- Join us to improve the lot of farmers: Corporates to Govt
Jan 31, 2014
Private and public ventures should come together for extension programmes for the benefit of farmers, suggested agri-business entrepreneurs.
[Agri-business] [Indian Farmers] [Agriculture] [Sustainable Agriculture] [South Asia]
- India’s food security scheme unviable, says trade body
Jul 18, 2013
According to Fertiliser Association of India, India’s food security scheme cannot be executed successfully unless farming is made profitable.
[Food prices] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia] [Food security] [Agriculture] [Farmers]
- Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers
May 15, 2013
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.
[Apple farmers] [ICTs] [India] [Agri-business] [Agri-technology]
- Collection centres empower small farmers
May 16, 2013
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.
[South Asia] [Apple farmers] [India] [Agri-business] [Agri-technology]
- Agri-value chains bring prosperity to Himalayan farmers
May 17, 2013
Agri-value chains are bringing prosperity to small apple farmers of Uttarakhand by helping them market their produce more efficiently.
[India] [Agri-technology] [Agri-business] [South Asia]
- Indira award hails farming as unifying force: Swaminathan
Nov 01, 2013
India must work towards insulating its farmers from climate variability and price volatility to ensure food security, said Dr M S Swaminathan.
[Food insecurity] [Indian Prime Minister] [Food Distribution] [South Asia] [Sonia Gandhi] [M S Swaminathan] [Agriculture] [Food security] [Manmohan Singh] [Agri-business] [India]
- Indian lawmakers discuss agri bio-security authority
Mar 11, 2013
New pests and disease in the agriculture scenario have posed fresh challenges, experts argue.
[Agriculture] [Biodiversity] [South Asia] [Agri-business]
- Need to cap greenhouse farm emissions: Devinder Sharma
Sep 09, 2014
Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.
[Agro-chemicals] [Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [Emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Agriculture]
- Sri Lankan Govt raises purchasing price of paddy
Feb 07, 2013
The Sri Lankan government has taken the decision of purchasing price of paddy to normalize the prices in the market.
[Agri-business] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia] [Agriculture]
- Stalled crop yields in India, China cause for worry: experts
Jan 03, 2013
In the face of projected needs to double food demand by 2050, reports of stagnation in the production of staples like rice, wheat, soybean and maize (corn) in the world's two most populous countries is a cause of worry, says a new study by Nature Communications.
[South Asia] [Agri-business] [India] [Food security] [Agriculture] [Food]
- SC expert committee for withholding GM field trials in India
Jul 22, 2013
The committee has suggested the withholding of the field trials of GM crops until a revamping of the system with biosafety as the main mandate is done.
[South Asia] [Environment] [Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [GM Crops] [Agriculture] [India]
- Roundtable in Delhi to explore new agri-business models
Jan 17, 2014
The roundtable meet will discuss new ways of making agriculture a profitable venture by exploring innovative business models.
[South Asia] [India] [Agri-business]
- Nutritional insecurity is a big challenge for India: Peter Kenmore
Mar 05, 2014
Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Food safety] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Food insecurity] [Indian Farmers] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia]
- Financing alone not to solve problem of farmers: Bankers
Jan 10, 2014
Seasoned bankers representing various institutions said that farmers should take benefit from various credit schemes, but loans alone cannot improve their economic lot.
[Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [South Asia] [SEWA] [Rural economy] [Agriculture]
- High time to explore new agri-business models: expert
Jan 28, 2014
Discarding traditional agricultural practices in favour of alien methods have pushing Indian farming on the edge, said Devinder Sharma, Agriculture and Food Security Expert.
[Agri-technology] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Agriculture] [Agro-chemicals]
- Indian government mulls farm income insurance scheme
Sep 05, 2014
The farm income insurance scheme to provide protection to farmers against natural calamities is on the cards, said India’s Agriculture Minister.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Indian Farmers]
- Conference on Uttarakhand recognises agri leaders
Sep 06, 2013
Harish Rawat, India’s Union Minister for Water Resources, confers awards for outstanding contribution to rural India at the Rebuilding Uttarakhand conference.
[Agriculture] [Farmers] [India] [Southeast Asia] [Agri-business] [Uttarakhand]
- Pvt land acquisitions displacing agriculture: Oxfam
Oct 12, 2012
According to Oxfam, the amount of land acquired in the past decade was enough to feed a billion people, who unfortunately go to bed hungry each night.
[Agri-business] [Sustainable Agriculture] [Sustainable Development]
- The first peanut genomes sequenced
Apr 03, 2014
The International Peanut Genome Initiative releases the first peanut genome sequences to the public.
[Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [Science] [Agriculture] [South Asia]
- Indian farmers need to upgrade standards of production: Dutch expert
May 25, 2013
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.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-technology] [India] [Agri-business] [Apple farmers]
- LifeLines-Agriculture toll free number rings in Uttarakhand
May 19, 2014
LifeLines-Agriculture service will seek to impart education and know-how on horticulture and farming and promote financial inclusion of these communities.
[Agri-technology] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Indian Films] [Uttarakhand] [South Asia]
- Agrochem industry to drag Greenpeace India to court
Sep 04, 2014
“Greenpeace India has attempted to disrepute the local industry by bringing out a dubious report on the Indian tea industry,” said the Crop Care Foundation of India.
[Greenpeace] [Agrochemicals] [India] [Agri-business]
- India launches helpline for perishable food transporters
Sep 12, 2014
The toll free number will help in creating database of common logistical hurdles experienced on highways by the reefer operators.
[Food prices] [Agri-business] [India] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia] [Agriculture]
- New govt scheme to promote organic farming in India
Sep 03, 2014
The Government has launched Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to promote use of organic farming.
[Agri-business] [India] [Agri-technology] [Agro-forestry] [Agriculture] [Agro-chemicals]
- Indian agriculture needs greater entrepreneurship: IFAD's Ashwani Muthoo
Jul 16, 2015
There is a strong need for value addition of the farm produce, asserts Ashwani Muthoo of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
[Agro-chemicals] [Sustainable Agriculture] [Jharkhand government] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia]
- Private investment crucial for Indian agriculture: Govt
Jun 20, 2015
Experts at an agro summit in New Delhi called for bridging the information gap in the agricultural sector for enhancing farmers’ profits.
[Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Indian Government] [Indian Farmers]
- Prospects of sugar beet farming brighten in Bangladesh
Jan 10, 2013
The prospects have been unearthed in a research being conducted by Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute (BSRI) at Ishwardi in Pabna.
[Agri-business] [Agriculture] [Bangladesh] [South Asia] [Bangladesh farming vegetable]
- Scientists harness nature to fight hunger, poverty
Oct 19, 2012
Scientists at ICRISAT have developed resistant varieties of food crops by incorporating traits of traditional varieties.
[Agriculture] [Drought] [Agri-business] [Agri-technology] [Poverty & Hunger] [India]
- Allow farmers to take their own decisions: IFFCO MD
Jun 22, 2015
Building a conducing farming atmosphere is important for reducing a farmer’s dependency on the external factors, opined experts at a summit in New Delhi.
[Agri-business] [Indian Farmers] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [Farming]
- Time to marry agriculture with nutrition: M S Swaminathan
Nov 21, 2013
Renowned agricultural expert Prof. MS Swaminathan said that providing support to small farmers in India will not only help in eradicating poverty but also lead to nutritional security.
[South Asia] [Indian women] [Food Distribution] [Agri-technology] [Food security] [Agri-business]