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Indian Government should not impose unneede, unwanted and unsafe GMOs: Sarson Satyagraha protests outside Ministry

New Delhi, Feb 6: The growing outrage across the country against the secretive manner in which the country’s GM regulator within the Environment Ministry is trying to approve GM Mustard reached a new height with a rainbow group of citizens, under the banner of Sarson Satyagraha held a symbolic protest outside the Ministry of Environment, […]

Community Seed Fair 2016

The adivasi farmer’s organizations of Malkangiri have been organizing Annual Community Seed Fair to celebrate the bounty of local natural resources including the traditional seeds every year. This Community Seed fair is completely being organised by the local advice farmers on their own. This year the Community Seed Fair at Malkangiri in Odisha state is […]

Date 14th February 2016

Time 10 am onwards

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Join the Satyagraha to keep our mustard and ourselves safe from Genetic Modification

The first Genetically Engineered Food Crop is expected to be approved in two days from now in a hush hush GEAC meeting. Democracy is being trampled on blatantly. An opaque organization with no representation of the ministry of health, conflicting interests, linkages with the GM industry and doubtable ethics is going to take an irrevocable […]

Date 5th February 2016

Time 11 am to 1 pm

ICAR is Committed to overcome Farm Constraints to make Indian Agriculture truly Sustainable and Profitable- Radha Mohan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 6: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today here addresses the 87 th AGM of the ICAR Society. Shri Singh said that “the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has completed over eighty six years, overcoming challenges in growth and development of agriculture through generation of appropriate technologies […]

Govt plans organic farming campaign

Tiruvananthapuram, Feb 6: The agriculture development and farmers’ welfare department will initiate a campaign for promoting organic farming across the state from February 28, said minister K P Mohanan. He was delivering the inaugural address at `Njattuvela’, the media seminar on agriculture here on Friday . The minister said the department has been successful in […]

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Plans to promote organic farming in a big way

Vijayawada, Feb 5: The Andhra Pradesh government is going to promote organic farming to make agriculture more profitable, Minister for Agriculture Prathipati Pulla Rao has said. The Minister inaugurated the three-day ‘Agri & Dairy Tech Andhra 2016’, an international exhibition and conference on Agriculture and Diary Farming at the A Convention Centre here on Thursday. […]

Organic farming continues in pockets of state

Patna, Feb 4: Organic farming, promoted with much fanfare in two clusters in Muzaffarpur and Nalanda districts in Bihar in 2007-08, seems to have lost the charm to draw the state government’s attention. It was chief minister Nitish Kumar who evinced interest in organic farming and made a move to popularise and promote it. The […]

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Farmers go organic, make it big

Faridkot, Feb 3: Unlike many of their less-fortunate peers, many small and marginal farmers in this area are in high spirits for they opted for organic farming. Sometime ago they couldn’t have imagined that wheat they grew would gratify doctors, engineers, educationists and several others who use organic products only. However, for the past over […]

Gurdwaras Urged To Serve Organic Langar

Washington DC, Feb 2: Eco-Sikh, a Washington DC based organization has sounded the alarm on issues related to climate change and has urged Sikh Gurdwaras to take green actions as part of the Sikh Environment Day celebrations on March 14. In a new campaign, EcoSikh has appealed to gurdwaras to develop a plan to introduce […]

Delhi Govt. asks Centre not to proceed with GM mustard: Deputy CM writes to PM

In a letter from Mr Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi Government, to the Prime Minister he is saying that decisions such as the one on GM mustard, if taken without consulting, and without the approval of state governments, will be unconsitutional. Large scale trials should not have happened without taking state governments on board, […]

National Permaculture Convergence

National Permaculture Convergence is an inclusive forum where practitioners in the rapidly growing fields of permaculture, eco-friendly agricultural practices and sustainability, will come together to connect and share experiences and best practices. The Convergence will include talks, presentations, discussions, small demonstrations and exhibitions that explore the theme “Towards Healthy Societies”. We welcome you to join […]

Date 5th - 7th February 2016

Beejotsav Nagpur 2016

In the times of chemical farming and G.M. seeds, Mr. Anant Bhoyar from Nagpur is practicing organic farming with determination of producing poison-less food. Mr. Harshil Awchat of Nagpur is trying to provide pure edible oil with the help of expeller technology, while most of the market is full of adulterated oil. A group of […]

Date 19th to 21st February 2016

Time 11 AM onwards

Fat is out, Delhiites find organic food fad

New Delhi, Jan 26: Organic food and vegetables need not be expensive-that was the message from Umendra Dutt of Punjab-based Kheti Virasat Mission to Delhiites visiting the Organic Farmers Market at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Saturday. Dutt is also a member of the central government-constituted task force on organic farming. While his […]

Burkina Faso abandons GM Bt cotton

Africa, Jan 29: In a move that could help decide the future of GM crops in Africa, Burkina Faso has abandoned GM Bt cotton. The country has begun a complete phaseout of the crop, citing the inferior lint quality of GM cultivars. This story of a major GMO failure is documented in a new briefing[1] […]

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Adopt organic farming to achieve best results, Dy CM tells ryots

Kakinada, Jan 25: Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa called upon the farming community to adopt organic farming to sustain the activity and for better financial results. Inaugurating an 8-day State-level farmers’ training programme at Badari Institute in Sarpavaram of Kakinada rural mandal on Sunday, the Deputy Chief Minister disclosed that the State government has initiated […]

NGO shows the way to debt-ridden farmers

Bathinda, Jan 24: Taking a lead from the village of farmer Kuldeep Singh, who committed suicide on September 25, 2015, following his failed cotton crop, NGO Navdanya, which played a pivotal role in Sikkim being awarded for organic farming, launched “Anna Swaraj” today, promoting organic farming and denouncing Bt crops.