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

As more and more farmers grew coca instead of food, prices for coca leaf dropped and the cost of the food they had to buy soared. Washington's strategy in Colombia where about 80 percent of the

In a major grant-in-aid project assigned by the Directorate of Industries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, the Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat, undertook a study on the utilisation of wild

Young farmers are to benefit from the first increase in European Union milk quotas in nearly 15 years, as part of attempts to rejuvenate an aged and declining farm population. Proposals for a

The Swadeshi Jagran manch has decided to launch a countrywide campaign against the patenting of Basmati rice by the American company, Ricetec and press the Union government to oppose the move in a US

The agriculture productivity in India is expected to improve dramatically in the next few years with Isro deciding to involve over half for districts under its sustainable development project . The

The Ninth Plan document calls for an annual growth rate of 4.5 per cent in agriculture and allied activities excluding forestry with an investment of Rs 2,20,206 crore at 1996-97 prices. The document