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Rice, the prized crop of Asia

Do you know that rice is not grown much beyond the Asian continent? With 2.5 billion more mouths to feed by 2050, there is urgent need to improve productivity. “Sixty is the average age of farmers in rice-producing countries. Men have moved out to other sectors. Increasingly women are getting into

Coffee crops hit by recent rains

For two years 2016-17 and 2017-18 there was a fall in production of coffee. While domestic consumption doubled over a decade, according to the Coffee Board, exports have not been promising. The recent extensive damage caused by rains predict a steep fall in production of coffee in the coming season. “There