IIT KGP, NCDC collaborate to promote sustainable development in Agri sector  

IIT Kharagpur and the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have signed an MoU towards greater collaboration in issues and areas related to the development of cooperatives, agriculture and allied sectors and to the holistic approach towards sustainable development. The scope of the MoU will involve ...Read more


Ag minister inaugurates web education channel Agri-diksha

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has virtually inaugurated the “Virtual Classroom” & “Agri-Diksha Web Education Channel” recently. The Union Minister also released the “Exploration Centre & Drone Remote Sensing Laborato...Read more


SGT University, ABI and CIAT jointly hold ‘Workshop on Genome Editing’

 A 5-day Hands-on Laboratory Course on CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing was organized by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, New Delhi at the SGT University campus, Gurugram in collaboration with ICAR institutes – National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack; National Institute of Plant Biotechnology...Read more


PAU unveils nutrient-rich crop and vegetable varieties

Punjab, the granary of India, has come up with offerings of a bouquet of improved crop and vegetable varieties that are rich in nutrients and can make valuable contributions to the nutritional requirements of India’s population. ‘PAU 1 Chapatti’ with low polyphenols and outstanding pro...Read more


Oregon State University releases new antioxidant-rich purple tomato

 The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato available on the market. Indigo Rose was bred by Jim Myers, vegetable breeder and professor in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Midnight Roma is t...Read more


PAU to establish Agro-Processing Centre in Ludhiana    

 The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, recently, laid the foundation stone of the agro-processing centre at the Ludhiana campus. Dr Dhillon emphasised that keeping pace with changing agricultural environment, PAU intends to establish a modern Agro Processing Cent...Read more


IIT Kharagpur's new Betel leaf oil extraction tech to revolutionise output for industrial use

Extraction of essential oil from fresh and cured betel leaves is of high interest for industrial applications including medicines, cosmetics chewable mouth fresher which has a very large market in the world. However, the extraction processes suffer from low economic viability and wastage in the value chain of bete...Read more


SAARC Agri Council holds virtual meeting on Water Management for Sustainable Crop Production in South Asia  

A Virtual Regional Consultation Meeting on 'Advanced Water Management Options for Sustainable Crop Production in South Asia' was organised by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agriculture Council (SAC), Dhaka from April 5 to 6, 2021. The ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubane...Read more


PAU to commercialise Bt cotton variety in partnership with IFSA Seeds 

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) entered into agreement with Sri Ganganagar based seed company, IFSA Seeds (P) LTD for the commercialisation of Bt cotton variety PAU Bt 1. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by Dr Navtej Singh Bains, Director of Research, PAU and Sukhwinder Bishnoi of IFSA Seeds (...Read more


ICAR-CRIJAF scientist bags International Award for 'Jute Pest Management'

For his outstanding contribution in the Jute Pest Management, Dr. B.S. Gotyal, Senior Scientist, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore, Kolkata has been bestowed with the prestigious 'Early Career Entomologist Award' from the Royal Entomological Society, London, United Kingdom. Th...Read more


NIFA invests $15.5M to retain America's cutting edge position in food and agricultural production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested a total of $15M in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT). NIFA awarded 18 Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics...Read more


ICAR-CMFRI supports India’s First Trans-Gender Entrepreneur in Fisheries

        The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala has extended support to Athidhi Achuth, a Trans Person belonging to the Scheduled Caste community from Kerala to turn Entrepreneur in Fisheries. In a bid to support the Trans-Woman to earn a regular income for livin...Read more