Covestro India joins hands with United Way Mumbai to put ‘Jal Sanjivani’ in Solapur District
26-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
Leading producer of innovative polymers and sustainable solutions provider Covestro and its NGO partner United Way Mumbai came together on 17 February 2023 to flag off a unique project- Jal Sanjivani. Jal Sanjivani is an integrated watershed management program aiming to build a climate-resilient agrarian community.
Climate-smart deeptech firm Ecozen raises $25 mn
27-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Ecozen announced that it has raised $25 million of combined equity and debt capital.
Agri secretary says ministry open for pro-farmer changes in PMFBY due to climate crisis
27-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture and Farmers Welfare ministry is open to taking pro-farmer changes in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in response to the recent climate crisis and rapid technological advances.
WRMS Ventures into the manufacturing of climate-smart agrochemicals
23-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
WRMS, a leading agri-tech company, has expanded its services by foraying into the manufacturing of climate-smart agrochemicals in order to provide better solutions for pest management and soil fertility to farmers.
Promote crop diversification to save water, says Indian NGO at UN Conference
15-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
Established in 2005 with an objective to Incubate Civil Society, CNRI, India's leading non-governmental organisation has made a strong case for promoting crop diversification to save water and address issues concerning climate change at the UN Conference on Water in New York.
Corteva Agriscience brings its Climate Positive Leaders Program to India
24-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Corteva Agriscience has announced the launch of its 2022 Climate Positive Leaders Program, in India.
Roeslein Alternative receives a USD 80m grant to create a new climate-smart agriculture value chain
16-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announced that it had received USD 80 million in federal funding for a five-year pilot project to create a value chain for climate-smart agriculture where farmers who plant prairie grasses and cover crops are compensated with environmental credits and receive income from renewable energy.
Agri-Insurtech startup IBISA raises seed funding from Ankur Capital
16-Aug-2022 - 0 Comments.
Agri insurtech startup IBISA announced that Ankur Capital, an India-based leading early-stage venture capital fund focused on transformative technologies in deeptech and climate tech has joined its seed round.
Climate-smart deeptech startup Ecozen raises INR 54 Cr in Series C funding led by Dare Ventures
20-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
Climate-smart deeptech startup Ecozen has announced that it has raised INR 54 crore of additional funding as the first tranche of a planned INR 200 crore Series C round.
Corteva help farmers with hybrid millet seeds to increase yield, enhance livelihoods
20-Jun-2022 - 0 Comments.
Observing the “International Year of Millets 2022-23” and to address the demand for adequate food, nutrition, and livelihood security while combating climate change, global agriculture company, Corteva Agriscience is focused on engaging the next generation of farmers through its hybrid millet seeds and modernizing the key agricultural attributes to support them in growing what matters.
Fasal inks MoU with IMD on weather forecast models to make farming climate-smart
26-May-2022 - 0 Comments.
Fasal, India's earliest full-stack agtech solutions company, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for research collaboration.
Omnivore announces launch of new USD 130m venture fund focusing on agritech, climate sustainability
12-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Omnivore, India's leading agritech venture capital firm, recently announced the launch of its third fund, with a target corpus of USD 130m (INR 1000 crore).
Bayer spotlights grower focus at Fruit Logistica 2022
11-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
Bayer presents the latest innovative and sustainable Fruits and Vegetables solutions to, on and beyond the farm at Fruit Logistica from April 5 to 7. The company spotlights products for the challenges facing growers, such as the tomato virus, the increasing request for organic and low residue produce and the need to lessen agriculture’s impact on the environment and respond to climate change.
Ghana receives a USD 60m climate smart agriculture fund from World Bank for smallholder farmers
25-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
World Bank approves USD 60m fund for climate-smart agriculture initiative that preserves soil, water, plant, animal and human health which would affect directly about two million Ghanaian smallholder farmers.
SupPlant raises USD 27m to combat climate change by assisting South African farmers
18-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
SupPlant, an Israeli agritech company, has raised an additional USD 27m (R408 million) to assist South African farmers to adopt digital solutions for fighting climate change.
World Bank supports food security, higher incomes of farmers vulnerable to climate change in Bangladesh
16-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
The government of Bangladesh and World Bank signed a USD 120m financing agreement to help improve the irrigated agricultural and fisheries production and increase the incomes of 170,000 poor people vulnerable to climate change.
Cropin wins Climate Innovation Challenge; deploys robust climate-resilient solutions
08-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
Cropin, a global provider of agri-ecosystem intelligence, was recently named one of the winners of the Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant, which is a sub-program of the Program for Asia Resilience to Climate Change, a trust fund administered by the World Bank and funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
Indian government signs USD 115m loan agreement with World Bank for implementation of watershed projects
21-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Government of India, the State Governments of Karnataka and Odisha and the World Bank have signed a USD 115m (INR 869 crore) Programme (Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development Programme) that will help national and state institutions adopt improved watershed management practices to help increase farmers’ resilience to climate change, promote higher productivity and better incomes.
Har Medh Par Ped promoting tree plantation on farmlands
15-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (Har Medh Par Ped) Scheme was launched in 2016-17 to encourage tree plantation on farm land along with crops/cropping system to help the farmers get additional income and make their farming systems more climate resilient and adaptive.
Creation of national agriculture disaster management scheme
09-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has launched a flagship network project “National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)” aiming at strategic research on adaptation and mitigation, demonstration of technologies on farmers’ fields and creating awareness among farmers and other stakeholders.
Financing sustainable agriculture key to address climate change vulnerability: CFA Institute report
25-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, has called for a concerted effort from Indian Banks, Venture capital (VC) investors, multilateral development institutions, and Indian policymakers, towards catalysing private capital for sustainable agriculture.
Pandemic is nothing, but climate change is going to be devastating, says Meghalaya forest minister
22-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Pandemic is nothing, but climate change is going to be devastating, said James Sangma, Cabinet Minister for Forest & Environment and Power, Meghalaya while delivering a keynote address virtually on Monday night on day one of the TiE Sustainability Summit 2021, on being organised by TiE Hyderabad.
Ambuja Cements support farmers, to procure biomass fuel for its plants
09-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Burning crop residue after harvesting is detrimental to soil health and has a negative economic impact on farmers and local communities. Additionally, this also contributes to air pollution and aids the challenges posed by climate change.
IAAG writes to the Prime Minister for approval of gene-editing guidelines in India
18-Oct-2021 - 0 Comments.
India Agriculture Advancement Group (IAAG) International, founded by the stalwarts of Agricultural sector from India and abroad have written to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi expressing serious concern on the inordinate delay in the approval of Draft Guidelines for Safety Assessment of Genome/Gene-Edited Plants by Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulatory body under the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
Symbiotics launches first agricultural green bond with Samunnati
28-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged with Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited its first green bond whereby the proceeds of USD $4.6 million in local currency equivalent are fully allocated towards climate smart agriculture.
Excess irrigation over northern India shifting monsoons towards northwest risking agriculture
06-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Climate researchers have discovered that excess irrigation over northern India shifts the September monsoon rainfall towards the north-western part of the subcontinent increases widespread weather extremes over Central India. These meteorological hazards expose vulnerable farmers and their crops to risks of failure.
Climate change likely to affect agricultural productivity in Maharashtra, says Institute for Sustainable Communities
30-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
Climate analysis predicts mismatch in rainfall and temperature patterns with crop phenology: Soybean, Cotton, Wheat and Gram crops at risk finds Institute for Sustainable Communities study across three major regions of Maharashtra.
ICAR-NRC organizes webinar on World Camel Day
30-Jun-2021 - 0 Comments.
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner, Rajasthan organized an International Webinar on “Camel, Climate Change and Globalization: Challenges for Science” on 22 June 2021.
Islamic Development Bank, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation hold a webinar on agritech, digital supply chain
27-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (Agriculture Division) in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) jointly held a live webinar entitled “The Role of AgriTech in Food Security & Sustainability”to discuss sustainable climate-smart agricultural technologies for achieving food and nutrition security.
Weather, climate research gear up for innovation in India finds Department of Science and Technology webinar
26-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
The impact of climate variability on agriculture was highlighted in a panel discussion conducted under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
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.
ICRISAT scientist says 5Gs of genomics vital to accelerate crop breeding
12-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Genomics-assisted crop breeding technology can help advance crop improvement at an accelerated pace to ensure food security for a growing population and changing climate.
Agri experts, Microsoft India to process weather data, to boost yield and profit
04-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Scientists, meteorologists, start-ups and Microsoft India are coming together to crunch weather data to help farmers beat climate risks and boost yield and profit.
ICAR signs MoU with NABARD for up-scaling various technologies, innovative farmer models
28-Dec-2019 - 0 Comments.
With a view to promote sustainable agriculture and climate-resilient farming systems, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Board of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
CMFRI joins hands with ISRO to protect coastal wetlands
12-Apr-2019 - 0 Comments.
MoU signed between CMFRI and Space Applications Centre of ISRO to develop mobile app and web portal with complete database on smaller wetlands to build resilience on climate change
UAE Agriculture Industry Under the Spotlight This Week in Dubai
05-Mar-2018 - 0 Comments.
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, AgraME, is taking place from 6-8 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre
CMFRI Open House Highlights Impact of Climate Change in Fisheries
04-Feb-2018 - 0 Comments.
CMFRI displayed the research output of the study on climate change conducted under the scheme of the National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture
World has to double food production by 2050 to feed teeming billions
21-Apr-2017 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture has the wherewithal to overcome problems of climate change and take the path of sustainable and climate-smart agriculture (CSA) by using mitigation techniques and adapting technology and new crop patterns, said Shyam Khadka, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in India, at a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).”
Necessary to promote hybrid seeds of improved varieties to cope with global climate change
26-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
It is imperative to develop hybrid seeds of improved variety for the areas of varied agricultural climate so as to sort out the problems emerging due to global climate change, Indian agriculture & farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh said
Change in climate is key factor for new races of pathogen, says Indian agri minister
17-Dec-2016 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture & farmers welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh has said that change in environment is key factor for emergence of new races of pathogen, minor diseases of insect-pests become major biotic stresses.
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.
Traditional, organic farming answer for sustainable agriculture, says Singh
13-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
To fight growing climate change, India will focus on traditional and organic farming, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently.
Need for organic farming rises with higher CO2, says Singh
07-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
The importance of organic farming has increased manifolds while keeping in view the immediate menace of climate change. That is why, the Government of India has launched a Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) and Organic Value Added Development (OVCDNER) schemes under National Sustained Agriculture Mission to promote organic farming in the country.