Karshika Mela: As organic as it gets

February 23, 2018 0 Comments

KOCHI: From spinach to pumpkins and dragon fruit, a variety of vegetables were on display, lending a spread of lavish colours. It was a union of organic farmers, who had gathered together with a variety of produce. The occasion was the Karshika Mela and Malayora Krisha Sastra Congress for farmers held at Palode in the …

Farming the organic way with Juhi Chawla

February 23, 2018 0 Comments

Actress and environmentalist Juhi Chawla has now been announced as the brand ambassador by the Government of India for a women empowerment project. The actress will be the face of Womens Organic Festival of India. Juhi who owns two farms on the outskirts of Mumbai, says she couldnt be happier to take on this new …

Heavenly Organics uses honey to foster peace in conflict zones across India

February 23, 2018 0 Comments

Amit Hooda hopes to eliminate conflict with sustainable honey harvesting. He started Heavenly Organics, a company selling raw, organic honey with the goals of providing ethical jobs and fostering peace. The company supports almost 600 family farmers in conflict zones across India by selling what they describe as the cleanest sourced honey you can find.

6th Beejotsav

February 22, 2018 0 Comments

Beejotsavat Nagpur from 6th to 8thApril2018, is a carnival of organic food, foodgrains, spices and the celebration of the sustainable, eco-friendly life style, visibility to seed saver and pastoral communities.

Independence through seed art

February 21, 2018 0 Comments

Gram Art Project is sowing seeds of change for the women of four villages On the border between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh lies a little village called Paradsinga. Its a village with a difference, and has been the hub of culture and education in the area for the past three years or so. One of …

Uplifting W Bengals farmer community through organic produce

February 21, 2018 0 Comments

ONganic Foods aims to increase profitability from agriculture for small holders through a holistic and integrated approach, by creating a platform where multiple interventions can converge.

Dantewada farmers lauded for taking up organic farming

February 20, 2018 0 Comments

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb 18 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday lauded the farmers of Naxal-hit Dantewada for bringing in a green revolution through organic farming. “This is a peaceful answer to Naxalism that Green Revolution can bring in a positive change in society rather than violence,” said Raman Singh. “The ‘Adim’ rice …

Need to conserve available diversity of banana varieties

February 20, 2018 0 Comments

New Delhi, Feb 17 There is a need to conserve available genetic diversity of bananas varieties which are facing threat due to urbanisation and erosion of wild bananas in their natural habitat, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Saturday. Musa wild species and its allied species form an important source for resistant genes for …

Pioneers then, role models now

February 20, 2018 0 Comments

Chennai: Back in 2006, when organic wasnt as big a buzzword as it is now, a group of 30-year-olds, troubled by the spate of farmer suicides and lack of empathy among the public to the issue decided that a change was in order. After interacting with farmers across India, they decided to start ReStore a …

Karnataka focus on dryland farming

February 19, 2018 0 Comments

Raitha Belaku scheme seeks to provide Rs. 5,000 a hectare for growers of rainfed crops The budget for agriculture runs contrary to the expectation that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would come out with a series of sops for the farming sector with an eye on the forthcoming Assembly elections. Its focus is on dryland farming in …