DGGW efforts since 2016 are relentlessly working towards establishment of an innovative seed village model in Nepal. The model is bringing wheat seed farmers under formal seed production thereby, increasing dissemination and uptake of disease free, quality wheat seeds.
Surveillance training keeps rust at bay in India and South Asia
Wheat rust is a severe disease in South Asia that affects productivity, causing 10 to 15 percent in yield losses. By tracking the movement, incidence and severity of rust, surveillance has become an important tool in mitigating its effects.
A drizzle in Brazil sends thousands of farmers weeping
That is how the prices seem to be moving in Arabica coffee. Picture this: there is small rain in Brazil and the crop consultants’ talk about a good coffee crop, world’s coffee supply seemingly increase and consequently global coffee prices fall in New York’s future […]
Climate Smart Agriculture for mitigating Climate Change
At a global scale, both intensification and extensification of agriculture is responsible for a negative impact on environment by high level of greenhouse gas emission, promoting climate change through depletion of natural resources. According to FAO 2011 report,the world’s population is going to reach 9 […]
Bt Cotton royalty reduction: Boon or Bane?
The Government of India recently reduced the royalty fees to be paid to Mahyco Monsanto Biotechnology Limited (MMBL) by 74 % on Bt cotton seeds (Bollgard II technology) sold in the country. What prompted a government, whose main theme is “Make in India”, to take […]