Ofai Organic World Congress

In search of greener pastures

November 26, 2015 Chennai Vinoth Kumar is set to travel across 11 countries in his search for traditional organic farming methods After six years behind the desk at an IT job, Vinoth Kumar left it all to become a farmer. Hailing from an agricultural family based in Cheyyur, Kanchipuram district, the 32-year-old has been a […]


Drive to boost crop conservation

E.M. Manoj KALPETTA, November 23, 2015 Highlighting the significance of conserving traditional rice varieties, the Thanal Agro Ecology Centre (TAEC) opened its rice germ plasm collection at its paddy diversity block at Panavally, near Kattikulam, in Wayanad to the public on Sunday.

Bangalore Organic Mart & Savayeva Raitara Santhe

Organic market is on the rise in India, with Bangalore having highest sales of Organic Food Products as well as the largest number of Organic outlets. In 2012, Bangalore had a Retail sale of INR 300 million and it is growing at the rate of 35-40% per year. Bangalore’s Retail Sale is estimated to reach […]

Date 19th and 20th December 2015

Time 11a.m to 10:00p.m


The Plight Of Punjab—I

An extract on the Green Revolution from Joel K. Bourne Jr’s The End of Plenty Joel K. Bourne Jr When Norman Borlaug and M. S. Swaminathan introduced the new high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice to India, they focused their initial efforts in Punjab, a traditional wheatgrowing region on the border with Pakistan. The result […]


The Plight Of Punjab—II

Nov 20, 2015 Joel K. Bourne Jr How pesticides and public health are a matter of great concern in Punjab… n the early 2000s, news reports began to surface of another disturbing phenomenon in rural villages in the cotton belt. The jet-black hair of numerous Punjabi schoolchildren, some as young as 10 years old, had […]

Permaculture Design Course 12th Dec to 23rd

This PDC is being conducted by Narsanna Koppula and Rico Zook. This 12-day course emphasizes applied permaculture and includes substantial practical sessions on permaculture farms. The course is designed according to local, seasonal, geographical and climatic conditions, so that permaculture concepts can be tied in to locally applicable practices – with particular focus on dry/ […]

Date Dec 12 to 23, 2015


Say no to biological colonialism

November 18, 2015 The manner in which the Centre is going about allowing genetically modified (GM) food crops is causing serious concern.  Five years after the UPA bowed to public pressure and imposed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial cropping of Bt Brinjal, the NDA government is hastening the advent of GM food crops.

Sikkim to be India’s first organic farming state

By Prabhudatta Mishra Nov 16 2015, New Delhi Sikkim will be the country’s first state to produce everything from maize and rice to orchid and ginger though organic farming starting in January next year. Prime minister Narendra Modi may declare Sikkim as an organic state in January after almost all agricultural land holdings are certified […]

Women farmers showcase organic products

NEW DELHI, November 15, 2015 In a desperate bid to save organic foods from getting extinct, over 500 women farmers and entrepreneurs from across the country have come together here to display and market their organic products including tribal and ethnic foods, millets, pickles, rice, pulses, spices and vegetables and fruits, fabrics, dyes and dresses, […]

Ecological Approaches Towards Diet For A Green Planet (EADGP) National Conference

Date: November 20-21, 2015 Organised: BERAS India and BDAI Bio-Dynamic Association of India Venue: Pallotti Institute of Lay Leadership Animation & Research (PILLAR) Pillar Salai, Madurai 625 019, Tamil Nadu India Address For Correspondence SECRETARIAT, BERAS India Inba Seva Sangam, Sevapur, Karur District, 621 311. Mail: berasindia@outlook.com Official landline: +91 4332 279228. Dr. V. Karuppuraj […]

Date November 20-21, 2015