Monthly Archives: May 2020

Locust Swarm and its Management

What are locusts? Locusts are short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase. There are 19 locust species in the world and among them the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is the most dangerous. These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances they become more abundant and […]

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Supporting Chilli Farmers to Cope with COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: A Case from the Tribal areas of Palghar, Maharashtra

While forming farmers’ collectives to promote the most relevant technologies and to engage in collective marketing are important, farmers do need immediate support for marketing their produce during pandemics and disasters. Providing such support is critical to ensure sustainability of such initiatives, and is also a moral responsibility for change […]