Indian rice exports hit new high with APEDA exporting first consignment of Assam ‘red rice’ to USA

In a major boost to India’s rice exports potential, the first consignment of ‘red rice’ was flagged off to the USA. Iron-rich‘ red rice’ is grown in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, without the use of any chemical fertilizer. The rice variety is referred to as ‘Bao-dhaan’,...Read more


Kalera acquires Vindara to drive growth in the Vertical Farming Industry  

Kalera , one of the fastest-growing U.S. vertical farming companies in the world and a leader in plant science for producing high-quality produce in controlled environments, announced the acquisition of Vindara Inc., the first company to develop seeds specifically designed for use in vertical indoor farm environme...Read more


Manipur govt to open outlets for organic products in metro cities

Manipur CM N Biren Singh has recently lauded the role of APEDA in supporting the organization of conference cum buyer-seller meets for local entrepreneurs at Imphal. The meet was organized by Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited and Department of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Government of Manipu...Read more


Agrify ties up with Hannah Industries to build 179 Vertical Farming units

 Agrify Corporation a developer of highly advanced and proprietary precision hardware and software grow solutions for the indoor agriculture marketplace, has announced it has entered into a binding letter of intent, which sets forth the principal terms of a contract currently being negotiated with Hannah Indu...Read more


Planet Organic India's e-commerce platform goes live

Planet Organic India, an organic food brand has announced the launch of their e-commerce portal 'planetorganic.org.in' . The main aim of the company is to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in our farming system. Planet Organic India promotes a healthy lifestyle with the introduction of organic ...Read more


NRGene, Kayagene succeed in mapping Key DNA Markers for the Autoflower Trait in Hemp & Cannabis

NRGene, a leading genomics AI company and Kayagene, a pioneer in hemp and cannabis breeding, have recently announced the completion of a milestone in their strategic research collaboration. This ongoing collaboration was initiated over 2 years ago, beginning with genomic assembly of several of Kaya...Read more


Global hydroponics technologies market to grow by $450.18 M during 20-24

Technavio estimates the global hydroponics technologies market to grow by USD 450.18 million, progressing at a CAGR of almost 15% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The marke...Read more


PAU organizes virtual training course on integrated & organic farming 

The Skill Development Centre, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), recently organized a two-day online training course on 'Integrated Farming System and Organic Farming' for in-service candidates under the guidance of Dr Jaskran Singh Mahal, Director of Extension Education. A total of 17 agriculture and horticult...Read more


IFFCO’s Organic JV commences construction of two FPUs at Rangpo

IFFCO’s Organic Joint Venture, SIFCO (Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd) has started its construction work at Rangpo, Sikkim. The work will be completed by October 2021 and it will start production afterwards. The two Integrated Food Processing Units (FPUs) are being laid with a total construction cost of around Rs ...Read more


SIFCO begins construction of Integrated Food Processing Units at Rangpo, Sikkim

  IFFCO’s Organic Joint Venture, SIFCO (Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd.) has started its construction work at Rangpo, Sikkim. The work will be completed by October 2021 and it will start production afterwards. The two Integrated Food Processing Units are being laid with a total construction cost of arou...Read more


C-DAC, GADVASU jointly develops Aquaponics facility in Ludhiana

A pilot ‘Aquaponics facility’ developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University (GADVASU), Ludhiana was inaugurated by Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for Education, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Gover...Read more


New farm bill cheers up organic farmers

Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill 2020, the new farm bill has recently cheered up the farmers growing crops organically. Organic farming (without the use of chemicals) costs almost twice or thrice the usual farming that makes extensive use of pesticides.  The licensed organ...Read more