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5th National Organic Farming Convention (www.organicconvention.in)

In continuation of our tradition to organize Biennial Convention, the 5th National Organic Farming Convention will be organized at NITTTR in Sector-26 of Chandigarh during 28th Feb. to 2nd March, 2015 jointly with National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) and Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM). Please […]

Date 28th Feb. to 2nd March, 2015

GM crops: Prakash Javadekar meets farmers’ body

Thu, Dec 18 2014 Ministry officials say there would be several such consultations with other stakeholders in the next few months to build a consensus New Delhi: Environment minister Prakash Javadekar met representatives of the Bhartaiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Wednesday to discuss contentious issues regarding field testing of genetically modified (GM) crops. Organizations such […]

The ICG Winter Veggie Seedling Sale

Green Essentials promotes environmentally-friendly alternatives that help make our lives healthier, more natural and sustainable. We are especially passionate about growing vegetables at home and promote organic vegetable gardening in Goa through our workshops. Ribandar, Goa, India info@greenessentials.in +919960643245 greenessentials.in Veggie Seedlings & Seeds Sale Thursday, Dec. 18th, 4-5:30pm International Center, Dona Paula, Goa, India […]

Date Thursday, Dec. 18th

Time 4-5:30pm

State’s first cotton pre-cleaning unit at Malout

TNN | Dec 17, 2014 MUKTSAR: Punjab’s first cotton pre-cleaning plant has been set up at the cost of Rs 2 crore at Malout in Muktsar district. Muktsar deputy commissioner Jaskiran Singh said, “The pre-cleaning facility will be provided to cotton growers at nominal cost. Malout market committee has started the cleaning process on experimental […]

Organic farming panacea for pollution

Special Correspondent VIJAYAWADA, December 16, 2014 ‘Agriculture using chemical fertilisers is not sustainable because the land gradually loses its productivity’. Lands continued to be productive because they practised organic farming from the beginning in China. All pollution-related problems of the country can be resolved by shifting to 100 per cent organic farming, former Director of […]

Nurturing mother earth the organic way

TIRUCHI, December 16, 2014 Nahla Nainar A computer science graduate kicks her IT job and starts vermicompost business For the past year, up to four tonnes of vegetable waste from Tiruchi’s Gandhi Market is being diligently converted into organic manure in the nearby village of Mullipatti. D.J. Agros, the company that celebrated its first anniversary […]

Genetically Modified Crops

Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, a training and research institute based in Mumbai is organising a day long seminar on Saturday, January 10, 2015 on Genetically Modified Crops: Helpful or Harmful? at RMP-KEC, Uttan, Bhayander. Milind Betawadkar: 022-28450101/02/03, Mobile No. 9833509222  

Date Saturday, January 10, 2015

Uganda tops Africa in organic products export

Publish Date: Dec 13, 2014 By Francis Emorut Uganda tops African countries in the production and exportation of organic products. This is according to International Federation for Organic Movement (IFOAM) based in Germany. The value of organic products export rose from $4m (about sh11b ) in 2003 to $44m (about sh121b) in 2013 in the latest […]


International Tribunal Demands GM Maize Ban in Mexico

Calls on UN bodies to take action Submitted on 05 December 2014 Calls on UN bodies to take action DEC 4, 2014, MEXICO CITY—The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal has called on the Mexican government to ban the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize in the country. The decision cited the importance of […]


Rooting for organic farming

Ignatius Pereira Kollam, December 11, 2014 Farmer lists pangs of sticking to organic ways The State government is not making any efforts to promote organic farming, C. Nadrendranat, an Indocert-certified organic farmer at Perumkulam, near Kottarakara, has said. (Indocert, or the Indian Organic Certification Agency, is a nationally and internationally operating certification body established in […]

Food from your backyard

Nina C George: Dec 10, 2014 There are a lot of people in the City who have been passionately growing and consuming organic food. Even a small patch of space is being used to grow vegetables. Organically-grown food and food products appear to be the latest fad among those who are used to a fast, […]

Forest food and ecology festival

Date: 12 to 14 December Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society, Delhi, Adchini, Katwaria Sarai Road There will be over 1,000 varieties of forest foods from more than a dozen states on display in open interactive spaces. All are welcome. (No entry fee.) Please pass the word to any others who may be interested.  

Date 12 to 14 December

Organic Spices Hub

Delhi December 9, 2014   The Department of Agriculture and Cooperation under Government of India implements two schemes viz., Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) and National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) for promotion of organic farming. Under MIDH, financial assistance is provided for horticulture crops including spices as per details given below:- For adoption […]


Haats a boost for organic farming in Uttarakhand

Jotirmay Thapliyal Tribune News Service Dehradun, December 7 The setting up of organic haats (markets) in Dehradun has boosted organic farming in the state. Most of the farmers who had earlier discontinued cultivation have taken up organic farming. With growing awareness about health benefits of organic vegetables, the demand of organic products has increased.

OrganicHut Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra

Workshop On Biodynamic and Organic Farming ​Dates: 13th to 16th December, 2014 –Workshop On Biodynamic Farming17th to 18th December, 2014 –Workshop On Vegetable Production19th to 20th December, 2014 –Workshop On Fodder and Dairy Management Venue:Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra, Ravipura [Anand-Sojitra Road], District Anand, Gujarat, Pin Code – 388440. Contact:Ravi Koushik (Phone#:9886655015) (ravikoushik@yahoo.com)

Govt says no to field trials of GM crops

Syed Khalique Ahmed December 6, 2014 Even as the country’s biotech regulatory authority — Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) — has given its approval for experimental field trials of 12 Genetically Modified (GM) crops for generating biosafety data, the  Gujarat government has decided not to give permission to biotech companies to carry out field trials […]

Toxic veggies: Govt plans safe farming

1 Dec 2014 NEW DELHI: The government is planning a “grow safe food campaign” that could entail new policy initiatives on pesticide use and an awareness drive among farmers in the wake of a study that shows at least 2% of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables could be poisonous.