Global aeroponics industry to hit $3.53 billion by 2026: Report

 Global aeroponics industry was estimated at $578.7 million in 2018 and is expected to grow to $3.53 billion by 2026, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.6 percent from 2019 to 2026. This estimation is as per a report entitled ‘Aeroponics Market by Application (Indoor Farming and Outd...Read more

IIHR introduces ‘Arka Kiran’ Guava with high lycopene

The ‘Arka Kiran’ Guava F1 Hybrid was developed by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru and yields medium sized round fruits with deep red, firm pulp and with high lycopene content (7.14 mg / 100 g). The hybrid was chosen as a cash crop by G Kranthi Kumar to help become a successful...Read more

India ranks first in the number of organic farmers

The demand for healthy and safe food is showing steady growth and with it the rise of organic farming globally as the world continues to be besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic. India ranks first in the number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming. Sikkim became the first state in the w...Read more

Bayer join hands with Temasek for developing breakthrough vertical farming  

Leaps by Bayer, the impact investment arm of Bayer AG and Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore, announced the joint investment and formation of a new company, Unfold. The new venture will focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming space to ...Read more

Zonal KVK workshop held in MP

Union Agriculture Minister and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and agricultural scientists have an important role to play in overseeing agricultural development in the country.  He was speaking at a three-day zonal workshop of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)...Read more

Govt launches website and first newsletter of AIOA  

  The government plans to increase coverage of land under organic farming to 0.7 million hectares which will be associated with more than 1.5 million farmers. Speaking at the launch of the website of Association of Indian Organic Industry (AIOI) along with its first newsletter, Minister of State, Department...Read more

Diversification and use of technology crucial for promoting vegetable farming: Horticulture Commissioner  

    Dr B N S Murthy, Horticulture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt of India, said that we need to go for diversification and adopt technology for vegetable farming to mitigate the issue of climate change. He added that the public and private sectors are partnering for t...Read more

UAE based Agritech Smart Acres to launch ‘Hydroponic Vertical Farming’ in 2020

Arab Emirates (UAE) has been taking many efforts in boosting agriculture in the country. The country is creating its presence in the global market with its outstanding marketing of fresh local produce. In the efforts to push the country’s agriculture to new heights, a company named ‘Smart Acres’ ...Read more

 Horticulture production in the country is expected to be increase by 3.13%: Agriculture Ministry  

 The department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers Welfare released the second advance estimates of the areas of production of various horticulture crops for the year 2019-20.  The data says that the total horticulture production in the country is expected to increase by 3.13% from 310.74 million ...Read more

ICL launches organo-mineral fertilizer range

Israel Chemicals Ltd has recently announced the launch of Gronamic – a new range of organo-mineral fertilizers. The Gronamic range comprises various analyses and particle sizes and is designed for all types of fine and coarse turf. UK sales and development manager Ed Carter said: “The introduction of ...Read more

Suminter India Organics receives ‘Topmost Exporter of Organic Spices Award’ by Spices Board India  

    Suminter India Organics has been recently felicitated with the Topmost Exporter of Organic Spices Award for the year 2016-17 and 2015-16 by Spices Board India. Spices Board of India is an apex organization for the development and promotion of Indian spices across the world. The organization provide...Read more

India's organic food market growing 17% annually: Harsimrat Badal, Union Food Processing Minister  

  “India’s organic food market is growing at 17 per cent annually and has the potential to grow at a faster pace on rising demand for health and wellness food products across the world”, said Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Food Processing Minister. Badal and Smriti Irani Minister for Wome...Read more