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Organic farming ‘benefits biodiversity’

Helen Briggs Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests. Fields around organic farms have more types of wild plants, providing benefits for wildlife, say scientists.

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The Brinjal woman of Bagalkot

Prathibha Nandakumar, Bangalore Mirror Bureau May 17, 2015 Lakshmibai Zulapi won National Award from National Innovation Foundation of Department of Science and Technology for her mission of preserving and patenting a desi variety of Brinjal

Save farmer Save Life campaign- yatra

With respect we would like to inform you that Khudai Khidmatgar is going to organize a movement from 19th May to 30th May 2015 in Lucknow, which will be in the favour of Farmers. with the campaign “Save Farmer save Life” (fdlku cpkvks thou cpkvks)”. The schedule of yatra has been given below: Date Name Contact […]

Date 19th May to 30th May 2015

Slow but steady wins the race: Lilawati

May 09, 2015 This is the inspirational story of Lilawati-a teacher cum farmer. The mother of 7 children—4 daughters and 3 sons, of whom one son died at the age of 25 years—66 years old Lilawati lives with her retired husband, 2 sons and their wives, a widowed daughter-in-law (who is a teacher) and 5 […]

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Health Bites from a Doctor’s Orchard

By Anil Mulchandani 09th May 2015 Dr Dinesh Patel doesn’t just practice medicine. He produces high shelf life products such as spray dried fruit powders, jams, flours, puffed rice etc under the brand Ecovitals in his 125-acre organic farm on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. “Though we have been farming here for decades, we started Ecovitals […]

Rains aside, crowds pour in for Konkan fest

Steefni Cruz & Shalaka Mainkar, TNN | May 8, 2015 PANAJI: Unseasonal rains may have slightly affected the Konkan fruit festival 2015, but not the enthusiasm of organizers, participants and visitors, as the 11th edition indicated. Organized by Botanical Society of Goa, visitors had started streaming in much earlier in the day before it was […]

Exhibition on rice and seed starts in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 3 (IBNS): An exhibition showcasing varieties of folk seeds and other crops was inaugurated in Kolkata on Saturday. The two- day festival is being organised by a group of non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) with the aim of promoting conservation of indigenous crops and organic farming.  

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Killing fields

A.R. Vasavi May 3, 2015 Gajendra Singh Rajput from Dausa. Hargovind Harane from Vidarbha . Gosai Patra from Bardhaman. Why did these farmers take their own lives? In the light of the burning issue of farmer suicides across the country, A.R. Vasavi looks at the plight of the marginalised cultivator.

Millet Magic comes to Town

Priya Menon When a routine blood test revealed that she was pre-diabetic, Saradha Venugopal decided that she had to give her diet a serious overhaul. Cutting out white rice, processed food and cola, she began incorporating thinai (foxtail millet) adai and kambu (pearl millet) dosa into her daily menu.

Complete home gardening kit

Janadhanya is introducing COMPLETE HOME GARDENING KIT during MILLET MELA from 1st to 3rd May 2015 at Lalbagh, Bengaluru. All are welcome to visit and buy home gardening kit to create your own garden in organic way by using Indigenous variety of vegetable seeds. Please find attachment for more information