Telangana farmers keen on taking up organic farming

Hyderabad: Telangana farmers are showing interest to go for organic farming on a large scale and approaching Organic Certification Authority for approval of seeds. Telangana got accreditation for inspection and certification of organic products from the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA) under Ministry of Commerce and Industries on June 1, since […]

Using organic farming to rebuild farms in Kerala

The Manarcadu Social Service Society (MASS), a collective of more than 5,000 organic farmers of Idukki and Kottayam districts, will launch Rebuild Kerala 2021 to help Idukki farmers rebuild their farms and livelihoods through organic farming. More than 100 organic farmers from across the country will attend the launch of the unique sustainable development initiative […]

Goa govt to set up centre of excellence for organic farming

Panaji, The Goa government will set up a Centre of Excellence for organic farming to encourage farmers to stop using fertilisers and adopt conventional methods, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Wednesday. The government has already floated an expression of interest (EIO) inviting bids from international companies for the project, he said. “The centre of […]

Turning land into farming gold mines

KOCHI: At a time when land has become one of the most critical inputs for economic development, the district administration in association with the Tourism and Agriculture departments have started ‘Samrudhi’, a project to reclaim unused residential plots in the city and convert them as arable land. This programme has been linked with the district administrations’ […]

Agri-budget enhanced by 74.5%: Radha Mohan

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said  that with an aim to double farmers’ income, the budget outlay of the agriculture sector has been enhanced by 74.5% to Rs 2,11,694 crore during 2014-2019 as compared to Rs 1,21,082 crore during 2009-2014. On the occasion of inauguration ceremony of Krishi Kumbh 2018 organised […]

Andaman steadfast for organic farming in isles

Port Blair The UTATMA in association with Department of Agriculture, has organized “Farmer- Scientist Interactions – on Organic Farming” at Tushnabad Gram Panchayat on Saturday. Mr Dashrath Verma, Up-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, graced the occasion as chief guest and requested the farmers to focus on Organic Farming. Ms. Jasinta Mary, Pradhan, Tushnabad and Mr […]

J&K Horticulture Dept organises training on PGS-India

Jammu and Kashmir Department of Horticulture organized a Training Programme on “Organic Certification through Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India)” in technical collaboration with Regional Centre for Organic Farming (RCOF) Panchkula here at its Directorate office. Director Horticulture, Anuradha Gupta   chaired the Programme.Dr. Shahina Tabassum, Scientific Officer from RCOF Panhkula was the Resource Person in […]

Foreign buyers show keen interest in Indian organic food products at BIOFACH 2018

New Delhi, (KNN) Foreign buyers from China, South Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, and European Union have evinced keen interest in Indian organic food products to cater to increasing consumption levels in their own countries. Foreign buyers from various countries including 50 buyers invited by Agricultural Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) currently visiting the ongoing […]

Mahila Kisan Divas celebrated at Rampur

The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, N & M Andaman, celebrated Mahila Kisan Divas on Monday at Panchayat Hall, Rampur in North Andaman. The programme was inaugurated by Smt Nachiammal, Pramukh, Panchayat Samiti, Mayabunder in the presence of Naw Seviah, Pradhan, Rampur, Saw Father Setae, Dr. B.L Kasinath, Sr. Scientist and Head, KVK, N & M Andaman […]

World Food Day celebrated at Rangat

World Food Day 2018 was celebrated on Tuesday in Rangat Zone in a befitting manner in association with Agriculture Technology Management Agency and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat. On the eve of this day an awareness programme with the theme “Ours Actions are our Future: A Zero Hunger World by 2030 is Possible” was organized at […]

Araku tribals fight deforestation threat with gourmet coffee

Bangkok: Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation. Araku Valley Coffee won gold in the Prix Epicures OR Award in Paris earlier this month. The beans are grown by Adivasis – or “original inhabitants” – of […]

India celebrates the day dedicated to women on farm

15th October is celebrated as National Women Farmer’s Day or Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas’ in India. Every year, on this day of activities and programmes, are organized – mainly to empower women in the field of agriculture. But, before celebrating and discussing the role of women in agriculture, it is necessary for all of us to think about […]