June 1, 2020

Lessons from a pandemic to repurpose india’s agricultural policy

Download article as PDF As the coronavirus crisis triggers a large-scale exodus of migrant agricultural workers from India’s food basket, it’s time the country diversified beyond labor- and water-intensive crops, say Dr Arabinda K Padhee and Prof Prabhu Pingali. Television footages of hundreds of migrant laborers walking for thousands of kilometres amidst India’s country-wide lockdown shook the...

New multipurpose sorghum variety captures attention in Burkina Faso

Download article as PDF A new variety of sorghum that delivers high yields of grain and stover is gaining popularity in Burkina Faso, a region where livestock feed remains a challenge. The ICRISAT-developed variety, Soubatimi, can be grown in the rainy and post-rainy seasons, benefiting farmers and livestock owners alike. Mr Leon Badiara, from the Ministry...

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