ICAR-CIBA reveals entrepreneurial potential of ‘Black Soldier Fly Meal’ as sustainable fishmeal

The ICAR-CIBA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a team of young entrepreneurs to explore the possibilities of using Black Soldier Fly Meal (BSF Meal) as a sustainable ingredient in aquafeed today. New Start-Up initiative for producing “Black Soldier Fly Meal (BSF)” as an effective and...Read more

CSIR-CMERI unveils ‘Aqua Rejuvenation Plant’ to facilitate organic farming  

CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur has unveiled the first-ever Waste water Treatment Technology Model which purifies waste water for irrigation/farming purposes. Prof Dr Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI inaugurated the ‘Aqua Rejuv’ along with Subhendu Basu, Additional D...Read more

Yield10 Bioscience wraps successful field-trial of oilseed Camelina to produce Bioplastic

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc, an agricultural bioscience company has announced successful field testing of prototype lines of the oilseed Camelina sativa, that have been programed to produce PHA bioplastics directly in seed. PHA are natural polymers, prevalent in nature and fully biodegradable in the environment. Curr...Read more

Insectides purging pollinators like bees & flies at alarming rate: Study

Two studies by scientists at Bristol's Schools of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Biological Sciences have recently shown that these insecticides affect the amount of sleep taken by both bumblebees and fruit flies, which may help us understand why insect pollinators are vanishing from the wild. Dr K...Read more

Aquaculture farms spanning 10 states in violation of food safety and animal welfare norms

An analytical study of aquaculture farms carried out across 10 Indian states has found evidence of hazardous levels of metals, as well as severe violations of food safety, public health, and animal welfare and environmental standards.  They studied about 250 shrimp and fish farms across 9 highest producing s...Read more

WayCool Foods , IIT-Hyd to jointly develop packaging solution to reduce food wastage  

WayCool Foods has signed a 3-year MoU with IIT Hyderabad (IIT-H) to develop antimicrobial food packaging material by using biopolymers. The MoU was signed and exchanged between Karthik Jayaraman, CEO, WayCool Foods and Sumohana Channappayya, Dean (R&D), IIT-H in Hyderabad. The aim is to develop economically v...Read more

CropLife International publishes recommendations for regulatory modernisation of GM crops

Brussels based CropLife International has announced the publication of peer-reviewed recommendations to modernise the regulation of genetically modified crops in the open access Journal of Regulatory Science. “As part of our purpose to advance innovation in agriculture for a sustainable future and ensure we...Read more

ICAR-NRCM, Hyd hold national workshop on 'Sustainability of Buffalo Sector in India' 

    The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad; ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad; NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter and Indian Meat Science Association jointly organized the National Workshop and Consultations on “Scientific Interventions and Policies for Streng...Read more

Scientist discovers new 'Solitary Bee' species on Bayer partner farm in Brazil

The new bee species was first identified by Favizia Freitas de Oliveira, a research scientist with the Institute of Biology at Brazil’s Federal University of Bahia and Hebert Luiz Pereira, a Bayer consultant whose firm, HP Agroconsultoria focuses on bee production and conservation. In 2017, both began workin...Read more

NASSCOM, Telangana AI Mission launch ‘Innovation Factory challenge’  

NASCOM, in collaboration with Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM), has launched an Innovation Factory – series of a grand challenge to identify innovative AI solutions to solve specific used-cases in the field of agriculture. The challenge gives a chance for innovators to assist the Government of Telangana in help...Read more

INSPIRE faculty to develop heat-tolerant, high-yield wheat varieties

Heat stress causes a dramatic reduction in yield and quality loss of wheat, the food crop that nurtures more than one-third of the world population. In order to address this challenge, Dr Vijay Gahlaut, an Inspire Faculty, New Delhi Fellow of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is exploring the ep...Read more

Corteva Agriscience's upcoming Centre of Seed Applied Technologies to help farmers adapt better

   Corteva Agriscience has begun building a new Center of Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) in south west France, with the goal of helping Europe’s farmers get their crops off to the best start and achieve a successful harvest.  The Center in Aussonne is the first in Europe and the third worl...Read more