Boosting export of frozen poultry meat hinges on clear govt policies

What has been the impact of the pandemic on the Indian poultry industry? During the first week of February 2020, due to unsubstantiated and fabricated messages in social platforms, the entire Indian poultry industry became crippled with a false premise of chickens being a potential transmitter of COVID-19. Amidst...Read more


#startupoftheday 37- ZeroPlast Labs

Inception- 2019 Location- Pune Domain- Plastic waste management Founders- Aditya Kabra (Chief Executive Officer), Dr Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan (Scientific Advisor) Total team strength- 7 Total funds raised - Rs 71 lakhs Investors- NIDHI Prayas, Biotech Ignition Grant, Social Alpha and H&M Foundation...Read more


"Larger resources and mobilisation of opinions are needed to embrace pesticide-free products"

How do you make sure that the products delivered by you are not pesticides laden? Stringent testing at various stages of the supply chain eliminates this risk and ensures that Safe Harvest products are pesticide-free and are safe to consume. There are several checks and balances in place to ensure this, some of w...Read more


"Our vision is to provide an end-to-end solution to farmers"

How does Leads Connect ensure a sustainable, scalable and profitable agri-business ecosystem?   The idea of a sustainable agri-business ecosystem is possible when we have a robust system to address every aspect of agriculture and its stakeholders. This requires constructing the complexities of agriculture...Read more


AWBSA to address major challenges in sustainable pest and disease management in agriculture

The Annual World BioProtection Summit & Awards (AWBSA), formerly the BioPesticide Summit, will be held from May 23-25, 2022 and will be held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The event will bring together leading figures in the biocontrol industry, academia and the public sector to share expert knowledge and addre...Read more


CropLife India's 41st AGM discuss various policies on agri sector

CropLife India recently organised its 41st Annual General Meeting & Open House, which witnessed the congregation of Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; senior government officials, experts and industry captains on the cause of supporting the farmer. ...Read more


IIL strives hard to improve farmers' access to safe agrochemicals

What role is IIL playing when it comes to judiciously using pesticides?    Insecticides (India) has been a vocal advocate for judicious use of agrochemicals. Before the pandemic hit us, IIL was working aggressively to educate the farmers in all parts of the country. In these meetings, they are being ma...Read more


ICAR-RCER, Patna organises webinar on scientific goat farming

The ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region (RCER), Patna, Bihar recently organised a national webinar on Scientific Goat Farming: From the Livelihood to Financial Security for the Farmers. In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Dr Devendra Swarup, Former Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats...Read more


Best Agrolife organises awareness campaign to protect paddy crops

Delhi-based Best Agrolife recently organised an awareness campaign at Naultha Village (District Panipat) wherein the company representatives gave hundreds of farmers an awareness session on saving paddy crops from the Brown Plant Hopper attack. The seminar was conducted under the supervision of the Regional Sales ...Read more


PAU concludes virtual kisan mela on resource management

The two-day Virtual Kisan Mela concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) amidst panel discussions on natural resource management; livestock production and subsidiary occupations; processing, value addition and farmer-producer organizations (FPOs). Dr JS Mahal, Director of Extension Education, expresse...Read more


DBT-BIRAC to organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation on Sept 22-23, 2021

DBT-BIRAC Regional BioInnovation Centre (BRBC) will organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation at Venture Center, Pune on September 22 and 23, 2021. The event will be an opportunity for startup founders to meet and network with mentors - industry professionals, senior entrepreneurs and investors, and vice versa....Read more


"R&D in India-specific tech must be emphasised"

What’s AgNext's contribution in ensuring food quality and safety in the agricultural value chain? With billions worth of agriculture stock being wasted every year due to unsatisfactory quality of the food, the agriculture industry faces major trading losses, deterioration in food value, adulteration and inc...Read more