Gurugram farmer’s technique stops wastage of veggies, multiplies income by 4 times!

About 16 kilometres from the busy city of Gurugram in Mankrola lies Sehrawat Organic Farm. Spread across 30 acres, this integrated farm propagates the use of innovative and progressive techniques while combining them with traditional agriculture. Satish Kumar Sehrawat and his three brothers took up their ancestral profession of farming twenty years ago. Their income […]

How do you know your organic food is really organic?

As the organic food market expands, fruit and vegetable suppliers are under pressure to supply more, and some of them are taking shortcuts. The principles of organic farming are difficult to follow when the volumes are big, trade insiders say. “The demand is growing exponentially. Retailers want volume and variety and growers are forced to […]

Himachal to be natural farming state by 2022: Guv

Governor Acharya Devvrat said the Himachal government would train about 50,000 farmers under natural farming in the financial year and hoped that Himachal would emerge a natural farming state by 2022. He was presiding over a workshop on Subhash Palekar Natural Farming under ‘Prakritik Krishi Khushal Kisan Yojana’ organised by the Agriculture Department at the […]

Propitious organic industry in India

It is rightly quoted that Healthy citizens are the greatest assets any nation can have. For any country to prosper, it’s a prerequisite to have healthier citizens, who can contribute immensely to its development. In India, numerous efforts are being made to promote sound health and enhance quality of life among the citizens of the […]

New job market for ‘farmers’ is offering attractive salary, free food, accommodation & much more

A Facebook advertisement said ‘Wanted Farmers’. It added, “Dear farmer, need your support to produce healthy food for the society. Join hands with us to offer healthy & better life”. The pay package is undoubtedly very ‘attractive’, taking into consideration the financial crisis that small & marginal farmers are facing in India. The ad, which […]

Kerala’s Organic Farmers Association wins international award for innovative farming methods

Kerala’s Jaiva Karshaka Samithi (Kerala Organic Farmers Association) has won Organic Medal of Honour, conferred by International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) Asia in South Korea, in association with Xichong Municipal corporation based in China, reported The News Minute. The award will be presented on May 30, in Xichong China. The award comes with […]

Nestle announces foray in organic food category

World’s largest food and beverage company Nestle India on Friday said that it has forayed into the organic food segment. This comes in line with the leading packaged food company’s innovation strategy at bagging new consumer opportunities and to strengthen its food and nutrition portfolio. The food and drink company will launch three products in […]

Efforts on to make Nagaland organic state

Dimapur, May 14 (EMN): In an effort to make Nagaland an organic State, department of Agriculture has demarcated 1700 ha area of land as organic and undertaken necessary steps to identify specific crops in each district for organic certification in phase-wise manner. This was stated by the Additional Director of State Agriculture department, Kevikhu Achumi, […]

Dr. Bronner’s helps bring better opportunities to farmers in India

Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned and number one seller of natural soap in the United States, has just released a short film highlighting how they’re working to source organic, fair trade products, and create what they hope is a better agricultural system. “Journey to Pavitramenthe” is the second film in Dr. Bronner’s “Journey” series, and explores […]

Champion of organic farming felicitated

Saifabad: Dr Yadlavalli Venkateshwar Rao, who was awarded Padma Shri for his efforts in promoting organic farming, was felicitated at a program organized by IV Subba Rao Memorial Committee at a hotel in Lakdi-ka-pul on Sunday. Apart from organic farming, his efforts to provide training in terrace farming, with a noble intention of providing unadulterated […]

Manipur farmers adopt integrated farming

Farmers in Manipur have been practising organic farming religiously. For many, this has become a sustainable source of income. In the Northeast region, the new method of integrated farming (agricultural systems that integrate livestock and crop production) has yielded better production of crops for many. “With an increase in population, there is also a need […]

Seeds from Bt brinjal trials not deposited with govt body

Amid fears of widespread contamination of local varieties by Bt Brinjal in Haryana, the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) said it had not stored any seeds of the genetically modified variety from field trials conducted before an “indefinite moratorium” was imposed on its commercialisation in 2010. Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Pvt Ltd (Mahyco), […]

Wake-up call on proprietary seeds

When the news broke that PepsiCo was suing small farmers in India for growing a potato variety that is used in its Lay’s chips, popular sympathies immediately went, of course, to the farmers. National and international pressure swiftly mounted, and in short order a humbled PepsiCo backtracked, announcing its withdrawal of the lawsuit. There was […]

Call to boost traditional farming practices

Secunderabad: Dr G V Ramanjaneyulu, the Executive Director of Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Expert Director of Sahaja Aharam Producer Company, has pointed out ground realities of farming and the distress in the rural farming communities, at a meeting organised by Rotary Club of Secunderabad. His presentation focused on: Models of agriculture which are local […]