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May 17, 2024 1:20 PM

Space data fuels India’s farming innovation drive

Lokeswara Reddy, an Indian farmer with two decades of experience, has seen his crops flourish after lean years, thanks to earth-observation satellites. Shifting climate patterns, high input costs, a scarcity of labour and erratic weather began to disrupt his earnings about 10 years ago, said Reddy,...

May 9, 2024 7:04 PM

Iran to import no wheat until March 2025, ministry official says

Iran will not import any wheat until March 2025 as it will rely on domestic production, the Iranian Student News Agency reported a deputy at the Agriculture Ministry saying on Thursday. "Between March 2023 and March 2024, domestic production of wheat has reached 10.5 million tons and we only needed...

May 4, 2024 5:53 PM

India lifts ban on onion exports after robust production

India lifted the restrictions on onion exports from Friday. The decision comes on the heels of robust kharif crop production in 2024 and favourable monsoon forecasts, coupled with stable market conditions both at the mandi and retail levels. "All restrictions on onion export have been removed with ...

May 3, 2024 4:56 PM

How healthy soil helps in combating climate change

Dr. Rob Thompson, a scientist at the University of Reading in England, conducted an experiment shedding light on the heightened risk of flash floods following heavy rain after prolonged droughts. The experiment aimed to demonstrate the varying rates at which soil absorbs water under different condi...

April 30, 2024 11:41 PM

From farm to glass: Beat the heat with the pure goddess of summer

By: Aditya Ahuja As the sun blazes high and the mercury soars, there is no better way to quench your thirst and rejuvenate your senses than with a refreshing sip of pure, organic goodness. Our local Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) have been hard at work handpicking and gathering the freshest...

April 25, 2024 10:49 AM

The tastes of summer: FPOs cultivating goodness on Indian plates

By: Aditya Ahuja In the heartlands of India, where the sun beats down relentlessly, and the soil holds the promise of sustenance, there exists a silent revolution. It is a movement propelled by the hands that till the land, the minds that nurture crops, and the souls that believe in the power of ...

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