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agriculture

  • Saline land will drive people out of Sundarbans

    November 08, 2018

    The rise in sea levels due to climate change is likely to turn the soil more saline in large parts of the Sundarbans region in India and Bangladesh, making cultivation unviable and forcing mass migration

  • Tackling the great smog of India

    November 07, 2018

    Siddharth Singh, author of “The Great Smog of India”, speaks in an interview on the drivers of air pollution, the intersection of economics, transport and pollution, as well as what can be done

  • Hope and pumpkins along the Teesta

    November 06, 2018

    Pumpkin cultivation on sandbars has drawn hundreds and thousands out of extreme poverty in Bangladesh, and this change of cultivation patterns may pave the way for others as water flow in the Teesta declines

  • Drought in Afghanistan hits food supply

    October 17, 2018

    Satellite imagery makes it clear that snow and rainfall have been exceedingly sparse in parts of the world, including Afghanistan, and this is leading to drought and displacement

  • Can agriculture be profitable and sustainable?

    October 16, 2018

    While commercialisation of agriculture has led to an increase in profits in South Asia – a region marred by poverty and child malnutrition – short-term benefits may hide long-term risks, argues Lipy Adhikari