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Earth and soul | Why organic farming is the future of India’s agriculture
Opinion

Earth and soul | Why organic farming is the future of India’s agriculture

It’s time to ‘de-chemicalise’ the soil through nature-based organic-farming

Is organic farming really to blame for Sri Lanka’s ongoing food crisis?
Opinion

Is organic farming really to blame for Sri Lanka’s ongoing food crisis?

Several commentators have blamed Sri Lanka’s decision to go organic as the root cause of the current crisis. Furthermore, this event has been used to vilify the regenerative agriculture movement

PM at National Conclave: Narendra Modi bats for natural farming, says right time to take big steps
India

PM at National Conclave: Narendra Modi bats for natural farming, says right time to take big steps

Addressing the National Conclave on Natural Farming being held in Gujarat via video conference, Modi said this is the right time to take big steps before the issues related to farming become severe

Switching to organic foods may have immense health benefits: Things you need to know before buying them
Health

Switching to organic foods may have immense health benefits: Things you need to know before buying them

While the benefits of these nutritional differences need further studies to be established, it’s what organic foods don’t have that matters even more.

Organic farming keeping former India football captain Gouramangi Singh 'fresh' during lockdown
Sports

Organic farming keeping former India football captain Gouramangi Singh 'fresh' during lockdown

Former India football captain Gouramangi Singh has discovered a new passion for organic farming, which is keeping the ex-defender physically and mentally fresh during the COVID-19 enforced lockdown.

Allocation for agriculture must signal change in favour of science, tech, private investments
Business

Allocation for agriculture must signal change in favour of science, tech, private investments

The restrictions on agricultural marketing and the difficulty of doing business have had a chilling effect on corporate investments in agriculture

Zero budget natural farming is not a one-size fits all solution for India's agriculture woes
science

Zero budget natural farming is not a one-size fits all solution for India's agriculture woes

This method claims to have an almost negligible investment by drawing from traditional methods of farming.

Despite environmental benefits, experts doubt efficacy of zero budget natural farming, call for nation-wide scientific studies
India

Despite environmental benefits, experts doubt efficacy of zero budget natural farming, call for nation-wide scientific studies

Even if Zero Budget Natural Farming as proposed in the Economic Survey and the Union Budget 20198 is adopted nationally, challenges associated with modern agricultural farming like knowledge gap, availability of native seed banks, cold chain facilities, MSP, and marketing issues remain unresolved

Madhya Pradesh farm loan waiver: Experts, social researchers sceptical of move, stress on need for better markets, financial support
India

Madhya Pradesh farm loan waiver: Experts, social researchers sceptical of move, stress on need for better markets, financial support

In Madhya Pradesh, many farmers and agricultural experts believe that the farm loan waiver announced by Kamal Nath will not achieve its desired result.

Patanjali to focus on agriculture; bring out more products from farm, food processing sector: Baba Ramdev
Business

Patanjali to focus on agriculture; bring out more products from farm, food processing sector: Baba Ramdev

Patanjali Ayurved last month entered into the cow milk segment by launching cow milk and milk-based dairy products and also has plans to launch its apparel brand 'Paridhan'.

Kerala, After The Flood: Locals sceptical of intent and outcome as Pinarayi Vijayan ropes in KPMG for rebuilding state
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Locals sceptical of intent and outcome as Pinarayi Vijayan ropes in KPMG for rebuilding state

Former chief minister Oommen Chandy has urged the chief minister to cancel the trip of his ministers and instead ask them to camp in the districts and oversee the rehabilitation programme.

Pune-based startup Earthfood aims to offer residue-free produce at market price; expands footprint to Mumbai
Business

Pune-based startup Earthfood aims to offer residue-free produce at market price; expands footprint to Mumbai

EarthFood's produce is priced some 0.5 percent to two percent higher than normally grown (fertiliser-driven) fruits and vegetables.

Women in Punjab’s Bhotna village say no to 'cancerous farming', adopt organic methods to save state's soil
India

Women in Punjab’s Bhotna village say no to 'cancerous farming', adopt organic methods to save state's soil

Often called the cancer capital of India, Punjab's Malwa region has registered around 42,000 cases of this killer disease in the past decade.

Sowing hope: How some women have given organic farming a fillip by collecting seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties
India

Sowing hope: How some women have given organic farming a fillip by collecting seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties

Organic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Here are a few women who have changed thousands of lives by simply collecting old seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties.

In beleaguered Yavatmal, one farmer's organic practice could provide a way forward for district
India

In beleaguered Yavatmal, one farmer's organic practice could provide a way forward for district

At this farm in Yavatmal, there are a variety of crops to be grown all year round, thus ensuring long-term employment for labourers | #FirstCulture

Meet the couple behind Magazine Street Kitchen, Mumbai's first mega co-cooking space
F. Originals

Meet the couple behind Magazine Street Kitchen, Mumbai's first mega co-cooking space

Mumbai-based couple Jay and Gauri transformed an old mill in Mazgaon into a Masterchef-sized mega kitchen which is open to chefs from around the world. The couple wanted to do something different in the food and beverage industry and Jay came up with the idea of creating an experimental kitchen space with state-of-the-art equipment and resources — Magazine Street Kitchen is a result.

Bihar: Nitish Kumar government to develop 'corridor' along river Ganga to boost organic farming
India

Bihar: Nitish Kumar government to develop 'corridor' along river Ganga to boost organic farming

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the state would give a boost to organic farming by forming a "corridor" along both sides of the river Ganges.

Make own strategy to double farmers' income: Minister Radha Mohan Singh tells states
Business

Make own strategy to double farmers' income: Minister Radha Mohan Singh tells states

The centre has already come out with a four-volume report suggesting ways to boost farmers' income, which states will have to study and see how best it can be implemented in each state, he said.

Video Volunteers: How a retired postmaster is reviving traditional agriculture in Madhya Pradesh
Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers: How a retired postmaster is reviving traditional agriculture in Madhya Pradesh

The septuagenarian Babulal Dahiya recalls that in his childhood there were vast varieties of indigenous crops in his native Pithurabad in Madhya Pradesh. These gradually reduced to only a few bio-engineered varieties thanks to the green revolution. A retired postmaster, he decided to start collecting and preserving the indigenous seed varieties of paddy by growing them in his field. Today he has managed to save over 100 varieties of indigenous paddy.