Andhra’s Pesticide-Free Farming: An Inconclusive Experiment

by Priyanka Pulla http://forbesindia.com/article/real-issue/andhras-pesticidefree-farming-an-inconclusive-experiment/38018/0 The Andhra government’s department of rural development has implemented pesticide free farming on 30 lakh acres. But agricultural scientists say their methods are unproven and not as effective as claimed Image: Photographs by Harsha Vadlamani for Forbes India Fatima Begum at a non-pesticidal management farm in Andhra Pradesh’s Medak district   Fatima […]

Climate change threat to food produce in India, says study

0 Comments Author(s): Indrajit Bose @boseindrajit  Date:Mar 1, 2012 ‘Erratic rainfall and rising input costs forcing farmers to migrate’ “Unable to clear a loan of Rs 2 lakh, my son committed suicide. I had to sell my ancestral house and cattle to repay the loan,” says Lakshmi Devi, 48, of Pathakotha Cheruvu village in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur […]