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Article Govt will focus on agriculture diversification: Indian PM
The Indian Premier said that government will focus on diversification of agriculture and take efforts for developing agriculture as per agro-ecological regions.
Article Conference on Uttarakhand recognises agri leaders
Harish Rawat, India’s Union Minister for Water Resources, confers awards for outstanding contribution to rural India at the Rebuilding Uttarakhand conference.
Article Organising farmers to connect with consumers
A session on ‘Farm to Fork’ during the conference on ‘Rebuilding Uttarakhand’, listed various impediments in the way of farmers exploiting the marketplace, with the idea of organising farmers into any forms of grouping coming out trumps.
Article SC expert committee for withholding GM field trials in India
The committee has suggested the withholding of the field trials of GM crops until a revamping of the system with biosafety as the main mandate is done.
Article India’s food security scheme unviable, says trade body
According to Fertiliser Association of India, India’s food security scheme cannot be executed successfully unless farming is made profitable.
Article Indian farmers need to upgrade standards of production: Dutch expert
Wim Van Den Berg, Director of the Netherlands-based company, Van Amerongen CA Technology, said that Indian farmers would need to have better contacts with the market to raise their profits.
Article Agri-value chains bring prosperity to Himalayan farmers
Agri-value chains are bringing prosperity to small apple farmers of Uttarakhand by helping them market their produce more efficiently.
Article Collection centres empower small farmers
There is a silent revolution happening in the apple hills of India. An initiative to empower the small farmers of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has taken root wherein they are setting up joint venture companies. Six such companies, initially funded by an investor, are on the ground and the farmers eventually hope to own them once the money is repaid back to the investor.
Article Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers
Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), a Rishikesh based NGO, is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling farmers to move up the economic chain. Vikram Singh, Senior Executive, ICT and Value Chain, at SJS, advocates that ICTs could be an effective tool for imparting farm related inputs to farmers to make the reap a quality harvest.
Article Indian lawmakers discuss agri bio-security authority
New pests and disease in the agriculture scenario have posed fresh challenges, experts argue.
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