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Millet Magic comes to Town

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.

Complete home gardening kit

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

Rain fails to dampen summit spirit

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 […]

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Sowing the seed for holistic farming

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 […]

Traditional MAIZE Workshop & Mela

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

Chhattisgarh National Conference and Organic Exhibition

“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

IIT researchers turn farmers to change agriculture

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 […]

Why India’s cotton farmers are killing themselves

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.  

Residential self learning opportunity for natueco science and yoga along with meditation

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

Folk Rice and Seed Festival

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.

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Forced to go organic, Rudrappa made it a part of his life

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 […]

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Farmers in distress

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 […]