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Pumpkin Tales: Where organic farming meets gourmet cooking

Ive never made a pineapple pie before, squeals Chef Dana Ewart excitedly, holding out the still-warm pastry topped with perfectly ripe, golden-yellow fruit. She sets it down on the table and slices through the flaky, buttery layers. Theres a caramelised edge where the juice has run under the pie, she says, taking an appreciative bite. […]

MSP hike is good, execution is key

Agriculture has not been doing well. In the latest Economic Survey, it has been pointed out that the estimated growth rate of agriculture is only 2.1 per cent for the year 2017-18. Agriculture is the biggest source of livelihood and employment in this country. As it was expected, the government did focus on rural and […]

Workshop On Biodynamic Farming

The Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI)is conducting a 5-Day Workshop on Biodynamic Farming. All participants are invited to the “Gems of Araku” event on 15th March where the best biodynamic farmers of the region will be awarded the prizes. Fees: If registered before 1st March: Rs. 13,500/- From 2nd March, the fees will be Rs. […]

Kerala women script success story in organic farming

Two paddy harvests later, Samruddhi, a joint liability group (JLG) of Kudumbasree in Malayinkeezhu panchayat that has scripted a success story, has stretched its wings to set up an organic fertiliser and compost business. Started by four women Sathi K., Anila Kumari, Manju Chandra, and Priya R. the JLG has been into paddy farming, and […]

National conference on doubling farmers income from Feb 8

JAMMU, Feb 4: Society for Integrated Development of Agriculture, Veterinary and Ecological Science (SIDAVES) & SKUAST-Jammu are going to organize a national conference on theme Innovative technological interventions for doubling the farmers income. Deliberations in the three-day conference from February 8 to 10 will be held by more than 400 distinguished scientists and policy makers […]

W Bengal govt mulls large-scale organic farming in Bankura

Kolkata: In a significant stride towards extension of organic farming with planned focus on cost minimisation, the state government will soon take up large scale production of organic crops including vegetables in Bankura district. A five-member expert team from Bengaluru and Hyderabad has already provided training to 100 farmers from Dalpur at Chatna block in […]

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers grow local research for feed

A new EU-funded project has been launched to help organic pig and poultry farms achieve the goal of 100 percent use of local organic feed. Research partners from 11 countries throughout Europe visited the Organic Research Centre in Berkshire recently to launch the project. The project called ‘OK-Net EcoFeed’ was largely triggered by the potential […]