We take care of the cow and the cow takes care of us,” says Marayal, a farmer in Thalavady, Tamil Nadu. Her two cows produce 6 to 10 litres of milk a day, which she sells for 30-40 cents per litre. Across India, there are millions of backyard dairy farmers like Marayal.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sought Rs 5,700 crore to strengthen Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in the 12th Plan.

Vadodara: The story of home grown Amul, which has turned India into world’s largest milk producer, will be in focus at the forthcoming USA India Business Summit (UIBS) which is being held at Georgi

In an effort to bring a positive change in the lives of lakhs of farmers, the state agriculture department will propagate the concept of ‘intelligent farming’.

Rapid expansion to be the organisation's mantra for 2013-14, says Chairman

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets the famed ‘Amul’ brand of milk and milk products, aims to get into 700 small towns for the first time this financial year. And, double its export. Vipul Chaudhary, chairman of GCMMF, said: “Rapid expansion will be the mantra for 2013-14.”

Acceleration of progress in nutrition will require effective, large-scale nutrition-sensitive programmes that address key underlying determinants of nutrition and enhance the coverage and effectiveness of nutrition-specific interventions. We reviewed evidence of nutritional effects of programmes in four sectors—agriculture, social safety nets, early child development, and schooling.

Of this, Rs 6,072 cr had gone to agriculture sector. Nabard had pumped Rs 7,881 crore in Madhya Pradesh state rural refinances through its various promotional initiatives during 2012-13.

Homegrown Amul brand is all set to touch the US $ 4 billion mark.

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said there is a need to have a single milk brand to improve marketing of milk and its products in the Maharashtra, on the lines of Gujarat's Amul.

He said the state lagged behind Gujarat in terms of marketing of milk. "In Gujarat, all milk cooperatives supply their product to Amul, which in turn market them very well. Whereas in Maharashtra, there is Gokul, Warna and Aarey. There is vast infrastructure but poor production," he said after inaugurating a new facility of the state-owned Mahanand dairy here.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) started this month a new three-year country programme for Pakistan under which it will provide soft loans worth $65 million for two projec