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Dealing With Land Degradation Through Organic Farming

A sustained policy push for organic agriculture is key to fighting land degradation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, …

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The Costs Of Heightened Conflict In The Himalayas

A Kashmiri man near a Budgam forest shows the degradation caused to forests over the past few decades [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

It has been a month since India cut off communications and implemented a security lockdown in the part of Kashmir …

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As Global Hunger Grows, Easy Solutions Disappear

The vast majority of the hungry are still in Asia [image from: SOFI 2019 report]

Last week, alongside the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) which monitors the progress on the global Sustainable Development Goals, UN agencies …

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India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

Anurag Verma is a rich and curious farmer. His gently waving fields of wheat are ready to ripen, but he …

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Protests Bring CPEC’s Kashmir Dam To A Halt

Fears of river diversion have led to protests against a Chinese funded hydropower project in Kashmir [image by: Ghulam Rasool]

The site of the 1,110 MW Kohala hydropower project in Kashmir lies forlorn and quiet without the usual humdrum noise …

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Climate Change Is Turning China Into Wine Country

Chinese farmers pick grapes in a vineyard in Changli county, Hebei province [image by: Lou Linwei / Alamy Stock Photo]

Mention climate change and some will think of Pacific island states disappearing under glacial meltwater. Or global apocalypse like that …

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Drought And War Bring Afghanistan To Crisis

As drought grips Afghanistan, farmers are being forced to migrate to cities like Bamyan, the ancient city pictured here [image via: wikipedia]

It has been two years since severe drought forced twenty nine-year old Amena and her four children to leave their …

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Reflections on the Bahujans in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

An artist is giving a final touch to Babasaheb Ambedkar’s statue. Picture: Social Media  As assembly elections are underway in …

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Saline Land Will Drive People Out Of Sundarbans

As tidal river Durgaduani tears into their earthen embankments with every high tide, islanders living deep inside the Indian Sundarbans desperately try to save farms and homes [image by: Manipadma Jena]

Increased soil salinity due to climate change-induced rises in sea levels is likely to force hundreds of thousands of coastal …

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Thriving Sanitation Economy in India

Source: Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation  As the Swachh Bharat Mission completed its fourth year, the government, corporate, international …

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