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Article Indian Govt puts on hold clearances for GM crop trials
The decision was taken by the environment ministry in view of an ongoing case in the Supreme Court on GM crops.
Article Indian farmers need to upgrade standards of production: Dutch expert
Wim Van Den Berg, Director of the Netherlands-based company, Van Amerongen CA Technology, said that Indian farmers would need to have better contacts with the market to raise their profits.
Article Agri-value chains bring prosperity to Himalayan farmers
Agri-value chains are bringing prosperity to small apple farmers of Uttarakhand by helping them market their produce more efficiently.
Article Collection centres empower small farmers
There is a silent revolution happening in the apple hills of India. An initiative to empower the small farmers of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has taken root wherein they are setting up joint venture companies. Six such companies, initially funded by an investor, are on the ground and the farmers eventually hope to own them once the money is repaid back to the investor.
Article Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers
Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), a Rishikesh based NGO, is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling farmers to move up the economic chain. Vikram Singh, Senior Executive, ICT and Value Chain, at SJS, advocates that ICTs could be an effective tool for imparting farm related inputs to farmers to make the reap a quality harvest.
Article Withdraw biotech regulator bill: Indian Parliamentarians
Indian legislators have strongly opposed the proposed biotech regulatory bill calling it contrary to the national interests and giving in to the interests of large MNCs.
Article Now, genetically modified cows without horns
The genetically modified dairy cow will be identical in every respect to existing livestock but without the horns and their associated safety risks.
Article Indian legislators urged to reject biotech regulator bill
The UPA government has ignored the voices of the public by introducing this bill, said Neha Saigal, Campaigner, Sustainable Agriculture, Greenpeace India.
Article Rural technology platform for sugarcane farmers
The Sugarcane Information System (SIS) is a technical platform to streamline interaction between farmers, sugar mills and societies through SMS, IVRS and web portals that provide free of cost services and information to farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
Article Anti-GM group backs claims with scientific evidence
The coalition for a GM Free India has released a compilation of research papers as evidence of the adverse impacts of genetically modified crops.
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