If implemented, this will be a critical shift away from past policies because the country will have to keep a certain level of farm exports going even when the supplies are low, for example during drought. read more
Recent studies have shown that agriculture residue burning contributes to nearly 17% of the PM10 pollution and 19% of the PM2.5 pollution in Delhi and NCR towns. Around 64% of Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution in winter originates outside the city, experts have... read more
The biggest reason for this is the employment-income mismatch in agriculture. While the share of agriculture in India’s GDP has been coming down, its share of employment has been relatively constant. read more
Rows of sunflowers are seen on a cereal intensive farm near Portel, Portugal. As wildfires scorched California yet again this summer, Jose Dariush Leal da Costa, a Bay Area native with Portuguese roots, was harvesting his first almonds in a sun-drenched, watery oasis in southern Portugal.