FPOS under TReDS: Samunnati powers invoice discounting transaction of INR 3.5 Cr
14-Apr-2023 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati, India's Open Agri Network, is excited to announce that it has onboarded its first Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) on TReDS and completed a transaction of discounting invoices worth INR 3.5 crores through Invoicemart on the platform.
DeHaat onboards 500 FPO; facilitates full stack agri offerings for thousands of farmers
10-Mar-2023 - 0 Comments.
DeHaat, India’s largest full stack AgriTech platform offering end-to-end agricultural services to farmers in India, today announced it has successfully onboarded more than 500 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) across 12 Indian states, directly impacting livelihood of over 30,000 associated member farmers.
Ergos disburse paperless agri loans of over INR 100 Cr in 7 months
01-Mar-2023 - 0 Comments.
Ergos, India's leading farmer-centric technology platform, backed by Aavishkaar Capital, Chiratae Ventures and British International Investment, that enables farmers to digitise their farm produce and provides them with doorstep access to end-to-end postharvest supply chain solutions, today announced that it has enabled its lending partners to achieve disbursement of over INR 100 crore to small and medium scale farmers and buyers.
Marut Drones conducts farmer’s awareness sessions on AI, drones technologies
19-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
India’s leading drone manufacturer and service provider Marut Drones was invited to participate in a day’s workshop on Stewardship and Innovative Technologies in Crop Protection at Regional Agricultural Research Station (PJTSAU), Warangal on Friday.
Superplum's traceable agriculture supply chain enables consumers to connect with farmers who grow their fruits
13-Feb-2023 - 0 Comments.
Superplum, an agritech startup based out of Noida, recently launched a unique feature that allows consumers to scan a QR code and pay a bonus to the farmer who has grown the food they are eating.
AIFA appeals to curb cigarette smuggling, as done for gold, mobile
31-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. has appealed to the government to cut duties on cigarettes to arrest its smuggling.
Walmart Foundation to invest over $3.5 mn on FPOs in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal
28-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Walmart Foundation today announced three new grants in the states of Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal with the aim to empower smallholder farmers through the Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) framework.
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 .
Farmley drives 35% rise in farmers income
02-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Farmley is a full-stack dry fruits and nut brand that provides high quality, adulteration free products to the end consumers. It drives maximum value to the farmer community by eliminating middlemen.
Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture gets $500,000 grant from Walmart Foundation
02-Dec-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is embarking on the next phase of its project to support smallholder farmers in India through the promotion of effective farmer producer organization (FPO) models.
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.
WAAREE to plant 10,000 trees to uplift rural livelihoods, boost environment conservation
23-Nov-2022 - 0 Comments.
WAAREE Group, India's largest solar panel manufacturer and exporter with a manufacturing capacity of 9GW, has initiated a plantation drive on the land of their farmer-beneficiaries in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat.
Samunnati,GROWiT collaborate to promote protective farming
27-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati, an open agro network, and GROWiT, a Surat-based Direct-to-Farmer (D2F) protective farming and agritech startup, have partnered to spread protective agricultural practices and goods among farmers affiliated with former and its farmer producer organisations (FPOs).
Union Bank of India digitizes Kisan Credit Card
20-Sep-2022 - 0 Comments.
Union Bank of India has announced an Industry-first, farmer-focused end-to-end digitalization of Kisan Credit Card product as part of flagship Digital Transformation project ‘Sambhav’.
Samunnati open agri network enters co-lending partnership with State Bank of India for financing FPOs
Samunnati, India's Open Agri Network has entered into the largest Co-Lending partnership in India aimed at the Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) space with SBI, India's largest bank. The initial program amount is INR 100 Crores.
Kenya look towards India for building its warehousing, agri derivatives sector
26-May-2022 - 0 Comments.
Kenya is looking at India to develop an agricultural ecosystem that is led by the government’s favourite Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) model along with the agri derivatives trading platform and e-warehouse receipt system.
Samunnati crosses cumulative disbursement amount of INR 37 crores for its pre-approved loan
02-May-2022 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati, an agri-value chain enabler, and India’s largest agri enterprise announced recently that its Instant Pre-approved Loans (Sam IPL), the digital lending solution to nascent Farmer collectives (FPCs/FPOs), has crossed the cumulative disbursement amount of INR 37 Crores across 600 loans since its launch last year in July 21.
Ergos' tech platform, which connects half a million farmers, intends to generate INR 1800-INR 2000 crore in revenue by next year
29-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
GrainBank scaled across 26 districts in Bihar, 10 Districts in Karnataka and 17 Districts in Maharashtra with 1,45,000 farmers actively engaging on the technology-based platform, and adding 400-450 new farmer every day.
Agriculture should be connected to technology digital agriculture mission
23-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Department has constituted a High Level Task Force, which is in the process of finalizing “India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA) report. Task Force invited comments from subject experts, farmers, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and general public and considered them.
National conference of cluster based business organisations (CBBOs) under central sector scheme of formation and promotion of 10,000 FPOs held
22-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
The role of Cluster Based Business Organisations (CBBOs) should be to strengthen Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) so that farmers seek them out. FPO is not merely a company, it is a collective for the benefit of farmers.
Digitised ecosystem is beneficial for agricultural
21-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Department has constituted a High Level Task Force, which is in the process of finalizing “India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA)” report. Task Force invited comments from subject experts, farmers, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and general public and considered them.
Goverment doubling farmer’s income
21-Apr-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Government consulted an Inter-ministerial Committee in April, 2016 to examine issues relating to “Doubling farmers Income” and recommend strategies to achieve the same.
Innovative farmers awarded during Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2022
14-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela, organised by IARI, New Delhi, on the theme “Self-reliant farmer with technical knowledge” during March 9-11, 2022, has been concluded recently.
BOB Financial, CreditAI launches co-branded credit card for farmers
11-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda (BoB), and CreditAI Fintech Pvt Ltd (CAI), a Singapore and Bengaluru based farmer digitisation and credit scoring company have launched Unnati – a co-branded credit card exclusively for farmers. The card has been launched as a contactless offering on the Visa network.
Govt focus on new 10,000 FPOs will benefit small farmers, says Agri minister
01-Mar-2022 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the plan to form 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in the country will benefit farmers.
Corteva introduces technology driven crop protection solutions to farmers
28-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
Aligned with its commitment to provide agronomic support to help farmers increase their productivity and profitability, Corteva Agriscience, the global agriculture company, introduced ‘Udayan – Tarakki ka Naya Savera’- an integrated farmer engagement program. Udayan program is focused to establish and nurture a relationship with Corteva’s customers and channel partners.
IFAD funded project to develop technologies to help smallholder farmers in Latin America, Caribbean
25-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched the Innovatech project, which aims to develop agricultural (AgriTech) and financial (FinTech) digital solutions to facilitate small farmer's access to markets and to financial and non-financial services in Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and Mexico.
India Invites Startups, FPOs to capitalise on agri and food processing policies at EXPO2020 Dubai
19-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
As part of India’s efforts to showcase the country’s investment-friendly policies and growth opportunities in agriculture and allied sectors at EXPO2020 Dubai, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, invited the Startups and FPOs (Farmer Producer Organisations) to submit their proposals to the ministry, and assured them that they would be considered for providing equity grants, management costs, and other available support measures.
Govt estimates 316 million tonnes of foodgrains production during 2021-22
18-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Second Advance Estimates of production of major crops for the year 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Record foodgrains production of 316.06 million tonnes is estimated. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narender Singh Tomar said that the new record of foodgrains production in the country is the result of hardwork of farmers, efficient research of scientists and farmer friendly policies of the Government.
Madhya Pradesh disburse INR 7600 cr under crop insurance to 49 lakh farmers
12-Feb-2022 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, organized a historic event to disburse the biggest corpus of funds for crop insurance amounting to more than INR 7,600 crore via direct benefit transfer in the accounts of more than 49 lakh farmers of Madhya Pradesh.
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.
Samunnati signs co-lending partnership with IndusInd Bank exclusively for FPOs
26-Dec-2021 - 0 Comments.
Samunnati an agri-value chain enabler has entered an industry first co-lending agreement with IndusInd Bank to expand credit accessibility and market linkages for farmer producer organisations (FPOs) across the country.
Otipy to procure 10,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables in 2022 from Haryana based FPOs
15-Dec-2021 - 0 Comments.
Otipy, India’s fastest growing community group buying startup for fresh fruits and vegetables has announced partnership with Haryana government to procure 10,000 tonnes of fresh produce in 2022, from Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs).
Sonalika tractors sales up by 5.5% at 17,130 units during October 2021
17-Nov-2021 - 0 Comments.
Festive season celebrations in India are at their peak and Sonalika Tractors is going full throttle ahead to address farmer’s haulage and farm related requirements. It has registered overall tractor sales of 17,130 tractors in October 2021, registering 5.5 percent growth to surpass industry growth estimate of 3.6 percent.
Tata-Cornell Institute launches hub for FPOs to empower small farmers in India
09-Sep-2021 - 0 Comments.
In an effort to empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector, the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition launched a Hub for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) within its Center of Excellence in New Delhi.
PM releases PM-KISAN 9th installment, INR 19,500 crores transferred into 9.75 crores farmer accounts
10-Aug-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi released the next installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) today through video conference.
India records highest ever horticulture production at 329.86 million tonnes
17-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Due to farmer-friendly policies of the government, tireless efforts of farmers and research of scientists resulted in horticulture production of 329.86 million tonnes in the year 2020-21, Indian agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said recently.
Over 80,000 people will get employment from 10500 units, says MP Horticulture & Food Processing Minister
16-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Development of farmer is necessary to make self-reliant India and self-reliant Madhya Pradesh, state horticulture and food processing minister Bharat Singh Kushwah said at a conference organized by Madhya Pradesh State Agro Industries Development Corporation and PHD Chamber of commerce and industry recently in Bhopal.
APEDA signs MoU with NAFED to strengthen export linkage of Farmer Cooperatives, FPOs
13-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) to harness the exports potential of agricultural and processed food products of cooperatives as well Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
GreenSat Innovation Labs inks MoU with Gramin Vikas Trust, IndiaHub e-Governance to launch a smart FPO initiative
09-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
GreenSat Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd. a leading agritech company signed an MoU with Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT), a rural welfare organization, and IndiaHub e-Governance Pvt. Ltd., an innovation-driven start-up, as a technology partner for their Smart FPO (Farmer Producer Organization) initiative.
Food waste could change the future of fashion, finds Laudes Foundation study
06-Jul-2021 - 0 Comments.
Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale.
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.
Agribazaar brings agri-mandi to the farmer's doorstep
26-May-2021 - 0 Comments.
Agribazaar, India’s premier online agri-trading company recently announced the successful launch of its Village Fulfillment Center (VFC) across the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Corteva Agriscience establishes an ecosystem to help women farmers become self-reliant
24-Apr-2021 - 0 Comments.
Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA), the global agriculture company is working towards establishing an ecosystem of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) in multiple states across India including Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Bihar.
Govt focused on providing quality seeds to farmers, states get funding for setting up seed processing-cum-storage godown units
09-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare is implementing farmer’s welfare scheme ‘Sub-Mission on Seeds & Planting Materials’ to produce and supply quality seeds to farmers to enhance production and productivity in the country through various components namely Seed Village Programme, Establishment of Seed Processing- cum- Seed Storage Godowns at Gram Panchyat Level, National Seed Reserve, Boosting Seed Production in Private Sector and Strengthening of Quality Control Infrastructure Facilities.
FPOs will make farming more viable, says Parshottam Rupala
06-Mar-2021 - 0 Comments.
Indian ministers of state for agriculture and farmers welfare Parshottam Rupala and Kailash Choudhary inaugurated professional training programmes designed and developed for CEOs, Board of Directors, Accountants of FPOs on the occasion of the anniversary of the Central Sector Scheme titled 'Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)'.
India second advance estimates predicts a record 303.34 MT of foodgrain production during 2020-21
25-Feb-2021 - 0 Comments.
The second advance estimates of production of major crops for 2020-21 reveal a record production of 303.34 million tonnes of food grains, which clearly outlines the tireless hard work of farmers, research by agricultural scientists, and farmer-friendly policies of the Central Government.
NABARD chairman launches e-commerce platform for farmers produce
27-Jan-2021 - 0 Comments.
The NABARD chairman Dr. G.R. Chintala has launched e-commerce website Bhumi Pride of Indian Natural Farmer Producer Company Limited (INFPCL), a Farmers Producer Company promoted by Hand in Hand India (HiH), an NGO based in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
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.
Over 9 crore farmer get INR 18000 Cr deposited via direct benefit transfer
27-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi recently released the 7th instalment of financial benefit under PM KisanSammanNidhi through video conference.PM also interacted with farmers from Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. Farmers narrated their experiences about how they have benefitted since the introduction of the Farm Acts.
NAFED to set up 50 e-Kisan Mandi for farmer producer organisations
19-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian Agriculture & Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar met members of Farmer Producer Organisations of Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators (FIFA) representing 15 states and around 500 FPOs at Krishi Bhawan recently. They expressed their support for the recent Agricultural Reforms by the Government of India.
Talks between farmers unions, government to continue on December 9
06-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
The fifth round of talks with representatives of 40 Farmer Unions was held at Vigyan Bhawan with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Railways & Commerce Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Prakash. The next round of talks will take place on 9 December 2020.
Agriculture Minister inaugurates honey farmer producer organizations by NAFED
03-Dec-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on 26 November 2020.
FAIFA pleads to PM for immediate economic relief package for farmers hit by cyclone Nivar
02-Dec-2020 - 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. today urged Honorable Prime Minister to take swift action to bring relief to farmers hit by cyclone Nivar.
Bayer partners with BigHaat for last mile delivery of agri-inputs
30-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
Bayer CropScience Limited has signed a partnership with BigHaat, a leading agri-input e-commerce platform to enable last-mile delivery of Bayer’s seeds and crop protection products directly to farmer’s doorsteps.
SBI integrates YONO Krishi with IFFCO eBazar
07-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
With an aim to digitally empower its farmer customers and make them future-ready, the country’s largest lender State Bank of India has facilitated the integration of YONO Krishi with IFFCO eBazar under its Mandi section.
Agriculture secretary holds meeting with 29 Farmer Unions from Punjab
16-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture is always on top priority for Government of India. Central Government invited representatives of 29 Farmer Unions from Punjab which were associated with agitations in the State during last few days.
Corteva Agriscience introduces technology, sustainability initiatives for corn farmer across five states
13-Oct-2020 - 0 Comments.
Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA), the global agriculture company today said that it has undertaken several initiatives to enable corn crop mechanization and empower farmers which, in the first year of implementation, helped to improve yield with less water usage, reduced cost of cultivation and, critically, increased farmer incomes.
Farmers organization supports new farm bills, help liberation from trading cartels
30-Sep-2020 - 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., on behalf of the entire farming community would like to thank the foresight of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government in formulating and successfully passing path breaking Farmer Bills in the Parliament.
Kubota's best selling 45 HP tractor to be made in India
29-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
Kubota's most popular MU4501 (45 HP tractor) will now be manufactured in India. The tractor with a 4-cylinder, 2434 cc engine, is extremely powerful, with an outstanding performance and is by far the most loved tractor by the Indian farmer.
Over 1.67 crore farmers registered on e-NAM platform
19-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
As on 31 August 2020, a total of 1.67 crore farmers, 1.44 lakh traders and 83,958 commission agents and 1722 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) have been registered on e-NAM platform. A total trade value of INR 1,04,313 crore has been recorded on e-NAM platform, agriculture minister, Narendra Singh Tomar informed Rajya Sabha recently.
Agri minister flags off South India’s first and country’s 2nd Kisan Rail between Anantapur and New Delhi
09-Sep-2020 - 0 Comments.
The inaugural run of Anantapur – New Delhi Kisan Rail was flagged off today through video link by Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, and Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Kisan Call Centre now empowering farmers with consultancy services
24-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
India’s largest Kisan Call Centre (KCC) in the agricultural sector, a project under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare (DAC&FW) and run by IFFCO Kisan as the execution partner, is strengthening the famers through its advisory and consultancy services.
PM's new finance initiative of INR 100,000 Cr agriculture infra fund catalytic for agri-infra development: FAIFA
15-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), a non-profit organization representing the cause of millions of farmers and farm workers of commercial crops has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s INR 100,000 crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund financing facility.
Chennai based aquaculture company launches direct to farmer Aquaconnect HUBS
08-Aug-2020 - 0 Comments.
With a mission to shrimp and fish aquaculture farmers to improve their farm productivity, Chennai based Aquaconnect announced the launch of Aquaconnect HUBS, a first of its kind Direct to Farmer initiative.
Govt making all efforts for ease of doing business in fertilizer sector, says Sadananda Gowda
29-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian minister for chemicals and fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda has said that government is making all efforts for ease of doing business in fertilizer sector so that it can be made Atmanirbhar in true sense and farmer community cab be served better.
FAIFA hails govt’s agri-reforms; appeals for smooth implementation, periodic review
22-Jul-2020 - 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 lauded and appreciated the series of initiatives introduced by the central government.
ICRISAT incubated eight startups taking technology to farmers
13-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Eight ICRISAT-incubated startups recently showcased their technologies to support farm livelihoods as part of a larger effort to bridge the technology gap for farmer collectives.
Agri minister releases operational guidelines for formation, promotion of 10,000 FPOs
10-Jul-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in a meeting with the states through Video Conferencing released a booklet on new operational guidelines for formation and promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
Agri minister asserts Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium role in formation of 10000 FPOs
15-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture & farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said the formation of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organizations lies with the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium.
Grow what markets wants, Telangana CM directs farmers
14-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
What can be seen as interfering in the functioning of farmers' mandate, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao is working on a policy that will allow the state government to decided which crop farmer will produce in the state.
Indian fertilizer company eyeing big orders from African countries
12-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Despite enormous logistic and other challenges posed by COVID-19 lockdown, Hindustan Insecticides Limited (India) is making all efforts to ensure adequate supply of insecticides to farmer community in the country and at the same time eyeing big export orders of DDT from African countries.
Modi lauds working of Farmer Producers Organization scheme in Maharashtra
24-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi has lauded the work of Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs) work in Maharashtra during the ongoing lockdown imposed due to COVID19.
Agri ministry releases INR 17,793 cr under PM-KISAN scheme during the lockdown
21-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme during the lockdown period from 24 March 2020 till 20 April 2020, about 8.89 crore (88.9 million) farmer families have been benefitted and an amount of INR 17,793 crore has been released so far.
Agri minister unveils mobile app for transportation of foodgrains, perishables during lockdown
17-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Indian agriculture & farmers’ welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has today launched a farmer friendly mobile application, ‘Kisan Rath’ at Krishi Bhavan today
National Fertilizers assures adequate supply of fertilizers to farmer during CONVID-19 lockdown
14-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
India government-owned fertilizer company, National Fertilizers Ltd has assured that adequate supply of fertilizers to farmer communities during National level lockdown due to COVID-19 in the country
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
Gujarat farmer develops biofortified carrot variety helping farmers
08-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Madhuban Gajar, a biofortified carrot variety with high β-carotene and iron content developed by Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, a farmer scientist from Junagadh district, Gujarat is benefiting more than 150 local farmers in the area.
Bank of Baroda extends financial support to farmers due to CONVID-19
07-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
Bank of Baroda has announced various schemes for the agriculture sector and Emergency Credit Line for Farmer Producer Organization (FPO/ FPC)
IIT Mandi sings tripartite deal for setting up three FPOs in Himachal Pradesh
07-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi & Enabling Women of Kamand (EWOK) Society has inked a tripartite deal with the National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development for setting up three Farmer Producer Organization in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
Government adds warehouse, FPO trading features to eNAM platform
03-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to make usage of agriculture market convenient, Indian agriculture and farmers welfare ministry has added two new features on the electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) platform so as to make it more convenient for growers to sell their produce at warehouses & collection centres established by farmer producer organizations
India’s NPC study shows soil health card boosts farmer income and reduces fertilizers use depending on crops
19-Feb-2020 - 0 Comments.
National Productivity Council (NPC) conducted a study in 76 districts of 19 states - covering 170 soil testing labs and 1700 farmers, has been released on the completion of five years of the government scheme.
India supports 3.60 million female farmers with INR 847 Crore
07-Jan-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to empower female farmers in the country, India's agriculture & farmer's welfare ministry has supported over 3.60 million female farmers under the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP).
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).
Farmers should get value for their product, says Indian agri minister
08-Jun-2019 - 0 Comments.
There are new challenges in agriculture, small farmers need to be helped with technology at the ground level so that input costs can be reduced. The farmer should test his soil regularly and there is a need to speed up the pace of organic farming
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.
NERL hosts Kisaan Konnekt 2019 for 350 farmers of Andhra Pradesh
19-Feb-2019 - 0 Comments.
National E-Repository Limited (NERL), a Repository for electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (eNWR), promoted by National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), recently hosted its farmer centric flagship event Kisaan Konnekt 2019, at Tenali, Andhra Pradesh.
Budget 2019-20: Allocation for agriculture ministry raised by around 2.5 times
01-Feb-2019 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture continues to be the main driver of the rural economy. Our hard-working farmers, supported by pro-farmer policies of our Government in the past four and half years, have produced agriculture commodities in record quantities
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.
Farmer Producer Companies exempted from tax: Budget 2018-19
01-Feb-2018 - 0 Comments.
Farmer Producer Companies and having annual turnover up to Rs.100 crores in respect of their profit derived from such activities for a period of five years from financial year 2018-19.
Mahindra unveils its first ever driverless tractor
19-Sep-2017 - 0 Comments.
With a view to redefine the mechanization process for the global farmer, Mahindra Farm Equipment, part of Mahindra & Mahindra had displayed its first ever driverless tractor.
India's agri budgetary support up by 15.31% during 2017-18
05-Feb-2017 - 0 Comments.
In order to double the income of the farmer in 5 years, Indian agriculture ministry got 15.31 per cent increase in budgetary support at $7.59 billion (Rs 51,026 crore) for 2017-18 fiscal year starting April 1, 2017.
Goa launches organic farming scheme
24-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
To promote pesticide free farming in the state, Goa state government has launched a state sector scheme titled assistance for use of organic inputs by the farmer.
Maharashtra CM opens Mumbai’s first farmer to consumer market
15-Aug-2016 - 0 Comments.
After freeing farmers from selling their produce to middleman at the agricultural produce marketing committees (APMC) markets, Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fhadnavis has launched farmer to consumer market in Mumbai.
Farmer friends number crosses 112,487 in 29 states
10-Jul-2016 - 0 Comments.
India has said that farmer friends have been increased to 112,487 during 2015-16, Indian minister of state for agriculture & farmers welfare, Parshottam Rupala said in the lower house of the parliament recently.