Nel Jayaraman’s supporters to host seed fest in Thiruthuraipoondi

Chennai: Farmer and activist Nel Jayaraman’s works have been made a part in Class 12 revised State board Botany textbook in Tamilnadu. A reference is given to the organic farming exponent in the curriculum alongside eminent agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan and popular agronomist Norman Borlaug. “My uncle always spoke about traditional seeds and organic farming […]

Follow GAP guidelines for residue-free basmati: PAU

Ludhiana, The School of Organic Farming, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a training programme on “Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Basmati Rice” for farmers under Biotech-KISAN, a project sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Farmers from adopted clusters in the districts of Ferozepur, Sangrur and Patiala participated in the training programme. A […]

Summer of mango tourism

A unique and niche concept, mango tourism is gaining popularity in India and is giving tourists the rare chance of plucking mangoes directly from orchards, as they enjoy summer strolls in the green and refreshing environs. Seeing the popularity of mango, considered to be the King of Fruits in India, state tourism boards in the […]

Thousands of cows’ lives to be transformed for better

An estimated 125,400 dairy cows will live better lives, following World Animal Protection’s call on Arvind Dairy and Happy Milk to move to higher welfare farming. Arvind Dairy, has a significant presence and a growing market share in North India, sourcing its milk from over 25,000 rural farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh region. ‘Happy Milk’ […]

How urban organic farming may be working against traditional farmers

Lately, hashtags like #ootafromyourthota and #organicterracegarden are trending on Instagram indicating a growing demographic of urban Indians rolling up their sleeves and joining an internationally burgeoning #growyourownfood movement. Grocery stores stocked with ‘organic’ brands are popping up in every hip urban neighbourhood in the nation, which makes it seem like everyone has received the memo […]

Engineer turned farmers find sustainable life style in farming

Study Engineering in a reputed organisation.. get a degree… land in a plum job…. it would be enough for today’s youth. But for some engineers, their degree doesn’t matter, but only their thinking about sustainable lifestyle matters. Different engineers who ventured into farming may have different views about farming, but the internal theme is about […]

Promoting organic pulses

“An organic farmer is the best peacemaker today, because there is more violence, more death, more destruction, more wars, through a violent industrial agricultural system. And to shift away from that into an agriculture of peace is what organic farming is doing.” – Vandana Shiva

Gurugram farmer’s technique stops wastage of veggies, multiplies income by 4 times!

About 16 kilometres from the busy city of Gurugram in Mankrola lies Sehrawat Organic Farm. Spread across 30 acres, this integrated farm propagates the use of innovative and progressive techniques while combining them with traditional agriculture. Satish Kumar Sehrawat and his three brothers took up their ancestral profession of farming twenty years ago. Their income […]

How do you know your organic food is really organic?

As the organic food market expands, fruit and vegetable suppliers are under pressure to supply more, and some of them are taking shortcuts. The principles of organic farming are difficult to follow when the volumes are big, trade insiders say. “The demand is growing exponentially. Retailers want volume and variety and growers are forced to […]

Himachal to be natural farming state by 2022: Guv

Governor Acharya Devvrat said the Himachal government would train about 50,000 farmers under natural farming in the financial year and hoped that Himachal would emerge a natural farming state by 2022. He was presiding over a workshop on Subhash Palekar Natural Farming under ‘Prakritik Krishi Khushal Kisan Yojana’ organised by the Agriculture Department at the […]

Propitious organic industry in India

It is rightly quoted that Healthy citizens are the greatest assets any nation can have. For any country to prosper, it’s a prerequisite to have healthier citizens, who can contribute immensely to its development. In India, numerous efforts are being made to promote sound health and enhance quality of life among the citizens of the […]

New job market for ‘farmers’ is offering attractive salary, free food, accommodation & much more

A Facebook advertisement said ‘Wanted Farmers’. It added, “Dear farmer, need your support to produce healthy food for the society. Join hands with us to offer healthy & better life”. The pay package is undoubtedly very ‘attractive’, taking into consideration the financial crisis that small & marginal farmers are facing in India. The ad, which […]

Kerala’s Organic Farmers Association wins international award for innovative farming methods

Kerala’s Jaiva Karshaka Samithi (Kerala Organic Farmers Association) has won Organic Medal of Honour, conferred by International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) Asia in South Korea, in association with Xichong Municipal corporation based in China, reported The News Minute. The award will be presented on May 30, in Xichong China. The award comes with […]

Nestle announces foray in organic food category

World’s largest food and beverage company Nestle India on Friday said that it has forayed into the organic food segment. This comes in line with the leading packaged food company’s innovation strategy at bagging new consumer opportunities and to strengthen its food and nutrition portfolio. The food and drink company will launch three products in […]

Efforts on to make Nagaland organic state

Dimapur, May 14 (EMN): In an effort to make Nagaland an organic State, department of Agriculture has demarcated 1700 ha area of land as organic and undertaken necessary steps to identify specific crops in each district for organic certification in phase-wise manner. This was stated by the Additional Director of State Agriculture department, Kevikhu Achumi, […]