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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Focusing this year on the links between agricultural trade, climate change and food security, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in the foreword that “ensuring food security for all is both a key function of, and a challenge for agriculture, which faces ever-increasing difficulties.” “As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector […]

Agriculture Biodiversity

Project Green Agriculture – Synergising Biodiversity Conservation and Agriculture Production

The project titled “Transforming Indian Agriculture for Global Environmental Benefit and Conservation of Critical Agricultural and Forest Biodiversity in Different Landscape” is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a multilateral funding mechanism, partnering with Government of India (MoAFW and MoEFCC) and FAO as the GEF agency. With a budget of USD 37 million, the […]

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Interview Sericulture

“Relationship of players in silk industry from farmer to retailer of fabric is adversarial”, claims Mr. L. S. Ramasamy, Former JD of Sericulture

Sericulture is the art and science of rearing silkworms for commercial silk production. Mulberry being a perennial crop, silk farming yields profitable returns all round the year and sericulture boasts to be a privileged one as unlike other crop farmers, silk farmers get returns in a matter of twenty five days. Yet, sericulture isn’t widely […]