The state government will promote vegetable and banana farming in a big way to help small and marginal farmers to augment their income.
This was stated by chairman of the Punjab State Farmers Commission GS Kalkat, who was in the city to attend a function. He said after a research, it had come to the fore that high value crops like fruits and vegetables were ideally suited for such farmers.
In what will be music to the ears of banana cultivators, a Gujarat based agriculture university has successfully converted parts of the fruit's plant, which are usually thrown away as waste, into highly useful products, including an edible candy with nutritional values.
Banana is a common horticultural crop in the Sunderbans region though there are hardly any cultivation of proven commercial elite varieties that can yield much higher incomes per unit of area under the crop.
VIEW FINDER NOT A USUAL EXERCISE Soldiers smell the ground to detect bodies of flash flood victims in Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot battered the island"s southern region in the second week of August. The typhoon, which Met officials call the deadliest in 50 years, also triggered mudslides; one such mudslide
In what will be music to the ears of banana cultivators, a Gujarat based agriculture university has successfully converted those parts of the fruit's plant which are usually thrown away as waste into highly useful products, including an edible candy with nutritional values.
This report presents a case study of a UNDP GEF Small Grant Project entitled "Mitigation of the effects of the carbon dioxide and other GHG by controlling slash and burn practices," which was conducted in Nepal and which received the gold prize in the 2008 Ryutaro Hashimoto Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Awards.