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  Rice production in Asia and Africa has faced labor shortages and climate change issues such as unanticipated droughts and floods, causing unstable yields and a high risk of crop losses. In addition, low farming efficiency, high carbon footprint, and high postharvest losses are the major constraints...

Chandrika Patra’s life story is a testament to how women when provided with the right support, can overcome gender-based limitations and excel in...

Increased soil salinity can lead to significant problems such as reduced plant growth, plant water stress and nutrient imbalance, and soil degradation....

Bikram Keshari Parida volunteered to conduct mechanized seeding using various high-yielding crop varieties and hybrids and improved agronomy in his fields....

Mechanized direct-seeded rice (mDSR) provides a potential solution to climate change as well as rice production constraints. Our recent study shows that...

The high use of chemical pesticides at large scales and the co-dependence of technologies, such as hybrid rice varieties and direct-seeded rice, are associated...

High temperatures cause significant yield losses in major rice-growing areas of the world, posing a stiff challenge in meeting the demand for rice from...

Periodically assessing the soil’s health is very important to show the effect of current agricultural practices on the soil and maintain soil nutrients...

Bikram Palatasingh. a smallholder farmer in Puri District, took more than 20 years to be able to buy agricultural machines. But, without any formal training...

In Asia, rapid economic growth has also caused a shift of labor from agriculture to other industries, and the increase in farm labor demand has increased...