September 29, 2015 Reuters, Satsam Farmer Phub Zam, 55, is in a hurry. Monsoon rains have hit her farm in Bhutan’s Paro valley and Zam is rushing to harvest her broccoli before crop is damaged. “Of all my vegetables, broccoli is the most sought after,” she said. “Each kilogram sells for 90 rupees ($1.40).”
Source: The Daily Star
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 Panaji: In a bid to impart scientific training to farmers, the state government has set up the State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute and Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA). The two bodies were inaugurated on Monday at the Agricultural Department at Tonca Caranzalem in the presence of senior officials of […]
Source: Goa News Highlights
Sep 30 2015 Jotirmay Thapliyal Dehradun Genetically engineered seeds, use of chemical-based fertilisers and pesticides and climate change are taking a toll on farmers. Panduranga Hedge, a farmer from Karnataka, said 500 farmers had committed suicide in Karnataka in the past six months. He said most of these suicides had been due to farmers taking […]
Source: Tribune News Service
By Anirban Sen, ET Bureau | 30 Sep, 2015 BENGALURU: The Tamara, a hospitality venture founded by Shruti Shibulal, plans to expand to overseas destinations and enter segments in India to cater to middle-class customers.
Source: The Economic Times
PAN International 29 September 2015 Agroecological practices can increase farm productivity and food security, improve rural livelihoods and adaption to climate change, and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture.
Source: PAN Asia Pacific
Stella Paul Mon Sep 28, 2015 SATSAM, Bhutan, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – F armer Phub Zam, 55, is in a hurry. Monsoon rains have hit her farm in Bhutan’s Paro valley and Zam is rushing to harvest her broccoli before crop is damaged.
This is to share information about Permaculture Design Courses being organised by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives in Nov and Dec 2015. The details are provided in the link below Registration required by Sept 30th, 2015 PDC info for OFAI website-ARANYA-Hyd-
Date Nov 14 to 25, 2015
Dates: 13th to 16th December, 2015 – Workshop On Biodynamic Farming 17th to 18th December, 2015 – Workshop On Vegetable Management 19th to 20th December, 2015 –Workshop On Dairy & Fodder Management Venue: Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra, Ravipura [Anand-Sojitra Road], District Anand, Gujarat, Pin Code – 388440. [This Farm is prominently featured in the popular documentary ‘One Man, One Cow, One Planet’ […]
Basavaraj Kattimani,TNN | Sep 24, 2015 HUBBALLI: University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad will organize four days Krishi Mela from September 27th and it will focus on farmers’ self-esteem-farm stability, said D P Biradar, Vice-chancellor, UAS, Dharwad.
Source: Times of India
TNN | Sep 25, 2015 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state going all out in its efforts to promote organic farming, a group of four girls of Class VIII at Holy Angels Convent HSS decided to do their bit to convey the message to friends and neighbours. The documentary ‘Namukku Pachathodam’ directed by Sera Mariyam Binny, with the assistance […]
Source: Times of India
SEP 23, 2015 Organic tomatoes grown in Morocco in Switzerland; Swiss organic grains for breakfast in China. The path travelled by organic farming products is getting longer. But is this putting the environment under threat?
Source: Swiss Info
SEP 23, 2015 – 11:00 Organic farming is booming in Switzerland. But there is a knowledge gap. The FiBL Research Institute for Organic Agriculture is looking at new organic technologies for farmers around the globe. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
Source: Swiss Info
September 24, 2015 Shillong “We should resort to organic farming to revive and improve soil health and for the ultimate good health of the consumers,” ICAR Director S V Ngachan said. He was speaking at the closing function of seven-day training on ‘Organic Farming for Sustainable Hill Agriculture’ at the ICAR complex near here yesterday.
Source: NITI Central
24th September 2015 Seema Prasad QUEEN’S ROAD:Preservatives have penetrated every form of food and are slowly, silently causing our bodies to deteriorate. For years, Durairaj Rangaswamy has been part of the fight against this destructive trend. His company Mother India Farms manufactures organic juices and sells them in international and domestic markets, including Bengaluru.
Source: The New Indian Express
We take this pleasure to invite you to BioFach India together with India Organic-2015 (BIIO) which is now established as Asia’s largest International Organic trade fair and Conference Program organized by Nurnberg Messe (India and Germany) and International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture, India. This event comprises of a hi-quality exhibition from leading companies in […]
Date 5th – 7th November, 2015
Programme Sep 23, 2025 Appeal in English Sep 23 2015 (2)
Date 4th October 2015
Time 4.00 to 6.00 PM
September 22nd, 2015 Nidheesh M K Unitus Seed Fund on Tuesday said it has invested an undisclosed amount in VillFarm Agrisolutions Pvt. Ltd, a Bengaluru-based start-up that provides organic agri-input products for farmers in South India.
Source: Deal Street Asia
September 22, 2015 Wonder why India has an agricultural crisis? Forget fertilizer; if you send tomatoes good vibrations of “peace, love and divinity” they will grow more vigorously. You can “empower” seeds through meditation. These propositions are absurd to anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of science, but not to Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan […]
Source: Genetic Literacy Project
June 18, 2012 Bikers V. Deepan and R. Muthukumar criss cross the country, meet farmers, almost lose their lives and take down notes in between on organic farming. They share their adventures with Subha J Rao
Source: The Hindu
September 22, 2015 V. Deepan’s Payanam Onnu Podhadhu?! recreates the bike journey with his friend to organic farms across the country and the lessons they learnt
Source: The Hindu
Manoj Ahuja, Hindustan Times, Indore| Sep 20, 2015 A small farm on the banks of the Narmada River in Nemwar has become a source of inspiration for farmers and agriculture students who visit the village to learn about farming with an eco-friendly approach.
Source: Hindustan Times
Sep 17, 2015 Reasons why GM Crops and GM Mustard must be banned.
Source: Slide Share
September 19, 2015 The “look good factor” that drives sales and a penchant for consuming unseasonal and imported fruits and vegetables are the trigger factors for malpratices like use of artificial methods to ripen fruits, sweeteners to enhance their taste and preservatives that are dangerous when consumed over time. While going organic is one way […]
Source: The Hans India
September 18, 2015 Y.S. RANA CHANDIGARH : Every one of us must have heard the well known proverb: unity is strength but seldom apply. Realizing the immense strength of unity, the Himalayan Organization for Organic Agri Products (HIMOARD), a non-profit organization based at Rampur in Shimla of Himachal Pradesh joined hands with small organic farmers […]
Source: Punjab News Express
September 17, 2015 Andrea Weigl Clay Smith and Nancy Joyner moved to his family’s farmland outside Burlington in January 2009. It was time for Smith to retire after four decades working in affordable housing and community development in the North Carolina mountains.
Source: The News & observer