Conference to promote organic farming underway

Centre of World Solidarity (CWS), along with Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) and Welthungerhilfe, is organizing a two day conference on April 25 – 26 at HRDC, Ranchi, on the issues of increasing use of pesticides in crops and the related health hazards. The consumption of pesticide in Jharkhand has risen six folds […]

Why you should go for organic food

Organic food is fast getting popular in India. Statistics portal Statista.com predicts that the market size of organic food across India in 2020 will be around $1.36 billion. The organic market size in 2014 was around $0.36 billion.

Wax-coated apples don’t keep doctor away

Jamshedpur: Stay away from apples that shine bright red or leafy vegetables that appear too green. Apples may be coated with wax and vegetables coloured artificially. Celebrating Earth Day on Monday, a day after its April 22 date, the Centre for World Solidarity, a Trust based in Secunderabad, Telangana, with roots in Berlin-based Action for […]

Organic way to health

Sikkim is India’s first fully organic State. By this we mean, no use of chemical pesticides, fertilisers, or genetically modified crops. What started 14 years ago as a small change in a tiny region, has now become a great example for the entire nation to learn from. But can the entire country go organic? India […]

Equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products: VP

New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India must equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products. He was addressing the Valedictory Session of the One Day State Level Workshop on Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture for Doubling of Farmer’s Income” organized by the Government of Manipur and the Central Agricultural […]

SGPC to expand organic food venture at shrines

Amritsar, Keen to serve chemical-free langar to devotees at the Golden Temple and other gurdwaras under its control, the SGPC has decided to expand its organic farming activities. SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said Rs 9.04 crore had been allocated in the current budget, adding that the area under cultivation of organically grown vegetables would […]

Etapalli farmers return to indigenous rice varieties

NAGPUR: Most farmers from Gadchiroli’s Etapalli block talk about huge diversity in rice, the major crop of the area, grown in the good old days. Indigenous varieties could withstand climate change and required little or no manure. But that was before many farmers were tricked into believing that genetically modified (GM) seeds sold by private […]

Mitti: A film that deals with farmer issues

Farmers are the backbone of our country and we all depend upon agriculture to meet the requirement of food. Though they feed the entire humanity, their lives are in danger of many issues. According to statistics, every 30 minutes, a farmer commits suicide in our country. In an attempt to help farmers to overcome their […]

Patrons come togerther to learn organic farming

On the second day of Jimmy Memorial Sustainable Devlopment Week , a workshop was conducted on Organic farming at Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development. The organic agriculture expert Prem Joshi gave practical tips for making natural remedies with cow-urine and Neem as well as many leaves and locally available products. He also taught ways […]

Stand against FSANZ Approval of ‘Golden Rice’

“We have long asserted that we don’t need GMOs which is intertwined with the used of toxic pesticides and herbicides. We have our own traditional rice varieties and sustainable ways of farming. We have also established and developed our diversified and integrated farms which is our source of nutritious food, pride and freedom.” explains Ramon […]

US-based varsity to join hands with PJTSAU

Hyderabad: The US-based University of Florida evinced interest to join hands with Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) to start online certificate courses,  joint degree programmes, online certificate courses in Agriculture and GIS,  Agroecology, organic farming and the like. The proposals have come up during a visit by K Ramesh Reddy, Graduate Research Professor, […]

Travels through India’s Farmlands

If your bearings have been urban, without much agricultural exposure, the title ‘Mother Earth, Sister Seed: Travels through India’s Farmlands’ is likely to evoke images of farms with a pair of bullocks or tractor ploughing the field, farmers and farm hands bent over sowing seeds, and so on. And sure, farms on plains are often […]

Seminar held on organic farming

Ludhiana, Punjab Agriculture Universty’s (PAU) Organic Farming Club, organized monthly training camp on Thursday. The camp was held under the aegis of the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU. Dr CS Aulakh, director, School of Organic Farming, delved on preservation and handling of organic seeds. Dr Guriqbal Singh, senior pulse breeder, and Dr Rajinder Singh, senior […]

Training Prog for SHGs organized

Jammu Tawi, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J), UK based NGO, Brooke India, Sahyog India and NABARD, Reasi organised one day long farmers training programme on “Agri-entrepreneurship development in rural areas” for Self Help Groups (SHGs) members here today at KVK, Reasi campus. Large number of farmers […]

Veg shortage: steps taken to promote organic farming in Sikkim

Gangtok, In the wake of shortage of vegetables in Sikkim, measures are being taken to promote organic farming post ban on sale and consumption of non-organic agricultural and horticultural items in the state from April one, an official said. “The vegetables shortage due to inadequate cultivation in Sikkim is a short-term problem as steps have […]