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Why India trails in the hunger fight?

The Green Revolution notwithstanding, the country's poor are still hungry by Prof (Dr) Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair.

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Ecoorganic Agriculture Toward Climate Resilience and Livelihood Security: True

Innovations toward food, nutritional, and livelihood security for the rapidly growing population in the perspective of myriads of susceptibilities and adaptation competence in the context of climate change are needed. Soil health management is important for sustainable farming and the concepts of organic farming implicate productivity and economic stability by promoting agrobiodiversity as potential for compensation among components of farming system - By Thomas Abraham, Suryendra Singh

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Agriculture in India

Working on the future of agriculture in India is paramount as agriculture is the livelihood for greater than 70% of people. Even though its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) has dwindled to less than 20% of the total GDP, agriculture as an industry cannot be neglected. It is positive to note that the food grain production is estimated to be 291.95 million tonnes in 2022, and it is expected to increase to 345 million tonnes by 2030.

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Scope of Agricultural studies in India

The future of the agro-industry in India looks promising as long as the farming community is educated and upskilled. At the same time, the current generation shows interest in choosing agriculture as a career option. With organic farming becoming popular over the last decade and people becoming conscious about what they eat, it is only a matter of time until agriculture becomes the most popular career option. The money is moving to agriculture!

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Digital Innovation in Agriculture

Digital technologies like digital communication channels, automation and sensors and data science can be used to improve upon the current agricultural practices and output. The data from each farmland can be used to receive information regarding weather, soil, growth patterns, and much more data points that can then be used to prevent losses and optimize the productivity of each plot on the farm.

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What is dryland agriculture?

A large part of the earth is arid; hence, these areas receive less annual rainfall and little or no water supply from rivers and other water resources. Millions of people live in these areas and they depend on agriculture to meet their food and dietary demands. Dryland farming is the practice of growing crops without irrigation facilities in areas that are arid. Arid areas receive less than fifty inches of annual precipitation.

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Challenges of Indian Agriculture

Agriculture is the largest livelihood in rural India. It contributes to the gross domestic product or GDP. According to the economic survey of India in 2020-21, food grain production was recorded at 285.21 million tonnes. Our country is among the fifteen leading exporters of agricultural products. India is the second-largest producer of many crops such as sugar cane, cotton, ground nuts, and rice.

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How to improve agricultural productivity in India

In India, global attention has been devoted to water scarcity and its effect on Indian farmers. India has now reached a stage in development where it requires an “evergreen revolution”, which means it has to produce more in less land, with fewer amounts of water. This revolution will improve agricultural productivity and require agri-business and agri-processing as the co-drivers.

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