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The battle for the future of farming – What you need to know

Michel Pimbert and Colin Anderson It is widely agreed that today’s global agriculture system is a social and environmental failure. Business as usual is no longer an option: biodiversity loss...

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Innovations on the ground

Strongly believing that innovation is intrinsic to agriculture, Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), documented a compendium of innovations by farmers. Around 100 profiles of innovative farmers was compiled with a...

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Simple innovations by small farmers deserve attention

Pratap Mukhopadhyay Aquaculture is recognized as a very efficient form of animal production system. Improvement in fish yield while sustaining the natural resources, depends to a great extent on the...

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Innovative market mechanism

Bankey Bihari, Lakhan Singh, Rajesh Bishnoi and Suresh Kumar In remote hilly regions of the country, small land holders are still not able to make a remunerative living out of...

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Snow harvesting – An innovative irrigation method

Dhan Bahadur Kathayat, Mahananda Joshi and Sadananda Upadhaya Farmers traditional practice with a little adaptation has resulted in enhancing the quality and quantity of apple production in Jumla district in...

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Five Square Model – An innovative practice to reduce soil salinity

Sutapa De, Saikat Pal and Purnaba Dasgupta Severe water logging resulting in soil salinity has made crop cultivation difficult for farmers in Sunderbans region. Five Square model emerged as an...

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Farmer adaptations – Key for ecological sustainability

S. Kalavathi, A Abdul Haris, Jeena Mathew and V. Krishnakumar Success in farming mainly depends on the understanding of the specificity of farming systems and their dynamic interaction with local...

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Sustainability through diversified farming

Amandeep Singh  and Gurpreet Kour Diversified farming not only generates multiple returns but also keeps the costs low, when integrated. Sukhjeet shows that integrated farming not only provides food and...

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