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The road to zero hunger by 2030 -Rasha Omar, Tomio Shichiri and Bishow Parajuli

-The Hindu Resilient food systems will have to be built back as the world is not on track to achieve global targets Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities. It can be a powerful means to bring people together to grow, nourish and sustain the planet. The exceptional circumstances we have all been living in through 2020 underscores this — not only does COVID-19 pose...

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Market incentives, direct income support for farmers are far more effective in increasing Agricultural Productivity -Ashok Gulati & Sakshi Gupta

-The Indian Express India can learn three lessons from China — investing more in agri-R&D and innovations, improving incentives for farmers by carrying out agri-marketing reforms, and collapsing input subsidies into direct income support on per hectare basis. India and China, the world’s most populous countries, have limited arable land — China has about 120 million hectares (mha) and India 156 mha. The challenge before the two countries is to produce...

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Growing gap in irrigation potential and usage major challenge -Jitendra

-Down to Earth To reduce the consumption of water and maximise Agricultural Productivity in the country, the government is trying to introduce different innovations The gap between irrigation potential created, through major and minor projects, and the actual usage is increasing and affecting the country’s Agricultural Productivity, according to the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the premier agricultural education and research body under the Union Ministry of Agriculture. "The key challenge facing...

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Centre plans to invest Rs.25 lakh crore to boost Agricultural Productivity: Ram Nath Kovind

-The Hindu Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said that a committee of Chief Ministers was being set up to look into structural reforms in the field of agriculture. The Centre plans to invest Rs.25 lakh crore in the farm sector in the coming years to boost Agricultural Productivity, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday. Addressing the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, the President said...

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How can India gauge vulnerability of its Agricultural Productivity to climate change? -Raghu Murtugudde

-Firstpost.com The sensitivity of Agricultural Productivity to climate depends strongly on crop selection. India is a vast country with disparate climate variability and change signals from north-to-south and east-to-west. The mix of field crops like rice, wheat, jowar, corn and soybean, as well as speciality products like vegetables, flowers, nuts, fruits, etc, are also vastly different across the subcontinent. To understand the climate sensitivity of agriculture across such complex terrain that has...

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