Author Archives: Ramoo

Does ‘No Pesticide’ Reduce Suicides?

Lakshmi Vijayakumar SNEHA and Voluntary Health Services, Adyar, Chennai, India,dr_svk@vsnl.com R. Satheesh-Babu Mamata Medical College, Khammam, India Abstract Introduction: Ingestion of pesticides is the most common method of suicide, particularly in China, Sri Lanka and India. Reported pesticide suicides in India numbered 22,000 in the year 2006.z Method: Four villages in the state of Andhra… Continue reading »

Huhud crop recovery Advice-1

#Hudhud #CropAdvisory #eKrishi On the fateful day of 12th October, 2014 a severe cyclone HudHud has stuck the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Twenty one people in Andhra Pradesh and 3 in Odisha have lost their lives. Thousands of acres of paddy fields, banana, coconut, cashew and mango orchards are severely damaged. Over 250,000… Continue reading »

Gateway to fair prices

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/gateway-to-fair-prices/article6489029.eceVenkat Iyer Ready to eat: The supply chain for organic produce has long been hampered by poor linkages between farms and consumers Grower and buyer find each other directly on the Eco-Farmers Market info-exchange portal Maridesi Here Gowda of Mandya District, Karnataka, has for seven years now grown sugarcane without using pesticides on his two… Continue reading »

“Running to stand still: Small-scale farmers and the Green Revolution in Malawi

The African Centre for Biosafety www.acbio.org.za PO Box 29170, Melville 2109 South Africa Tel: +27 (0)11 486 1156   The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has today released its research report based on field work conducted in Malawi, titled “Running to stand still: Small-scale farmers and the Green Revolution in Malawi.” The research, conducted by… Continue reading »

UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2566719/un_only_small_farmers_and_agroecology_can_feed_the_world.html Nafeez Ahmed 23rd September 2014 Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using ‘agroecological’ methods, according to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. And as Nafeez Ahmed notes, her call coincides with a new agroecology initiative within the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. This is… Continue reading »

New Land Acquisition Act – Rules for Social Impact Assessments and Consent Provisions Notified (Relative Progressive Rules – Can also be a useful guide for EIA Processes)

New Land Acquisition Act – Rules for Social Impact Assessments and Consent Provisions Notified (Relative Progressive Rules – Can also be a useful guide for EIA Processes)   The NDA government – amidst speculations that it is set to dilute important provisions of the new land acquisition act – has recently notified the Rules for… Continue reading »