Ofai Organic World Congress

Farmer rush to get organic stamp

Patna: More than a dozen farmers have approached the agriculture department to get their produce certified as organic. The department has signed an agreement with Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA) for issuing certificates to farmers who use organic method for cultivation. Sources in the agriculture department said so far 15 such farmers had approached […]

Sikkim shows growth in organic vegetable output

Sikkim has produced about 80,000 mt of various organic vegetables in 2016-17 after it became a fully organic state. “We produced 80,000 mt organic vegetable in the state last year to showcase our commitment to organic farming,” said Horticulture and Cash Crop Development department, secretary, Khorlo Bhutia. “These vegetables were 100 per cent chemical-free and […]

Pari

With passion, this teacher promotes organic farming

Vizianagaram: After 10 years as teacher in government service, D Pari Naidu one fine day decided it was time to practice and propagate organic farming for the health of current and future generations. The 58-year-old from Thotapalli village in Garugubilli mandal in Vizianagaram district, started an organic farm on the banks of River Nagavali in […]

Using herbal agricultural recipes to protect farm biodiversity

With rapid urbanisation, people in metro cities are becoming increasingly health conscious. According to India fitQ 2016, a report by health and lifestyle company GOQii, which surveyed over 50,000 respondents, Mumbai was found to be the most health-conscious metro in the country, beating Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai. It is widely known that the residual […]

RANJANI

Closing the food loop

Up until 2014, Kern Agarwal and Ranjani Prabakaran held steady jobs at Standard Chartered Bank. But one fine day, we decided to quit and plunge full time into organic farming. Wed set up The Urban Farmers, a start-up incubated at Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA). One thing led to another and today we have […]

Step towards sustainability

In the age of cooperative federalism, farmers in the villages of Ajjampura hobli in Tarikere taluk, Chikkamagaluru district have taken cooperative farming to a whole new level. They are fast changing the perception of rural development by keeping scientific sustainable rural development as their motto and ensuring active participation of the farming community. This form […]

Fukuoka

Theory & Practice of Masanobu Fukuokas Natural Farming

In this 7-day workshop with permaculture and natural farming teacher Larry Korn we will explore the philosophy and practical techniques of Masanobu Fukuoka, pioneer and world leader of the natural farming movement. This is a rare opportunity to get an inside look at what natural farming actually is, and who Mr. Fukuoka was as a […]

Date 1st February to 7th February 2018

Agragamee Farmers Convention

Agragamee is organising a Farmers Convention on 27th October at Bhubaneswar in which 300 Farmers across the state will participate. The Government Officials, Farmers Organisations and CSOs will participate. Some Nationally eminent persons articulating on the Issues are also invited to address the Farmers. Odisha Government is finalising the Policy on Organic Farmers. The PKVY […]

Date 27th October 2017

Tera Greens

Mother-daughter duo is reaping the profits of organic farming

Numerous initiatives by various state governments to promote organic farming in India have promptedbiotech engineerLikitha Bhanuto seek options in the agriculture sector for building a career. While her batchmates were busy finding corporate jobs in biotechnology, Likitha preferred to take chances in organic farming. To create awareness on healthy eating habits and make organic food […]

Nod for GM mustard unlikely

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has indicated that a decision on releasing genetically modified (GM) mustard commercially was unlikely any time soon. There are compelling arguments from those who support it and those against it, he said responding to a query from The Hindu. The government however will only take a decision based on common […]

Tata Power organises Swavalamban Drive to train framers towards self-sustainability

Mumbai: Tata Power, Indias largest integrated power company, has always been committed to the well-being of the communities that surround its areas of operations. In continuation with this objective, Tata Power organised Swavalamban Drive for farmers in villages of Maval (Khopoli and Bhivpuri division), Maharashtra. The objective of the drive was to self-sustain the farmers […]

Agriculture as part of climate mitigation and adaptation

Discussions on agriculture in the context of climate always focus on productivity and yield under global warming and temperature extremes. While rice, wheat, maize and soybean yields are expected to go down due to warming, there is optimism that genomics will deliver drought-and pest-resistant varieties. Time-tested methods for sustainable agriculture still have a big role […]

Villages must adopt organic cultivation, integrated farming: Experts

Nagpur: Aiming to promote awareness regarding the current condition of agriculture in the Vidarbha region, Vigyan Bharti Vidarbha Pradesh Mandal (VBVPM) organized a lecture on ‘Agricultural Development in Vidarbha and India’ at Persistence Auditorium, Gayatri Nagar on Monday. The event was conducted under the banner of ‘Confluence of Agriculture and Science’. Former chancellor of Kamdhenu […]