Assam farmers take pledge to make Darrang green

MANGALDAI: “We have taken the pledge to continue our mission to initiate multi-cropping farming instead of the traditional single cropping and to make our fields evergreen throughout the year by adopting the organic cultivation besides concentrating on fish and duck farming, horticulture, piggery etc,” a group of eight progressive farmers of the district has taken […]

6th Women of India Organic Festival of WCD Ministry concludes

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development aims to encourage Indian women entrepreneurs and farmers to connect with more buyers through organizing ‘Women of India Organic Festivals’ across the country. This was stated by Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development after visiting various stalls and Food Court on the concluding […]

Odisha entrepreneurs boost organic farming

PIPILI: After almost sixty years since the introduction of HYV seeds in various states of the country, Odisha has some catching up to do in terms of agricultural productivity. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty and Priyadarshan Routray from Pipili launched the I-Concept initiative in 2016 with a common mission to produce fresh and organic vegetable efficiently. The […]

Inside India’s organics trade

New Delhi: In a bid to maintain good health, Manisha Bhardwaj, a software professional working in Noida, and her banker husband, Sakal Bhardwaj—both turning 40—have decided to bring some changes in their lifestyle and food habits. The couple has not only joined a gym to lose weight but has also completely switched to organic foods—ranging […]

Organic farming in Goa to get boost through centrally sponsored clusters: Vijai Sardesai

Panaji, Jan 10: Agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai addressing a state level seminar on ‘The Agriculture Sector in Goa: Towards self sufficiency and sustainable development’, said that farm produce ‘Brand Goa’ be on line with ‘Whole Foods’ USA as it would provide much needed impetus to the sector. “The centre has sanctioned 500 organic farming clusters […]

Italy to adopt Sikkim model of organic farming

Gangtok, Italy will be transformed into an “organic country” by adopting the farming policy of Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said quoting a communication received from Rome. Speaking to media, Chamling read out a letter he received from the Italian government, citing the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award he had received at the United Nations […]

UP Women soaring to new heights by taking up organic farming

Lucknow: After making their presence felt in male-dominant jobs like police, army and games, women have now given their male counterparts a tough competition by taking up agriculture as their profession. Women at the Dhanpatganj in Vikas Khand have skillfully mastered the art of developing ‘Vermicompost’ and are helping others in organic and disease-free farming. […]

Crave organic food? Govt to sell it cheap online

Fancy organic food? Want them cheaper than market rates? The government will enter the online organic food market and sell a range of products, on sites such as Amazon and Grofers, through its main food-trading agency, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed). “We have just taken a decision last week after necessary […]

Walk promotes organic farming

Over a 1,000 people, including tribal farmers and cancer patients, took part in a walkathon at Shivaji Park on Sunday, seeking a ban on use of harmful chemicals in farming. The focus of the walkathon, which also celebrated ‘Kisan Diwas’, was to create awareness about the benefits of organic farming. Called HOSH, the event was […]

HP Guv exhorts farmers to switch to natural farming

Solan: Chemical fertilisers are resulting in deadly diseases such as cancer. According to a research, the number of cancer patients in the last one-and-a-half year has increased by 25 per cent. This was stated by Hichal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat while addressing a farmers’ meet under the Prakritik Kheti, Khushhal Kisan scheme (formulated on Subhash […]

NGO roots for pesticide-free crops

Gunbir Singh has a mission – to coax farmers to go natural and enable ecological conservation and sustainable living. We are ingesting deadly toxins through food and water, he said. As president of the Dilbir Foundation, an NGO, he has been motivating farmers to grow pesticide-free food crops. “Our objective is to support natural farming […]

Promotion of organic pineapple based enterprise in NEH Region

Organic farming is a system which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives etc) and to the maximum extent feasible rely upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection” (USDA). FAO […]