Organic farming meets nutrition challenges

Organic farming meets nutrition challenges

Apr 12,2017 , 04:10 AM IST | News Analysis
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in its report, ‘The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges,’ observes world population would reach 9.73 billion in 2050. In sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, agricultural output would need to more than double by 2050 to meet the increase in demand.
Crusader of organic farming

Crusader of organic farming

Feb 07,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Commoner
Times are changing and things do not seem to be happening for good. With the changing times, climatic conditions are also changing thanks to the callousness of the modern generation.
Budget hikes for rural India inadequate

Budget hikes for rural India inadequate

Feb 03,2017 , 04:35 AM IST | News Analysis
Still about 95% of the rural economy is informal both in agriculture and non-agriculture.  Even though agriculture contributes only 13% of India’s GDP, it is a source of livelihoods for about 50% of the population.
Revival of rural economy should be top priority

Revival of rural economy should be top priority

Jan 31,2017 , 03:42 AM IST | News Analysis
The non-farm sector is now contributing about 2/3rd of the rural economy. But its growth is also stagnant and there are supply side bottlenecks in terms of higher cost of production, lack of logistics, frequent power cuts and lack of skilled manpower.  Still about 95% of rural economy is informal.