Aujla inaugurates plantation campaign

Amritsar, June 13 Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Wednesday started a plantation drive at Mudhal village, adopted by him under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). The MP was in the village to attend a farmer training camp. The camp was attended by 50 farmers from the village. The camp was organised with […]

‘Intensive agri destroying soil nutrients’

Ludhiana, June 11 Like humans and animals, nutrient rich diet also plays a pivotal role in development of plants. Experts believe that soil health has been badly affected by intensive agriculture and introduction of high yielding crop varieties. Farmers often use chemical fertilizers, which increase micronutrient deficiency and affects soil structure. According to experts at […]

Juhi Chawla sends organic produce to friends

Juhi Chawla Mehta, who is the crusader for organic produce, has sent mangoes from Yahvi farm in Maharashtra to all her friends in Bollywood. The actor, who is passionate about saving the environment and sticking to eco-friendly produce, has sent a small note with each of her mango boxes saying — “Nothing spells summer indulgence […]

Identity cards distributed to Sikkim farmers

In a bid to ensure that farmers of Sikkim benefit from the facilities available at Kissan Bazar near Lal Market Traffic point, the Department of Horticulture and Cash Crop Development on Sunday issued identity cards to them. This is the second phase of distribution of identification cards. Zilla Adhyaksha East Samsher Rai handed over identity […]

Goa govt working out scheme to help mechanised farming

Margao: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardessai has revealed that the government was in the process of working out a scheme to set up a co-operative society that would provide implements to farmers to go for mechanised farming and said he would appoint one officer to handle this specifically. Speaking at a function held to distribute paddy […]

Engineering an organic backyard

VADODARA: He heads one of the oldest engineering firms in the state. But that hasn’t deterred Rahul Amin, CMD of Jyoti Ltd, from pursuing his passion. Amin has been into organic farming for decades. He grows many vegetables in the backyard of his spacious bungalow in Bhayli.

Can farm crisis cure be found?

GANDHINAGAR: The present agrarian distress coupled with a lack of water for irrigation is haunting the state government ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Among the most pressing issues are a stagnant dairy sector, as the price of milk is not rising. Stagnation has also hit inland fisheries. The government will also ask itself […]

17+ organic veggies on 7th floor!

Gardening had always been a hobby for Kanpur resident Dipali Shahlot, but it was when her family moved to a sixth-floor apartment in a residential complex 19 years ago, that her passion truly took flight. The penthouse on the seventh floor, which has a vast terrace, also belongs to the family, and Dipali decided to […]

6th Asian Organic Rice Conference

The 6th Asian Organic Rice Conference under the theme “Best Practices & Innovations in Organic Rice Production, Marketing & Processing” will be held on Sept 18th 2018 as part of the 3rd Organic Asia Congress (OAC). The related Exhibition will continue until Sept 21st, 2018.

Date Sept 18th 2018

Indian farmer in UAE breaks world record

A Sharjah-based organic farmer spent World Environment Day on Tuesday smashing a world record for a cause. Sudheesh Guruvayoor distributed 4,916 organic curry leaf saplings to students of Sharjah Indian School, earning him a Guinness World Record. The previous record for ‘most saplings distributed’ was held by Dubai-based Gurunanak Darbar, where 2,083 saplings were distributed. […]

Sri Lankan organic agriculture leader Ranjith De Silva no more

One of main pillar of Sri lankan Organic agriculture sector Mr. Ranjith de Silva passed away, while medication to his long illness. Ranjith was strong leader on different community led struggles. He has done many different works to develop organic sector in Sri Lanka. Ranjith was key to start IFOAM Asia in 90s. His contribution to […]

Yogi Adityanath backs ‘gomutra’ for boosting farm productivity

Furthering his ‘goraksha’ (cow protection) agenda, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has advocated the use of ‘gomutra’ (cow urine) as pesticide and manure for organic farming in the state. Adityanath has stressed on employing innovative farming methods for higher productivity, including organic farming, cow urine as bio pesticide/manure and cow dung as organic manure.

Grafts 51 types of Mango on one tree

Ravi Marshetwar became famous for one particular mango tree on his farm which is almost 50 years old, has 51 varieties of mangoes growing on it. Walking in the footsteps of his father, Ravi decided to bring a social reform with his skills and ability. Ravi, who earned an engineering degree and worked for 10 […]

Heritage in every grain

Paddy farmers from across Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states congretgated at the 12th Annual Nel Thiruvizha at Thiruthuraipoondi Nel Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu State Coordinator of the Save Our Rice Campaign, stood tall, unmindful of the heat, greeting people and keeping an eye on the preparations. The 12th annual Nel Thiruvizha brought together thousands of paddy […]

US Summit explores how to keep organic farmers in the know

Washington D.C., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today’s organic farmer, like all farmers, is a consummate problem solver and master of many skills, from agronomy and animal husbandry to mechanics and marketing. Like all farmers, organic farmers must have reliable and up-to-date informational resources to fall back on to successfully deal with the daily challenges of their […]

Organic farming pact inked

Imphal: The Pherzwal District Agro Producers’ Development Society, representing organic farmers, signed a memorandum of understanding with MSTC Ltd, a central government enterprise, in the presence of horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar at his office here on Friday. V.L. Keivom, representing the Pherzawl farmers, and Soukat Das, the Guwahati branch manager of MSTC […]

Tilling and growing food can be spiritually uplifting

Pune-based Amrita Chaudhury, 44, of Offerings Farms left a steady job in the information technology industry in the US to start cultivating organic produce in India in 2008. Today, the farm, spread over 16 acres in Somurdi village, around 45km from Pune, supplies 20 customers in Pune, Goa, Mumbai and Gurugram—including restaurants and retailers such […]

Showing the way, Barnala village farmers turn to organic farming

Barnala, Kothe Wahegurupura village of Barnala district is witnessing an organic revolution with many farmers from the village taking an initiative to end the excessive use of fertilisers and pesticides. The village has around 60 families of farmers and a majority of them have turned to organic farming. While providing information, Amrit Singh, a farmer […]

Winners of Grow Ahead’s 2018 Scholarship Announced

Portland, Oregon based crowdfunding platform, Grow Ahead, has announced the 2018 winners of their Agroecology and Regenerative Organic Agriculture Scholarship. The Agroecology and Regenerative Organic Agriculture scholarship provides women farmers from Africa, Asia, or Latin America with the opportunity to gain further knowledge and experiences to support their farming communities through climate-resilient agroecology projects. Grow Ahead […]

From a marginal farmer to pioneer of cooperative group

Amritsar, Farming may not be the first choice for a number of youth in the state who cite numerous instances of losses and debt-ridden farmers ending lives, but the story of Gurbinder Singh of Sarchur village, near Fathegarh Churian, has made people, especially those associated with him, believe that determination and hard work is all […]