Priya Menon When a routine blood test revealed that she was pre-diabetic, Saradha Venugopal decided that she had to give her diet a serious overhaul. Cutting out white rice, processed food and cola, she began incorporating thinai (foxtail millet) adai and kambu (pearl millet) dosa into her daily menu.
02/05/2015 AHMEDABAD — looking at the rising demand for organic farm products the world over, Gujarat government today announced subsidy for farmers engaged in this rapidly growing system of agriculture in the state.
Source: The Huffington Post
Snigdha Sinha | April 30, 2015 Back in mid 2000, Abhishek Pandey, a hospitality and catering graduate, noticed that customers were being charged exorbitant prices for organic food while interning at a famous chain of hotels.
Source: Social Story
Janadhanya is introducing COMPLETE HOME GARDENING KIT during MILLET MELA from 1st to 3rd May 2015 at Lalbagh, Bengaluru. All are welcome to visit and buy home gardening kit to create your own garden in organic way by using Indigenous variety of vegetable seeds. Please find attachment for more information
Food is not to make you happy and healthy, now. It is a commodity, laced with pesticides, antibiotics, preservatives, hormones and other unwanted chemicals applied to reduce “pest”, to produce “more”, to appear big and glossy – rather than TASTY, FLAVORFUL, NUTRITIOUS & HEALTHY like – Folk crops. In spite of all odds, it is […]
TNN | Apr 26, 2015 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Plant a sapling with a reason and make it a special day of your loved ones, says a city based self-help group Go Green Save Earth (GGSE).
Source: Times of India
Dhritiman Ray, TNN | Apr 25, 2015 RANCHI: Despite heavy rain playing spoilsport on the last day of the food summit, the government’s two-day summit to boost the food processing sector ended on a positive note with investment pledges in dairy, organic farming and infrastructure overhaul clocking Rs 1,000 crore. Seven more MoUs were inked […]
Source: Times of India
Kollam, April 25, 2015 Kollam unit of party launches scheme The State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, has called upon his party cadre to cultivate organic vegetables at all available land and terraces of buildings in the State.
Source: The Hindu
PTI Apr 24, 2015 NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh has a maximum certified area of 2.32 lakh hectares under organic farming out of a total 7.23 lakh hectares in India, while Manipur and Mizoram have nothing to show on this front, Parliament was informed today.
Source: The Economic Times
Apr 23, 2015 Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Rohta A day after a Rajasthan farmer hanged himself to death during the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally in Delhi, a young farmer committed suicide allegedly by consuming poison in a village in Rohtak district on Thursday.
Source: Hindustan Times
Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 Giridhar Jha Patna Farmers of Kedia village under Barhat blockin Maoist-hit Jamui district of Bihar have taken the lead in shunning chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
April 24, 2015 The diktat to make it mandatory for domestic fertiliser producers to ‘neem-coat’ at least 75 percent of their urea production would qualify as one of the most holistic decisions ever taken by any Indian government. Beyond the economic calculations of a Rs.6,500-crore saving in subsidy outgo and checking pilferage, the move will […]
Source: The Hans India
Date: 22-24 May 2015 Venue: UDAIPUR, Rajasthan Maize is the third most important crop of the country after rice and wheat and staple diet of many indigenous communities. Prior to the green revolution there were hundreds of varieties having unique adaptations to local conditions and were nutritionally enriched, tastier with specific milling and cooking characteristics.
Date 22-24 May 2015
Time Udaipur, Rajasthan
IFOAM – Organics International is organizing two conferences in South Korea to coincide with the Organic Expo South Korea. You will find full details below and can submit an abstract for either or both. Regional Conference on Marketing & Innovation in Organic Farming This conference will be held on October 02 – 03, 2015 in […]
Date October 02 - 03, 2015
Date: 2nd & 3rd May 2015 Time: 2:00 -7:30 p.m. Contact: Meghna 07044085628 Venue: Seva Kendra
Date 2nd & 3rd May 2015
Time 2:00 -7:30 p.m.
“Strategies to Drive Organic Sector Forward: For Sustainability and Markets” Venue: Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Krishak Nagar, Raipur- 492012 Date: 26-27 May, 2015 This two-days event focus on – National Conference: Identifying business opportunities in Chhattisgarh, interaction between practitioners and experts (Conference), Buyer Seller meets (B2B): Provide platform for farmers groups to meet businesses. […]
Date 26-27 May, 2015
April 22, 2015 Hyderabad: The Telangana government faced flack, Tuesday, over its decision to send four MLAs on a trip to Israel as ‘progressive farmers’. The MLAs are to attend the 19th International Agriculture Exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel for four days starting April 27.
Source: Zee Media Bureau
April 22, 2015 A group of researchers at IIT Kharagpur have turned farmlands near the campus into a ‘laboratory’ to experiment with new agricultural technologies and help farmers whose land they have “adopted” to improve their yield. Around 10 kilometres away from the campus, the team adopted 14 acres of land from a group of […]
Source: India Today
By Sugam Pokharel, CNN Vidarbha, India (CNN)Yogita Kanhaiya is expecting a baby soon. She already has a two-year-old son. Her husband, Moreshwor, a cotton farmer, won’t be around to see his children grown up. He committed suicide early in the pregnancy. Eight years back, Yogita’s father-in-law, also a cotton farmer, took his own life.
This Course is suitable for all the individuals interested in a responsible, aware living, for small landholders or garden-holders who would like to become self-sustainable in the production of the food & growing the plants without using fertilisers, pesticides, pollutants and toxins, respecting the Mother Nature and not destroying it. The Course will consist of […]
Date 30 May to 7 June 2015
Date: 2-3 May 2015, Time: 11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. Venue: Seva Kendra, Kolkata Take home a wide range of nutritious, wholesome organic grains directly from the people who produce them.
Date 2-3 May 2015
Time 11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
MANGALURU, April 14, 2015 Rudrappa was honest when he said, “Though I wanted to use fertilizers for my land, because of lack of money I was compelled to do conventional farming.” But once their way of farming began to yield fruit, Mr. Rudrappa and his brother Veeranna never turned towards fertilisers and chemicals and are […]
Source: The Hindu
April 14, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian Diaspora at a community reception in Berlin hosted by India’s ambassador to Germany Vijay Gokhale. He stressed on India’s need to become world’s manufacturing hub and said that it is not just economic but a matter of pride and dignity.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 The report of the Swaminathan Commission on Farmers begins by stating: “This report is designed to serve as a wake-up call on the nation on the deteriorating farm conditions.” The very phrase “wake-up call’ implies that agriculture is in serious crisis and if a proper strategy is not evolved to deal […]
Source: The Tribune