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Editorial

Nurture Plants, Save the planet  The planet cannot survive without plants. Plants constitute majority of food sources and play an important role in providing clean air. But we seem to...

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Editorial

About 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by small farmers or family farmers, for whom farming is a way of life. Traditionally, farming was localized, meeting several needs...

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With increases in food production crop residues are also increasing. It is estimated that about 500 Mt of crop residues are generated in India annually. Burning crop residue has caught...

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Smallholders, the food providers of the nation, are becoming increasingly vulnerable to a series of challenges like the changing climate, markets, finance, input availability etc.  These challenges have made crop...

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Small holder family farmers, particularly in the fragile ecosystems have been traditionally managing crops, using biological means. While a majority of the farmers shifted to commercial methods of farming involving...

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Editorial – Agroecological Value Chains

Sustainable food systems, while preserving the environment, ecosystems and biodiversity should also be able to ensure economic prosperity.  While the value chain in conventional agricultural systems refers to the value...

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Ecological livestock

Livestock forms an important livelihood support system for about seventy million rural households in India, especially in the arid and semi-arid regions of the country. They are infact integral to rural life,...

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Editorial – Millet farming systems

We do get disturbed with climate change, depleting resources, increasing hunger and malnutrition, eroding farm productivity and incomes, rural urban inequities. Climate change is not an absolutely new phenomenon. Malnutrition...

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