Incentivising Agri-Seed Research & Development: Key to Food Security
23-Mar-2023 - 0 Comments.
A robust seed system for agriculture is of fundamental importance to the health of the nation. Food & nutrition security continues to need attention in India, with a burgeoning population of approximately 1.4 billion to feed.
Top 10 challenges facing Indian agriculture today
26-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture is a major contributor to the Indian economy, accounting for around 18 percent of the country's GDP and providing employment for around 50 percent of the population.
Top technology trends in agriculture in 2023
13-Jan-2023 - 0 Comments.
As the world population continues to grow and the challenges facing the food industry persist, it is important for all of us to work towards the goal of providing enough nutritious food for 9 billion people by 2050.
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.
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.
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.
Shakti Pumps leads in Kusum yojana scheme installing 20000 solar pumps
28-Sep-2021 - 0 Comments.
In order to produce more food grains for meeting the needs of the global population, India needs to increase its output, but this can only be achieved with technology.
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.
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.
NDDB inks MoU with Ladakh to promote livelihoods from dairying
09-Nov-2020 - 0 Comments.
With a view to promote dairying and rural livelihoods in the Union Territory of Ladakh, NDDB and UT Administration of Ladakh signed an MoU for conducting a benchmark survey in the newly formed UT. NDDB’s dairy potential survey will help prepare a road map to boost dairying in the UT and will help in enhancing income of the rural population in the mountainous border areas.
Usage of drip irrigation, sprinkler in India meagre, says Ambuja Cement Foundation CEO
16-Jun-2020 - 0 Comments.
With growing population and usage of water increasing in agriculture, time has come to smartly use water for increasing food production, feed growing population in the country as well feed other countries that cannot produce much to feed its population.
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.
Entrepreneurship in agriculture can do wonders for rural economy, says Federation of Seed Industry of India Executive Director
13-May-2020 - 0 Comments.
Agriculture sector provides food for 1.3 billion people in India as well as support over 60% of the population for their livelihood and plays a crucial role in sustainable growth of the country's economy.
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.
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.
Over 34.5 million cattle registered under the National animal disease control program, says NDDB
02-Apr-2020 - 0 Comments.
In order to provide safety to country's cattle population from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)'s National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), a 5-year project has been launched by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with total outlay of INR 13,343 crore (USD $ 2 billion).
Bayer outlines its vision for the future of agriculture
10-Oct-2018 - 0 Comments.
Joined by farming stakeholders, academia, NGOs and industry experts from around the globe, Bayer outlined its vision for the future of agriculture today, reaffirming its commitment to innovation, sustainability and digital transformation to help ensure the world’s rapidly growing population can be fed without starving the planet
NDDB Dairy Services ties up with PharmaSecure to safeguard indigenous cow population
13-Feb-2018 - 0 Comments.
PharmaSecure, a leading provider of brand protection, consumer loyalty & engagement solutions today announced that it has joined hands with NDDB- Dairy Services to provide a simple and effective tool to safeguard country’s high quality indigenous breeds of cow
Italian animal health firm eyes India for expansion
27-Oct-2017 - 0 Comments.
India's huge cattle population is now catching the eye of foreign animal health companies, one such firm is Italy based TecnoZoo, which is entering the Indian market.
India setting up two cattle breeding centres
In order to increase cattle population in the country, Indian agriculture ministry is setting up two national cattle breeding centres
World Food Day raises debate about challenges in food output
16-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
The United Nations (UN) expects the population to grow to more than 9 billion inhabitants on Earth by 2050.
India needs to triple egg availability to 180 per person
14-Oct-2016 - 0 Comments.
With demand for nutrition food rising with growing population and rising income, India should have an availability of 180 eggs per person, as against the current 63 per person per annum.