Nofima aims sustainable solutions in salmon farming, launches Millennial Salmon Project

Nofima, the Norwegian Institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture, and food research, has launched the Millennial Salmon Project with partners across the value chain to accelerate the development of sustainable solutions for the future of farmed salmon.The goal of the four-year proje...Read more


Leaps by Bayer leads $45 M financing in Sound Agriculture

Sound Agriculture, a company tackling sustainability through groundbreaking advancements in both food and agriculture, has secured a $45 million investment led by Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer. Northpond Ventures, a leading science and technology-driven venture capital firm also participated i...Read more


Infineon Solar Pump Motor Drive Design Challenge 2021 concludes

Infineon Technologies recently concluded the 'Infineon Solar Pump Motor Drive Design Challenge 2021', with the announcement of three top submissions for working designs in motor drive solutions for solar pumps. Organised in collaboration with Invest India; and in partnership with Avnet India, the challenge sought ...Read more


ICAR organises meeting on agricultural activities in middle Gangetic plains

The ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar recently organised the meeting of the task force committee on 'Strategies for Agricultural Development in Middle Gangetic Plains.'   Dr RC Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar emphasised that t...Read more


Implementation of PM-KUSUM, Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II to benefit farmers: Union power Minister

The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh has reviewed the progress of implementation of PM-KUSUM and Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II with States/UTs and discussed the issues in the implementation of these schemes.   Singh emphasised the importance of the PM-KUSUM Scheme for the f...Read more


PAU holds workshop on research activities undertaken for rabi crops

The Research and Extension Specialists Virtual Workshop for rabi crops was recently held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), under the aegis of the Directorate of Extension Education. More than 300 participants including senior officers, joint directors, chief agricultural officers, officers, scientists, exte...Read more


Traditional pineapple agro-forestry by ethnic 'Hmar' tribe in Assam can be sustainable: Study

Pineapple-based agroforestry, traditionally practised by the ethnic 'Hmar' tribe in southern Assam, can be a sustainable alternative to jhum cultivation for North East India. The traditional practice can provide twin solutions for climate change and biodiversity loss, according to a new study.   Jhum cultiv...Read more


India extends full support to UK for COP26

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav extended India’s full support to the UK for COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November this year. Yadav stated that India is always committed to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Framework and its Paris Agreeme...Read more


Agri ministers of BRICS nations deliberate to strengthen agro biodiversity for food, nutrition security

The Ministers of Agriculture of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa recently deliberated on the theme 'BRICS Partnership for Strengthening Agro Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Security.'   The implementation of the UN...Read more


Sentient Labs, MACS-ARI unveils tech to generate hydrogen from agri residue

Sentient Labs, an R&D innovation lab (incubated by KPIT Technologies with initial technical inputs) and MACS-Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), have developed the world’s first technology that generates hydrogen directly from agricultural residue for use in fuel cell-powered vehicles. The hydrogen g...Read more


ICS 2021 with Invest India to initiate dialogues on clean energy

The 'International Climate Summit 2021' (ICS 2021), an initiative by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Environment Committee, has partnered with Invest India. It is one of the world's most awarded investment promotion agencies and a co-organiser for the hybrid event scheduled for September 3, 2021. This g...Read more


Monarch Bioenergy implements manure-to-energy tech in Northern Missouri's hog finishing farms

Monarch Bioenergy, a joint venture between Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), has finished installing manure-to-energy technology on nearly all of Smithfield's Northern Missouri hog finishing farms.The new technology captures methane emissions and converts them into carbon-negative renewable n...Read more