Ofai Organic World Congress

Revenue from organic farming business growing in India

Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER) has conducted a study on organic farming which gives an overview of growth of organic food production and processing industry in India. The study has sample of over sixty eight companies and the revenue generation prospect study came with very potential outcomes. It says that 63 […]

Centre urges NE farmers to go organic

SHILLONG: Union minister Parshottam Rupalaon Wednesday urged farmers of the North East to replicate the Sikkim model and engage in organic farming, assuring the region of all possible support in this regard. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said that the Centre has made efforts to encourage farmers of the region to […]

J&K Agri Dept organises Sankalp-Se-Siddhi

UDHAMPUR: Agriculture Department on Wednesday organised a programme on New India Manthan: Sankalp Se Siddhi at Conference Hall, DC Complex. MLA Udhampur, Pawan Gupta, MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, ADDC, Arvind Sharma, Chief Agricultural Officer, Naresh Kumar Dubey besides various district officers were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the legislators stressed on […]

Phek farmers in Nagaland pledge to double income by 2022

Dimapur, August 30 (EMN): Farmers in Phek district have pledged to double their income by 2022 and make India a clean, poverty free, corruption free, terrorism free, communism free, casteism free developed and prosperous nation. The farmers made this pledge during a programme organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Phek, ICAR-NRC on Mithun in Porba […]

Organic state is the goal: Kerala CM

Jaivam 2017, a campaign for organic farming being taken up by Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), was formally launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said his government would strive to make the State a hundred per cent organic State. Projects such as Haritha Keralam initiated by […]

ONGC to support organic farming in Telangana

Oil and natural gas corporation limited (ONGC) has said that it is committed to enable organic farming in the country in line with the prime ministers goal of doubling farmers income by 2022 and reducing the carbon footprint. The ONGC board has approved extending Rs 4 crore financial support to Ekalavya Foundation for construction of […]

Maharashtras tribal farmers revive traditional crops

Rahibai Soma Popere of Kombhalne village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra is highly knowledgeable about agro-biodiversity, conservation of landraces, innovative techniques in paddy cultivation and the like. Her insight is based on experience, and hence when, she speaks in her earthy Mahadeo Koli tribal dialect, even experts listen intently. The 54-year-old farmer has the distinction […]

Call to recapture farming culture

Onam Organic Mela, organised by Jaiva Jeevitham, the CPI(M)-steered organic farming commune, and featuring organic farm produce for the festive season, was opened by Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran at Rajendra Maidan, Kochi on Friday. Organic vegetable produce, rice, and eggs are sold at the mela. Besides, self-help groups and cooperatives have set up 30 stalls […]

Farmers need to focus on organic farming: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made an appeal to bring focus on organic farming and allied sectors in order to empower farmers and increase their income. “Farming is not just about growing wheat, mustard, pulses. Farmers’ income can be increased if focus is given on allied sectors along with the organic farming,” Modi said […]

TN Agri Dept to raise organic farm clusters

The Tamil Nadu Agriculture Department has proposed to raise 100% organic farm clusters in three villages in the district to create awareness among the farmers about organic farming and organic certification process. Giving details of the scheme at a programme organised here recently, S. S. Shaiek Abdullah, Assistant Director of seed certification, said the clusters […]

Reprogramming life through organic farming

KOCHI:It is the success story of a 40-year old techie quitting his well-paying job to pursue his passion to become an organic farmer. Ajey Mepparambath, an NIT Jamshedpur graduate hailing from north Beypore, made the bold, green transition, setting an example to many. How did it all happen? As a software engineer working with corporate […]

Organic farming huge opportunities: Niti Ayog CEO

India has a huge potential for consumption of organic products and attempts should be made by progressive farmers to promote it, said NITI Ayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant on Wednesday. Some should become great organic farmers. India need couple of success stories. If farmers get better unit realisation value, many will emulate it. Sikkim […]

Adopt organic farming methods: Union Agri Min

Varanasi, Aug 27 (PTI) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh encouraged farmers to use soil health cards and adopt integrated and organic farming methods to double their income by 2022. Singh today inaugurated the “New India Manthan – Sankalp se Sidhhi” progamme, which was jointly organised by NDAUAT, Faizabad Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Varanasi; ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur […]

Plan to develop farming system

As part of doubling farmers income by 2022 under the New India Movement introduced by the Union government, a seven-point development plan for farmers in Ernakulum district will be declared on Thursday at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The plan is meant for developing the entire farming system in the district and to […]

Organic exports face testing times from redundant norms

New Delhi, Exporters of organic products face a tough time getting their products tested in the country as the presence of multiple export control bodies has narrowed the choice of laboratories for them and also increased costs due to multiple-testing requirements, according to a recent study by a Delhi-based think tank. While there are 112 […]

Need to follow APEDA standards for organic produce: Kant

New Delhi: Optimistic that organic farming is set to expand in India, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today suggested that quality standards set by export promotion body APEDA should be followed for organic products to push deeper into global as well as domestic markets. He said the existing wholesale mandi system poses a “serious challenge” […]

Delhi women going organic

In the coming weeks, New Delhi’s Dilli Haat will be the hub of India’s most varied offerings of organic products ranging from food, wellness, personal care, home improvement, kitchen composters and solar products. Organized on an annual basis by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development since 2015, the ‘Women of India Organic Festival […]

Daily Dump

Waste – a fresh perspective

Daily Dump was started in 2006, their vision was to constantly re-imagine the relationship with the earth, with each other and with the urban spaces. Essentially, they are in the mindset changing business – mindsets about waste, about marginal livelihoods, about whose job it is to take care of waste, about how we can harm […]

Second Vikalp Sangam

This food sangam in Rajasthan hopes to touch upon social, political, cultural, ecological and economic dimensions of food in an interactive format. The Sangam is envisioned as a 4 days event

Date 6th October 2017 to 9th October 2017