Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Green Diwali Ahead ! Balancing Customary Practices and Environmental Rights

Winter arrives hand-in-hand with air pollution in India and this winter is no exception. There are clamouring voices, particularly in the National Capital Region to take imminent measures to reduce and tackle air pollution. Few desperate measures such as penalising old vehicles, regulating unlawful construction measures and increased awareness and vigilance on stubble burning were […]

Agriculture News Nutrition & Health Organic Farming Resource Management

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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Environment Pollution & Climate Change

Prof Swaminathan calls for ‘Building a Climate Resilient Kerala’

Unusually high rainfall during this monsoon resulted the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century. In the backdrop of this recent Kerala floods, Prof Swaminathan has provided some suggestions about re-building a new Kerala.   “Now that the floods are receding, there is increasing interest in building a new Kerala characterised by climate resilience. The new […]

Agri Politics Horticulture Pollution & Climate Change

Kerala floods unmask perils of Climate change to Plantation sector | Editorial | The Agraria

Kerala is regarded as Plantation state of India which shares nearly 45 percentage of Plantation crops cultivated in India. Plantation crops also occupy 34 percentage of total cropped area of the State. The sector has been weighed down for too long due to various strains like high cost of production, unrealistic taxation laws, high workforce […]