From resistance to change to digital transformation, agriculture has come a long way. Digital start-ups are connecting smallholder farmers with large buyers, automating farm operations, curing deficient soils, minimising post
Setting benchmarks for carbon sequestered or abated through farming and roping in companies to commercialise carbon credits can create a carbon market for the farm sector, helping agricultural income grow
To avoid collateral damage, the domestic industry has adopted the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability Framework in association with an NGO. This is similar to the best practices adopted by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (R
About 10 diesel pumps in the vicinity of the solar pumps became uncompetitive and quit the market. The cooperative’s members still made more money at Rs 12.5 a unit than they would have if they had sold that power to the ut
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) estimates that Punjab and Haryana produced 28 million tonnes of rice straw in 2018. 36% of it was left in the fields. A fifth was removed. The rest was burnt.
Crop yield is influenced by the genetic traits of seeds, as also by factors like composition of the soil, organic matter, presence of beneficial microbes, moisture, temperature, nutrients, and crop protection measures.
We are moving towards self-sufficiency. The annual pulses production averaged 23.7 million tonnes in the past three years, an 80% increase over the average of the three-year period ending 2003-04. This was led by chickpea, wh