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In the fight against climate change, a sustainable crop has recently been thrust onto the global agenda as a coastal livelihood alternative. This crop is called seaweed. This one crop links economic growth, both to food security and to climate change adaptation and mitigation.  Seaweed is a marine algae and it requires no fresh water […]
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By LMB Staff
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Farmers are often considered to be only involved with growing crops. But not M Selvaraj, a farmer from Krishnagiri, in Tamil Nadu, in India. He is an inspiration for his farming community. The agricultural tools developed by him are helping his peers in reducing labour and farming costs.The 59-year-old owns 2.75 acres at Sesurajapuram village […]
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By Payel Sen
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Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Policy, Cornell University, shares with LetMeBreathe, how climate change has an impact on agricultural productivity. He is also on the advisory board of US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE). In this interview, he discusses his research and key challenges that climate […]
By Smitha Verma
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A two-acre plot in Kuravapulam village of Nagapattinam, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is home to India’s various traditional crop varieties. While indigenous crop cultivation is vanishing from the country’s conscience, owners of this piece of land hope to spread the importance of healthy farming to all consumers. These traditional seeds have been […]
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By Payel Sen
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In the arid and dry landscape of Rajasthan, a village in Northern India, which is two hours away from the state capital Jaipur has proven to be completely drought-proof. Village Lapodiya stands out as a lush green oasis. Reason being small structures called ‘chaukas’ (a method for harvesting rainwater, typically used in arid areas that […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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As people get wealthier, they are consuming more and more meat. Animal agriculture is responsible for 14 percent to 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions more than the entire transportation sector.  In fact, if one was to feed a chicken nine calories of food one would only get back one calorie by way of meat. […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The hottest month of March in 122 years has ensured that India’s bumper wheat crop is now severely affected. The rising temperatures across northern parts of India have cut wheat yields at a time when the country is counting on a bumper crop to tap an export market left struggling with a gap in supply […]
By Sahil Sharma
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You must have heard a lot about flash floods. Now be prepared for flash droughts. Flash droughts can cause extensive damage to agriculture, economies, and ecosystems if they are not predicted and discovered early. A recent study conducted by the University of Texas, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Texas Tech University has found […]
By Sahil Sharma
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“More people can live on a small piece of land, by building multi-storey buildings in cities; in the same way, we grew crops on top of each other to start multi storey farming,” said the 32-year-old millionaire farmer standing in the middle of his farm.  Akash Chourasiya is an organic farmer from Tili village in […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Governments and businesses are joining farmers and local communities at COP26, securing new agreements to protect nature and accelerate the shift to sustainable agriculture and land use practices by making them more attractive, accessible and affordable than unsustainable alternatives, said a press release by UNFCCC. Alongside the events marking Nature and Land Use Day, today […]
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By LMB Staff
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Farmers in Punjab may not be using seeder machines to their full potential and therefore stubble burning continues to be a vicious yearly phenomenon in the state. Not only has the popularity of Happy seeder machines decreased among the farmers but also a rise in fuel prices has led to the  increase in their operational […]
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By LMB Staff
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The central & state governments have stepped up to reduce paddy straw generation and stubble burning to curb air pollution. As per a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, steps taken towards reduction in paddy straw generation are yielding positive results. Through crop & varietal diversification, increased focus on in-situ […]
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By LMB Staff
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We have been studying Environmental Science since the fourth standard so we all are well versed with the term “environment” and the importance of its preservation. But we fail to understand that still why is it so difficult for humankind to work for its preservation. It has been very difficult to figure out why it […]
By Awantika
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We’re at the beginning of a new era of awakening and action or inaction, and in turn survival or disaster. With the globe becoming smaller and smaller through social media, the truth can no longer remain hidden, and with the pandemic affecting the entire world, it is time to take a look, with a new […]
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By Darshana
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This article delves into the topic of the effects of climate change on agriculture and the impact this has on the mental health of farmers
By Pooja Bommareddy
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Swarms of locusts that entered Rajasthan last month have started to other western and northwestern states, damaging crops and agricultural livelihood after Rajasthan. Till now, five states – Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh are affected by the locust attack. It is said to be the worst locust attack in 27 years. Preparing for […]
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By LMB Staff
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Climate change is already affecting agriculture, with adverse effects on agricultural produce and quality of soil, the effects are unevenly distributed. There is an optimal temperature for a variety of vegetative growth but this is also disturbed due to fluctuations in the temperatures. As per my recent experience, and interactions with a couple of farmers […]
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By Harshit Dabhi
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PM Modi has directed the Union agriculture ministry to give priority to farmers of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana when distributing equipment to prevent stubble burning
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By LMB Staff
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When you’re born into a Punjabi family, like me, your diet is pretty much dominated by butter/ghee, paneer, and chicken. I grew up savoring the idea of Sundays because I got to feast on butter-laden paneer parathas with a generous dollop of curd, spicy chicken tandoori and my favorite at the time, ice cream sundaes. […]
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By Shikha Punjabi
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Why is Punjab having a tough fight to end stubble burning? Here's all you need to know
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By Siya Bhatia