Ofai Organic World Congress

Chamling calls for India to go organic

As the Sikkim Organic Day- 2018 concluded on Thursday, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said it was high time that the rest of the country and the world realized the importance of organic farming. Citing the rampant use of chemical fertilisers in the rest of the country and the world, which is adversely impacting the fragile […]

2018 as year of millets

On the opening day of the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets, which is underway in Bengaluru, the government of India declared 2018 as the year of millets, just as the cereal crop gained prominence as a staple and nutritious diet across sections of the society. Sadananda Gowda, minister of statistics and programme implementation, […]

Seed Exhibition in Hyderabad

Nearly 10,000 farmers from Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, are expected to participate to and do seed exchange (mainly paddy) during these days.It will be a good opportunity for BBSM members to display and create awareness and sell seeds of local vegetables and millets and other crops like Desi cotton.

Date 2nd February to 4th February 2018

Bio-fertiliser plant in Lakhra

Guwahati: Nova Biotech, a city-based private organic fertilizer firm, launched its first organic bio-fertiliser plant here on Friday to help government agencies accomplish the Centre’s target of making the Northeast an organic hub. The plant with initial capacity to produce 400 metric tonnes (MT) of bio-fertilisers and bio-pesticides was inaugurated at Thapana Path at Lakhra […]

States palmyra products find new takers

Two girls were sitting crouched, keen in what looked like they were in needlework. They were making grow bags for saplings using palm leaves, guided by professional palm tappers from Tuticorin. The girls, K Priyadharshini, 20, and M R Woshambiga, 21, who are pursuing their masters in Tamil in the Shantalinga Adigalar Arts, Science and […]

Israeli tech turned desert into fertile land

AHMEDABAD: The friendship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, was apparent when they interacted with farmers in Vadrad village of Prantij taluka in Sabarkantha at the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables. Both leaders batted for use of scientific methods to increase farmers’ income. “We come from a land which was […]

Summer crops straight from your balcony

Get ready to learn the basics of planning and running a kitchen garden, from seeding, weeding and harvesting to pest management and composting. We guarantee you will not leave this workshop without getting your hands muddy! What youll take away from this workshop: -Inspiration to start your own edible garden -Excitement about plants -1 pot […]

Date 21st January 2018

Dont Waste Your Waste: How to Make Compost and Use It Too

It will be leading you through the entire process of converting your kitchen waste into delicious khaad. It will teach you to balance our dry and wet waste and ensure our compost doesnt get smelly. Different smart options for composting at home will be presented and practically introduced hands-on. Finally, we will close the loop […]

Date 20th January 2018

Time 11 am- 01:30 pm

National Conference on BhumiSuposhan

Akshay Krishi Pariwar is formed on the subject ofOrganic Agriculture. Ekalavya Foundation Chairman Manya P. Venugopala Reddy ji is the National Vice President of Akshay Krishi Pariwar. The Central Government is likely to derive its inputs from this apex body for expanding chemical free agriculture in the country in a big way by formulating appropriate […]

Date 24th March to 25th March, 2018

Farmers’ pain to end by 2022: Radha Mohan Singh

Big cheers await the agriculture and food sectors in the upcoming budget as union minister Radha Mohan Singh indicated a number of boosting measures are in the pipeline. “The next budget will see a significant financial boost for farmers under schemes like Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Krishi […]

Reaping it rich through natural farming

At a time when farmers are wary of treading on conventional farm practices, a progressive farmer who has adapted natural farming is reaping rich dividends. Arumalla Sambi Reddy, a native of Kunchanpalli village near Tenali, is now growing a variety of vegetables in his farm.

Organic Farming: New weapon in the carbon fight

It is not usual to think of soils in the context of climate change. Policy is usually focussed on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity sector, transport and industry. There has, however, been a renewed interest in understanding how soils can serve as a sink for carbon dioxide since atmospheric concentrations of carbon […]

3-day organics and millets trade fair from Jan 19

Bengaluru will host Organics and Millets 2018 International Trade Fair from January 19 to 21 at Bangalore Palace to promote organic and millet food. Talking to reporters, Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda said: “Karnataka is a major producer and exporter of organic foods. However, there is an immense potential and opportunities in diversifying the product range […]

Organic twist to Sankranti

Patna: Students of various schools and colleges indulged in pre-Makar Sankranti celebrations in a slightly different way at Tarumitra Ashram on Saturday. They ate organic chura (made with rare varieties of rice) along with curd, jaggery and tilkut (sweetmeat prepared with sesame seeds). Over 100 students from St Xavier’s High School, AN College, Patna University […]

Saga of Indian Farmers

Farmers have a distinct place of their own in Indian society; they burn their skin, feed the nation, and yet live a life of poverty and backwardness. They comprise 48% of the total population, so no political party can afford to neglect them. They are remembered at the time of elections with much fanfare and […]

Ladakh being promoted as organic region: Dir Agri Kashmir

SRINAGAR: To review the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in fertilisers for J&K State, Additional Secretary to Department of Fertilisers, Government of India Dharam Pal chaired a high level meeting at New Delhi on Tuesday. Director Agriculture Kashmir asked the Additional Secretary, Department of Fertilisers, Government of India that extension in the date for completion of […]

Andhra farmers taste success with Zero Budget Natural Farming

The Andhra Pradesh governments unique initiative to improve farmers livelihood through zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) is the right solution to fight climate change in the drought-prone Rayalaseema region. Districts like Anantapur, Prakasam, Kadapa, Kurnool and Chittoor have traditionally been drought-prone. The only advantage Kurnool has is the occurrence of black cotton soils over a […]

Maha Agro kindles entrepreneurial dream among farmers

Aurangabad: State-level agriculture fair, Maha Agro 2018, saw a glittering conclusion on Monday after an impressive response from farmers in the region. According to the organisers, an estimated 30,000 people visited the three-day event. The fair was inaugurated on January 5 by Assembly speaker Haribhau Bagade in presence of dairy development and fisheries development minister […]