In continuation of our tradition to organize Biennial Convention, the 5th National Organic Farming Convention will be organized at NITTTR in Sector-26 of Chandigarh during 28th Feb. to 2nd March, 2015 jointly with National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) and Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM). Please […]
Date 28th Feb. to 2nd March, 2015
Correspondent ITANAGAR, Feb 20 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the 21.75-km long Harmuti-Naharlagun rail line and flagged off the Naharlagun-Delhi AC Express and the Inter-City Express between Naharlagun and Guwahati, thereby bringing the strategically located border State of Arunachal Pradesh to the country’s railway map.
Source: The Assam Tribune
Vishwa Mohan, TNN | Feb 20, 2015, NEW DELHI: Seeking adequate government’s intervention to promote organic farming in a big way, thousands of farmers from across the country will assemble in Chandigarh for a three-day convention, beginning February 28. They will share their success stories with policy-makers and brainstorm on ways and means to make […]
Source: The Times of India
Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | February 21, 2015 Better connectivity and exploitation of hydro-electric potential were the keys to fighting poverty and bringing about rapid development in Arunachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Itanagar on Friday. Modi, who participated in the 29th statehood day of Arunachal Pradesh, also said the state has […]
Source: Indian Express
By Lauren Rothman February 19, 2015 When you think of organic farming, your mind’s eye might lead you to the carefully tended rooftop gardens of US metropolitan areas, or to Italy, where rich volcanic soils burst with pristine San Marzano tomatoes. But it’s actually the world’s developing nations that are leading the way in chemical-free […]
Correspondent SHILLONG, Feb 17 – With an eye on brand-building and market Meghalaya as an organic food producing State, the State government has withdrawn the chemical fertilizer subsidy to farmers, thus raising serious livelihood questions.
Source: Assam Tribune
By Rituparna Chatterjee on February 17, 2015 With increasing per capita income and the emerging middle class demanding safe food products, India’s share of organic food products is expected to touch atleast two per cent by 2020 predicted Dr Lorenzo Boni, project manager assistant, Bioagri Coop, adding, “This is a good figure considering that Italy […]
Source: Financial Express
17 February 2015 – POTUS and the missus could not make it to the city of love last month, but there is another couple that renewed its vows in Agra this Valentine’s Day. The alliance is that of the large private seed industry and the public agricultural sector in India. The National Seed Association of […]
Source: India Together
Mike Barrett February 6, 2015 Over in Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country. Excitingly, the new strategy involves doubling organic farming in order to serve more organic food in the nation’s public institutions. The Danish government […]
Source: Natural Society
Date: 21-22nd Feb 2015 Venue: Durga Parmeshivery Temple Ground, Opp Ranga Shankara ,J.P.Nagar, 2nd Stage, Bangalore Millet Mela is celebration of millet diversity that is grown with care for your health and environment by our farmers.
Date 21-22nd Feb 2015
Kisan Fair is a 3 day event being held from 26th February to the 28th February 2015 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. This event showcases products like farm, agricultural, agricultural financing, to that of farming, and teaching associated with this field etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry industry. Contact: 09595389389
Snehlata Shrivastav, TNN | Feb 16, 2015, NAGPUR: The promoters of organic cultivation, mostly farmers, across Vidarbha are also trying hard to conserve the traditional varieties of crops. They are in their own way contributing towards conservation of these indigenous and straight varieties for future generations in a well-planned and systematic manner.
Source: Times of India
TNN | Feb 14, 2015 NAGPUR: The organic farmers from Nagpur and nearby districts believe the challenges they face could be overcome from the experiences of other such farmers rather than the scientists with whom they can hardly relate. This was the view emerging from a panel discussion took place at the start of Beejotsav […]
Source: Times of India
Mumbai February 14, 2015 Increasing use of Bt cotton has reduced cultivation of organic cotton, which is considered eco-friendly To promote organic cotton cultivation in India, the government Maharashtra is setting up a first-of-its-kind specialty textile park in the state. Announcing the decision, Textile Minister Chandrakant Patil, said, “The government of Maharashtra is committed to promoting […]
Source: Business Standard
My Pumpkin Roof is meant to inspire, encourage and guide anyone and everyone to take charge and start growing their own food. It does not matter if you are a homemaker, a businessperson, a student, retired, male or female, young or old. It does not even matter if you live in a mansion with acres […]
Source: Earthcare Publications
Feb 10, 2015 Pankul Sharma | TNN Meerut: A study has revealed the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), organic compounds resistant to environmental degradation which have been banned throughout the country, in many vegetables grown in Meerut district. These vegetables are also supplied to markets in Delhi, NCR and parts of UP. The study, […]
Source: Times of India
Feb 10, 2015 Amira Nature Foods announced the launch of its organic food range at Gulfood 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The organic portfolio will include basmati rice and brown basmati rice, kidney beans, chick peas, whole wheat flour and brown chana and tur dal.
Source: Hotelier Middle East
TNN | Feb 10, 2015 Nagpur: To promote organic farming, several agriculturists from the city have teamed up to organize a three-day seed festival, ‘Beejotsav’, from Friday. The initiative has been taken to discourage the use of chemical fertilizers and genetically modified seeds, and support farmers to rely more on organic and sustainable farming.
Source: Times of india
TNN | Feb 10, 2015 SHIMLA: At a time when global warming has posed threat to apple plantation in Himachal Pradesh that was first introduced in 1870 in Kullu by British captain R C Scot and in 1916 at Thanedar area of Shimla by US citizen Samuel Evans Stokes later known as Satya Nand Stokes, […]
Source: Times of india
Anitha Pailoor, Feb 10, 2015: Farmers in Davangere and Shivamogga have opted for green manure plants to improve soil fertility and decrease cultivation costs, writes Anitha Pailoor. Dakshayanamma, a farmer in Kumbaluru in Harihar taluk in Davangere cannot remember a time when she had such a good crop, that too with such a low input. […]
Source: Deccan Herald
HEMA VIJAY February 9, 2015 Tula largely stays clear of chemical dyes. And, of course, grown organically, the cotton dust from Tula is non-allergic The soft, unbleached fabric feels good on the skin, its texture is lovely to touch, and its natural, creamy hue emanates an aura of benign calm. The fabric also gives the […]
Source: The Hindu
Chittaranjan Tembhekar,TNN | Feb 9, 2015, MUMBAI: Families of nearly half of the farmers in Maharashtra who have committed suicide over the last four years are not eligible to get even the paltry Rs 1 lakh compensation thanks to government rules. Maharashtra, along with Tamil Nadu, WB, AP, Chhattisgarh and MP, registers a high number […]
Source: Times of India
February 5 It is not a coincidence. The State-level expert committee headed by nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar, which gave clearance for field testing five genetically modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, did so while releasing a report on ‘Global Status of Biotech Crops’ by the international GM industry lobby group, ISAAA.
Source: Ground Reality
Come with friends n family to the Exhibition cum Sale of Seed Diversity, Farm produce & Books, Interact with Seed Savers & Farmers, Enjoy Song & Music, Discussions & much more.. And please carry you own glasses to avoid use of plastic cups! Concept note and schedule attached herewith. ON 13-14-15 February 2015 ( starting at […]
Date 13-14-15 February 2015
Deadline: November 9, 2014 Hivos invites individuals, organisations and companies from Asia, Africa and Latin America to share their most innovative ideas and best practices that contribute to more open, democratic and green societies. Do you have a smart and powerful idea? Do you have a green and daring idea? Sendi it in for the […]
Source: Opportunity Desk
February 7, 2015 Abu Bakar Siddique Government allegedly ignores poor-yield controversy surrounding previous releases The government plans to release five more genetically modified (GM) brinjal varieties at farmers level this year, ignoring the controversies and the poor yield that resulted from releases of earlier varieties.
Source: Dhaka Tribune