Need for GM Mustard
26-May-2023 - 0 Comments.
India's dependence on the edible oil imports to meet its growing domestic demand has been cause of concern over the years
Venture investment in Indian agrifoodtech down by 33% at $2.4 BN during 2022, says report
24-May-2023 - 0 Comments.
AgFunder and Omnivore have released the fifth India AgriFoodTech Investment Report, detailing $2.4 billion in startup investment, a 33 percent year-over-year decline from $3.6 billion in 2021. The decline matches the global downward trend but there were bright spots where investors backed innovations focused on farmers and climate change.
Stable taxes on tobacco products critical for the survival of FCV tobacco growers
12-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farmworkers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. in their pre-budget appeal to Finance Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman have requested to treat tobacco crop like any other agricultural produce and not put additional burden of taxes on legally manufactured products in India as that would have an adverse impact on tobacco farmers .
Meghalaya government boost to livestock industry will create employment in the state
11-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
India is one of the world's top producers of products related to animal husbandry and livestock. In India, dietary habits have changed as a result of changing lifestyles and increasing per capita income. An increase in demand for livestock products is being caused by rising consumption of milk, meat, and eggs.
Farmers must make the best of 'farm to home' concept
02-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
The 'Farm to home' concept is gaining popularity across the world as it can connect consumers directly with the producers. This helps consumers to raise their concerns about the purity and safety of the food they procure.
Parametric Crop Insurance
06-Dec-2022 - 0 Comments.
The term ‘parametric crop insurance’ has been gaining popularity in the Indian farming scene over the last couple of years. Also known as ‘event-based insurance’ or ‘index-based insurance’, parametric crop insurance provides coverage against the occurrence of a specific event, mostly natural disasters.
Agritalks Brazil-Singapore showcases Brazilian Agriculture’s commitment to a global sustainable future
29-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Agritalks Brazil-Singapore, a conference focused on promoting innovation, sustainability, and security in agriculture, was held in Singapore for the very first time.
IoT & Artificial Intelligence to reinvent Indian Agriculture
26-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Over the last decade, the Indian Agri ecosystem has gone through a rapid transformation made possible due to the advent of Agritech segment, by creating investment opportunities and increasing production and logistics efficiencies.
Innovative Technology Accelerating Agriculture Advancement
23-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Science led innovations have revolutionised the development agenda globally across sectors. The impact of science and new technologies on society has been experienced by humanity in the recent pandemic. Technology is also a key driver for meeting our SDGs. It is imperative that we keep pace with the fast-moving technology advancements for accelerating our economic and social progress.
Centre and state’s adoption of drone technology brings good news for Indian agriculture
02-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Drones are becoming famous in every aspect of life—from social media reels to shipment delivery to traffic monitoring. So how can agriculture stay away? Drones have become a crucial agent for the rapid transformation of the agriculture sector worldwide.
Walnuts are bridge to better health as we age, study finds
22-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Researchers who reviewed 20 years of diet history and 30 years of physical and clinical measurements have found participants who ate walnuts early on in life showed a greater likelihood for being more physically active, having a higher quality diet, and experiencing a better heart disease risk profile as they aged into middle adulthood.
Pesticide's use did not affect basmati rice export, analysis by CCFI reveals
21-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
India is a global leader in rice exports - both Basmati and non-Basmati. In the last 10 years from 2012-13, India’s Basmati rice export (in volume terms) has grown 46 percent at a CAGR of 4 percent.
Dawn of GM crops ensuring food security and environmental gains
21-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Since the first genetically modified (GM) crops for sale to consumers were sown in the 1990s, farmers across the world have seen their incomes rising due to higher farm productivity and efficiency gains.
Hybrid rice complements weather conditions of India
06-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Rice is a staple food for more than half of the global population and India is the second-biggest consumer after China. Rice cultivation in India occurs mostly under rainfed conditions, which makes the crop highly vulnerable to unpredictable weather conditions.
Singatalur Lift Irrigation Drip Scheme enables maize farmers to get higher yields with reduced input costs
In India, maize is predominantly a Kharif crop, with almost 85 percent under cultivation, whereas rabi maize corresponds to 15% of the area. Despite having the largest area under maize cultivation, the yield per hectare is still lower than the world average.
Women leaders building sustainable, inclusive food system globally
16-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and Alliance for Agri Innovation held a webinar on 'Women Leadership Building Sustainable and Inclusive Food System'.
Using agri waste to drive additional income benefits for farmers
11-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
Farm activities produce a huge amount of waste and residues, which create environmental problems. Waste is generated during crop harvesting, crop processing, product synthesis etc.
Post Budget 2022-23: Reactions from industries
04-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
In order to bring various voices of companies about the 2022-23 budget to our readers, AgriTimes is clubbing out all the views and points raised by agriculture & allied sectors in this article.
India among top 10 countries producing 65% of global feed, finds 2022 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook
28-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
The 2022 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook was released recently highlighting global feed production survey data. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had major impacts on the agri-food sector, contributing to supply chain challenges and accelerating the adoption of new technology and environmental sustainability practices.
Accessibility of gene editing technology to diversify food basket, says Dr Ratna Kumria of Alliance for Agri Innovation
28-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture is not only the main occupation for about 45 percent of the global population but the only means of livelihood for many. Its integral not only to rural economy but also to our culture and traditions. Even though agriculture feeds and clothes the world, in its current form it is not a very sustainable activity.
FAIFA appeals to policy makers to sustain market price of finished goods to protect livelihoods of FCV farmers
26-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, etc. flagged that consumption price of legal cigarettes in India have reached the maximum limit to what the purchasing capacity of consumers can absorb against the backdrop of cheaper and fast growing illicit cigarettes and alternatives, and any further increase in taxes would lead to a severe reduction in flue-cured Virginia (FCV) cultivation and impact the livelihoods of farmers.
Scientists now have advance tools for plant breeding, says Ratna Kumria, Director- Biotechnology, Alliance for Agri Innovation
24-Jan-2022 - 0 Comments.
All living organisms are the reflection of the genes they are born with and genes evolve over generations. The basis of evolution is variation and natural selection of the better variant. Agriculturists have been using this phenomenon for selecting variants with desirable traits in crop plants.
The growing popularity of exotic fruits, vegetables in Indian market
18-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Indians have been enjoying exotic mushrooms, tangy kiwis, green olives, fresh broccoli, dragon fruit and many other items. These items have been gaining popularity in recent times among urban population and gourmet hotels, eateries.
North Eastern states will become oil palm hub of the country, says Tomar
20-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Keeping in view the vision of the Prime minister for holistic and balanced progress of North East, the conference began under the chairmanship of the Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar with the watering of the oil palm plant and showcasing of a film on oil palm plantation.
Federation of Seed Industry, Alliance for Agri Innovation celebrates World Cotton Day
06-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
On World Cotton Day on 7 October, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI) celebrates the power of technology like Bt Cotton in making India the world’s leading producer.
Enabling policy environment can realize the full benefits of gene editing for Indian agriculture
04-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
Gene editing mediated by CRISPR-Cas system has emerged as a powerful technology with a capability of precisely modifying the genome of a wide range of organisms.
Three farm bills and its implications explained
07-Sep-2021 - 0 Comments.
To understand why farmers have raised their ploughs and drove their tractors blocking highways against these bills, we need to first understand the three controversial bills and the repercussions for the ruling party.
How farmers can benefit using drones
30-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Agriculture Industry in India employs more than half of its current population and is one of the few countries in the world to employ such large numbers, has one of the highest arable lands with over 155 million hectares, generated INR 19 lakh crore in terms of revenues in 2019 and contributed 18 percent to the India’s GDP. Despite all these achievements, India is a laggard when it comes to doubling its farmers’ incomes.
Normal monsoon this year holds potential for agriculture sector, says FSII chief
16-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Rainfed farms in India occupy about 51 percent of the country's net sown area, therefore, monsoon rains are of utmost importance and benefit. Rainfall has a direct impact on agriculture since water is an essential input for farm production.
Top 5 Misconceptions About Satellite Imagery for Agriculture
01-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
From the early days of Landsat to present-day commercial providers, agriculture has been one of the largest adopters of satellite imagery. By partnering with leading agricultural companies over the years, we've gained a window into the day-to-day challenges, concerns, and opportunities that growers have across the globe.
Smart measures required for a successful kharif season amidst the pandemic
18-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Monsoon plays an important role in Indian agriculture. While awaiting the arrival, farmers have already begun initial tasks of kharif sowing. As the country is still reeling under the pandemic, farmers will face challenges for a second consecutive year. Moreover, farmer will have to be more cautious as the second wave of Covid-19 has proven more intense.
Research Report: Farmers’ Awareness and Attitude towards Sustainable Agricultural Practices
13-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
With an increase in population & so the basic need of food, the use of chemical fertilizers has been increased per year exponentially & become essential.
India’s export of agriculture & allied products up by 17.34% at USD 41.25 BN during 2020-21
11-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Secretary, department of Commerce, Government of India Dr Anup Wadhawan said that Agriculture Exports have performed well during 2020-21.
Scope for subscription model in India’s agri sector
07-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Despite the ups and downs of the economy, there are many ways that a successful business can achieve success. Many business owners are now shifting to a subscription-based business model, which is beginning to catch on across the globe.
IPGA urges govt to allay fear of traders about stock monitoring exercise
02-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for the pulses trade and industry in India held a press conference to draw the attention of the government towards the effects on the trade following the instructions issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
India's seafood exports down 10.88% at 1.14 MT during 2020-21
02-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The COVID pandemic and sluggish overseas markets cast their shadow over India’s resurgent seafood sector as the country exported 1.149 million tonne (11,49,341 metric tonne) of marine products worth INR 43,717.26 crore (US$ 5.96 billion) during FY 2020-21, registering a contraction of 10.88 per cent in volume as compared to a year earlier.
Suntory Beverage & Food, Hitachi create IoT platform for precision traceability and digital transformation of factory management
01-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd in cooperation with Group companies, and Hitachi has announced that they have created IoT platform to realize precision traceability, and the digital transformation of factory management and work styles at the new operational pant.
Illumina Launches New Wheat Barley Array
10-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Wheat is a vital food crop, ranking third in global crop production, with more than 760 million tons being produced annually. Barley is another important crop with uses in animal feed and beverage production and is gaining popularity in human diets.Wheat (and barley) researchers and breeders need a genomic analysis tool that enable comparison across diverse varieties and globally diverse germplasm collections.
Australian Crop Breeding Research Benefits from Advanced Sequencing with Consistent Methodologies
28-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Agriculture Victoria Molecular Genetics team supports Australian crop breeders with high-throughput genetic analysis.
Indian agriculture shows positive recovery post pandemic, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj
04-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture sector in India helped in the speedy recovery of the economic growth post the pandemic. India's agriculture and allied sectors helped the farm sector clock a growth rate of 3.4 percent in the financial year 2020-21. It is lower than the last year's growth but is the best when compared with other sectors during pandemic.
Social media empowers farmers to make judicious decisions, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj of Federation of Seed Industry of India
12-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
Social media has changed the way we think, comprehend and communicate, and it has not just restricted young people in urban pockets anymore but has penetrated deep into rural areas as well.
Agriculture ministry release year end review report for 2020
06-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
Despite economic liberalization at the beginning of the nineties, the agriculture sector was left out. The Government, therefore, had realized that pro farmer’s reforms were essential to uplift the sector i.e. policies to see that the sector goes from strength to strength.
Role of Agrochemicals: Achieving vision of $5 Trillion economy by 2025
30-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Government of India is planning to celebrate 75 years of Indian Independence in 2022 in a big way wherein the focus will be Agriculture and Rural Development. The Indian Agrochemical Industry has huge unrealized potential for growth due to very low level of agrochemical consumption as compared to global norms.
Farm liberalisation to bring prosperity to entire food supply chain, says Federation of Seed Industry of India
27-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
When the Union Finance Minister proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmers' welfare while presenting the budget earlier this year, the stage was set for liberalisation of the farm sector. There has been a long-pending demand of the comprehensive reforms to make agriculture a sustainable and scalable industry, and the new farm laws are the steps in the right direction.
India, a prominent player in the APAC gene editing market
26-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
In the history of Nobel prizes, it's been awarded to 57 women 58 times, with Marie Curie being awarded twice. The 2020 Nobel for chemistry is the first time an all women team has been awarded the Nobel. The only other instance being the Nobel peace prize in 1976 to founders of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement.
Agriculture sector shows great resilience during lockdown; time to leverage recovery opportunities
02-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. With the farm sector registering a growth rate of 3.4 percent in the first quarter when most other sectors were slowing down, shows the resilience that this sector holds. Experts are calling agriculture a bright spot in the current Covid-19 gloom.
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences sets an example for sustainable palm oil
22-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
As part of its campaign to advance the responsible production of palm oil, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently published over 30 case studies documenting industry efforts to transition to 100 percent sustainable palm oil.
'New farm laws offer more markets, benefits to farmers', says Federation of Seed Industry of India ED
17-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Over the past few weeks, much has been written on the newly enacted farm bills, which have been termed 'historic' by the proponents while “death warrant” for farmers by the opposition groups.
India has a robust agriculture, rural economy, says Narendra Singh Tomar
16-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Food Processing Industries, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj today virtually inaugurated India - International Food & Agri Week being organized from 16th to 22nd October 2020.
Three farm reform laws are in line with govt's vision of ‘One Nation-One Market’
12-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Three Farm Reform Laws are going to change the fortune of agriculture in our country. The new laws will eradicate the fundamental problems plaguing the agriculture sector.
Fisheries minister releases beneficiary booklet on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana
01-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian fisheries minister Giriraj Singh has released the 2nd edition of the newsletter 'Matsya Sampada' and a Beneficiary Booklet on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) which provides a comprehensive outline of the different components/activities of the PMMSY scheme and modalities of submission of the proposals, which would be a valuable resource for fishermen and other stakeholders in the sector.
Dig Deep and Plough Wide – The AgriCommunications revolution is here
18-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
An idea born out of curiosity and isolation, the Creative Sandbox provides an online platform to highlight creativity in communications through discussions uncovering industry-specific approaches to navigating this ‘new normal.’
Unlocking, reforms spur recovery in agri-trade as food inflation nears double-digit
14-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Amid uncertain economic picture, Indian agricultural sector, being viewed by most economist as a sole sweet spot in the Pandemic-hit three-trillion-dollar economy, seems to be rising to the expectations. if the robust recovery since last couple of months is any indication.
Indian sugarcane acreage estimated 52.28 lakh hectares during 2020-21 season, says ISMA
04-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian sugarcane acreage during 2020-21 sugar season (SS) is estimated at 52.25 lakh hectares, registering 8 percent growth, as compared to 48.41 lakh hectares recorded during the 2019-20 sugar season.
Narendra Singh Tomar flags off helicopter services for locust control
01-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar flagged off a helicopter with spray equipment from a helipad facility at Gautam Buddh Nagar, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
COVID-19 crisis offers opportunities to upgrade agriculture sector, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj
26-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The ongoing lockdown has added new dimensions to the problems faced by the rural sector, particularly, the all-important farm division. At the same time, it has thrown several opportunities to carry out the long-pending reforms the agriculture field has been waiting for.
Cabinet approves historic amendment to Essential Commodities Act; Farmers are free to sell their produce
03-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
In a historic decision, the union cabinet today approved historic amendment to the Essential Commodities Act. This is a visionary step towards transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income.
Need for innovative technology in agriculture, says Dr Shivendra Bajaj
01-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
The importance of agriculture to India needs no mention. Although not the number one revenue generator for the country but more people in India depend on agriculture than any other sectors.
Indian researchers find a new possibility to improve rice productivity
27-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
In a new study, researchers from the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack and University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), have identified a region in the genome of rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity.
Need for biotechnology crops in India, writes seeds federation director
23-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
The ongoing pandemic has brought forward our vulnerability to food crisis, especially with our increasing population. In addition, the challenges of future, will be much different than the ones in past because of factors like climate change, reduced availability of land and water, soil degradation and changing food preferences of people.
Dairy products output to grow by 10% in 2020-21 fiscal year, says India Ratings report
19-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
The manufactured dairy products output is estimated to grow 10% to INR 283,000 crore (USD $37.58 billion) during the current financial year (April 2020-March 2021), a Mumbai based rating firm, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a report.
Super Cyclonic Storm AMPHAN: Warning issued to West Bengal and north Odisha coasts
19-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
According to the latest release (at 1100 Hrs. IST) by the National Weather Forecasting Centre/Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department:
Government accords highest priority to agriculture sector during the lockdown period, says Tomar
01-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister of agriculture and farmers welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has said the Government has accorded highest priority to the farming and agriculture sector even during the lockdown period
Securing farmers with technology: How Agritech can be a solution to farmers’ produce-related woes
30-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Pradhan Mantri FasalBima Yojana (PMFBY), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), e-NAM, and Soil Health Management (SHM) can bring significant relief to the farming sector.
Recognize super foods to shift dietary needs towards sustainable crops, writes FSII executive director
22-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Sustainable food production with low carbon footprint is being demanded not only by researchers and environmentalists but also consumers across the globe.
India target 298 MT of foodgrains production for FY 2020-21
21-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
India has fixed a target of 298 million tonnes of foodgrains production for the financial year 2020-2021 at the National Conference on Kharif crops 2020
COVID19: Impacts on Indian agriculture sector
18-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian governments have swung into actions since the Corona virus attack and the immediate challenges that COVID19 has posed to the farm sector and suggest mitigation measures to ensure a sustainable food system in the post-crisis period, writes ICRISAT authors, Dr Peter Carberry & Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee
Manipur farmer growing vegetables using corrugated galvanized sheets
11-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
The vegetables seeds mostly are small in size. They are first sown in the nursery beds for better care and then transplanted in the fields
Vertical farming envisages profitable and suitable agriculture business
10-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
A silent revolution is underway in the agriculture sector, which is going to be quite evident in the days to come. With the global population is set to reach near 10 billion mark by 2050, the food production must increase by 70 per cent, estimates the United Nations.
SEAI signs MoU with Malaysia Palm Oil Board for producing palm oil in sustainable way
27-Sep-2019 - 0 Comments.
On the sidelines of Globoil conference held in Mumbai recently, The Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Global Sustainability support organisation-Solidaridad Network Asia Limited
India releases first advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2019-20
25-Sep-2019 - 0 Comments.
The First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2019-20 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers posts USD 20 MN net profit during 2018-19
25-Sep-2019 - 0 Comments.
Indian government-owned net profit Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) has posted a net profit of USD 20 MN (INR 1.39 billion) during 2018-19 financial year
Fortum India inks MoU with Haryana Agri University to make fiber from paddy straw
08-Sep-2019 - 0 Comments.
Fortum India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University with the objective to establish collaboration in research about paddy and paddy straw
CLFMA National Symposium deliberates on 'Indian Livestock Farming: Prospects & Role of Government Policies'
04-Sep-2019 - 0 Comments.
CLFMA of India, the apex organization and the voice of the country’s dynamic livestock sector conducted its annual flagship event, 61st National Symposium on 22 to 23 August 2019 in New Delhi focusing on 'Indian Livestock Farming: Prospects & Role of Government Policies' towards fostering sustainable growth for Indian Livestock Sector.
ZBNF: All you need to know about FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s pet project
26-Aug-2019 - 0 Comments.
Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman presented an idea of zero budget farming at the lower house of parliament during her budget speech in the 17th Lok Sabha in July this year, urging the farmers of this nation
CMFRI discuss concerns on data gap in shark trade
24-Jul-2019 - 0 Comments.
A four-day global expert meeting on shark trade got underway at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Wednesday with a call to address deep knowledge gaps and support managers in management of existing shark and ray fishery across the globe
New Delhi to host India's first ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair
02-Jul-2019 - 0 Comments.
Aligning with the Agriculture Export Policy 2018 which aims at doubling the agriculture export and integrating Indian farmers and agriculture products with global value chains, The First Ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair in New Delhi
Indian university develops cheapest drone for farming sector
17-May-2019 - 0 Comments.
With agriculture drones still out of reach for million famers, India's private university has developed a drone named 'flying farmer' that will help majority of farmers to use drone for agri-related activities.
Sustainable Shrimp Partnership Announces Traceability Platform in Collaboration with IBM
06-May-2019 - 0 Comments.
The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has today announced it has joined the IBM Food Trust ecosystem, which will help provide traceability of SSP shrimp from farm to fork
CMFRI study throws light into unhealthy financial practices in fisheries sector
06-May-2019 - 0 Comments.
Financial inclusion in the sector is dismal; fishermen are bound to pay high interest rates as they increasingly depend on informal money lenders for loans
Drones for Sustainable Agriculture
12-Apr-2019 - 0 Comments.
'Drones' is the flashy new word which has caught everyone's notice and has urged government to bring about new reforms in its policies and motivated a whole new generation of entrepreneurs and hobbyists chasing this new industry entrant.
Better Food with Better Management – Cold Chain and its Benefits for Farmers
20-Mar-2019 - 0 Comments.
India is predominantly an agricultural country. However, the emergence and rise of other sectors has led to it no longer having an agriculture driven economy
GIFA: International Innovations in Agriculture to promote food security in the UAE
19-Mar-2019 - 0 Comments.
The world’s leading agriculture innovations will be showcased in Abu Dhabi from 1 to 2 April 2019 at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Giant-sized Napoleon Wrasse Draws Visitors’ Attention at CMFRI Exhibition
12-Feb-2019 - 0 Comments.
Napoleon wrasse, one of the world’s biggest reef fishes, got center of attraction in an exhibition of marine life held at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) recently.
SOPA mid-term review keeps soybean crop at 11.48 MT
09-Feb-2019 - 0 Comments.
Based on this extensive survey, we find that there is no need to revise the initial crop numbers given by SOPA and the kharif-2018 soybean crop is reconfirmed at 11.48 million tonnes, according to The Soybean Processors Association of India
India provides cash benifits to 120 MN small, marginal farmer families
01-Feb-2019 - 0 Comments.
To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, the Government is launching the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). While presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in Parliament, the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal said, “Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land up to 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year.
CLFMA make representations to finance ministry before Union Budget - 2019-20, emphasis on Make in India
31-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India (CLFMA) represents the manufacturers of nutritionally balanced and scientifically produced compound feeds for cattle, poultry, fish, prawns and other animals that is catering to the fast-growing animal protein needs in the country
International Workshop Calls for Joint Fisheries Management Plans for Afro-Asian Nations
30-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
An international workshop on fisheries and aquaculture has called for regional cooperation among the member countries of African Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) in an effort to develop joint fisheries management plans aiming to achieve sustainable development of the fisheries in Afro-Asian countries
World feed production increased by 3 percent to 1.10 BT, says 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey estimates
30-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey, released today, estimates that international feed tonnage has increased by a strong 3 percent to 1.103 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2018, exceeding 1 billion metric tons for the third consecutive year.
CMFRI organizes international workshop for Afro-Asian countries
15-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
An international workshop on fisheries and aquaculture got underway at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Tuesday with a call to formulate game-changing policies to develop the fisheries sector in Afro-Asian countries.
Indian export of herbs and herbal products records 14.22% growth in 2017-18
10-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The export of herbs and value-added extracts of medicinal herbs are gradually increasing over the years. India exported USD 330.18 Million worth of Herbs during 2017-18 with a growth rate of 14.22% over the previous year
Oil Sardine catch may go down during coming years: CMFRI
10-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
The Indian oil sardine stock along the Kerala coasts is likely to suffer a major setback during the coming years, according to the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
India utilizes only half of the allocated funds for fisheries
08-Jan-2019 - 0 Comments.
Though the government is focusing on enhancing production in the fisheries sector, the ministry data released by the government reveals that only half of the money allotted for the sector have been spent till January 2019
Close to 50 MN farmers benefited from implementation of modern techniques in agriculture
25-Dec-2018 - 0 Comments.
As per the results of ‘Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households’ conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in 2013, about 63.5 percent of the agricultural households in the rural areas of the country reported cultivation as their principal source of income. Details of the number of farmers still following age old practices are not available in the Survey.
Supporting livelihoods and nutrition of smallholder farmers in India
14-Dec-2018 - 0 Comments.
Bayer and the S M Sehgal Foundation (SMSF) – a non-profit organization supporting smallholder farmers in India – have announced the “Sustainability of Agriculture and Smallholder Development” project. Aim of the project is to improve farmers’ incomes by introducing them to easy-to-learn-and-adopt best agronomic practices.
Escorts unveils India's first autonomous concept tractor
11-Oct-2018 - 0 Comments.
Escorts Limited has taken another leaf in providing autonomous solutions in farming sector by launching India's first autonomous concept tractor in New Delhi recently.
Aeris to bring Tractors-as-a-Service in India & ASEAN Region
10-Oct-2018 - 0 Comments.
In order to bring state of the art technology in agriculture sector, Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its partnership with Hello Tractor in Africa to launch Tractors-as-a-Service in India and the ASEAN region.
CMFRI draft National Mariculture Policy, moots Mariculture Zones in Sea
05-Oct-2018 - 0 Comments.
A draft national policy on mariculture has mooted mariculture zones by demarcating special areas in the sea for different mariculture activities such as cage farming, bivalve farming, pen culture, seaweed culture, hatcheries and nurseries based on scientific criteria
Indian agri ministry releases 1st Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2018-19
26-Sep-2018 - 0 Comments.
The 1st Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2018-19 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 26th September, 2018
CMFRI launches 500 Cage Fish Farming Units in Kerala
13-Sep-2018 - 0 Comments.
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on Wednesday kick-started a major project that envisages implementing 500 cage fish farming units in Kerala.
Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre becomes company's fourth bioscience center
27-Aug-2018 - 0 Comments.
The world-class research capabilities of the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre (ACAC) and its capacity to provide a practical platform for product development and solutions for the aquaculture industry have been recognized today with the announcement that the ACAC is to become an Alltech bioscience center.
Indian marine fish production shows sign of revival as catch increased by 5.6%
28-Jun-2018 - 0 Comments.
India’s marine fish production shows a sign of revival with the annual marine fish landings in 2017 registering 5.6% increase compared to the previous year
Indian fish production up by 27% during 2014-18
06-Jun-2018 - 0 Comments.
During the last four year, fish production in India has also grown by 27% in 2014-18 as compared to 2010-14.
India releases model agriculture, livestock contract farming and services 2018 Act
05-Jun-2018 - 0 Comments.
With a view to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers including exporters, agro- industries etc. for better price realization through mitigation of market and price risks to the farmers and ensuring smooth agro raw material supply to the agro industries, Union Finance Minister in the budget for 2017-18 announced preparation of a “Model Contract Farming Act” and circulation of the same to the States for its adoption
CLFMA CFO Forum discuss insights on the future of Indian livestock sector
01-Jun-2018 - 0 Comments.
CLFMA organized its first “CFO Forum” in association with NCDEX IPFT for senior-level professionals from various sub-sectors of livestock industry such as poultry, dairy, feed and aquaculture
India to spend USD 5 BN in agriculture sector till 2020
02-May-2018 - 0 Comments.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, "Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana" in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the Central Share of INR 33,269.976 crore (USD 5 billion).
FICCI-PwC Knowledge Report on 'Maize Vision 2022'
26-Mar-2018 - 0 Comments.
The FICCI-PwC report says though India has achieved maize production of 26 million tonnes, it would require 45 million tonnes by 2022
Agriculture Minister pitches for a package of measures to boost Maize Productivity
23-Mar-2018 - 0 Comments.
Indian Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has called for a package of measures to boost maize production and productivity and realise its potential as the future cereal crop
Increasing Relevance of Hydroponics by Technologies
17-Oct-2017 - 0 Comments.
Among technologies that can potentially influence the future of agriculture and seed industry, hydroponics is one of the most exciting. The fact that hydroponics is prominently featuring in recent seed conferences in Netherlands is an indication of the potential and importance of the technology.
Sikkim: A Totally Organic Farming State in India
28-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
Organic farming is a crop production system which excludes the cultivation of genetically modified crops & the use of chemicals viz. fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives.
Enhancing Milk Productivity & Quality in India
27-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
Milk is a lacteal secretion obtained by complete milking of one or more healthy milch animals. For a healthy diet, milk is important as it provides all the beneficial health nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, enzymes and vitamins required for the human body.India observed 16th World Milk Day on June 1, 2016, third National Milk Day on November 26, 2016 and a decade of the integrated food law [Food Safety and Standards Act 2006].
Farm equipment market to touch $12 BN by 2025, says FarMart CEO
14-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
At the time when the government has infused more interest & funds on mechanized farming, Agriculture Times spoke to newest entrant in farm equipment rental business, farMart co-founder & CEO, Alekh Sanghera on the factors that are driving growth and why he believes that the farm equipment rental business will touch $12 billion by 2025.
Digital India reaching to small, marginal & women farmers, says Dr Amrit Patel
19-Nov-2016 - 0 Comments.
India has been relatively well endowed with resources for sustainable agricultural development, viz. land, labor, water, livestock, fisheries, forestry, three distinct agricultural seasons, congenial climate, solar radiation, among others.
Huge scope for drip irrigation in India, as only 7 MN ha land covered, against 69 MN ha, says IAI chief
28-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
With growing focus on India government on 'per drop more crop' promote farming through optimum utilization of water across the country, Agriculture Times (AgriTimes) spoke with Irrigation Association of India (IAI) president and managing director of Premier Irrigation Adritec Pvt Ltd, Shrikant Goenka on their association, as well as his organization he represent is helping farmers to achieve this goal.