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Farm fest showcases rich harvest of success stories

TNN | Mar 14, 2015 GURGAON: At the three-day Haryana Agri Leadership Summit, 2015, it was women farmers like Panipat’s 50-year-old Nikko Devi who stole the show. A part of the progressive farmer pavilion, the wife and mother of daily wage labourers showcased her harvest of mushrooms, which she had farmed in her two-room house, […]

Coconut Development Board sign MoU with Camson to undertake research

Posted On: 2015-03-13 Camson Bio Technologies Ltd (Camson), India’s leading IPRdriven biotechnology company, inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Coconut Development Board (CDB), a Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India enterprise, to develop non-chemical, zero-residue, secondary metabolite based biocides to control red palm weevil (Ryhnchophorus ferrugineus) infesting coconut plantations.

Farmers launch organic farming initiative

Shenoy Karun, TNN | Mar 15, 2015 KOCHI: A group of farmers in Kerala has launched ‘Organic Farming Research Programme’ to help propagate successful organic farming techniques among others. Aluva-based Foundation for Organic Agriculture and Rural Development, an NGO comprising local farmers, had started monthly field visits and discussions in January.

“A New Kerala through Food Crops” “Jaivajeevitha Sandesha Jaatha”

Kerala Jaivakarshaka Samiti (Kerala Organic Farmers’ Association) is an organization that has been working for the last 23 years with the vision of making Kerala shift to organic farming. Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samiti studies various issues faced by farmers and, promotes organic farming – which lays emphasis on environment protection – as the only viable alternative […]

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Healthy and bountiful

Wednesday March 11, 2015 Farmers share their success stories on natural farming. Farming without using agrochemicals has proven to be healthier and more profitable

Organic Langar at Golden Temple in Amritsar Soon

Amritsar, March 7, 2015 The sangat coming to pay obeisance at Golden Temple would soon have the chance to have organic langar. In a landmark decision that is sure to delight environmentalists and pilgrims alike, SGPC has decided to grow natural organic vegetables and grains at its Sattlani Sahib farms near Amritsar. This produce shall […]

Soils for life

Farming Matters | 31.1 | March 2015 Healthy soils contribute to resilient food production. Soil carbon is a key to healthy soils but, today we see the long-term consequences of agricultural management that has neglected soil carbon – degraded soils, polluted waters, and unprecedented rates of hunger and malnutrition. There are good examples of agroecological […]

At home amid nature

March 10, 2015 Akila Kannadasan Two barren landscapes that people had given up on; school drop-outs society had given up on; women farmhands who supported their families, while their husbands travelled to far off lands to find work — organic farming pioneer Nammalvar brought them all together to create forest patches that throb with life. […]

Farmers trained on management of banana and bio-composting

Morung Express News | March 7 Dimapur: ATMA-Dimapur, Dhansiripar block in collaboration with Land Resources Department conducted a farmers training and demonstration programme at Lhothavi village on March 4. ATMA-Dimapur Block Technology Manager Sentinaro Longchar in a press release said that Talimongba, HO & BTT member was the resource person for the topic ‘Orchard Management […]

Importance of organic farming stressed

GUWAHATI, March 4 – A two-day State-level seminar on spices development under the aegis of the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) was conducted by the Spices Board of India, Guwahati on February 26-27 at the conference hall of the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Kahikuchi, stated a press release. Altogether 230 farmers, […]

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Are you really eating healthy?

Pallavi Kumar So you’ve decided to jump on the health food bandwagon. Where do you start? Before you begin stocking up on quinoa and abandon dairy for good, there are some basics you need to get straight. We’ve broken it down so you know exactly what’s good for you, and what’s just pretending to be.

Punjab to set up Organic Farming Board

Monday, March 2, 2015 Chandigarh: Punjab government on Monday said it will set up an Organic Farming Board for promoting chemical-free farming in the state. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal make the announcement here on Monday at valedictory function of the fifth National Organic Farming Convention at the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and […]

Budget could give fresh impetus to farming sector

Ikhhlaq Singh Aujla, TNN | Mar 2, 2015 CHANDIGARH: The 2015-16 Union Budget proposal has made few announcements that could prompt state governments of Punjab and Haryana to go for better utilization of natural resources like water and soil, both of which are under tremendous strain in the region. These include the ‘Per Drop More […]

Farmers hope for focus on irrigation

Ramu Bhagwat | Feb 28, 2015 Nagpur: There is a feeling of being let down among farmers. They feel that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has till date done nothing to fulfill his election promises and on top of it his government is now bringing a land acquisition law that would deny farmers their basic rights. […]

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Why organic farming has not caught up yet in India

Enamul Haque Amir Hashmi Farmers don’t get premium for their produce in the initial stages during transition to this agriculture February 25, 2015: Development of organic agriculture as an alternative tool to address the ill-effects of chemical-based cultivation practices is a recent phenomenon in India. It had achieved dramatic progress in the beginning but could […]

Shocking Mah Govt. survey that 4.5 lakh Vidarbha farmers are in Acute Distress -93% are Debt-Trapped

Nagpur- 3rd march 2016 Recent door to door survey done by administration in January  2015 of around  2 million Vidarbha farmers of six district Amravati division  where more than 11,000 thousands cotton farmers committed suicide  in last 15 years mostly having dry-land and drought prone  climatic conditions .Survey has reveled shocking fact that  13 lacs […]

The stalwarts of organic farming

March 1, 2015 Express News Service It was a challenge to convert a piece of barren land into a cultivable one that started the journey in the field of organic farming for Sabarmatee, a farmer and seed conservator from Odisha. For the past 25 years, she has been working for the promotion of organic farming […]

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Khaps to launch campaign against pesticides in state

Feb 10 2015 Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service Jind, February 9 Haryana khaps (caste councils) today announced to launch a state-level campaign to convince state farmers to pursue agriculture without pesticides. Sarv Khap Panchayat (SKP), the biggest body of khaps of the state, today announced to convene a mahapanchayat of all state khaps in Nidana […]