Ofai Organic World Congress

Bhoomi Gardening Workshop

Gardening workshop is regular workshop, but out of the 4day, 1day will be a residential program. Do you want to be equipped with the knowledge to grow your own herbs and vegetables? Do you think gaining experience by doing it on your own will help? Then this is the workshop for you.

Date 30th March to 2nd April 2017

Time 9:00am to 4:00pm

80% of farm suicides by cotton growers: Study

Ruchika M Khanna Chandigarh, With the rural indebtedness in Punjabs predominant agrarian economy touching Rs 80,000 crore, each rural household in the state is under a debt of an average Rs 8 lakh. Or simply put, 89 per cent of the 10.53 lakh households in Punjab are under debt. This also shows how rural indebtedness […]

When fences eat crops

By A.R. Vasavi In a nation where a large number of citizens are still agriculturists, it is both ironic and disheartening that successive governments over the past two decades have continually overlooked the needs of the rural and agricultural sectors. Breaking the silence on the state of agriculturists, the Supreme Court has stepped in to […]

5th Nagpur Beejotsav

Welcome to Nagpur Seed Festival 2017 Come with friends and family to the Exhibition cum Sale of Seed Diversity, Farm produce, Delicious Organic Food, Organic Clothing, Books and many more for sustainable lifestyle. Interact with Seed Savers & Farmers, Khadi Producers, Enjoy Song & Music, Discussions & much more.. Go Organic….

Date 7 April 2017 to 9 April 2017

Time 11 am onwards

Community Farming … And Living

NAGPUR Three-year-old Adwait Gomkale leaves for school at 9am. Before that, he spends two hours with his father watering vegetables and making compost. Familiar with spinach, fenugreek, potato, cabbage and other vegetables, Adwait enjoys the satisfaction of having grown something from the start. Going beyond terrace farming and kitchen gardening, residents of Jagruti Colony (near […]

Farmers turn to organic farming, reap benefits

IN CHHATTISGARHS Dantewada district, Katekalyan is a name that largely inspires worry. While the situation in the Maoist-hit district is slowly improving, its district headquarters mirroring a well-kept small town and Maoist influence being largely pushed into the jungles of Bijapur, Sukma and Narayanpur, senior police officers still identify Katekalyan as a problem area. Yet, […]

Organic farming: Kerala police show the way

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that government offices too must join the efforts to create a culture of organic vegetable farming. It is part of the overall effort to make safe vegetables. Government offices can become models for the general public through these efforts, he said while inaugurating the harvest of vegetables cultivated at the […]

ICAR workshop promotes organic farming in north-east

Shillong (Meghalaya) [India], Mar. 03 (ANI): Indias north-east region is endowed with rich natural resources and has a rich old heritage and traditions. Ethnically and culturally distinct from the rest of the country, the region is a treasure trove of indigenous knowledge pertaining to agriculture, food, medicine and natural resource management. To utilise the available […]

Organic Mela and Career Fair

Switch ON will be brining in its 10th Year Anniversary Celebration with this event, and look forward to showcase opportunities for rural youth and farmers to benefit from – Solar Pumps, Organic agriculture, government promoted skilling programs . We have been working passionately towards environment sustainability and social equity and we look forward to showcase […]

Date 8th March 2017

Organic farming pioneer turns icon of Tamil revivalism

Back in 2013, as he sat fasting for days against the Mannargudi Coal Bed Methane project, ecological crusader Nammalvar explained his opposition to the non-inclusion of any farmer from the Cauvery delta in the committee formed by late chief minister J Jayalalithaa to study the fallout of the project. “Kaipunnai parka kannaadi etharkku.” (who needs […]

Policies must be aimed at building capacity of soils, not promoting agrochemicals: experts

Arresting land degradation, reviving soil health and managing waste to prevent soil contamination were the recurring themes at the National Conference on Indias Soils: Science Policy Practice Interfaces for Sustainable Futures held at IIT Delhi. The conference brought together three important stakeholders in soil health management in India: scientists, policymakers and practitioners. Continuing degradation of […]

Biodiversity on Organic Farms in Telangana

Most commercial agriculture around the world comes in the form of monocultures, where whole fields are devoted to a single plant. Monocultures are stark landscapes, built around the logic of factories rather than the logic of farmers or forests. It doesnt need to be that way. The monoculture way of thinking that underlies our contemporary […]

Organic cultivation boosts castor crop yield

Jadcherla: Lakshmana Sarma, a castor farmer of Ayyavaripalle of Midgil mandal in Mahabubnagar district, reaped six to eight tons of the crop compared four tons by others by spending only Rs 500 and applying organic fertilisers to castor crop raised in his two-and-half acre farm. He is hopeful of reaping at least 20 quintals of […]

From cancer-causing crop to organic vegetables

A few farmers of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh have quit tobacco cultivation to grow healthy food A small group of progressive farmers in Santhanuthalapadu in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh has quit the cultivation of tobacco, the principal commercial crop in the district, to grow organic fruits and vegetables. After burning their fingers […]

Sikkim: entrepreneurs leading charge for shift to organic farming

Decades after farmers on Indias plains flocked to the Green Revolution, reliant on chemical fertilisers to drive agricultural growth, the northeast Himalayan state of Sikkim is trying its luck with organic farming a pull for young, green-minded entrepreneurs who could help get the produce to market. Last year, Sikkim was declared 100% organic by the […]

Need for organic milk & meat

Dr Mandeep Singh Azad and Dr Manmeet Motan We have grown up hearing that food is medicine. It helps us grow, rejuvenate and gives us energy. Almost all of us insist on buying the fresh stock, nitpicking each fruit and vegetable before we buy it. However, the highly industrialized and competitive times that we live […]

Khalsa College Lab develops ‘friendly insects’ to promote organic farming

AMRITSAR : To discourage farmers from using poisonous insecticides and pesticides and to promote organic farming for healthy living, Khalsa College’s agriculture scientists have developed “friendly insects” in the laboratory to control growth of harmful insects. While talking to TOI on Saturday agriculture scientist and in charge of College’s Bio Control Lab Rajinder Pal Singh […]