Monday, April 24, 2017
Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture

Farmer Suicides in India

In the last 20 years, if one considers the ‘recorded figure’, around 3 lakh farmers have committed suicides. Firstly these numbers are just the one...

NAM: Will it be a game changer in agricultural trading?

Stabilising food inflation has emerged as a major challenge for emerging economies, including India, in the past decade. During 2006 to 2014, India experienced...

Do we have more land for agriculture?

A question that capture attention of different economic agents and decision makers, in an agrarian country like India, is - "Do we have more...

Need and approaches for bead threading of large number of small...

About 70 per cent of India’s population thrives in villages with about 52 per cent of the workforce engaged in agriculture, 82 per cent...

Revamping MGNREGA: a possibility?

A closer analysis of the Draft New Education Policy and the MGNREGA brings tells us that by applying a combined approach of “Employment” and...

Food capitalism and consequences of hunger among the rural poor

In the context of the agrarian crisis in India, imbalanced market policies have forced a major portion of rural population to shift away the...

Climate change and food security

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, India is home to nearly 195 million hungry people and the problem of...

Ending Monsanto’s Monopoly in the Development of Pest-Resistant Cotton: Is Desi...

As our readers would recall, the Government has been taking a number of robust (and some would say heavy-handed) measures to control the price...

Silver Lining from Consecutive Droughts – State Governments Reviving Traditional Water...

Indian agriculture is heavily dependent on the monsoon rains, with nearly two third of the total area under cultivation not supported by credible irrigation...

Food Security Program – Boon or Curse in West Bengal?

Frank Yiannas , the author of Food Safety Culture, said in this book that “the goal of the food safety professional should be to...