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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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Karunanidhi is Scientists’ scientist – M S Swaminathan says in his tribute message

Among the numerous contributions of Dr M Karunanidhi to the development of Tamil Nadu, mention must be made of his monumental accomplishment in establishing outstanding universities like Anna University. The State Biotechnology Council and gender sensitive institutions like the Women’s Biotechnology Park are examples of his interest in taking science to the people. M S […]

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Playing with numbers – Is MSP hike a significant move in doubling farmers income ?

“Cultivators are the most valuable citizens; they are tied to their country.”        – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President. The Union Budget 2018 has kindled the expectations of Agriculture sector by many peal of trumpet announcements focusing farmers and rural development. The most alluring part among them is ‘setting up of minimum support […]