Seven years ago, when the Arunachal Pradesh government introduced cultivation of large cardamom in Lower Subansiri and other adjoining districts as an alternative to jhum or slash-and-burn cultivat

Pollination is a concern for cardamom farmers as it is difficult to maintain pollinator populations in plantations between
years. The innovative solution that is gaining popularity for ensuring quality pollination services to cardamom in South West India, is the use of managed forestry to create "sequential blooms" in mixed coffee and cardamom plantations.

Winds of change are silently sweeping through the tribal landscape of Jawahar and Mokhada, where 102 adivasi farmers have pooled in resources, labour and land in a unique agri-prenuership initiativ

The pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the presence of extracellular deposits of misfolded and aggregated amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide and intraneuronal accumulation of tangles comprised of hyperphosphorylated Tau protein. For several years, the natural compound curcumin has been proposed to be a candidate for enhanced clearance of toxic Aβ amyloid. In this study we have studied the potency of feeding curcumin as a drug candidate to alleviate Aβ toxicity in transgenic Drosophila.

Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne diseases and the role of ready-to-eat products including plantderived

Organic spice cultivation should find priority in the 12th Plan programmes, according to a report which is to be submitted to the Government of India.

This study analyses the impact of the asean-India Preferential Trade Agreement on plantation commodities – coffee, tea and pepper – using the smart and gravity models. This reveals that the agreement may cause a significant increase in India’s imports of plantation commodities from the asean countries, which is mostly driven by trade creation rather than trade diversion.

Read this summary of the monitoring of pesticide residues in the food commodities conducted from April 2008 to March 2009 at national level by Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and the IARI.

JAIPUR: Two spice parks will be set up in Rajasthan in the near future to augment the marketing of its aromatic agriculture produce and promote the spices-related industry in the State.

One of them, a Rs.26-crore venture, is scheduled to come up in Jodhpur in March 2011. The second is to be set up in the coriander-rich Kota region's Ramganj Mandi.

Jammu and Kashmir government has formulated a Rs 375-crore plan for the development and revival of saffron cultivation in the state. The plan is expected to be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his scheduled visit to the state in June, it was announced here on Thursday.