Karshika Mela: As organic as it gets

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 […]

6th Beejotsav

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

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 […]

Dantewada farmers lauded for taking up organic farming

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

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

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

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 […]

Organic farming in 5.75 lakh hectare in MP

Much work has been done in organic farming in the last few years in Madhya Pradesh. According to Agriculture and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority (APEDA) currently, organic farming is being done in nearly 5.75 lakh hectare area. More than 40 per cent organic agricultural products are being produced in the State which is […]