CIMMYT joins International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium as sponsoring partner

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has announced that the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has joined the organisation as a sponsoring partner.   The IWGSC is an international, collaborative consortium of wheat growers, plant scientists, and public and priv...Read more


India, UK to work towards facilitating R&D to drive low carbon pathways

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav assured India’s full support to the UK COP Presidency for the meaningful outcome of COP and said that the upcoming COP26 should be the COP of action and implementation.    Yadav had a bilateral meeting with Elizabeth Truss...Read more


Mexico-based Sistema.bio invests Rs 200 M in Pune's biogas plant

Mexico-based social enterprise Sistema.bio which provides smallholder farmers with high-quality anaerobic digestion technology, inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in Chakan-Pune, to produce its biodigesters in India. While inaugurating the factory, Camilo Pages, co-founder and chief production officer of Si...Read more


BASF, Vipergen partner for targeted R&D of sustainable crop protection products

Chemical producer BASF has recently partnered with Vipergen, a global leader in research services, to apply its technology to discover new active ingredients for sustainable crop protection products more efficiently and quickly.   For the first time in the agricultural sector, the research collaboration use...Read more


Fuel derived from mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions in aviation: Georgia university scientist

According to new research from the University of Georgia, replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68 per cent. University of Georgia's scientist Puneet Dwivedi led a team that estimated the break-even pric...Read more


Union agri minister stresses on climate-resilient cultivars by ICAR-CAZRI Jodhpur

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare along with Shri Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare recently visited the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research I...Read more


Bayer fuels leading market positions in crop science through innovation

Bayer announced continued progress in delivering customer-focused, sustainable agricultural innovation in an update with investors. The company’s success in translating research and development (R&D) leadership into differentiated and advanced products for farmers is driving operational performance while...Read more


Scientists develop non-toxic activated carbon from tea, banana waste

A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which is useful for several purposes like industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. The newly developed process avoids the usage of any toxic agent for synthesising ac...Read more


UPL launches ‘The Gigaton Challenge’ to support farmers in reducing atmospheric carbondioxide

UPL has announced the launch of a new series of initiatives to be deployed globally which will leverage sustainable methods to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide equivalent 1 Gigaton by 2040. At an event in Sao Paulo, hosted by Jai Shroff, CEO, UPL, Mauricio Macri, Executive Chairman, FIFA Foundation, and attended ...Read more


Pluton Biosciences raises $6.6 M in seed round funding

St Louis-based startup Pluton Biosciences is proud to announce the closing of its seed round, raising a total of $6.61 million in new investments.    “With this new round of capital, we’ll be able to build Pluton’s value as an innovative force, providing solutions to the climate and a...Read more


Union Minister emphasises on sustainable agri practices at Northern India Regional Agriculture Fair 2021

Northern India Regional Agriculture Fair 2021 was recently held at SKUAST Jammu. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh was the chief gu...Read more


Agoro Carbon Alliance forays into India

Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional revenue from positive climate action, has forayed into the Indian market. Backed by Yara, one of the global agriculture leaders in crop nutrition and integrated with Yara’s global reach, Agoro Carbon Alliance aims to build a more...Read more