Question raised in Lok Sabha on Organic Farming, 22/07/2016. Realizing the potential and benefits of organic farming particularly in areas like hilly, tribal and also in rainfed areas where utilization of chemical fertilizers and pesticides is relatively lower, the Govt.

After years of fierce debate involving scientists, food manufacturers, farmers and environmental groups, Congress has passed a bill that would make it mandatory to inform consumers about the GMOs —

Kampala — Send a cow Uganda Non Government Organization has launched five years strategic plan which will see over 200,000 Ugandan families supported to overcome food Insecurity challenges.

This compendium of best practices brings together practical ecologically sound and nutrition-sensitive approaches to improving the productivity of backyard, community and family farms.

A study involving research institutes and a local university has supported the use of compost manure in farming, saying its yields are higher than those of hybrid crops grown using fertiliser.

Between 2013 and 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) undertook a survey of innovative approaches that enable markets to act as incentives in the transition towards sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has lauded the Meghalaya government for initiating organic farming in all the blocks of the State.

A new approach to farming is needed to safeguard human health and avoid rising air and water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss, a group of 20 leading agronomists, health, nutrition and social scientists has concluded.

Tubers, pulses and millets are important for the livelihoods and nutrition of poor farmers, especially in fragile regions. These crops are not only underutilised, but are also underresearched. Ama Sangathan, a women federation consisting of 1200 indigenous women, have revived these crops in two blocks in Odisha, by their vibrant campaigning.

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Joint Director of Agriculture Department H Kempegowda said 4,512 organic farmers in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts will receive organic certification from Karnataka State Orga