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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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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 […]

Environment Pollution & Climate Change

There is an urgent need for community centric climate responsible actions to tackle Climate change impacts – says Kamlesh Pathak, expert and advisor on Climate Change | Interview

Mr. Kamlesh Pathak is a management professional specialized in advising Government, Private Sectors and Civil Society Organization in emerging economies on issues of sustainable development with particular focus on on green growth, low-emission development, resource efficiency, cleaner production, circular economy and climate resilient investments. Currently he is more involved with scale climate finance mechanism (NDCs, NAMAs, NAPA, […]

Agri Politics Pollution & Climate Change

Is Climate change a long term threat in doubling farmers income? Economic survey digs out.

“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now” – Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President Our Prime Minister’s goal of doubling farmers income is facing contemporary hurdles of Indian Agriculture particularly “its vulnerability to climate change” points out Economic survey 2017-18. It was studied well when requirement of […]

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What Tamil Nadu government should learn from its neighboring states in water management ?

Peninsular India is bestowed with adequate rainfall owing to its long coastline and influence of both Southwest and Northeast monsoon.  But it’s distinct geographical features requires it to effectively store rainwater and utilize it year around. Non perennial nature of peninsular rivers; undulating relief and underlying hard rocks makes it difficult to dig canals and […]

Agri Politics Environment Pollution & Climate Change

Understanding the nexus between Climate change and Agrarian distress in India

“ I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems.  I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if it were a fiction.”      -Leonardo DiCaprio Every summer we usually feel hotter than previous one.  This is not just a psychological illusion any more. 2017 was the hottest year on record without […]