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Exports Of Agri, Processed Food Up 23% Between April To January

Exports Of Agri, Processed Food Up 23% Between April To January

The exports stood at $15.97 billion in the ten-month period a year ago. Export of rice was the top forex earner at $7.7 billion during the period under review.

07 March 2022
The Indian Subcontinent – A Cradle Of Aquaculture

The Indian Subcontinent – A Cradle Of Aquaculture

Aquaculture is a traditional activity in Southern Asia Region, particularly the Indian subcontinent. The earliest examples of aquaculture were raising fish in...

29 September 2021

Greenhouse Horticulture Is Expanding At A Rapid Pace, But…

In India, construction of new greenhouses is heavily subsidised. Government also provides support to farmers and horticulturists in growing safe food products.

‘Greenhouse Farming Should Be Well-Planned Business’

‘Greenhouse Farming Should Be Well-Planned Business’

Experts agree there are advantages in taking up greenhouse farming but also add a word of caution.

21 September 2021

This Himachal Bank Will Conserve Indigenous Organic Seeds

As the state celebrates its Golden Jubilee year, the government has proposed a Rs.550-lakh programme to conserve indigenous seeds varieties

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19 September 2021
Organic Farming For Sustainable Agriculture And Food Systems In India

Organic Farming For Sustainable Agriculture And Food Systems In India

Use of sustainable farming practices has rejuvenated soil fertility, increased water retention and has led to growing of healthy foods


13 July 2021
PM Kisan 9th Instalment: About Account Status, Beneficiary List

PM Kisan 9th Instalment: About Account Status, Beneficiary List

Income support is provided in three equal instalments to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding of up to 2 hectares


13 July 2021
Ornamental Fishery: Could Farmers Reap Gold?

Ornamental Fishery: Could Farmers Reap Gold?

Platinum Arowana, a freshwater ornamental fish, holds the record for selling at US$ 4,00,000. Yes, four lakh dollars for just one small animal!


04 July 2021
This Minimum Price Does Not Offer Enough Support, Protest Farmer Unions

This Minimum Price Does Not Offer Enough Support, Protest Farmer Unions

Most of them claim that while the amount is less, even the number of beneficiaries is too little compared to the number of farmers in the country


27 June 2021
Imports Of USA Blueberries Increased Despite Pandemic: USHBC

Imports Of USA Blueberries Increased Despite Pandemic: USHBC

Nutrients in blueberries are said to be essential to fighting not just common health issues but helping boost immunity too


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27 June 2021
The Inspiring Story Of Assam's Nabanita Organic Farm

The Inspiring Story Of Assam's Nabanita Organic Farm

The farm is today a mini agri-hub: producing flowers, rice, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, vegetables; and includes aquaculture and poultry too


16 June 2021
Need To Address Challenges To Agriculture, Mainly From Covid

Need To Address Challenges To Agriculture, Mainly From Covid

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar pointed out that India performed well during the severe COVID-19 pandemic


16 June 2021
Resilient Livestock Key To Global Food Systems In Post-Pandemic World

Resilient Livestock Key To Global Food Systems In Post-Pandemic World

Feeding ten billion people by the year 2050 will be quite a challenge against the background of certain developments where agriculture-driven growth is at risk


04 June 2021
Amidst Covid-19 Wave, Tractor Sale In India Takes A Hit

Amidst Covid-19 Wave, Tractor Sale In India Takes A Hit

Figures compiled by Tractor Junction show 55,599 units sold in May 2021 against 60,441 in May 2020, registering a drop in tractor sales by 8%


05 June 2021
Climate Change Fans Spread Of Pests, Threats Plants And Crops: Study

Climate Change Fans Spread Of Pests, Threats Plants And Crops: Study

It is estimated that pests destroy up to 40 percent of global crops and cost $220 billion of losses.


05 June 2021
Raise A Glass: It’s World Milk Day!

Raise A Glass: It’s World Milk Day!

India accounts for 22% of the global milk production of 906 million tonnes and produces more than 52% of the 379 million tonnes of milk produced in Asia.


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25 May 2021
Subsidy Not The Solution For Fertiliser Price Hike: Farmer Unions

Subsidy Not The Solution For Fertiliser Price Hike: Farmer Unions

Indirect subsidy is neither in favour of farmer nor the country. This is only in favour of industry, claims farmer union leader


05 June 2021
For 3 Successive Years Apple Produce In Kashmir Takes A Hit

For 3 Successive Years Apple Produce In Kashmir Takes A Hit

Growers say that due to rapid weather changes and the continuing cold weather and hailstorm, there is extensive damage to apple orchards


05 June 2021
Farmer Unions Protest Fertiliser Price Hike

Farmer Unions Protest Fertiliser Price Hike

Price hike before Kharif season will add to farmers’ woes as they use DAP as a primary fertiliser during sowing of crops like paddy, cotton, groundnut, etc.


18 May 2021
Bumper Harvest; Need Maximum Procurement On MSP

Bumper Harvest; Need Maximum Procurement On MSP

Farmers do not have much to cheer. Even a bumper crop does not take their income to the minimum required level. Prices below MSP is hurting them.


15 May 2021
Agriculture Analytics Market Expected At $2.27 Bn By 2027: Study

Agriculture Analytics Market Expected At $2.27 Bn By 2027: Study

Asia-Pacific region is expected to see rapid growth, driven by rapidly developing economies, disposable incomes, infra development, govt initiatives


14 May 2021
However…, Say Union Leaders On Farmers’ Benefits

However…, Say Union Leaders On Farmers’ Benefits

There is a mixed reaction to the PM-Kisan Scheme, but most farmer leaders believe that more need to be done for the betterment of tillers


13 May 2021
Meet To Assess Future Of Food & Agriculture Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Meet To Assess Future Of Food & Agriculture Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The conference will cover industry leaders from public and private companies across the full spectrum of the food value chain


12 May 2021
How Langars Feed Farmers At Delhi’s Protest Sites

How Langars Feed Farmers At Delhi’s Protest Sites

Protesting farmers at Delhi’s borders keep the kitchen fire lit with help from volunteers who deliver tonnes of grain in their tractor-trailers


11 May 2021
Tractor Sales Show Upswing Despite Pandemic: Reports

Tractor Sales Show Upswing Despite Pandemic: Reports

Available figures indicate that in April 2021 tractor sales have registered a growth of 436 percent over last year corresponding


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