Organic Farming News
How organic herbal farmer Rakesh Chowdhary's firm now earns over Rs 10 crore annually
Rakesh Chowdhary faced a significant hurdle due to the lack of resources and funding. Being a small farmer, he had no collateral to mortgage and struggled to obtain loans.
Insha Rasool, organic farming and the HomeGreens tale from Kashmir
Insha Rasool, 30, a native of Budgam district in central Kashmir, did not let her transition from academia to farming go to waste and has successfully turned her business into a prosperous one
Why one needs to take criticism of PM Narendra Modi’s organic farming policy with a pinch of salt
Pseudo-scientific writers often attack organic farming for lesser yields, conveniently overlooking fiscal revenue burdens -- fertiliser, pesticide, subsidies, soil and water degradation and debt endured to make industrial agriculture viable
Commonwealth Secretary General finds Sadhguru’s soil restoring efforts ‘inspiring’
The Secretary-General has earlier shown her support for the global Save Soil movement when Sadhguru went on a crucial 100-day, 30,000 km solo motorcycle journey across 27 nations to bring urgent policy interventions in the world to save the dying soil.
Biofertilisers: A gamechanger for the agricultural landscape of India
A biofertiliser is a substance which contains living micro-organisms which colonise the rhizosphere or the interior of the plant and promote growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant
Earth and soul | How soil parenting is essential for preservation of life on earth
Due to mindless exploitation of nature and its resources, the soil of the planet earth has been degrading dangerously
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.