Indian Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 new farm reform laws

Indian Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 new farm reform laws

In a significant ruling, India’s Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of three contentious farm sector reform laws till further orders. The court also set up a committee to end the deadlock in talks between government and the farmers — agitating against the new legislations for one and half months, reports our New Delhi correspondent. […]

Beyond Punjab-Haryana: Meet farmers protesting against new farm laws across India

Beyond Punjab-Haryana: Meet farmers protesting against new farm laws across India

Irfan Jafri is itching to get back to Delhi. On November 26, when hundreds of farmers marched towards national capital in protest against three new agriculture laws, 50-year-old Jafri was among them. When the Delhi police shut down the city’s borders, he spent 17 days camping at the Singhu border between Haryana and Delhi with […]

Farm laws: It may still be a broken ladder

Farm laws: It may still be a broken ladder

The right granted to any farmer or trader to conduct transactions in any trade area has been the main point of contention in the recent farmers’ protest. This specific part of the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act (FPTC) has been perceived by the farmers – mainly from Punjab and Haryana – as the withdrawal […]

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Indian govt, farmers fail to break impasse on farm laws

Farmers protesting against newly passed agricultural reforms try to remove police barricades on a national highway at Dharuhera, in the northern state of Haryana, India, January 3, 2021 Reuters Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping out on roads around the capital, New Delhi, for 40 days The Indian government on Monday refused to […]

Centre-Farmer Talks Today On Repeal Of Farm Laws, Support Prices

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The farmers have been protesting against the new farm laws near Delhi border points (File) New Delhi: The seventh round of talks between the Centre and the protesting farmers will be held today with two key issues still on board — the repeal of the three agriculture laws and giving legal status to the minimum […]

Mexico Farm Lobby Blasts Ban on GMO Corn, Organic Growers Welcome It – The Wire Science

Mexico Farm Lobby Blasts Ban on GMO Corn, Organic Growers Welcome It - The Wire Science

A farmer holds different types of corn cobs in Otzolotepec, on the outskirts of Mexico City, February 7, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Jasso. Monterrey, Mexico: Mexico’s main agricultural lobby on Saturday criticised the government’s decision to ban genetically modified corn, while organic growers hailed the move that should protect smaller farmers. Mexico will “revoke and refrain from […]