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Date：Nov. 6, 2019 Category：Markets
Agri exports from India, especially the higher value products like mangoes, grapes and soya meal are expected to take a hit as unseasonal rain has damaged crops...
Date：Oct. 29, 2019 Category：Markets
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,...
Date：Oct. 16, 2019 Category：Science&Research
Launched in January this year, the Maha Agri Tech project seeks to use technology to address various cultivation risks ranging from poor rains to pest attacks, ...
Date：Oct. 8, 2019 Category：Markets
At a time when government agriculture extension systems are crumbling, that gap is increasingly being filled by multinationals and corporates working directly w...
Date：Oct. 4, 2019 Category：Markets
The head of India’s food safety regulator has said that she expects the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) to incentivise more ...
Date：Sep. 26, 2019 Category：Markets
The monsoon has taken its toll mainly on soyabean. According to the Union agriculture ministry’s data, a total area of 113.449 lakh hectares (lh) has been plan...
Date：Sep. 19, 2019 Category：Markets
The Narendra Modi government has recently announced its intention of introducing price controls in crop protection chemicals. This comes almost four years after...
Date：Sep. 17, 2019 Category：Markets
Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) may have received endorsement from the NITI Aayog, the finance minister’s budget speech and Prime Minister Narendra Modi him...
Date：Jun. 29, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
A strange situation prevails in cotton today. On the one hand, there is a Delhi High Court judgment of April 11, which invalidates Monsanto’s patent on its Bol...
Date：Mar. 7, 2018 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
India’s new Pesticide Management Bill should incentivise introduction of new and safer products by R&D based companies, as against fly-by-night operators, acco...
Date：Feb. 22, 2018 Category：Markets
The high-yielding wheat and paddy varieties from the 1960s to the 1980s, which made the country self-reliant in cereals, were developed by the various Indian Co...
Date：Dec. 23, 2016 Category：Viewpoint & Interview
A new battlefront is opening up between Monsanto and a section of Indian seed companies that are sub-licencees of the US life sciences giant’s proprietary Boll...
Date：Aug. 29, 2016 Category：Markets
“In Gujarat, cotton farmers have suffered huge losses last year due to attack of pink bollworm and unless we are careful the same will befall on our farmers al...