The Indian rice trade is confident that the Liechtenstein Foundation, which owns RiceTec Inc, may intervene in the snowballing dispute over basmati trade mark and patent to protect the rights of

The world's most sought-after tea produced in Darjeeling may soon find a place in the World Trade Organisation's surveillance map so that the adulteration of Darjeeling tea is abated internationally

The continuous spell of inclement weather since Monday evening has been worrying farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The local meteorological expert blames the rains on a Western

Agriculture in punjab is confronted with problems. These according to experts, may affect the agro-ecosystem. The south-western region which contributed 15 per cent of the total cotton produciton in

The news that more than 180 farmers committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh in the last few weeks is, indeed, disturbing. What makes this tragedy even more poignant is the fact that the suffering was

World food security requires an exceptional cereals harvest in 1998, with global surplus stocks already below safe levels, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a report published on

India must initiate action against Kenya and Sri Lanka for threatening its tea market by selling tea under the Darjeeling label, said a patent expert. Given India's leading position in textiles,

As many as 21 high altitude panchayats of Tissa development blocks in Chamba district bordening Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir have been badly hit by the recent heavy snowfall. Some areas may

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