Centre may incentivise traditional farming methods like yogic farming, gou mata kheti: Report

The government is planning to give incentives to farmers who take up traditional farming methods like yogik farming, rishi krishi, and gou mata kheti, according to a report by Mint.  These happen to be ancient practices with little or no scientific evidence to prove they are beneficial, the report stated. The scheme will be rolled out under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mint reported, adding that […]

“Pesticide use led to increase in vascular diseases”

NAGPUR: Excessive use of pesticides has led to increase in vascular diseases and other health hazards. Although science has not been able to prove it, researchers said farmers have observed this phenomenon, said Dr Ulhas Jajoo, director professor at the department of medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, on Sunday. In his […]

Old Seed Festival

Sanjeevini is closely associated with tribal communities in Eastern ghats, mainly Aruku region of Andhra pradesh in natural resource management, natural management and conservation of biodiversity. Sanjeevini has been supporting the farming communities in this region to continue their Traditional, sustainable agricultural practices manage forest and water resources, organize seed banks, grain banks to ensure […]

Date 28th April 2018

Biodiversity campaigner from India addresses ‘Earth Talks’

Dr Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental activist and biodiversity campaigner, recently gave her first ever public talk in Qatar as part of ‘Earth Talks’ programme, organised by Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCM-Q),  in partnership with Qatar National Library. On the invitation of AYCM-Q, Dr Vandana Shiva was back to Qatar after 18 years, and […]

From farm to fashion

It’s the age of sustainable fashion. Needless to say, India’s first organic farm to sustainable fashion brand—Ethicus—is making all the right noises. After a successful debut at the Lakme Fashion Week last year, the Pollachi-based brand returned to woo Delhiites with its spring exhibition last month. The brand’s second outing comprises three new collections of […]

‘Ezhilam’ to redefine eco-friendly tourism

Kannur: The Ezhom Service Cooperative Bank here is on a mission to declare their village as organic village and also to promote environmental-friendly tourism initiative, Agro River Sustainable Tourism, in the place, which is known for its organic paddy fields, kaipad lands, river, varieties of mangroves and a pristine landscape.

Enforcement officers to seize banned non-organic food items

Gangtok, Apr 3 (PTI) The Sikkim government has decided to designate enforcement officers to carry out seizure and disposal of non-organic and horticultural commodities banned in the Himalayan state, a notification issued by the state government has said. The state has banned the entry of non-organic fruits and vegetables in the state from April 1. […]

Chamling announces monthly pension for organic farmers

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today announced monthly pension for farmers engaged in organic farming in the state. Sikkim is the first fully organic state in the country. “Our farmers involved in organic farming will get a monthly pension of Rs 1000,” he said adressing a public meeting at Mangan, the North Sikkim district […]

Turmeric farmers suffer due to poor demand, low prices

Shillong: Long known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties due to presence of very high curcumin content, the Lakadong turmeric has the potential to change life of farmers of Meghalaya but the situation in the frontier state is just the opposite as a majority of farmers want to turmeric-growing due to poor demand and […]

Towards organic farming in Kolhapur

In a recent event in Kolhapur , farmers of the city were seen attending the organic farming session at Siddhagiri Karyashala. They were informed about the importance of organic farming and how it can be implemented in their everyday farming for healthy production. Chemical fertilizers are harmful and at times leave crops destroyed. Natural production […]

Land and Lens Exhibition

Vanastree, and our partnering organisation Punarchith, invite you to join us for Land and Lens, a photography exhibition by youth and women farmers of Chamarajanagar and Sirsi. On the exhibition’s opening weekend, we also invite you to the Mannu-Kannu Mela—featuring a variety of much-loved products from our past Malnad Melas.

Date 7th April 2018 to 13th April 2018

Time 10 AM - 7 PM

Woven in time

When is cotton not just cotton? And why does it matter? Our oversimplification between ‘organic-good’ and ‘non-organic-bad’ cotton only scratches the surface says sustainable fashion designer, and Henri CEO, Henrietta Adams. Native crops could hold the key to a more eco-friendly way to produce fabric. She swaps her shirt making in London to meet the people in […]

Creating a healthy organic market

In the past few years, the terms ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ have emerged as buzzwords among health-conscious people to  both in our country and across the globe. The organic wave has swept across all things food and India, too, is experiencing the trend. A heightened sense of concern for the environment combined with the disdain of […]

Improving maize price-realisation for farmers vital: Report

India’s Maize production must grow at 15% CAGR to meet the domestic demand simultaneously, with an ambitious target to double the farmers’ income by 2022, reveals a FICCI-PwC Knowledge Report on ‘Maize Vision 2022’. The Report  was released on Friday during the Maize Conference 2018 organised by FICCI in New Delhi. The Report says though […]