Record wheat yield in Punjab state

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 23:23:42

Punjab has broken all records in wheat production and wheat procurement this year. With the procurement season ending on Saturday, the state is all set to procure over 131 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, with the total production being 181 lakh metric tonnes. Food Corporation of India (FCI), officia


NDDB milk processing plant by 2020

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 23:18:29

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) will set up a state-of-the-art automated milk processing plant in Odisha by the end of next year. The modern milk processing plant, to be set up with an investment of `242 crore, will have a capacity of five lakh litre per day. It will come up at Arilo


Mangoes set sail to London from JNPT instead of flying

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 23:12:20

 In a first, a large consignment of select mangoes was shipped to the European market from JNPT instead of being flown.  The shipment of 4,023 dozens of Kesar (1, 449 dozens) and Badami (2, 574 dozens) mangoes from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka has been despatched via ship to Londo


Small Organic Producers Can Sell Produce Without Certification till April 2020: FSSAI

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 04:54:18

Food safety regulator, FSSAI has allowed the small organic producers with annual turnover of more than Rs 12 lakh, to sell their produce to end-consumers directly without certification till April 2020. However, such producers will not be able to make use of ‘Jaivik Bharat logo’ on their


MeT Department Issues Weather Alert

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 04:50:34

Starting with Northern part of India, a Western Disturbance lies over North Jammu & Kashmir and its induced cyclonic circulation is over North Rajasthan & neighboring Punjab. As a result, light to moderate rains are expected over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Higher


Solar Powered Water Pump Launched for Farming Sector

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 00:18:21

Stanley Black & Decker has launched Stanley Earth which is an energy efficient, solar-powered water pump for the farming sector. The aim of the company is to leverage its core technology expertise to address unmet societal needs, like critical sustainable development challenges such as water, en


Chinese Apples are Likely to be Seen in Indian Markets Soon

Date & Time: 2019-05-23 00:07:44

India has agreed to start steps for a possible resumption of imports of apples and pears from China that were suspended in June, 2017 after bugs and fungus were detected in the fruits. As per a government official, “New Delhi has now agreed to send a team to China to inspect apples and pears t


FCI Agrees to Buy Raw Rice from Telangana Rice Millers

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 04:32:03

 good news for rice millers of Telangana. Now, The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has agreed to buy 3.44 lakh tonnes of raw rice from Telangana rice millers.


Japan’s Shiitake Mushroom Will Soon Be Available in Manipur

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 04:28:09

This unique mushroom from Japan, which is also popularly known as the golden oak mushroom, is grown only in areas with a temperature of -5oCelsius. The Japanese wood mushroom, commonly known as the shiitake mushroom, will soon be available in the markets of Manipur. A group of Japanese experts have


India set to plant more land with soybean crops as prices rally

Date & Time: 2019-05-22 04:23:20

At current prices, soybeans are more lucrative than other crops.  Increased production of India's main summer-sown oilseed could help the world's biggest vegetable oil importer trim costly purchases from Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia and Malaysia.  It could also help boost India


Weather Alert: Arrival of Southwest Monsoon

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 02:25:17

The Southwest Monsoon 2019 has finally made its arrival over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Reaching earlier than its normal date i.e. 20th May, Monsoon has covered South Andaman Sea as well as few parts of South Bay of Bengal & Nicobar Islands. The Northern Limit of Monsoon or NLM is now m


Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi Bags International Prize for Innovative Organic Farming

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 00:18:34

A 25-year-old organic farmers group, Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi, has won global recognition for their determined efforts in innovating organic farming. The 25 years old organic farming association has as many as 15,000 members who are active farmers. The democratic formation and operations of


Government Issues Drought Advisory to Southern and Western States

Date & Time: 2019-05-21 00:13:16

The Government has issued a ‘drought advisory’ to Western and Southern states of India that includes Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu urging them to use water sensibly. The advisory has been issued because the water storage in dams is falling to a


APEDA invites exporters’ participation in promotion of mangoes in China

Date & Time: 2019-05-20 23:59:43

APEDA has invited exporters for participation in the mango promotion programmes its plans to organise (in association with the Indian embassy in China) in the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou over a seven-day period between June 3 and 9, 2019 . The authority sees China as a potentia


Nanotechnology can make plant-based food preservatives more effective

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 23:21:06

Stored and packaged food products are prone to growth of bacterial and fungal growth especially in tropical countries like India. These, in turn, produce toxins making food stuff unfit for consumption. Some of these toxins produced by fungus can be detrimental to human health. Currently, the food


High resolution rice maps can help boost production

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 23:04:56

Large scale paddy mapping at medium or high spatial resolution is rare, primarily due to limited availability of cloud-free optical imagery. The rice paddy maps, which are freely distributed by International Rice Research Institute, Philippines are of coarse spatial resolution and more than nearly s


Indian Scientists Develop Coloured Wheat Varieties with Many Health Benefits

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 05:01:01

Agricultural biotechnologists’ team led by Monika Garg at the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute or NABI located in Mohali  developed these coloured wheat varieties. It is important to mention that the regular wheat varieties contain a very small quantity of anthocyanins but th


NABARD Announces Rs 700-cr VC Fund for Agriculture & Rural Startups

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 04:52:57

The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) on 13thMay 2019 announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital funding for equity investments in agriculture as well as rural-focused startups. Till now, NABARD has been contributing to other funds but this is the very first time that t


Veggie crop colonies to come up in Hyderabad too

Date & Time: 2019-05-15 04:42:13

 Idea of having crop colonies will not be limited to rural areas where cultivation is taken up on a bigger scale. Vegetable crop colonies will come up in five major municipal corporations of Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Khammam, bringing much cheer to consumers. The idea be


India develops new groundnut line with desirable oil quality

Date & Time: 2019-05-14 01:25:25

Fatty acid composition defines groundnut oil quality. Six saturated fatty acids including palmitic acid constitute 10%, whereas oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) together with linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acid) constitutes nearly 80% of unsaturated fatty acid in groundnuts. It is highl


Regional honeybee rearing to get a boost

Date & Time: 2019-05-13 05:13:04

To boost production of local honey variants within a specific geographical region in the country, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is planning to set up regional honeybee breeding centres. . Currently, the honey collection takes place at select centres, identified by KVIC and Na


Gel based pest control could become order of the day

Date & Time: 2019-05-09 03:57:48

In the past half century, scientists have identified and synthesised around 1,500 pheromones for different insect species. These have found widespread application in agriculture, forestry and urban pest management. However, for using pheromones on a mass scale, the techniques for dispensing them


Food Corporation of India to sell 10 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers this fiscal

Date & Time: 2019-05-07 04:18:03

Saddled with huge stock, state-run FCI has decided to sell 10 million tonne of wheat to bulk consumers this fiscal, over 40 per cent more than the previous year, according to a government order. The government is offering wheat at a base price of Rs 2,080 per quintal for three main wheat-producin


Basmati exports touch record high in FY 2019

Date & Time: 2019-05-07 04:10:11

An aggressive buying by Iran has pushed basmati exports from the country to a record high in 2018-19, benefitting farmers of Punjab and Haryana, which account for over 70-75% of the total volume-wise exports. The exporters feel that the record shipment will bring more area under basmati in the curre


Indian Govt fixes 2.1 million tonne quota for sugar sale in May

Date & Time: 2019-05-06 04:29:59

Sugar mills can sell 2.1 million tonne of the sweetener in the open market in the current month, higher than the April quota of 1.8 million tonne. The quota also includes additional quantity given as incentive to mills for achieving more than 75 per cent of their export target and also for produc


Biological weapon against fall army worm found in Africa

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 04:57:25

Fall armyworm has devastated millions of hectares of maize and sorghum in Africa The highly destructive moth (Spodoptera frugiperda), native to North and South America, has been steadily moving east since 2016, causing up to US$3 billion worth of damage to maize and other crops in Africa, accor


IMD working at faster pace to issue block-level weather forecast by next year

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 01:25:00

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) it is working at a brisk pace to issue localised weather forecasting to all 6,500 blocks across 660 districts in the country by 2020 and help as many as 9.5 crore farmers deal with the vagaries of weather.  At present, IMD issues district level advis


Five varieties of Indian coffee get GI certification

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 01:08:50

Five varieties of Indian coffee have been awarded Geographical Indication (GI), a move that will enhance their visibility globally and allow growers to get the right value.   While Coorg Arabica coffee is grown specifically in Kodagu district of Karnataka, Wayanaad Robusta coffee is from


Azolla cultivation gets priority in Vizianagaram

Date & Time: 2019-05-03 00:58:59

The animal husbandry department in Vizianagaram district is implementing a major byproduct boost through Azolla cultivation. The department has been given a Rs 100 crore budget as part of a convergence project under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme


New durian variety set to be main attraction at MAHA 2018

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:51:29

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 12): The 'Jantung Gold' durian variety is set to be the main attraction at the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority's (FAMA) Castle of Fruit exhibition during the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show 2018 (MAHA 2018) from Nov 22 to Dec 2 at the Mal


Advanced technology to help boost agricultural productivity - Salahuddin Ayub

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:49:04

PETALING JAYA: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry targeted national padi production of between eight and ten tonnes per each hectare in future, said its minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said the target could be achieved through the usage of modern technology and efficient deployment of man


Olam partners with Canvass to ‘transform agriculture’ with AI

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:45:22

gri-food business Olam International has partnered with Google-funded firm Canvass Analytics to utilise AI to optimise its agricultural operations and ‘transform agriculture’. Olam says it will utilise Canvass’ AI solutions to develop innovative new ways to meet the world&r


Sarawak pushes for agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:30:05

KUCHING: Sarawak wants to harness the potential of its agriculture resources so that the state can become a net exporter of produce and products that meet the needs of the domestic and global markets. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state’s resources included


Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:27:02

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agric


Modern technology the way forward to transform Sarawak’s agriculture sector

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:25:02

KUCHING: Sarawak will leverage on modern technology to transform its agriculture sector in line with its aspiration to become a nett exporter of food by 2030. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas said the agriculture sector would need continuous effort to identify effective policies, dev


Thailand uses drones to combat agriculture industry woes

Date & Time: 2018-08-27 02:32:19

Drones can save Thailand and allow them to meet their agricultural demands. The agricultural industry which is set to decline in the next decade, can be revolutionized through the harnessing of new technology. Drones aren’t new technologyby any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investme


Digital farming in Kenya

Date & Time: 2018-05-29 22:39:05

By Nita Karume : The East Africa Digital Conference and Exhibition is set to be the first ever of its kind in Kenya. This is as far as digital farming is concerned. The event dubbed Harness the benefits of technology and drive adoption of these tools by farmers will kick


Agricultural digital conference takes farming beyond tilling and weeding Read more at: https://www.

Date & Time: 2018-05-29 22:36:15

Stakeholders in the East African agricultural sector have gathered in Nairobi for a three-day summit to showcase the latest technology and brainstorm on swift ways to digitise the sector. Dubbed the East Africa Digital Farmers Conference, it brings together over 650 farmers, innovators, telecom


17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-21 03:56:38

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it


Hands-Free Hectare Project: Humans not needed for crop farming

Date & Time: 2018-05-15 22:54:20

A WORLD-FIRST project in the West Midlands of England has opened the door to the future face of farming — and Australia has been given the inside story. The “Hands-Free Hectare Project” (HFHa), based in Shropshire, set out to demonstrate that a crop could be successfully prepare


Ditch the Overalls: The Reality of Modern Farming Will Surprise You Advanced technology and thinking

Date & Time: 2018-05-13 21:01:46

A few weeks ago, I sat with a third-generation California dairy farmer named Dave Ribeiro. I asked him what he wished more people knew about farmers. He gave me a wry smile and said, “That we walk among you. We look like you and talk like you. We have advanced degrees and hobbies, just like yo


Training-workshop enlightens Ilocos farmers on biotech agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-06 20:20:32

By Philippine News Agency Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology. Organized by the Asian Farmer’s Regional Network (ASFARNET) Philippine chapter – an organization of farmers and i



Date & Time: 2018-05-03 22:24:17

With a trade war looming, commodity prices swooning, and the dairy industry in full-blown crisis, a growing number of American farmers are embracing a controversial set of farm policies that would manage the country’s commodity production and stabilize crop prices. The policies, known as suppl


QBE North America Supports Future Farming Innovation Startups

Date & Time: 2018-05-01 22:26:55

NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is pleased to announce a partnership with Village Capital to participate in an investment-readiness program in support of 12 early-stage food and agriculture startups that were selected to take pa


IoT in agriculture: farming gets ‘smart’

Date & Time: 2018-04-29 20:41:02

Solving problems such as the impending global food shortage will require concerted effort from various countries, organizations and groups from across the world. Safely incorporating some of these innovative techniques to improve yield, decrease loss and increase process efficiencies will go a long


Launching the Next Generation of Latinx Farmers in Washington’s Skagit Valley

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 04:32:25

When Francisco Farias, a Latino farmer in Northwest Washington’s Skagit Valley, completed Viva Farms’ nine-month sustainable agriculture training program, he became eligible to lease a half-acre plot at the farm, where he now grows strawberries, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,


Queensland farmers launch commercial farming robots

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 04:15:25

ANDREW and Jocie Bates know robotic technology is the future of farming and they are excited to be holding the key. The Bates are just a few months away from rolling out robots to commercial farmers, driving a whole new wave of technology and efficiency in all types of agriculture. The central


Farmers warn of food shortages after wet winter

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 03:25:22

Cornish vegetable farmers, who deliver to a high proportion of UK supermarkets, said they feared the winter's wet weather would lead to food shortages this summer. Some crops such as brassicas are only just being sown near Helston, seven to eight weeks behind schedule. Food producers said


Tomato prices likely to fall in next 15 days

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 01:43:04

Tomato prices, which have skyrocketed up to Rs 100/kg, are more likely to decline over the next fortnight as supplies from southern and other growing states are expected to improve, said a senior ICAR official.

Retail tomato prices have gone through the roof for more than a month now in


Government to step up buying from farmers: Ram Vilas Paswan

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 01:11:50

NEW DELHI: The government is giving top priority to reaching out to more farmers and directly buying grains from them, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. Procurement prices of wheat, mustard, chana etc have already been raised by 6-11% and the immediate focus would be to make sure more farmers


Economic Advisory Council discusses employment, growth

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 00:41:03

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) today discussed issues related to employment and growth, an official statement said.
The EAC-PM, headed by Niti Aayog Member Bibek Debroy, held its third meeting today.
"To continue the ongoing discussion on employmen


Govt to combine old, modern tech for crop forecast

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 00:30:00

The Centre is weighing combining traditional and modern technologies like yield estimate and satellite imagery to ensure accurate farm output forecast, Chief Statistician T C A Anant said today.
"The Centre is working on a combination of traditional and modern technology like satellit


Doubling farm income to make farming sustainable, says Jaitley

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 06:30:27

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government has undertaken the ambitious task of doubling farmers' income by 2022 so that farming becomes sustainable.

Observing that India has a huge population dependent on agriculture for livelihood, he said, "therefore, incr


Revival of 5 sick urea units to add 72 lakh to production: GOI

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 06:10:28

The Union government is expecting an increase in urea production by 72.14 lakh tons on the back of revival of several sick urea units and is looking at drastic reduction at imports, informed Inderjit Singh, minister of state for planning (IC) and chemicals and fertilizers in the Parliament on Tue