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  • 18-Oct-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Digitisation of farm data needs awareness

    Interestingly, the agriculture-related data of about 55 million farmers has already been digitised

  • 20-Sep-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Nutrition through biofortification

    The benefits of the biofortified crops have been corroborated even by the actual impact assessment studies on children and women

  • 22-Aug-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Making a case for goat farming

    'The country is fortunate to have a rich diversity of goat breeds', says the author

  • 26-Jul-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Cloning overcomes prejudices

    The development and popularisation of this technology can be a boon for the Indian livestock sector, which relies heavily on buffalo milk

  • 16-May-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Herbs need good marketing

    Annual trade in herbal medicinal products is estimated at Rs 8,000-9,000 crore in the home market and around Rs 1,000 crore in the export bazaar

  • 19-Apr-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Beyond the Jal Shakti Abhiyan

    NITI Aayog reckons that nearly 600 million Indians are already facing "high to extreme" water stress. The situation is set to worsen as the water demand is likely to double by 2030

  • 21-Mar-2021 | Surinder Sud

    Cannabis is no longer 'dangerous'

    In India, cannabis has historically been grown and consumed for recreational, culinary, and commercial purposes.

  • 21-Feb-2021 | Surinder Sud

    The twists and turns of the farm laws

    While most of these need-based measures were mooted by the Swaminathan Commission, these were incorporated into the country's first-ever National Policy for Farmers, brought out by the UPA in 2007

  • 24-Jan-2021 | Surinder Sud

    When animals can be poison

    A notable feature of the emerging trend is the preponderance of infections transmitted to humans from animals

  • 27-Dec-2020 | Surinder Sud

    A sector with the potential to bloom

    The government has recognised floriculture as an export-oriented sunrise industry though the bulk of its output is consumed in the domestic market due to steadily swelling local demand

  • 16-Nov-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Adding value to your food

    There are speculations on whether the government's policy on genetically engineered products has undergone a subtle, even if undeclared, change. If it is so, it is welcome

  • 18-Oct-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Ideal product for Covid times

    Coronavirus-driven rage for immunity-boosting foods has triggered fresh demand for health food quinoa, paving the way for a revival of interest in quinoa farming

  • 20-Sep-2020 | Surinder Sud

    The net loser is the farmer

    Biased, unfounded propaganda by the denigrators of the GM technology is prevailing over the sane, evidence-based opinion of the scientific community resulting in loss for farmers, writes Surinder Sud

  • 23-Aug-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Farming on the cusp of change

    The concept of interlinking different agricultural activities to make an integrated farming system has begun to catch on

  • 13-Jul-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Some lessons from the corona crisis

    The agriculture sector has displayed greater resilience against the Covid-19 onslaught compared to manufacturing, services and other major sectors of the economy

  • 01-Jun-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Pushing rural demand

    That would depend on income generation through efficient, fair and transparent marketing of the farm produce, which the government needs to ensure

  • 04-May-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Covid an opportunity for agri reforms

    The virus outbreak is likely to have a lasting impact on farming, especially on the way crops are sown, harvested and disposed of

  • 06-Apr-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Saving agri sector from Covid-19

    The steps taken by the government to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate the damage from the lockdown have come at the right time

  • 09-Mar-2020 | Surinder Sud

    A lost opportunity?

    Commercial pig farming can be lucrative as the cost of rearing them is low and the herd size can be expanded rapidly

  • 10-Feb-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Tackling the locust menace

    Effective monitoring for timely warning and prompt large-scale control operations, preferably through aerial spraying, seems imperative for good results