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Agriculture 2.0: Harnessing agri-tech towards a US$5 trillion economy
Jul 25, 2023

Agriculture 2.0: Harnessing agri-tech towards a US$5 trillion economy

Galvanising inclusivity, data mining, and exchange and innovation initiatives under the Agriculture Accelerator Fund can help unlock agri-tech’s ful

Agriculture trade rules must protect world's poorest
Sep 21, 2013

Agriculture trade rules must protect world's poorest

The viability and dynamism of the developing world's agriculture sector remains essential to secure success in the developing world's poverty alleviation strategies. The next ministerial at Bali in December must ensure pressure remains on developed nations to meet the aspirations of developing countries with regards to the global agriculture trade.

#KisanLongWalk was merely a symptom; agriculture policy needs to fix the ailment
Mar 15, 2018

#KisanLongWalk was merely a symptom; agriculture policy needs to fix the ailment

Political knee-jerks are easy to play with — a loan waiver here, an extension of farming permission there, a rise in procurement prices looming and

Anomalies in agriculture: What are the solutions?
Mar 12, 2010

Anomalies in agriculture: What are the solutions?

It is lack of access to easy credit and high rates of interest that are behind the fall in private investment in agriculture

Australian agriculture amidst droughts: Productivity gains and integration into global value chains key to global competitiveness
Feb 11, 2022

Australian agriculture amidst droughts: Productivity gains and integration into global value chains key to global competitiveness

Despite extreme climate events, through timely policy measures, Australia has not only achieved food security but also has become a large exporter

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security
Nov 24, 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security

To meet the challenges of growing demand and food insecurity, we need to improve productivity through sustainable agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture: How can we be smart about it?
Apr 08, 2019

Climate Smart Agriculture: How can we be smart about it?

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) as an appproach implies that farms need to become more resilient to climate change and efficient in their input use.

Climate Smart Agriculture: स्थिरता और खाद्य सुरक्षा के लिए क्लाइमेट स्मार्ट कृषि
Dec 28, 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture: स्थिरता और खाद्य सुरक्षा के लिए क्लाइमेट स्मार्ट कृषि

बढ़ती मांग और खाद्य असुरक्षा की चुनौतियों का सामना करने �

GDP growth a ray of hope, but agriculture still a big worry
Dec 05, 2017

GDP growth a ray of hope, but agriculture still a big worry

Growth in agriculture has registered a slowdown at 1.7 per cent, which means there will be problems in the rural areas.

Gender Gap in Agriculture and the ‘South Asian Enigma’
Oct 11, 2021

Gender Gap in Agriculture and the ‘South Asian Enigma’

Current data suggests that the global community is far from achieving the 2030 agenda of ending hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. By the end of 2019, 650 million people suffered from chronic hunger and 135 million experienced acute food-insecurity. Not all regions are equal: the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 found that some are experiencing less severe incidence of hunger on the GHI scale, compared to others. The most serious levels of

Harnessing Agriculture for Achieving the SDGs on Poverty and Zero Hunger
May 11, 2023

Harnessing Agriculture for Achieving the SDGs on Poverty and Zero Hunger

Agriculture remains the world’s biggest employer and the most important source of food and raw material for various economic activities. The fulfillment of a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is anchored on the performance of the sector. This brief examines the most crucial negative consequences of how modern agriculture is practiced, and how these will make it difficult for the world to realise the SDGs. Drawing on examples fr

India needs a systematic overhaul in agriculture to ensure food security
May 07, 2018

India needs a systematic overhaul in agriculture to ensure food security

Indian agriculture cannot afford to rely on unsustainable ways. Sustainable agriculture, which applies less pressure on natural resources, is the need of the hour.

India-Australia CECA: What is in store for Indian agriculture?
Jun 30, 2022

India-Australia CECA: What is in store for Indian agriculture?

In order to survive the competition posed by the Australian food sector in the level playing ground ushered by the CECA, the existing Indian agricultu

It's time to concentrate on agriculture
Jan 13, 2010

It's time to concentrate on agriculture

Agriculture will be a weakest area this year because there is to be a shortfall in rice production by over 13 million tonnes due to deficient rainfall to the extent of 22 per cent

Making agriculture attractive, a major challenge for Modi Govt
Apr 24, 2015

Making agriculture attractive, a major challenge for Modi Govt

The Modi government is encouraging less dependence on agriculture and the creation of smart cities. To make agriculture more remunerative and attractive, especially for the youth, a lot has to be done - farm credit, access to farm machinery and use of IT. So many villages even today are without power and many more do not have internet connectivity.

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power
Jun 17, 2014

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power

While the Modi government is settling down with a positive and constructive agenda, certain negative forces are raising their heads which tend to take away the shine from the Modi government. In Maharashtra, the Hindu Rashtra Sena has been active in promoting communal propaganda.

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India
Aug 17, 2023

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India

As global and urban populations continue to grow, and climate change threatens food security, it is imperative that cities—often the largest food consumers—contribute to its production through urban agriculture. Urban agriculture comprises food and non-food products grown for self-consumption or sale. Entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, and citizens worldwide are adopting new technologies to optimise production amid space c

Paving the way for digital green economy in Indian agriculture
Jan 27, 2021

Paving the way for digital green economy in Indian agriculture

The need for the sector to transition from the traditional industrial model into a modern, digital and sustainable one is more urgent than ever.

Regenerative Agriculture: A solution for soil degradation
May 11, 2023

Regenerative Agriculture: A solution for soil degradation

Regenerative Agriculture can reduce India’s agricultural carbon footprint while boosting farmers’ income

Strengthening India’s partnership with the PICs by addressing climate-resilient agriculture
Feb 16, 2023

Strengthening India’s partnership with the PICs by addressing climate-resilient agriculture

New Delhi’s aim to become a global power in the future with a vision of multipolar world order will be possible by expanding its goodwill amongst th

Sustainable agriculture, climate change and nutrition: a complex challenge
Sep 06, 2023

Sustainable agriculture, climate change and nutrition: a complex challenge

Your reflection published by Observer Research Foundation brings a complex view between food security, climate change, sustainable agriculture and land use. Is there awareness of this inseparable relationship?

The practice of urban agriculture in Indian cities
Mar 22, 2022

The practice of urban agriculture in Indian cities

Despite the limitations posed by urban farming, promoting it as a critical urban function will prove to useful in the long run.

Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future
Feb 21, 2024

Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future

Climate-Smart Agriculture holds promise in building a robust agri-food system amidst the intensifying effects of climate change, however, there is a p

Virtual Water Trade in water intensive agriculture commodities: An alternative to interlinking of rivers?
Jun 30, 2020

Virtual Water Trade in water intensive agriculture commodities: An alternative to interlinking of rivers?

The Virtual Water alternative presents itself essentially due to the highly tradeable nature of agriculture products.

#WestBengal के निचले Indo-Gangetic Plain में भू-जल संसाधनों की वर्तमान स्थिति की जांच!
Aug 06, 2022

#WestBengal के निचले Indo-Gangetic Plain में भू-जल संसाधनों की वर्तमान स्थिति की जांच!

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'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy
Nov 29, 2011

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy

The attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a function in New Delhi, where a kirpan-wielding individual popped up to hit him, should be viewed not as a stand-alone case.

30 years of bilateral ties: What Indo-Israeli relations look like
Sep 12, 2022

30 years of bilateral ties: What Indo-Israeli relations look like

India's de-hyphenation policy in West Asia has been instrumental in sustaining bilateral ties with Israel.

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition
May 16, 2023

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition

The world is currently witnessing an increase in the prevalence of undernourishment as well as a rise in the incidence of overweight, obesity, and non-communicable diseases. Addressing issues of food security and nutrition would not be possible without adopting a food systems perspective—from farm to fork. Indeed, in 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Developme

A second glance at the Interim Budget
Feb 05, 2024

A second glance at the Interim Budget

While the Interim Budget is a temporary plan, the government’s priority and the country’s imperatives remain inclined towards inclusive developmen

A ‘sustainable’ New Delhi Declaration: G20’s acceleration on the SDGs
Sep 14, 2023

A ‘sustainable’ New Delhi Declaration: G20’s acceleration on the SDGs

Through a combination of digital transformation, financing, sustainable agriculture, healthcare strengthening, and education, the G20 nations show str

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration
Apr 17, 2024

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration

The geographical and socioeconomic characteristics of small island developing states (SIDS) expose them to unique challenges. Climate change, in particular, poses a severe threat to SIDS, with rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and changing precipitation patterns negatively affecting their ecosystems, economies, and communities. This brief assesses the challenges faced by SIDS in accessing traditional climate financing and analyses the effec

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XIX | USD 30 billion pledged for farming
Sep 19, 2016

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XIX | USD 30 billion pledged for farming

Prospects for agriculture in Africa took a huge boost as more than 30 billion USD in investments to expedite the transformation was extended.

Beckoning Frontiers: Virgin Vistas for Indian Security
Jan 19, 2004

Beckoning Frontiers: Virgin Vistas for Indian Security

A second Green Revolution is in the offing given the recent announcements by the central government. The highlight of Finance minister Mr Jaswant Singh¿s January 9 pre-poll sops was the setting up of a Rs. 50,000 crore Agriculture Infrastructure and Credit Fund, to be operational in four weeks and providing end use credit at 200 base points below PLR.

Biodiversity and cotton: Stitching together a sustainable future
Oct 07, 2023

Biodiversity and cotton: Stitching together a sustainable future

As we commemorate World Cotton Day, the transformative potential of cotton within the T&A industry needs to be examined

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Aug 16, 2023

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems

Climate change, conflicts, and various crises have exposed the vulnerabilities of global food systems. Acute food insecurity and undernourishment have become more prevalent in recent times, and the imperative is to build more robust and sustainable food systems that do not adversely impact the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only underlined the importance of food security in times of crises. This brief explores the promise of clima

Can flying geese‚Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu—power India’s growth with stability?
Mar 28, 2023

Can flying geese‚Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu—power India’s growth with stability?

These three states can develop templates for growth under fiscal stress and become guides for other states

Can India be the next industrial hub of the World?
Feb 17, 2010

Can India be the next industrial hub of the World?

India's agriculture has not grown fast enough to support the growing rural population and there has been a continuous exodus of people migrating from villages to towns in search of jobs

Can Modi achieve economic turnaround?
Jun 07, 2014

Can Modi achieve economic turnaround?

If Narenda Modi could turn around Gujarat's agriculture so dramatically, he can be instrumental in turning around agricultural productivity, marketing and storage in all States. He has to act quickly. Otherwise, there would be more problems of large scale migration from the rural to cities.