RAA massive sugarcane cultivation programme has taken by the Directorate of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in the three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region in the current season, reports

Weather conditions in various countries and political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, FAO reports in the new Food Outlook.

There’s now a 70% chance of El Nino crimping monsoon, shows Oz forecast

The threat of El Nino, which can disrupt crucial monsoon rains in India, has increased significantly, according to international forecasters. That puts agricultural production — particularly that of paddy, sugarcane and pulses — under a cloud and will pose a challenge for the new government as it seeks to accelerate economic growth.

Crisis caused by hailstorms, rain turns a poll issue

As many as 38 farmers have committed suicide in the State over the last month, after hailstorms and unseasonal rain, official figures show. North Maharashtra alone has reported 16 cases.

The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014 provides a bird's-eye view of market and performance trends across 16 of the most prevalent standards initiatives operating across ten different commodity sectors.

Leaving direct taxes untouched, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today slashed excise duty on cars, SUVs and two-wheelers, and capital goods and consumer durables to boost manufacturing and growth. Read full text of the interim budget speech, 2014-15.

The Punjab Seed Council (PSC) approved 39 new verities of different crops for cultivation including 15 Bt cotton, 6 rice, 2 wheat, 1 sugarcane, 2 gram, 3 citrus, 4 peach, 3 flowers and 1 variety of

The Punjab Seed Council has approved 39 new verities of different crops for general cultivation.

The four-day-long incessant rainfall has damaged a huge amount of sugarcane plantation in the district.

The early rains of the 2013 monsoon ended the drought in Maharashtra. But the long-term problem remains. A combination of measures is required to tackle the issue.