Opinion

Microfinance: Developing India since Inception

July 5, 2019

It’s been almost 12 years since Mohammed Younus was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to create economic and social development from below through Microfinance. As an experiment, Mr. Mohammud Yunus decide to lend to poor households in the village near of Jobra in Bangladesh. Due to the successful response received from the […]

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Agricultural/Agri Tourism

July 5, 2019

Tourism is an ever growing sector. It is one of the major sources of employment and economic growth. With more people trying to escape the monotonous city life, there are an infinite number of opportunities coupled with potential outstanding rewards. One of the recent trends in tourism is Agri Tourism. It is defined as “a […]

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Income Support Schemes

July 4, 2019

In agriculture, there are two major types of government support measures. The first one is price support measure and the second one income support measures. Price support means the government is procuring the agricultural produce from farmers at a remunerative price. India’s Minimum Support Price based procurement is a classic example. In the case of […]

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Indian Agri-commodities Market: Bright days Ahead

July 4, 2019

The commodity market in India, especially agri-commodities, is on the cusp of transformation. The three biggest bottlenecks – storage, logistics and financing infrastructure inadequacies – that plagued the sector and resulted in colossal harvest and post-harvest losses are finally being eliminated with a synergistic combination of technology, physical infrastructure and stronger regulation. Historical context: During […]

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ICT Revolution in Indian Farming System

September 14, 2018

“Information and Communication Technology” is big revolution in Indian farming community regarding the information about Agriculture production and market linkages between farmer and Mandis. It is great initiative which has been taken by the government of India. In 2013 the revenue of the Indian ICT sector was valued at US$ 108 billion and it is […]

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Ten years to save Antarctica … and the rest of the world!

July 1, 2018

The Antarctic ice melts. Moreover, at a pace that seems to be accelerating. Yet scientists assure that it is still possible to reverse the course of events. But time is running out. To save Antarctica, we will need to act in a coordinated way in the next ten years. Otherwise, it is the whole of our planet that risks paying. […]

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Toxicity of Fipronil

June 29, 2018

Basic data There are two main types of toxicities for any substance: acute toxicity, which corresponds to the absorption of a massive dose of toxicant in a single dose, or more rarely several doses over a period of 24 hours. maximum, and the chronic toxicity which corresponds to the absorption of low or very low doses of toxic repeated over a period ranging from […]

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After the Gaucho, the Regent TS

June 29, 2018

Beekeepers have been confronted for several years with problems of abnormal mortality of bees. They have been led to suspect the action of insecticides widely used in agriculture. Two molecules indicted Beekeepers have been confronted for several years with problems of abnormal mortality of bees. They have been led to suspect the action of insecticides widely used in agriculture. It must […]

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GMO: BT TRANSGENIC MAIZE WOULD AFFECT AQUATIC LIFE

June 28, 2018

According to a US study, the insecticide produced by genetically modified corn Bt, widely used in the United States, would also act on the insects of rivers, including via pollen. In the saga of GMOs , here is a new episode where scientists bring evidence. A group of researchers led by Indiana University’s Todd V. Royer investigated the […]

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NATURAL REMEDIES and MEDICINAL PLANTS: Effective or Not?

June 27, 2018

According to a study by the Office of Technology Assessment, in the United States, only 20% of the remedies currently in use have a scientifically proven efficacy. It is not that they are devoid of good effects: most have them. But their benefits can come from a placebo effect that would be described as the only way to […]

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Nitrates: water pollution will continue for decades

June 25, 2018

What happens to nitrates resulting from the application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers on our crops? A study conducted over 30 years has just provided figures that challenge. For example, fertilizer applied in 1982 is expected to be involved in the contamination of aquatic systems for five decades. Obviously, the soil holding capacity has been underestimated. To improve plant […]

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Rice for 200 million people

June 23, 2018

And if a discovery could feed the planet? According to MaxiSciences, Chinese scientists have managed to develop a brand new variety of rice that could feed 200 million people. What is special about this rice is that it can be grown in salt water. For example, China – hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of land are […]

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Here’s why North Americans put their eggs in the fridge and not the Europeans

June 23, 2018

The key is to isolate the dangerous bacteria. But is the fridge absolutely necessary? Not according to the Europeans. In North America, you traditionally put almost everything in the fridge and even food that should be kept on the counter of the kitchen or in the pantry. And that’s where we learn this unbelievable thing: Europeans keep their […]

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THE FOOD OF THE FUTURE

June 23, 2018

Will the food of tomorrow be cellular – produced in vitro in the laboratory – or will it be made up of insects? Close up on the food of the future … which promises us surprises! What will the food of the future look like? CAN NOURISH 9.7 billion people in 2050 without depleting the resources […]

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Green your interior

April 19, 2018

Winter makes you morose? There is nothing like houseplants to chase the greyness and brighten up an interior. The pleasure of gardening Just a few plants with flowers or interesting foliage to rejuvenate your home. Strategically placed, they can hide power outlets and electrical cords, add color to the room, and even make your home warmer. In […]

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