Ofai Organic World Congress

The taste of good health

August 17, 2015 Be organic, buy organic.’ That’s the mantra behind Bio Basics, run by Ramesh Chandran and Sreedevi Lakshmikutty Bio Basics is more than just a commercial venture focusing on organic food. The founders — Ramesh Chandran and his wife Sreedevi Lakshmikutty — moved to Coimbatore in 2013 after having lived abroad for several […]


Researchers press for alternate technology for BT Cotton

August 17, 2015 Researchers are vouching for revival of indigenous cotton by adopting novel technologies for spinning. Speaking at a seminar titled ‘Malkha: Birth of a New Fabric’, at Jiddu Krishnamurti Centre, Punjagutta, Uzramma, founder of Dastkar Andhra, which champions for marketing of hand-woven cotton fabrics and the ‘Malkha’ initiative, highlighted the current status of […]

Scotland Bans Growing GM Crops

August 12, 2015 Independent evidence shows GM foods and ingredients harm human health. All nations should ban them. UN General Assembly measures and international humanitarian laws say all nations are responsible for protecting the health, safety and welfare of their people. Harmful to human health GMOs should be universally banned. Scotland acted responsibly.

Natural fertiliser to replace chemical fertiliser with no harm to environment

Mumbai August 16, 2015 Biotech company Camson discovers NKP with full protection on soil, air and water, to sell at 50% lower than chemical fertiliser. In a major breakthrough, agricultural biotechnology majorCamson Bio Technologies has discovered a revolutionary product – natural fertiliser – with capacity to replace existing chemical fertilisers. Discovered in all variants i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or […]

Techies take up farming out of Bengaluru

Aug 14, 2015 BENGALURU: The rural farming community is rapidly shrinking, due to the migration of youngsters from villages to cities in search of greener pastures, ironically. This alarming trend has caught the attention of Bengaluru’s techies and working professionals, who are going beyond urban terrace farming, and getting into community farming, to bridge the […]

India Organic Food Market to Grow at Over 25% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research

August 13, 2015 Excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in food production and increasing health awareness among consumers to driveIndia organic food market According to recently published TechSci Research report “India Organic Food Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020“, organic food market in India is projected to register growth at a CAGR of over 25% during 2015-20. Growing health consciousness […]

Biodynamic farming training course

Farmers in India are increasingly opting for organic farming as a viable alternative to chemical agriculture. In this context, biodynamic (BD) agriculture will strengthen the organic farming movement and be of immense help to organic farmers. A number of experienced BD practitioners trained by Peter Procter will conduct the course. The course has a good […]

Date 30th August to 05th September, 2015

Natural Farming workshop in Haryana

Mr. Suresh Desai from Belgaum, Karnataka is visiting farmers in Haryana and guiding them about principles of natural farming with minimum use of water to get increased yields through a workshop on 18th August 2015 in Rohtak, Haryana.

Date 18th August 2015

Time 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Organic cotton: Healing wounds in Vidarbha

August 10, 2015 In times when cotton farmer suicides have become a day-to-day affair in India, especially Vidarbha, organic cotton farming has its benefits. This cotton variant, if adopted in farming practices, can help farmers resolve their economical issues, says Mary Christine Joy. Indian cotton belts have remained infamous for farmer suicides for years, especially the rural areas […]


Karnataka farmer suicide rate hits highest in a decade

August 06, 2015 Bengaluru: The farmer suicide rate in Karnataka has hit the highest level in a decade, highlighting agrarian distress in the state. A total of 158 farmers killed themselves in July alone in the state, government data showed, bringing this year’s toll of farmer suicides to 197, the most since 2003.


India’s fiery seed activist

August 05, 2015 For many years, Vandana Shiva has been waging a war against industrialized farming and the use of genetically modified crops NEW DELHI: Hidden in the narrow lanes of block A in Hauz Khas, is a simple apartment building with no nameplate or house number. Most people going through this posh locality can […]


Homeless People In Atlanta Plant Organic Garden

July 28, 2015 Planting an organic garden is an activity typically reserved for bougie hipster types who have the time, money and training to get behind the cause. But a homeless shelter in Atlanta is opening up that skill, and approach to responsible farming, to its residents. “It is important to share and train residents […]

Docs, farmers, scientists promote organic farming

August 2, 2015 Meerut: Environment activist and author Vandana Shiva kick-started a nationwide campaign, Anna Swaraj Andolan, from Meerut on Sunday. The campaign is meant to make farmers aware of the benefits of organic farming and also inform them of the hidden agenda of multi-national companies, which allegedly attempt to control the national agronomy by […]


Data reveals true story about Modi govt’s pet initiatives

July 23, 2015 While the government has claimed significant increase in funds for farm credit, facts show a different story, explains Manoj K. During the last week of May 2015, several central government ministries released performance report cards on their achievements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one year in office.

Panel quells right-wing doubts on GM crop trials

Shishir Arya | Jul 25, 2015, Nagpur: After right-wing organizations raised objections against allowing field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, the committee examining the issue has written back to the state government that all such concerns have been already addressed and there is no need for any relooks.

Irrfan Khan is passionate about farming

IANS | Jul 23, 2015 Actor Irrfan Khan, who is known for his critically acclaimed roles and movies, is fond of organic farming. Besides being known for his acting, he has been into organic farming since a very young age in his hometown in Jaipur and has been longing to visit his farms.


Many agri schemes new only in name

July 23, 2015 THE HANS INDIA The agriculture ministry has claimed that in the first year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term, it launched several new initiatives, such as soil-fertility boosting neem-coated urea and soil-health cards, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGY). […]