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agriculture

  • Water theft drains Indus canals dry

    January 04, 2019

    Rampant theft from Pakistan’s irrigation canals, in collusion with influential politicians and the military, means farmers downstream can no longer grow crops

  • Best of 2018: Nepal’s forgotten wetlands

    December 25, 2018

    Undervalued and ignored, wetlands are disappearing and drying up in Nepal – leaving the communities and wildlife that depend on them exposed in a changing climate

  • 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