Protecting the Quality and Freshness of Produce in Summer Temperatures

Introduction Maintaining the quality and freshness of produce is essential for ensuring that consumers receive safe and nutritious food. Fresh produce contains vital nutrients that contribute to a healthy diet, but it is also susceptible to spoilage caused by factors such as temperature, humidity, light, and airflow. During the summer months, high temperatures can pose […]

Rice and Wheat Demand and Production Scenarios are Impacting Market Decisions

Globally, India is one of the world’s top producers of both rice and wheat. These two crops are among India’s most crucial grains for economic growth and food security. As per the latest estimates, the output of foodgrains in India is expected to reach a new record high of 323.55 mt, up 2.5% from the […]

Raising ELS cotton productivity to boost farmer’s income

ELS (Extra-long staple) cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.) with its superior fibre qualities, has a very high demand in India, yet it is produced in relatively small quantities. To boost its productivity, there is a substantial opportunity to expand the ELS’s cultivation area. However, the fibre quality is significantly impacted due to moisture stress during crop’s […]

Crop Diversity and Nutrition

It is challenging for agricultural systems to support a growing and healthy human population due to market volatility, land degradation, pests, and climate change. In the past, government bodies and institutions often evaluated outcomes in terms of total production or food calories. The focus of long-standing global and national programs was to increase national output […]

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 […]