Vivian Fernandes

Articles By Vivian Fernandes

93 Articles

Columns: From banning tenancy to reviving it

Existing legislation, meant to protect poor cultivators, has turned against them

Columns: From banning tenancy to reviving it

Column: Bringing back grass pea

Cultivation of low-ODAP varieties of the lentil must be encouraged to counter the pulses’ price fire

Column: Bringing back grass pea

Column: From seeds to ‘agrivisory’

In the competitive seeds market, MNCs like Monsanto see value in positioning themselves as agri-solution providers

Column: From seeds to ‘agrivisory’

Column: Bt cotton price control against R&D

Monsanto could argue that, with more than 90% farmers using its seed, price is not a concern

Column: Bt cotton price control against R&D

Chlorophile: Learnings from Israel’s agricultural solutions

India, like Israel, must link small farmers with labs and markets for high-value agriculture

Opinion News

Column: India needs direct-seeded rice

For resource-frugal DSR to take off, it must be adopted by herbicide companies

Column: India needs direct-seeded rice

Chlorophile: For Punjab farmers, governance a risk factor

The whitefly outbreak has given a shot in the arm to those opposed to genetically engineered crops

Chlorophile: For Punjab farmers, governance a risk factor

Chlorophile: Marathwada’s crops must sway to random rain drops

Marathwada’s drought has broken the resolve of Prahladrao Kakde, 61, of village Sarangpur in the Ambad taluk of Jalna district.

Chlorophile: Marathwada’s crops must sway to random rain drops

Chlorophile: Priced out of the plate?

The boom-bust cycle that afflicts pigeon pea needs to be evened out for stable prices

Chlorophile: Priced out of the plate?

Fields of shared prosperity

The drip irrigation model of Jain Irrigation has turned Jalgaon into the banana bowl of the country. It has a lesson for the govt in handling agribusinesses

Opinion News

PAU to debut reusable Bt cotton seeds

Dhillon said PAU’s seeds will be cheaper but could not specify by how much as they will be available for sowing in farmers’ fields only after about five years.

PAU to debut reusable Bt cotton seeds

Gujarat’s contract farmers reap profits even as potato prices crash

Farmers are able to avoid the risk of fall in prices because of contracts they have with food-processing MNCs

Gujarat’s contract farmers reap profits even as potato prices crash