Nagpur: Amid paddy growers of east Vidarbha reeling under a major pest attack, some of them who have adopted organic farming claim they could prevent losses in their fields using natural pesticides

Food retailers and manufacturers are increasingly committing to address agricultural sustainability issues in their supply chains. In place of using established eco-certifications, many companies define their own supply chain sustainability standards. Scholars remain divided on whether we should expect such company-led programs to affect change. We use a major food retailer as a critical case to evaluate the effectiveness of a companyled supply chain standard in improving environmental farm management practices.

Importance for organic and chemical free food consumption is growing rapidly. Consumers are ready to pay more money to get a quality food. Farmers need to hold this entrepreneurial opportunity to fasten economic empowerment. One such efforts done by a farmers’ interest group was studied in this perspective. Formation and conduct of the group along with the group dynamics of the group members was studied and presented in this paper.

The paper presents empirical evidence from ADBI studies which outlines the positive contributions of organic agriculture in fostering gender equality and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

PANAJI: With women at the helm (captain, first officer and second officer), Greenpeace International's campaign sail vessel Rainbow Warrior III made its maiden voyage to India, anchoring off the Ag

KOCHI: For farmers across the state, this is the time which can bring them a small profit margin.

Human negligence and greed are responsible for the environmental degradation.

The State government launched the 'Karnataka Organic Farming Policy 2017', in order to enable the next level of development in Organic Farming. The Government decided to reform the Organic Farming Policy Karnataka 2004 with the new policy.

Following a recent finding by researchers in Madurai Kamaraj University, linking organophosphate insecticides to diabetes, a demand has been raised to ban using these pesticides.

The living tradition of diverse and healthy Indian food has a huge economic potential and will attract large scale investments as well as create more job opportunities, Amitabh Kant has said.

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