Mcdonald’s & PCF jointly launches ‘Beef it Up’ scheme in 2020

The American fast-food company McDonald’s  and  PCF (Prince’s Countryside Fund) are jointly launching a new ‘Beef it Up’ scheme in 2020, which is aimed at enhancing livestock farming across the globe. It is also planning to start a series of workshops on the Farm Resilience Progra...Read more


Decline in sardine catch affects small scale fishers:  CMFRI study

Small-scale fishers in Kerala have suffered a huge financial loss owing to the decline in catch of oil sardine, said a study, indicating the depth of the crisis existing the marine fisheries sector of the State.  “Following the decrease of oil sardine, the livelihood security of small-scale fisher-folk...Read more


Licious raises Series E funding $30 mn, from Vertex Growth Fund

 Banglore based  gourmet meat start-up Licious, the fresh meat and seafood brand, has received a Series E funding round of $30 million. With the current round of fundraising, Licious has achieved the rare feat of attracting the highest funding in the industry, which puts them at the driver’s s...Read more


MBAI Kochi host global meet on marine ecosystem

  Eminent marine scientists, oceanographers, fisheries researchers and marine biotechnologists from across the globe are expected to participate in the third international symposium on marine ecosystems.   MECOS-3  which is organised by the Marine Biological Association of India,will serve as a pl...Read more


Uttarakhand Govt imports 240 Merino sheep from Australia to improve breeding

The Uttarakhand government has imported 240 Merino sheep from Australia under the National Livestock Mission to improve sheep breeding in the state and increase production of quality wool. “This is a revolutionary and progressive step which will prove to be a boon for the farmers of the State”, said Tr...Read more


ICAR starts the Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Centre in Guwahati

  Dr Trilochan also unveiled the rural pig slaughter house technology. The technology offers the meat handlers in the rural areas to perform off- floor dressing operations to ensure better hygienic status for the final produce as per guidelines of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India at an affordable ...Read more


GADVASU bags World Bank project worth Rs 30 Crore

 The project entitled ‘Improving Learning Outcome, Skill and Entrepreneurship at GADVASU” is first of its kind aimed to improve the competency and skill of undergraduate students apart from modernisation of classrooms. In this programme, university will organise various workshops/practical trainin...Read more


Livestock Sector in India: Trends, Challenges and a way forward

  Col. Dr Prof. A. M. Paturkar,  Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur    It is time to restructure and revitalize the present institutional set-up in the livestock sector, enhance institution-level efficiency, and promote new institutional models to ...Read more


ICAR-CIFRI tags Hilsa Broodfishes

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore has ranched 586 of Hilsa Broodfish in the upstream of Farakka barrage for improving the Hilsa Fisheries in the middle stretches of the River Ganga. The initiative was carried out under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Jal Sha...Read more


ICAR releases diagnostic kits for Dairy animals

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) and Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of India released two ELISA Kits at the Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi . One for diagnosis of Bluetongue in sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo & camel and other for Japanese Encephalitis (J...Read more


INCOIS launches satellite-based advisory service for deep sea fishermen

The new service was launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan, the minister for science and technology and earth sciences At present, fishermen get advisories, forecasts and early warnings through a wide range of dissemination mechanisms such as Potential Fishing Zones (PFZ) advisories, ocean state forecasts, high wave alerts...Read more


Walmart pilots block chain project to trace seafood from India

 The pilot project is the first known use of block chain to track shrimp exports from the farmer in India to an overseas retailer. Ultimately, it will help seafood farmers in the region to strengthen the shrimp supply chain and reinforce customer trust in the product, helping promote India as a preferred sour...Read more