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Dr P. Indira Devi Conferred Prestigious ISAE Fellow 2023 Title

Dr P. Indira Devi, an eminent agricultural economist from Kerala, has been conferred the distinguished title of ISAE Fellow 2023 by the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE). This recognition highlights her trailblazing contributions spanning over three decades in the ..

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Jute Corporation of India Launches ‘Paat-Mitro’ App for Jute Farmers

The Jute Corporation of India took a significant step toward supporting jute farmers by launching the ‘Paat-Mitro’ app. Rachna Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, inaugurated the app, which aims to provide essential knowledge to farmers for optimal jute cultivation and ..

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NCRB Data on Farmer Suicides

The year 2022 witnessed a distressing surge in farmer suicides across India, according to the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), released on December 4, 2023. The grim statistics reveal a 3.7% increase in such cases, with ..

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Unprecedented Pest Infestation Devastates Paddy Crops in Assam

Continuous warm temperatures in Assam have been identified as a key factor behind a severe pest infestation that has wreaked havoc on approximately 28,000 hectares of paddy crops across at least 15 districts. The affected crops, on the verge of ..

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Climate Risks for Women in Agri-Food Systems: Hotspot Map Highlights Vulnerability

A new hotspot map, developed by an international team of researchers, reveals that women engaged in agri-food systems in Africa and Asia, including India, face the highest climate risks. The map, ranking 87 countries based on climate change threats to ..

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Maharashtra’s Climate-Resilient Agriculture Project Faces Funding Disparities and Sustainability Concerns

Since 2018, Maharashtra has initiated a pioneering project known as the Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (pocra), aimed at helping farmers transition to climate change-resilient practices. This ambitious endeavor, implemented in 16 out of the state’s 36 districts, is touted ..

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