FCI conducts e-auction under OMSS for uninterrupted supply of wheat and rice

FCI (Food Corporation of India) has started conducting e-auction under Open Market Sales Scheme (OMSS) for providing wheat to the empanelled roller flour mills/state government to ease the supply constraint in the market. In the last e-auction held on March 31, 2020, bids for 1.44 LMT wheat have been received. In...Read more


ARI scientists identify bacteria capable of methane mitigation in rice plants

Scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), have isolated 45 different strains of methanotrophic bacteria which have been found to be capable of reducing methane emissions from rice plants.  Methanotrophs metabolis...Read more


UP state Govt offers huge subsidy on wheat storehouses

      Recently, the state government of Uttar Pradesh decided to give subsidy on the storehouse of wheat for the proper storage of wheat. Farmers have also completed the sowing of Rabi from the last week of October to November 15. Rabi crop which includes hard wheat, indigenous gram, linseed and ...Read more


NYU Abu Dhabi Institute researchers develops drought & disease resistant "Basmati rice 334"

Abu Dhabi, UAE – As the most important food crop on the planet, rice plays a critical role in global food security. Following a breakthrough in genome sequencing, NYU scientists are now hopeful that this vital crop can be made more resistant to drought and disease.  The research, partly supported by NY...Read more


Arcadia Biosciences receives U.S. Patent for 'High Fiber Wheat'

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for a yield-improving allele for high fiber, resistant starch wheat. This innovation, which represents the latest patent in Arcadia’s U.S. Patentnon-genetically modified (non-GM) wheat varieties, was dev...Read more


Heinrich Heine University ink MoU with ICAR to fight rice diseases in India

Each year, bacterial and fungal diseases in rice lead to devastating losses for Asia’s agricultural sector. Researchers working with Prof. Dr. Wolf B. Frommer at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in New Delhi plan to work together closely i...Read more


Govt to build 31 Silos in Punjab to prevent food grain wastage  

  Raosaheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that so as to prevent the wastage of food grains in traditional storage system, Centre has decided to construct thirty one silos in Northern state of Punjab for proper scientific storage of food grains. Th...Read more


Wheat production in India would rise by 10.6%  in 2019-20 : Skymet Report

Skymet Weather Services - India’s largest private weather monitoring and Agri-risk Solutions Company has released the first volume of the ‘Rabi Report’ for the year 2020. The report talks about the fact that India received an extremely good amount of rainfall during monsoon and post monsoon time ...Read more


India’s rice exports may fall by 18-20% in FY20

US-based trade finance company Drip Capital has released a report detailing the state of India’s rice exports. Chalking out detailed insights from proprietary data and on-ground conversations with exporters, the report analyses the country’s rice shipments, with Basmati rice occupying a major share. R...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  ResearchAndMarkets.com ,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


Golden Rice gets FPP approval from Bureau of Plant Industry

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) announced the FFP approval recently, saying that the Golden Rice 'has been found to be as safe as the conventional rice' after thorough biosafety assessment. Dr John de Leon, Executive Director of PhilRice welcomed ...Read more


Agrifuture Conference shows future farming options for farmers in South-East Asia

Agrifuture Conference & Exhibition takes place in Bangkok in early December – Wide range of conference and workshop topics to meet every interest – One-day conference will be complemented by a day of visits to progressive Thai farms   A brand new event from the organisers of Agritechnica...Read more