India, European Commission charts down various aspects of agri reforms

A virtual meeting between Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Janusz Wojciechowski, Member of the European Commission, Agriculture was recently held. Both dignitaries discussed EU Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and the recent India market reforms; EU Farm to Fork Strateg...Read more

NMPB, CSIR-NBRI collaborates to boost production of medicinal plants

The National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPS) and the National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI) signed an MoU on June 4, 2021, for extending joint collaborative efforts to boost the cultivation and production of medicinal plants and herbs in India. The MoU will facilitate the development of Quality Planting M...Read more

RISE Hydroponics develops 2 lakh sq ft of Soilless farms within 6 months

    RISE Hydroponics is an Ahmedabad-based agritech startup, a rising dynamic in the modern agriculture field of Hydroponics. They are committed to spread the use of Hydroponics and other soilless methods for agriculture across India. They help in building nature-friendly and commercially viable p...Read more

Bengaluru exports 10.20 MT processed & organic certified jackfruit to Germany

In a boost to exports of organic products, a consignment of 10.20 MT of value added products of organically certified gluten free jackfruit powder & retort packed jackfruit cubes were exported to Germany from Bengaluru today via sea route. The jackfruit has been processed in the APEDA assisted pack house owned...Read more

CropLife Asia highlights importance of plant science industry

In concert with the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Development (or Biodiversity Day), We're part of the solution, CropLife Asia and its members are commemorating the day by raising the necessity of a biologically diverse planet in ensuring our sustainable future and highlighting that plant ...Read more

Hydroponic Farming- Need of the hour during Covid-19 pandemic  

 Agriculture in India has always been governed by variables - weather, quality of soil and seed, availability of water, skilled labour, etc. Additionally, the increase in food production in India has always been at the expense of the water supply. As per the estimates, around 70 percent of the world freshwate...Read more

Plantations Int. launches commercial-grade Organic Musang King Durian 

The Plantations International group of companies  announced that via its fully own Malaysian subsidiary United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd., it has launched Malaysia's first and only commercial-grade Organic Musang King Durian Plantation. The United Tropical Fruit Organic Musang King Durian P...Read more

Idai Nature launches Orange Oil based pesticide

The Mexican subsidiary of the biotech company Idai Nature is launching the product PREV-AM®, a phytosanitary product obtained from Orange Oil at 6 per cent with insecticidal, acaricidal and fungicidal activity that can fight diseases and pests such as powdery mildew, thrips, white fly or coffee mite. The produ...Read more

India begins export of organic millets to Denmark

In a major boost to organic products exports from the country, the first consignment of millets grown in the Himalayas from snow-melt water of Ganges in Dev Bhoomi (Land of the God), Uttarakhand would be exported to Denmark. APEDA, in collaboration with Uttarakhand Agriculture Produce Marketing Board (U...Read more

Centre issues organic certification to Car Nicobar and Nancowry group of Islands

 Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is working to identify Traditional Organic Areas to transform them into certified organic production hubs. The Government of India has certified 14,491 ha of such area under Car Nicobar and Nancowry group of islands in UT of A&N Isla...Read more

BOHECO launches Hemp- based health store in Bangalore

The brainchild of 7 lateral thinkers, BOHECO has taken upon themselves the mission to revolutionise and formalise the hemp & cannabis sector, allowing for standardised procedures in harvesting, production, and procurement. The way forward to sustainable Indian agriculture is currently being paved by continuou...Read more

Organic farming garnered most policy attention among sustainable agri-practices: Study  

 According to the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) study, organic farming has garnered the most policy attention among the eight sustainable agricultural practices receiving budgetary support under various central government programmes. The study, supported by the Food and Land Use Coalition (F...Read more