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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

Proposal mooted for organic farming in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21: The Indian Association Sharjah has come up with a proposal to do organic farming in all 14 districts in Kerala. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, P. Sudeep, chief executive officer of Norka-Roots, the government agency which looks after the welfare of non-resident Keralites, said the proposal came up during the NRK Global […]

Hollywood celebs turn farmers!

Jaya Biswas, TNN | Jan 21, 2015, These days, all of us are particularly careful about the food we eat. Organic gardening has become the order of the day — so much so that even Hollywood stars have started getting their hands dirty, literally!

Training programme on organic farming organized

Monday, 19 01 2015 JAMMU, JANUARY 18- Regional centre of Organic farming, Panchkula in collaboration with Horticulture department Jammu organized a training programme at horticulture complex, Talab Tillo Jammu. Director Horticulture Jammu A. K. Sharma in his inaugural address informed that 200 Ha area shall be adopted for organic farming in Jammu division with an […]

Agriculture and Food Industry in India 2014

PR Newswire NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Netscribes’ latest market research report titled Agriculture and Food Industry in India 2014 highlights the competitive market scenario of the Indian agriculture and food industry and its growth prospects in the ensuing years. The Indian agriculture and food industry is experiencing rising demand due to various […]

Organic Gardening Workshop

For whom: People who wish to take charge of their ‘wellness’ and ‘health.’ This workshop will help us understand the basic principles of gardening and then apply it to our own context – homes, apartments or terraces. This workshop will focus on the practical aspects, so that we get a first hand experience with earth, […]

Date 31st January, 2015

India Organic Food and Beverages Outlook to 2019 – Growing Potential of Online Retailers to Steer Growth

MENAFN Press – 13/01/2015 India Organic Food and Beverages Outlook to 2019 – Growing Potential of Online Retailers to Steer Growth which provides a comprehensive analysis of organic products in India and covers various aspects such as market size of India organic food and beverages market, segmentation on the basis of domestic and exports market, […]

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On the ‘Cancer Train’ of India’s pesticides

Sanjay Pandey | Al Jazeera – Fri, Jan 9, 2015 Bathinda, India – As the digital clock beamed 21:00, the shabby and dimly lit Bathinda train station came to life as frail patients swarmed the platform and jostled for seats on the “Cancer Train”. Ramkishan, a man of about 50 breathing heavily and coughing, remained seated until […]

ICAR marks foundation day in Shillong

TNN | Jan 10, 2015 Shillong: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region observed its 41st foundation day at Umiam near here on Friday. The institute, which was set up to improve and develop sustainable farming systems for different agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions in the region, is now […]

Meghalaya CM launches Mission Organic

Friday, January 9, 2015 Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma officially launched the Mission Organic in South West Garo Hills district during the day-long Conclave on Clean and Green Mission under IBDLP held at Betasing Block Friday based on the theme “Promising an organic revolution for transformation of Meghalaya.”

Cultivator reaps big with organic farming

TNN | Jan 6, 2015, MADURAI: Unlike the usual trend of depending on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, an enterprising farmer here has adapted to organic farming and reaped a handsome harvest this year. A N M Tiruppathi from Kulamangalam village has revived the agricultural methods of his ancestors using cow and sheep dung and compost […]

63 acres used under Haritholsavam project in Kozhikode

TNN | Jan 4, 2015, KOZHIKODE: The district administration has brought a total of sixty three acres of land under cultivation under the Haritholsavam@Kozhikode project. The farming on the lands were initiated with the aim of attaining self-sufficiency in agriculture. The district administration, with the support of agriculture department, had launched the project five months […]

Sikkim’s first organic festival

January 02, 2015 Kolkata:  A Bhutanese film crew is in India to capture the essence of organic villages in south Sikkim, renowned for its organic produce, which are being showcased at the maiden Nagi Pokhari Tourism and Organic Festival. Sikkim has set for itself the goal of becoming an organic agricultural state by 2015. The […]

Pro-organic groups want proper systems to protect consumers

KV Kurmanath Hyderabad, Jan 1: With reports of pesticide residues found in ‘organic’ food hitting the headlines last month, the pro-organic groups have asked farmers to move towards non-pesticide management and organic farming in the real sense. Pro-organic groups want genuine growers of organic food to become whistleblowers against the unscrupulous players, while maintaining transparency. […]

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Chemical fertilizers to be banned from 2016

ALAPPUZHA, January 9, 2015 Implementation in a phased manner: Mohanan Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan has said that the government is seriously considering a ban on use of chemical fertilizers in the State. He was inaugurating an exhibition-cum-sale of dairy, agricultural, and industrial products organised by the Chengannur block panchayat here on Wednesday evening. Mr. Mohanan […]

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Experts urge caution on GM crops

Suman Sahai Hold consultations to improve the regulatory system A high-level committee chaired by T S R Subramanian was set up to examine and review six laws related to the environment. In its report submitted recently to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the committee recommended that the latest technologies be used to prepare an […]

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Organic farming in all Assembly segments

Thiruvananthapuram, January 2, 2015 To make State fully organic by 2016 The government has initiated efforts to promote organic farming in all Assembly constituencies. Minister for Agriculture K.P. Mohanan said here on Thursday that the initiative was designed to encourage farmers to switch over to organic methods of cultivation, under a project to convert Kerala […]