The Annual Handmade Collective 2018

A delightful community event that we hold every year, is a culmination of these various crafts and arts from across India, the artisans, ideas, sweat and a whole lot of laughter. The Collective often referred to as ‘The Bazaar’ by our patrons is the perfect place for one to bump into long lost friends bringing […]

Date 28th Nov to 2nd Dec 2018

Tribute to a hero of organic farming

Peter Melchett, a passionate defender of the countryside and the integrity of the natural environment, has died at the age of 70. Peter was inspired by Lady Eve Balfour and her book The Living Soil, and also by Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring. Both were outstanding voices of the early environmental movement, and were the source of his […]

Nagaland organic farmers not getting necessary backup

In October this year, the tiny Himalayan State of Sikkim was declared as India’s first organic State by United Nations for its farming policies that benefitted over 66,000 farmers. According to World Future Council, tourism in the State had also increased by 50% between 2014 and 2017. Like Sikkim, Nagaland is also predominantly hilly and […]

Make farmers aware of latest methods: HP Guv

Palampur:  Acharya Devvrat, Himachal Pradesh Governor, asked agriculture scientists to reach out to farmers with the technological innovations and research work to enhance their production. Their research should not be confined to the labs only. The Governor was addressing members of the Senate of the agriculture university here last evening. It was vital that the […]

Protect the little helpers

Hundreds of species of pollinators may be in dangerous decline Across India’s agrarian plains, plantations and orchards, millions of birds, bats and insects toil to pollinate crops. However, many of these thousands of species may be in dangerous decline. In 2015, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found that pollinators lead […]

Telangana farmers keen on taking up organic farming

Hyderabad: Telangana farmers are showing interest to go for organic farming on a large scale and approaching Organic Certification Authority for approval of seeds. Telangana got accreditation for inspection and certification of organic products from the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA) under Ministry of Commerce and Industries on June 1, since […]

Using organic farming to rebuild farms in Kerala

The Manarcadu Social Service Society (MASS), a collective of more than 5,000 organic farmers of Idukki and Kottayam districts, will launch Rebuild Kerala 2021 to help Idukki farmers rebuild their farms and livelihoods through organic farming. More than 100 organic farmers from across the country will attend the launch of the unique sustainable development initiative […]

Goa govt to set up centre of excellence for organic farming

Panaji, The Goa government will set up a Centre of Excellence for organic farming to encourage farmers to stop using fertilisers and adopt conventional methods, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Wednesday. The government has already floated an expression of interest (EIO) inviting bids from international companies for the project, he said. “The centre of […]

Turning land into farming gold mines

KOCHI: At a time when land has become one of the most critical inputs for economic development, the district administration in association with the Tourism and Agriculture departments have started ‘Samrudhi’, a project to reclaim unused residential plots in the city and convert them as arable land. This programme has been linked with the district administrations’ […]

Agri-budget enhanced by 74.5%: Radha Mohan

Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said  that with an aim to double farmers’ income, the budget outlay of the agriculture sector has been enhanced by 74.5% to Rs 2,11,694 crore during 2014-2019 as compared to Rs 1,21,082 crore during 2009-2014. On the occasion of inauguration ceremony of Krishi Kumbh 2018 organised […]

Andaman steadfast for organic farming in isles

Port Blair The UTATMA in association with Department of Agriculture, has organized “Farmer- Scientist Interactions – on Organic Farming” at Tushnabad Gram Panchayat on Saturday. Mr Dashrath Verma, Up-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, graced the occasion as chief guest and requested the farmers to focus on Organic Farming. Ms. Jasinta Mary, Pradhan, Tushnabad and Mr […]

J&K Horticulture Dept organises training on PGS-India

Jammu and Kashmir Department of Horticulture organized a Training Programme on “Organic Certification through Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India)” in technical collaboration with Regional Centre for Organic Farming (RCOF) Panchkula here at its Directorate office. Director Horticulture, Anuradha Gupta   chaired the Programme.Dr. Shahina Tabassum, Scientific Officer from RCOF Panhkula was the Resource Person in […]

Foreign buyers show keen interest in Indian organic food products at BIOFACH 2018

New Delhi, (KNN) Foreign buyers from China, South Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, and European Union have evinced keen interest in Indian organic food products to cater to increasing consumption levels in their own countries. Foreign buyers from various countries including 50 buyers invited by Agricultural Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) currently visiting the ongoing […]