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

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

Bowery farming announces availability in 650 US stores

New York-based Bowery Farming, the Modern Farming Company, has announced that its fresh, traceable Protected Produce is now available in more than 650 US stores, marking a rapid increase from 100 stores in January. With this expansion, Bowery becomes the largest vertical farming company in the US as consumers are ...Read more

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