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Latest Articles in Agriculture

Agriculture: Some Pest Killers Have Stings

Spurious pesticides make up almost a quarter of the market, exposing farmers, their harvest and the environment to harmful side-effects. Does the law have the teeth it needs to fight the fakes?

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India Expected To Import Up To 1 Million Tonnes Of Corn In 2019: Traders

Below-normal monsoon rains and an infestation of the fall armyworm, which devastated African corn crops in 2017, have slashed India's corn output and boosted prices, increasing the chances the government will grant duty-free corn imports for the first time since 2016

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Not Just A Pipe Dream

The farmer could only get richer, say statistics, even as the debate on doubling farmers’ incomes reaches a crescendo

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India Rates Slip On Weak Demand, Rupee; Vietnam Grapples With Ample Supply

Farmers in India have planted paddy rice on 11.67 million hectares as on July 13, down 8 per cent from a year ago

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‘Export Of FCV Tobacco Has Reduced Drastically’

Javare Gowda, President, Federation of All India Farmer Associations, talks to Ashish Sinha about the issues facing the tobacco farmers

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To Ban Or Not To Ban

Rise in illicit cigarette trade and losses to tobacco farmers have led to a high decibel demand for a complete ban on FDI in the tobacco sector

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The Technology Driven Farmer

The advent of data analytical tools and the Internet of Things in the Indian countryside spells higher yields from the land and a future free of hunger

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When Numbers Don’t Say Anything

India strives to bring 50 per cent of the gross cropped area within the ambit of insurance by FY19 to shield farmers from the whimsies of nature. The evident progress of the PMFBY notwithstanding, the Economic Survey looks wistfully towards Kenya’s crop insurance scheme. What is the Indian administration stumbling on? BW Businessworld investigates

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Agro-Industry: Growing On The Shelf

A whopping Rs 68,000 crore in investments is expected to flow into food processing from companies both in India and across the world, such as the Saraf Group, Yes Bank and Amazon

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Animal Protein Virtually Irreplaceable Part of ‘Children, Young & Elderly Diet’: DG, FAO

World’s most influential food bodies like FAO also speaks about sources of protein needs (pulses & dairy produces)

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Indian Sugar Production To Rebound 25%

Stocks are expected to be more than sufficient to meet India's 3-month consumption requirement prior to the start of next season's harvest

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Farmers Must Adopt Market-centred Approach To Earn More: Minister

MoUs worth about Rs 124 lakh crore have been signed for setting up various types of processing units

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Where Small Change Counts!

How did the Indian farmer cope with the cash crunch that followed demonetisation? BW Businessworld investigates

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'Vegetables Prices Shot Up Most In Lucknow Wholesale, Retail Markets'

Supply of vegetables in the country declined by about four per cent and their average price rose by over 12 per cent and by about nine per cent at wholesale and retail markets in October

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Prudent Hike In MSP To Keep Food Price Inflation Contained

The government yesterday (25 October) hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 110 to Rs 1,735 a quintal and of pulses by up to Rs 400 per quintal to encourage farmers to boost area and production of these crops

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