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The global coffee industry’s value has nearly doubled to $90 billion in the last decade. But communities with rich histories in coffee farming are struggling.
Water crisis has forced Modi govt to try & turn around established farming practices & convince farmers to shift from water-guzzlers like rice and wheat.
Farmers can lock in prices and buyers for their produce even before the harvest, and intermediaries can be assured of supply and price at the time of harvest.
India produces about 22.43 million tonnes of onion a year, but consumes only about 15.5 million tonnes. Hence, steady exports are necessary to maintain prices, writes Indian horticulture commissioner.
If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.
In electoral politics, heated discussion over a specific issue is always desirable at the local level to fire up the voters.
We may not need to rely on soil to achieve adequate & quality food for as many as 20 billion people in the future.
Experts, including those at Niti Aayog, say ZBNF method doesn’t provide vital nutrients, may not stand up to pest attack.
The lasting legacy of this government will be that it oversaw the lowest average growth rate of agriculture in almost three decades. As the Narendra Modi-led government readies to present its fifth and final full-year budget, many are hoping that the government’s focus will finally fall on filling the farmers’ empty plate. In the last four years, the government has been a mute spectator to the stress building up in the rural heartlands. Prices of all major agriculture produce have been under pressure while cost of farming has increased. The surplus in farm exports has steadily eroded from $28.2 billion in 2013-14 to just $8.7 billion in 2016-17. Imports of agriculture produce have increased by 66 per cent in the same period to $25.09 billion while exports have dropped from $43.2 billion to $33.8 billion. The outstanding farm loans have swollen to about Rs.14.3 lakh crores. The situation in some states...
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