000 hectares containing crops despite US efforts.

Climate change will have serious repercussions for agriculture, ecosystems, and farmer livelihoods in Central America. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable due to their reliance on agriculture and ecosystem services for their livelihoods. There is an urgent need to develop national and local adaptation responses to reduce these impacts, yet evidence from historical climate change is fragmentary. Modeling efforts help bridge this gap. Here, we review the past decade of research on agricultural and ecological climate change impact models for Central America.

Presently, the lack of data on soil organic carbon (SOC) in relation to land-use types and biophysical characteristics prevents reliable estimates of carbon stocks in montane landscapes of mainland SE Asia. Our study, conducted in a 10,000-hectare landscape in Xishuangbanna, SW China, aimed at assessing the spatial variability in SOC and its relationships with land-use cover and key biophysical characteristics at multiple spatial scales.

Himachal Pradesh government has set a target of planting over one crore saplings this year to increase the depleting green cover in the state.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Vohra Sadikbhai Rajakbhai & Others Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 10/05/2016 regarding destruction of plantations of the farmers by the release of 60,000 cusecs of water from Mazum dam that has been built over river Mazum in June 1997. The Apex Court awarded damages to the tune of ₹5,00,000 to the farmers. The appellants farmers shall also be entitled to interest from the date of judgment of the trial court, i.e. December 24, 2010 at the rate of 9% per annum and also the cost of the present appeal.

Agriculture has been a way of life and continues to be the single most important livelihood of the masses. Agricultural policy focus in India across decades has been on self sufficiency and self-reliance in food grains production. Considerable progress has been made on this front. Food grains production rose from 52 million tonnes in 1951-52 to 265 million tonnes in 2013-14. It is important to throw light on diverse aspects of Indian agriculture through the prism of systematic organization and presentation of statistical data.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of R. N. T. Plantations Ltd. V/s. Union of India & Ors dated 11/08/2014 on the issue of ONGC discharging effluents/sludge, crude oil and other waste materials into the Rajgarjan and Gohainjan streams/man made drains.

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Darchula, July 14: Farmers in the district are facing shortage of fertilizers in the peak season of paddy plantation.

Text of the Supreme Court Judgement in matter of T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union Of India & Others dated 12/03/2014 regarding the destruction of the tropical rain forest in the Gudalur and Nilgiri areas in violation of the Forest Act, 1927, Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Tamil Nadu Hill Stations Preservation of Trees Act and the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.