Sunday May 10, 2015
The contingency plan would cover as many as 580 districts that may witness monsoon deficit, while the Agriculture Ministry is also mulling over steps to popularise crop insurance schemes among the farming community.
India News | Written by Bhairavi Singh | Sunday May 3, 2015
At 45 degrees, Bharatpur's Santruk village is boiling - a far cry from the hailstorms of last month which ate up over 80% crops in Rajasthan, placing the state alongside Telangana and Maharashtra, which regularly witnesses suicide by farmers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 1, 2015
Terming the recent suicides of farmers as a "shame" for Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today called for people's participation to help the state government achieve sustainable farming.
Thomson Reuters | Thursday April 30, 2015
The "guerrilla growers" do not own the land they're cultivating but property rules aren't stopping them from trying to feed themselves in one of the world's poorest countries.
India News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Friday May 1, 2015
Days after a cotton farmer in Tamil Nadu killed himself, allegedly because last Friday's unseasonal rains destroyed his entire crop, the farmer's father says his son wouldn't have taken such an extreme step if the state government had insured his cot...
India News | Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Saturday April 4, 2015
Thousands of farmers in Madhya Pradesh are staring at major losses after unseasonal rain last month caused massive damage to their crops.
India News | Written by Anand Kumar Patel | Monday March 30, 2015
The Punjab government has projected a damage of around three lakh hectares of farming due to this year's unseasonal rains. By state government estimates most standing crops - wheat, mustard, potato, and grams - have been damaged between February and ...
India News | Reuters | Friday March 27, 2015
Sher Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 12, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach out to the farming community through the next episode of his monthly radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat', on March 22, for which he has sought suggestions and inputs from them.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 28, 2015
Haryana Government will promote organic farming in the state and 10 per cent of the total cultivable area will be brought under it, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 13, 2015
As China pulls out the stops to get more lending into its economy to bolster flagging growth, farming, a sector that employs almost a third of its 1.4 billion people, remains in desperate need of funding.
Thursday January 29, 2015
Improvement in India's sovereign rating will depend on the government's ability to pursue farm sector reforms as they have a bearing on inflation and fiscal deficit, Moody's said on Thursday.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Congress-led UDF government in Kerala today asked the Centre to include new works like paddy cultivation, homestead farming, coconut farming and coir yarn production under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) Scheme.
Bhopal News | Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Monday December 29, 2014
32-year-old Rajkumar Kushwaha and his family have been living on two acres of encroached land in Bhopal's Shahpura area for almost 40 years. Until a month ago, he used sewage water from a nearby drain to grow vegetables at his farm. But now, he claim...
Saturday December 27, 2014
Putting a question mark on the effectiveness of government's farm debt waiver programmes, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Saturday said such schemes have constrained flow of credit to farmers.
Interview by Dale Berning Sawa, guardian.co.uk | Monday December 8, 2014
Tom Copas' Berkshire turkeys are so free-range he uses dogs to herd them. Now his flock are famed as the finest birds in the UK.My family has been farming in Cookham, Berkshire, for 120 years. We started off keeping cattle outside the pub, and slowly...
Monday December 8, 2014
Traders such as Cargill Inc, Glencore International AG and Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV have set up operations in Purnia, an administrative outpost that now buzzes with trading activity.
Anna Leach, guardian.co.uk | Wednesday December 3, 2014
In the face of climate change, conflicts and disease, our panel suggest how to ensure access to nutritious food for allDominic Schofield, Canada director, Gain, New York, USA, @dschofieldGAIN Connect farming to better food: It's important that agricu...
Associated Press | Wednesday October 15, 2014
Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," ''better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices. Most notably, the supermarket chain says its "responsibly grown" labeling system for produ...
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 14, 2014
With an aim to attain self-reliance in the case of vegetable production, state Government is getting ready to promote hi-tech farming techniques in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
People | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 19, 2014
Flag-waving schoolchildren and tartan caps greeted Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond on Thursday as he voted in the remote farming village he calls home -- where the man who could be the father of independence is just "a nice bloke".
Reuters | Wednesday August 20, 2014
Firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with adversity.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 11, 2014
A high-profile New Zealand lawmaker was accused of racism on Monday after making what he called a "joke" at the expense of Asians as he railed against Chinese investment in the country's farming sector.
Rohan Swamy | Monday July 28, 2014
Craig Ganssle, Founder and CEO of Basecamp Networks talks about how Google Glass can be used to revolutionise agricultural practices.