Agriculture in History

What Thirukkural, classic Tamil couplets says about Agriculture and Farmers ?

By nurturing the good values of ethics, economy and ecstasy, Thiruvalluvar gained a unique place in the arena of literature and lives of humans. Contraction of great philosophies in two lines is the exponential stamp of Thiruvalluvar and his work Thirukkural. Ancient Tamil poet Avvaiyar quotes, “Thiruvalluvar pierced an atom and injected seven seas into […]

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Agri Politics Agriculture News

‘Pay attention to pricing, procurement and public distribution’ advises Prof Swaminathan in the wake of farmers march to Delhi

Thousands of farmers assembled in several parts of Delhi as part of a two-day Kisan Mukti March over the lack of attention paid to the increasing woes of those engaged in agriculture. Professor M S Swaminathan on Friday issued a statement in support of farmers agitating in New Delhi.  He stated that Evidence of agrarian unrest has […]

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Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Diversification of Agri-food System is the Key to feed Billions’ says International Rice Congress

Diversification in agri-food systems is crucial in feeding billions of people all over the world. It provides ways to deliver more crops using the same land area and enables farmers to introduce other crops during the fallow period. But, while diversification is essential in putting food on the table of millions of homes, we need […]