The UN sustainable development goals launched in 2015 consists of seventeen objectives that aim to build a better planet – the goals are varied ranging from zero hunger to clean water and sanitation. 623 more words
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partnered with the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) and six other underground water districts for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, known as RCPP, to help farmers remotely monitor soil moisture. 629 more words
A report by the International Institute for Environment and Development makes a case for promoting better alignment between the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS). 762 more words
As per a recent paper in Development Policy Review, 2017, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), in order to enhance food security and well-being through employment in India, needs to explore longer-term solutions for employment security. 622 more words
An in depth account of the indigenous floodwater harvesting system prevalent in South Bihar and the need to undertake its renovation & management.
Ahar pynes are traditional floodwater harvesting systems indigenous to South Bihar , and have been the most important source of irrigation in this region. 1,687 more words
The first International Agrobiodiversity Congress held in New Delhi, India, from 6 to 9 November, 2016 was attended by over 900 participants from 60 countries. Delegates discussed various aspects of conservation, management, access and use of agrobiodiversity in 16 technical sessions, four satellite sessions, a genebank roundtable, a public forum, a farmers’ forum and poster sessions. 584 more words