Low-cost drought-proofing strategies help farmers in southern India
Collaborative project with Power Grid Corp of India has significant scale-out potential Technologies developed in a national CSR award-winning watershed project in Read more...
First millet-meals scientific study in schools shows millets boost child growth by 50%
Findings from a recently published three-month feeding study with 1,500 children in Karnataka suggest that millet-based mid-day meals can increase relative growth by 50%. Children rated the meals, which were designed by scientists and chefs and included little millet as a rice substitute, over 4.5 on 5 for taste.
Water harvesting brings home migrant farmers
Migration is making a U-turn out of Bundelkhand region in India where a project is underway to double farmers’ incomes. Water harvesting Read more...
Helping rein in stray cattle to increase farm incomes
A series of initiatives, including increasing rainfed fodder production and rapid livestock pregnancy diagnosis, have been taken this monsoon in India’s Uttar Read more...
Seeding agricultural growth: Optimal support goes beyond MSP
In the general Budget this year, the Centre had announced that Minimum Support Prices (MSP) will be fixed to give a profit margin of 50% over the “cost of production” in major kharif crops.