grain production

Mud embankments help Madhya Pradesh farmers increase crop yield


July 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 29 (IANS) A traditional water conservation method using mud embankments on farmland is helping farmers in a drought-prone region of Madhya Pradesh increase grain production.For years, farmers in ... Read more...

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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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India won’t be able to store another bumper crop


April 15th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested ... Read more...

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China raises rice purchase prices


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China Thursday announced plans to raise the minimum purchase prices for rice in 2012 to encourage farmers to grow more grains.It is the fifth consecutive yearly ... Read more...

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Russia exports 18 mn tonnes of grain


December 30th, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS) Russia has exported about 18 million tonnes of grain in 2011, First Deputy Prime Minister Victor Zubkov said. Russia is one of the world's largest grain ... Read more...

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China’s 2011 grain output reaches 571 mn tonnes


December 2nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) China saw a bumper harvest of grain this year, with its output rising to a record high of 571 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 4.5 ... Read more...

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China to build economic zone


July 27th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China plans to build an economic zone in the country's central Henan province to boost development in the region, a media report said.The government will issue ... Read more...

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Chemical use a threat to China’s grain output: Experts


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) The high usage of chemicals is posing a threat to China's grain output, experts have warned.China's grain production hit 546.4 million tonnes in 2010 despite floods ... Read more...

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Food Security: Inconceivable without agricultural growth


March 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajendra SinghLucknow, Mar 18 (ANI): The Budget season is in full swing and allocations for various sectors being hotly debated upon both by policy makers and the public at ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

New tillage practice cuts greenhouse emissions, ups farm yields


January 14th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Can farmers reduce nitrous oxide, thought to contribute to global warming, and increase crop production simply by adopting a new tillage practice?Well, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant ‘tiger faced’ corn maze opens in China


August 11th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A huge "tiger faced" maze as big as 26 soccer fields and running through corn fields opened Wednesday in northeast China, the country's major grain production base. Tourists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexico creates pest resistant wheat


July 12th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists have developed a new variety of wheat that is more resistant to disease. It is expected to reduce the use of fungicides and boost grain ... Read more...

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New approaches to crop development needed urgently


July 8th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): As the world population grows grain production must increase two fold by 2050 to address its escalating needs. But crop yields will suffer unless new approaches to adapt ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wonder grain to drive next agricultural revolution


June 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Eco-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertiliser, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available within decades, says a study. "Perennial grains would ... Read more...

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Avert starvation catastrophe, scientists tell world leaders


February 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists are urging world leaders to avert a major starvation catastrophe by the end of the century. Specifically, they urged policymakers to begin thinking in dramatically different ways to ... Read more...

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India’s central banks hints at tightening monetary policy


January 28th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) India's central bank Thursday set the stage for tightening the monetary policy in the quarterly update due Friday with concerns over rising inflation even as it upgraded the ... Read more...

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Mukherjee predicts 15 million ton shortfall in paddy production


November 18th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday predicted a 14-15 million ton shortfall in paddy production and procurement in 2009-10.Interacting with the media on the sidelines ... Read more...

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India may have to import rice this year: Mukherjee


November 18th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Expecting a 14-15 million shortfall in paddy production and procurement this year, India may import rice to shore up its stocks, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers get Rs.12,800 crore for bumper paddy crop


November 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) At a time when the central government says its national target for paddy procurement may not me met, Punjab farmers have not only managed a ... Read more...

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Mukherjee says he does not visualise a conflict on border dispute with China


November 9th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that he does not visualize a conflict over the border dispute between India and China.Talking to reporters after attending the ... Read more...

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Rice yield to fall 15 mn tonnes this kharif season: Estimates


November 3rd, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India's rice output is expected to be around 69.45 million tonnes this kharif season, or about 15 million tonnes less than in the previous season, according ... Read more...

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Grain output may have taken 14-mn tonne hit: Mukherjee


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The erratic monsoon during this year, followed by floods in some parts of the country, could have lowered India's foodgrain output by some 14-15 million tonnes, ... Read more...

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China makes six-point proposal for cooperation with ASEAN


October 24th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct 24 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minster Wen Jiabao made a six-point proposal for strengthening cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during his address at the bloc's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazil has second largest grain harvest in its history


September 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (EFE) Brazil reaped 134.34 million tonnes of grain in the 2008-09 harvest, the second biggest production in its history, state-owned food company Conab has said. Grain production in ... Read more...

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Climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries


August 20th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries.In the study, a team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change may intensify food crisis, warns UN


February 17th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 17 (DPA) As environment ministers from across the world gathered in the Kenyan capital, the UN Tuesday warned that the global food crisis could be intensified dramatically by climate change. A ... Read more...

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Chinas thickening smogs reduces methane emissions


August 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the fallout from Chinese industrial pollution could actually be reducing the countrys contribution to climate change from at least one greenhouse ... Read more...

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Development in Tibet irked the miscreants


July 21st, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Lhasa (Tibet), July 21, (ANI): The recent demonstrations by people of Tibet, which disrupted the normal life, according to the Chinese have harmed development work being carried out ... Read more...

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Wheat yield on decline due to temperature rise


July 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Global warming coupled with climate change will adversely affect wheat production in India, according to an industry study. The minimum rise of 0.5 degrees Celsius in winter ... Read more...

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Water councils rescues farmers in Balasore


May 30th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by admin
Balasore(Orissa), May 30 (ANI): Water Councils in villages of Orissas Balasore district have been set to provide relief to farmers with sparsely irrigated lands to help them meet their water requirements.The ... Read more...

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China will be severely tested by rising sea levels, warns expert


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.23 (ANI): Rising sea levels and falling river water volumes - as forecast in the latest UN report on climate change - could drastically alter weather patterns and cause huge ... Read more...

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