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Promoting the use of a novel water-saving agricultural technology among Indian farmers

The Met Department has forecasted a below-normal monsoon in India this year. This column analyses the demand for a water-saving agricultural technology — laser land levelling — among farmers in U...

Adoption of Balanced Use of Chemical Fertiliers: Farmers` Response to Scientific Evidence and Social Learning

Government of India has launched a massive program of individualized soil tests and customized fertilizer recommendation, with the hope that scientific information will lead farmers to optimize the fe...