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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 […]

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The Story of India’s Green Revolution – A Savior or Satan ?

(This column space will talk on the policies and laws of Indian government pertaining to agriculture and environment, instigated ever since the day of independence in a series.) Session No. 03 In the previous Lawpoint sessions, we went through the two rounds of land reforms which took place in our country until late nineteen eighties. […]

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‘Soil health, the real wealth of farmer’ says a turmeric farmer, who follows multi-varietal seed sowing for that purpose

Indian soil has gone through lot of hardships, if I may say. The soil quality and soil health has deteriorated considerably. We now require a lot more input to continuously achieve the same level of production year after year. But it seems that every rose has its thorn. Some farmers have recognised this and are […]

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Read about India’s First Organic nursery that also grows plants by leaf culture

How many methods of propagation of plants are commercially successful ? By seeds, Cuttings, Grafting, Layering, Tissue culture…..that’s it ??? There is another method of propagation. It was identified and commercialized and also has been applied for patent by a farmer Mr. Rajarathnam (Now a nursery holder) in EDEN GARDENS Mettupalayam, Coimbatore District. It is […]

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Top easy growing Medicinal plants of India to have in your home garden

Our ancestor’s used to go for “herbal remedies” which is very effective.  Indian forests are known for the greatest repository of medicinal plants.  And Indian traditional system like Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and tribal medicines depends on these medicinal plants as their raw materials. But nowadays most of us are living in urbanized environment  prefer only […]