US-based agriculture and pharmaceuticals giant Monsanto is setting up a specialised research unit in India for developing new crop strains. The move comes as a surprise as this is the first time a

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science, Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, near here, will release two new varieties of chicks from April. The varieties, 'Varna,' the coloured

Pests eat up rice worth about Taka 1200 to 1800 crore annually, officials of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) told BSS. They said a conservative estimate puts the annual loss of rice yield

Countryside organisations across Europe are to press the European Commission for a huge increase in funding for environmentally friendly farming. The UK's Countryside Commission will present Franz

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) plans to expand institute-village linkage programme (IVLP) to 70 centres in the next five years.

Agricultural extension services in the country will be stepped up with commencement of the $239 million World Bank funded national agricultural technology project (NATP) from April

It had to happen, India has reacted strongly to the US Patent Office granting Ricetec, an American company, a patent for Basmati rice and has decided to examine various possible remedial options. The

Abdul Hamid Khan, a zamindar of Raiban Khera village, would have little realised that the dussehri mango sapling that he had grafted at Kakori in the latter half of the 19th century , with the

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to introduce a new rice policy that will abolish the current price-support framework and allow market forces to prevent excessive production.

Greenpeace today provided new evidence to the European Commission of illegal imports of genetically manipulated maize into Europe through the