1. Seed is the basic and most critical input for sustainable agriculture. The response of all other inputs depends on quality of seeds to a large extent. It is estimated that the direct contribution of quality seed alone to the total production is about 15 – 20% depending upon the crop and it can be...
  2. Being the nodal Ministry for most of the development and welfare activities in the rural areas, the Ministry of Rural Development plays a pivotal role in the overall development strategy of the country. The vision and mission of the Ministry is sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India...
  3. Rural Solutions is a video series that highlights solutions to specific challenges that are common in rural areas of developing countries. Without access to financial services, rural people can find themselves forever in debt to loan sharks. In this Indian fishing community, the solution to this...
  4. 20/07/2014 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants of North East India. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country...
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    01/06/1985 Le moringa, Moringa oleifera, est probablement la plante la plus populaire de la banque de semences d’espèces tropicales sous-utilisées d’ECHO. Cet arbre est originaire de l’Inde mais est cultivée partout au monde et est naturalisée dans beaucoup de milieux. Le moringa a beaucoup de noms. Dans...
  6. Hydroponics is a system of agriculture that utilizes nutrient-laden water rather than soil for plant nourishment. The re-use of nutrient water supplies makes process-induced eutrophication (excessive plant growth due to overabundant nutrients) and general pollution of land and water unlikely,...
  7. Higher demand for agricultural raw material is now anticipated and agriculture is not any more about producing farm products and selling them exclusively at the local market. Instead farmers today have a world market to serve. But the new chances bring new challenges. Farmers and agricultural...
  8. 20/01/2017 Agroforestry or growing trees in combination with agricultural crops is an age-old practice, especially in Asia and Africa.India, today, stands at the forefront of global efforts in promoting research and education in agroforestry. Agroforestry systems, in addition to the economic and other...
  9. Abstract, Researchgate, 2019 Biodiversity and agriculture are strongly interrelated to each other, the conservation of plant and animal genetic resources plays a crucial role in India’s food, nutritional and livelihood security. India is considered to be a centre of origin of rice, brinjal,...
  10. The entire range of seed marketing activities is addressed in this book. Methodologies for researching the market are reviewed and approaches to forecasting demand, both commercial demand at the level of the indidiual company and total national demand, are considered. Ways of best organizing a...