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agriculture

  • A plague of locusts

    June 25, 2019

    As desert locusts swarm onto the fields of Pakistan, farmers face an unprecedented threat to their cotton crops

  • India is leaving its poor farmers behind

    March 22, 2019

    Unrestricted use of water pumps – of which India has the most in the world – is driving water beyond the reach of the poor, while policy prescriptions ignore the causes of India’s water crisis, Joydeep Gupta argues

  • No water for a clean Ganga

    March 12, 2019

    The numerous dams limiting the flow of the Ganga and its tributaries, as well as the massive extraction of water from the river, makes the aspiration of a free flowing river a distant dream

  • A woman farmer shows the way

    March 08, 2019

    As the only woman working as a trainer of farmers in Vehari district in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Almas Perween is breaking many barriers in a traditionally male dominated agricultural society