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Experts warn about the dangers of signing RCEP -Kundan Pandey

, experts from civil society organisations enumerated damages that could be caused to various sectors of the Indian economy if India signed the deal Various sectors of the Indian economy including Agriculture, dairy, services and data will be facing the heat due to the forthcoming Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) according to leaked documents, experts said while talking to media on October 16, 2019. Biswajit Dhar from the Jawah

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FAO Country Director in India Tomio Shichiri interviewed by Abhimanyu Chakravorty (The Indian Express)

is needs to change," said FAO Country Director in India Tomio Shichiri. There is an urgent need to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone, said the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in a booklet released on the occasion of World Food Day on October 16. For decades, the world has focused its energies on combating malnutrition. But today, providing food security isn’t restri

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Plight of cotton farmers still unresolved -Sachin Kumar Sharma & Abhijit Das

u Business Line The WTO hasn’t got the US to cut its cotton subsidies. This has hurt developing nations and distorted global trade in the commodity Recognising the importance of cotton in Agriculture development, poverty reduction and international trade, World Trade Organization (WTO) observed World Cotton Day on October 7. While this initiative is laudable, it does not conceal the harsh reality that the WTO has failed repeatedly in its e

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Extreme weather events destroying our economy in a big way, indicates official data

eased in April, 2019, please click here to access --- In a reply to unstarred question number 4428 (to be answered on 8th January, 2019 in the Lok Sabha), the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that around 252 districts faced deficient rainfall during the south west monsoon season between 1st June, 2018 and 30th September, 2018. Seeing the rainfall shortage, state governments of

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Women farmers focus of Rajasthan govt's new subsidy scheme -Rakesh Goswami

-Hindustan Times The scheme launched to give more subsidies to farmers will prefer women for benefits for gender mainstreaming in Agriculture, said officials Jaipur: The Rajasthan government will focus on women farmers in a new subsidy scheme for livelihood improvement, said officials. The scheme launched to give more subsidies to farmers will prefer women for benefits for gender mainstreaming in Agricu

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The government needs to midwife Indian Agriculture to an organic revolution -Abhik Roy and Nikhil Kumar

the certification process Organic farming is native to India. However, since 1966, with the inception of the Green Revolution in India, it has taken a backseat. The transition from traditional Agriculture to modern Agriculture shifted the objective of farming. The need to change the methods of farming to meet the demands of the growing population was inevitable. The emphasis was laid on intensive More »

Farmers' Movements call for protests across the country on October 24, 2019 against RCEP Free Trade Agreement

-Press release by Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) dated 6 October, 2019 Farmers’ movements are inviting all citizens, social organisations and people’s movements of India to hold protests all over the country on the 24th of October 2019, against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Free Trade Agreement. The Indian government is negotiating RCEP with 15 other countries including ASEAN c

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Stirring up the truth about Zero Budget Natural Farming -R Ramakumar & Arjun SV

opments in agricultural science. It was after the pioneering work of Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Wöhler in organic chemistry in the 19th century that chemical fertilizers began to be used in Agriculture. In the 20th century, the criticisms levelled against Green Revolution technologies were criticisms of the increasing “chemicalisation” of Agriculture. Claims were made that alternati

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'Give states the power to fix seed prices, royalties' -KV Kurmanath

-The Hindu Business Line The seeds regime should protect farmers’ interests, says Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture Hyderabad: The Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) has called for a seed regime that would protect the farmer’s right to breed, select, save, use, exchange, distribute and sell seeds. The regime should also encourage agro-diversity to en

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