Protein Industries Canada invests more than $27 mn in Canola breeding project

Protein Industries Canada, along with industry partners, announced an investment of more than $27 million into a canola breeding project focused on making canola hybrids that produce high protein meal for downstream use. Higher protein canola meal will result in new, diversified, higher value markets for canola me...Read more

The Global Rice seeds market is expected to reach $10.56 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 8.5%.  

    According to latest report of ,the Global Rice Seeds Market accounted for $5.07 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $10.56 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 8.5%. As a cereal grain, rice is the most widely consumed staple food in major parts of the world. Major...Read more

Global sweetcorn seed market projected to grow at a higher rate at 5.6%

According to the latest Report of, demand of sweet corn seeds is expected to grow exponentially and is projected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of $216 million during forecast period 2019–2029. Growing vegetables seeds market is projected to propel the growth of sweet corn seeds m...Read more

Agritech start-up Nu Genes raises $6 Mn to promote climate adoptable crops

Agri-tech start up Nu Genes Private Limited has raised $6 million from Innovation in Food and Agriculture (IFA) fund managed by Sathguru Catalyser Advisors. “The motive behind this investment is to address the future needs of farmers for the adoption of climate change and furnish with seeds that can adapt i...Read more

Utkal Tubers India Pvt Ltd to raise $5 million to increase potato seed output

 Bengaluru-based Utkal Tubers India Pvt Ltd, a potato seed producer, proposes to raise additional capital of $5 million over the next 12 months to fund its expansion plans.  The company plans to raise its annual production of high-yielding, disease-resistant seed potatoes to 50,000 tonnes over the next ...Read more

NSAI suggests changes in proposed Seed Bill 2019

The National Seed Association of India (NSAI) has suggested some changes in the proposed Seed Bill 2019  which  includes  more scientific definition of transgenic variety, enhanced more farmer rights on seeds and enlisting the services of private firms for evaluating new varieties before seed regist...Read more

Germplasm to genome engineering - the new route for sustainable green revolution

Ever since the domestication of plants 10,000 years ago, the use of plant genetic resources by breeders in crop breeding programmes has led to the development of crop varieties that have contributed globally towards increased food production. These genetic resources for food and agriculture, however, need to be co...Read more

Organic, ZBNF, Biodynamic or GM – Way for future farming in India  

   The challenges of meeting the food security and nutritional security of the country in a profitable way for the farmer and in an environmentally sustainable way are enormous. We have to get ready to feed 150 crore population in the next ten years, with the bottom of the pyramid requiring food at affo...Read more

Bayer’s hybrid rice seeds brand ‘Arize’ completes 25 successful years in India

In 2019, Arize completed 25 successful years of partnering with India’s rice farmers. To mark the occasion, Bayer released an impact assessment report in Lucknow, in presence of farmers, government officials and partners from the rice value chain.  About Arize hybrid rice Bayer introduced hybrid rice ...Read more

Current challenges and some innovative solutions

 Indian Agriculture is a vital sector of the national economy with nearly 50 percent population engaged in crop agriculture and allied fields. India’s 1.3 billion population, 17.9 per cent of the global population, lives on 2.4 per cent land and 5 per cent water resources of the world. Despite being hig...Read more

ICAR organises 10th National Seed Congress- 2019

Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, and Government of India inaugurated the 10th National Seed Congress - 2019 at Dr. B.P. Pal Auditorium, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Pusa, New Delh...Read more

Inari secures $89M to develop genomic tools for seed diversity

Inari, the next-generation seed company, announced the closing of its $89 million series C financing, bringing the company’s total funding to date to $144 million. Flagship Pioneering, which founded Inari in 2016 to challenge the economic and environmental realities of modern agriculture, was joined in the f...Read more