Patrons come togerther to learn organic farming

On the second day of Jimmy Memorial Sustainable Devlopment Week , a workshop was conducted on Organic farming at Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development. The organic agriculture expert Prem Joshi gave practical tips for making natural remedies with cow-urine and Neem as well as many leaves and locally available products. He also taught ways […]

Stand against FSANZ Approval of ‘Golden Rice’

“We have long asserted that we don’t need GMOs which is intertwined with the used of toxic pesticides and herbicides. We have our own traditional rice varieties and sustainable ways of farming. We have also established and developed our diversified and integrated farms which is our source of nutritious food, pride and freedom.” explains Ramon […]

US-based varsity to join hands with PJTSAU

Hyderabad: The US-based University of Florida evinced interest to join hands with Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) to start online certificate courses,  joint degree programmes, online certificate courses in Agriculture and GIS,  Agroecology, organic farming and the like. The proposals have come up during a visit by K Ramesh Reddy, Graduate Research Professor, […]

Travels through India’s Farmlands

If your bearings have been urban, without much agricultural exposure, the title ‘Mother Earth, Sister Seed: Travels through India’s Farmlands’ is likely to evoke images of farms with a pair of bullocks or tractor ploughing the field, farmers and farm hands bent over sowing seeds, and so on. And sure, farms on plains are often […]

Seminar held on organic farming

Ludhiana, Punjab Agriculture Universty’s (PAU) Organic Farming Club, organized monthly training camp on Thursday. The camp was held under the aegis of the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU. Dr CS Aulakh, director, School of Organic Farming, delved on preservation and handling of organic seeds. Dr Guriqbal Singh, senior pulse breeder, and Dr Rajinder Singh, senior […]

Training Prog for SHGs organized

Jammu Tawi, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J), UK based NGO, Brooke India, Sahyog India and NABARD, Reasi organised one day long farmers training programme on “Agri-entrepreneurship development in rural areas” for Self Help Groups (SHGs) members here today at KVK, Reasi campus. Large number of farmers […]

Veg shortage: steps taken to promote organic farming in Sikkim

Gangtok, In the wake of shortage of vegetables in Sikkim, measures are being taken to promote organic farming post ban on sale and consumption of non-organic agricultural and horticultural items in the state from April one, an official said. “The vegetables shortage due to inadequate cultivation in Sikkim is a short-term problem as steps have […]

Farm-friendly pests come to farmers’ rescue

Amritsar, The increasing concern regarding agricultural distress and degrading farm health has put emphasis on adopting farm-friendly practices. With many farmers switching to natural farming, new techniques are being adopted to improve soil health and results are encouraging for some. Experts in the field are reaching out to more with knowledge about more natural methods […]

Kesar mangoes’ journey from Gujarat to South Korea

RAJKOT: Gir’s Kesar mango has already crossed the border since long but now this Mango will enter into Korean peninsula. South Korea is in the process to import Gujarat’s famous Kesar mango. They had fixed stringent quality standard regarding the cultivation of the crop and representatives of the South Korea’s trade and government came to […]

Organic & conventional way forward

TRICHY: At a time when more farmers are abandoning the conventional method and plumping for organic farming, a farmer from Lalgudi has taken the middle path so as to tap the positive aspects of both. A Vetrivel, 48, says a judicious mix of organic and conventional methods could work wonders in agriculture.

“MP is committed to saving nature, development”

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Madhya Pradesh Government is fully committed towards environment and river conservation. The work of saving nature along with development is being undertaken on top priority. He instructed to take adequate measures to protect the saplings planted under Narmada Seva Mission in the summers. Chouhan was reviewing […]

Centre may incentivise traditional farming methods like yogic farming, gou mata kheti: Report

The government is planning to give incentives to farmers who take up traditional farming methods like yogik farming, rishi krishi, and gou mata kheti, according to a report by Mint.  These happen to be ancient practices with little or no scientific evidence to prove they are beneficial, the report stated. The scheme will be rolled out under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mint reported, adding that […]

“Pesticide use led to increase in vascular diseases”

NAGPUR: Excessive use of pesticides has led to increase in vascular diseases and other health hazards. Although science has not been able to prove it, researchers said farmers have observed this phenomenon, said Dr Ulhas Jajoo, director professor at the department of medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, on Sunday. In his […]

Old Seed Festival

Sanjeevini is closely associated with tribal communities in Eastern ghats, mainly Aruku region of Andhra pradesh in natural resource management, natural management and conservation of biodiversity. Sanjeevini has been supporting the farming communities in this region to continue their Traditional, sustainable agricultural practices manage forest and water resources, organize seed banks, grain banks to ensure […]

Date 28th April 2018

Biodiversity campaigner from India addresses ‘Earth Talks’

Dr Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental activist and biodiversity campaigner, recently gave her first ever public talk in Qatar as part of ‘Earth Talks’ programme, organised by Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCM-Q),  in partnership with Qatar National Library. On the invitation of AYCM-Q, Dr Vandana Shiva was back to Qatar after 18 years, and […]

From farm to fashion

It’s the age of sustainable fashion. Needless to say, India’s first organic farm to sustainable fashion brand—Ethicus—is making all the right noises. After a successful debut at the Lakme Fashion Week last year, the Pollachi-based brand returned to woo Delhiites with its spring exhibition last month. The brand’s second outing comprises three new collections of […]

‘Ezhilam’ to redefine eco-friendly tourism

Kannur: The Ezhom Service Cooperative Bank here is on a mission to declare their village as organic village and also to promote environmental-friendly tourism initiative, Agro River Sustainable Tourism, in the place, which is known for its organic paddy fields, kaipad lands, river, varieties of mangroves and a pristine landscape.