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  • 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

  • 13-Jan-2020 | Surinder Sud

    Reimagining the humble spud

    A lot of work is happening around the globe to improve the "profile" of potato

  • 02-Dec-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Revamp rainfed farming

    The focus of agricultural research and development programmes needs to shift towards rainfed lands that harbour the bulk of rural poverty

  • 04-Nov-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Reduce cost, restore profitability

    It is imperative to reorient fertiliser policies to facilitate development of innovative and situation-specific products

  • 07-Oct-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Advantage indigenous Indian cows

    Their milk is better than that of exotic cows in terms of quality and composition of proteins

  • 02-Sep-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Reversing degradation of land

    The government's approach towards fertilisers and soil health seems rather paradoxical

  • 05-Aug-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Time to review GM policy

    The lingering uncertainty about GM policy has adversely hit the research on the problem-solving biotechnology and has led to the withdrawal of foreign investment from biotech companies

  • 08-Jul-2019 | Surinder Sud

    AI in agriculture

    Given the impressive track record, the future of this field seems promising

  • 10-Jun-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Revisit administration of agri sector

    All political parties should support another Constitution amendment to put agriculture on the Concurrent List for the benefit of the farmers

  • 13-May-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Legalise land leasing

    By dilly-dallying on the enactment of laws in tune with the NITI Aayog's model bill, state governments are doing a disservice to the farm community

  • 01-Apr-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Market intelligence

    Advance information on anticipated price behaviour of different crops is vital for farmers to take informed decisions

  • 04-Mar-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Beyond loan waivers & doles

    CIFA has chalked out an elaborate national agricultural agenda which it wishes the government to follow over the next 10 years

  • 04-Feb-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Onward and upward

    The government should come up with policies to incentivise vertical farming

  • 07-Jan-2019 | Surinder Sud

    Not worth the hype

    Evidence has already piled up to indicate that organic foods are no better than those produced through regular agriculture

  • 04-Dec-2018 | Surinder Sud

    Flower power

    Flower production, if managed professionally, has the potential to outperform most other kinds of farm pursuits in terms of income

  • 05-Nov-2018 | Surinder Sud

    Govt must support FPCs

    Farmer Producer Companies can lift farm incomes through cost reduction, value-addition and efficient marketing

  • 08-Oct-2018 | Surinder Sud

    Revamp state agri extension agencies

    Krishi Vigyan Kendras are transforming agricultural extension and the learnings must be applied at the state level