How Traditional Grains like Millets Can Provide Food Security and Nutrition for Vulnerable Populations

In the last few decades, agriculture has seen a new phase of contemporary modernization due to advances in scientific understanding and technical innovation. However, a rapid increase in agricultural productivity has also weakened sustainability and depleted our natural resources, resulting in nutrient-poor soil and declining water tables. Additionally, shifting climatic circumstances have accelerated farmers’ susceptibility […]

Technology Can Help Provide Economically Viable Solution to Stubble Burning

Every year, during the last week of September to November, farmers are compelled to burn rice crop remains from the field before planting wheat. Burning straw stubble that remains after the harvest of grains, such as rice, is known as stubble burning.   Preparing the fields for rabi crop sowing through paddy stubble burning is practiced […]

Importance Of Soil Microbiome In Conservation Of Food Ecosystem

Farmers have always strived to improve the soil’s chemical and physical properties, so that diverse nutrients are available to plants, soil retains more moisture, and plant root growth is facilitated.. However, farmers might have overlooked the importance of the thriving diversity of microbes in the ground.   Millions of microorganisms are found in soil and plants, […]

The Growing Importance of Farmer Producer Organizations in The Agriculture Sector

As per a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), smallholder farmers generate about one-third of the world’s food. The contributions of smallholders to the global food supply vary greatly by nation, reaching as high as 80% in China and as low as 1% in Brazil and Nigeria. Of the […]

Magnetic Nanoparticles : An Exciting And Fresh Frontier In Agriculture

Agriculture now has an exciting and fresh frontier with the advent of nanotechnology – especially nanoparticles with magnetic properties. Magnetic nanomaterials have found its application in biochemical engineering, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic nanoparticle imaging, data management, environmental remediation, and agricultural technology. WHAT ARE MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES (MNPs)? Nanotechnology is the study of things with a diameter […]

Hybrid rice complements weather conditions of India

Rice is a staple food for more than half of the global population and India is the second-biggest consumer after China. Rice cultivation in India occurs mostly under rainfed conditions, which makes the crop highly vulnerable to unpredictable weather conditions. The inadequate amount of water available for farming, infrequent power supply and high crop input […]

Why Biodiversity is important in the current state of Indian agriculture

Humans have used a rich diversity of wild species and evolving topographies to facilitate agriculture since the earliest instances of plant and animal domestication. The variety and variability of all life forms on Earth, as well as the interconnected ecological processes, are referred to as biodiversity. Because of the vast diversity of life on earth, […]

Seed bank and its importance

The extinction of many plant species as a result of natural and man-made factors is well known and poses a severe threat to our world. Two out of every five plant species on the planet are endangered. In order to ensure that our future is as ecologically rich as today, we must think of saving […]

Why Plant Health Matters

Plant health is essential for both human and animal lifeand is an important component of the complex connections between humans, animals, and the environment. Plants are the primary source of nourishment for animals and provide approximately 80% of the food consumed by humans. However, our plants are in more danger than ever before, and it […]