Shifting from Jowar to cash crops

Low profits earned from jowar or sorghum cultivation leads to farmers shifting to commercial crops. By Archita Chakraborty February 25, 2020 | Shahapur Jowar production in Shahapur has dropped by 50 percent over a decade as farmers are shifting towards commercial crops and paddy. Commercial crops (or cash crops) are crops grown mainly for profit. […]

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The recurring sight of a Nilgiri Tree

Eucalyptus trees still cultivated by farmers for easy money, despite Karnataka High Court ban. February, 25, 2020 By Bibek Baidya. Nilgiri/Eucalyptus trees can still be found growing alongside farms in Yelahanka near the Yelahanka Airforce station. Sideshwara, M, one of the farmers in Yelahanka growing Eucalyptus trees, elucidated the various benefits of growing one. “These […]

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Farmers blissful in ignorance about cattle feed

The farmers of Maski Taluk are either unaware about the prescribed feed for cattle from the Karnataka Milk Federation or refuse to buy stating high prices. By Yamini Chincholi Four in ten farmers in Maski Taluk are unaware about the cattle feed prescribed by the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) and many of them can’t afford […]

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Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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E-initiative to Boost Farmers’ Trade

The state of Karnataka has brought in an e-initiative system to make agricultural trade more transparent. By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The state of Karnataka has introduced an E-initiate system known as the unified market platform (UMP) which is aimed at bringing a fair system of agricultural trading for the farmers. To use […]

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Joint Venture for Sustainable Agriculture

Farm 2050, AgTech startup signed an MoU with American company AmHydro in a deal to promote sustainable agriculture By Rudrankar Raha Bengaluru, April 9, 2019 American Hydroponics (AmHydro), a US company that provides agriculture solutions plans to invest in India and is going to set up an office in the silicon valley of India: Bengaluru. […]

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Corporate Farming is the Need of the Time

By Rudrankar Raha Bengaluru, March 6, 2019 India is a country heavily dependent on agriculture. According to the Economic Survey of 2017-18, more than half of the country’s population works in agriculture sector and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) share is about 17-18 percent. But this margin could be improved. “Jowar and Bajra are our […]

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