The 1972-74 food price crisis is the stuff of policy legend. At a time when grain prices had been declining for decades, the global price of wheat tripled in the space of just three years.

Abuja — The African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday said it would invest $120 million in the next two to three years to boost productivity and transform cassava and other eight other commodities

With India staring at a looming water crisis, a new study on ‘water productivity mapping of major crops’ has called for putting a price on water used for irrigation to at least recover operating and maintenance costs of structures like canals.

Satellite images showing the highest number of stubble-burning cases in the holy city post wheat harvesting has set alarm bells ringing.

Freshwater availability is changing worldwide. Here we quantify 34 trends in terrestrial water storage observed by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites during 2002–2016 and categorize their drivers as natural interannual variability, unsustainable groundwater consumption, climate change or combinations thereof. Several of these trends had been lacking thorough investigation and attribution, including massive changes in northwestern China and the Okavango Delta. Others are consistent with climate model predictions.

Due to its complex polyploidy nature (hexaploid, containing A, B and D three subgenomes) and large genome size (17 Gb), the genetic and functional analysis of bread wheat is extremely challenging.

Air pollution is not only injurious to human health, but also to plant life.

CHANDIGARH: To provide an alternative to burning of crop residue to check air pollution, Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala has proposed the use of waste decomposer in the fields, which could convert the c

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Om Prakash Dhankar said the government has sought report from all deputy commissioners about the estimated loss to the crop.

The door has been kept open for restrictions on commodities considered essential for food security

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