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Pranab Mukherjee calls for better governance in Asia

May 4th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, May 4 (ANI): Emphasizing the need for regional cooperation for development, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said countries within Asia should strive for better governance and transparency in policy ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers adopt “Madagascar” method to enhance their crop yield

April 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh), Apr. 20 (ANI): With food security emerging as a major challenge, India can ill-afford the rising cost of agriculture inputs, declining productivity, non-availability of basic infrastructure and core facilities ... Read more...

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‘Madagascar’ method retains the ‘organic’ prove Bilaspur farmers

April 20th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Baba Mayaram Hoshangabad, Apr 20 (ANI): The movie 'Peepli Live' exposed the underbelly of the television media and indeed the entire social political spectrum that feeds it while at the same ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi seeks German investments in farming

April 6th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 6 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has invited German companies to invest in its farm sector to boost the emirate's food security through private-public partnership, it was announced Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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UN Report: Eco-farming could double food output

March 10th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A UN report released on Tuesday has recommended eco-farming as a way to curb hunger in developing countries. The report claims that eco-farming practices have proven ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Global standards in India should attain agriculture education, says Pawar

February 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has called for evolving global standards to enhance quality and relevance of agricultural education and research in the ... Read more...

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Britain to kill magpies, crows to protect songbirds

January 28th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Noisy birds like magpies and crows will be trapped and killed in Britain so that songbirds could survive, according to a report.Birds of prey, including buzzards and sparrowhawks, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Patil calls for farm-corporate tie-up for Green Revolution

October 28th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday stressed the need to explore a partnership between agriculture and corporate sectors from the grassroots level to usher in a second Green Revolution ... Read more...

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Providing access to information holds the key to alleviate rural poverty, says Ansari

October 28th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), Oct.28 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that the key to alleviate rural poverty was to ensure access to information and enable seamless communication on a wide ... Read more...

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Digital Green catalyses a quiet revolution in Indian villages

September 9th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Shudip Talukdar New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Farmers are improving crop yields, using new technologies besides learning video-making skills - thanks to Digital Green which is catalysing a quiet revolution in the ... Read more...

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Remnants Of Giant Dog-Sized Rats Unearthed In An East Timorese Cave

July 28th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Australian archaeologists have cataloged the remnants of primordial giant rats. These rats possessed the size of a small dog. These remnants were unearthed by ... Read more...

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Gujarat tops in marine fish output

April 14th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) With a 1,600 km coastline, Gujarat ranks first among the states in marine fish production and exported 1.88 lakh tonnes of marine products worth Rs.1,265 crore in fiscal ... Read more...

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President Patil gives a call for second Green Revolution

January 26th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.27: President Pratibha Patil on Monday gave a call to undertake steps that can ensure a second Green Revolution in the country.Addressing the nation on the Republic Day-eve, President ... Read more...

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Higher farm productivity must to check prices: President

January 25th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) With food inflation at a high of over 17 percent, and potatoes, pulses and sugar costing twice as much as they did last year, President Pratibha ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Market openness, farming changes can battle hunger: experts

January 19th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A combination of various initiatives such as opening up markets, taking to new farming practices and futuristic policies can help fight hunger and poverty the world ... Read more...

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Latest farming techniques for India advocated

October 30th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) Increasing farm productivity through latest farming methods, new storage technologies and manufacturing value-added food products should be focus areas for India, speakers at a food conference said here ... Read more...

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GM crops like East India Co, say authorities in Madhya Pradesh

October 30th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh minister believes there is no difference between genetically modified (GM) crops and the East India Co, the British firm that began trading with ... Read more...

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Diseases spreading from humans to animals- thanks to globalisation

October 29th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Globalisation and industrialisation are causing diseases to spread from humans to animals, says a study. Researchers from The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh have shown that a ... Read more...

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Double food output may stop world starving

October 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): Leading scientists have said that global food production needs to be increased by between 50 and 100 per cent if widespread famine and world starving is to be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill Gates foundation announces $9.7 mn aid for Indian farmers

October 15th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $9.7 million grant for poor farmers in India as part of a $120 million programme for the uplift ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh farmers rally to demand ban on GM crop trials

October 1st, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 1 (IANS) Thousands of farmers from 20 districts of Madhya Pradesh held a peaceful demonstration here Thursday to protest against the GM Corn field trial and demanded that ... Read more...

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World’s most advanced CT scanner to see through solids

September 11th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Nottingham, UK, have created the most advanced 3D X-ray micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanner in the world, which will help scientists from a ... Read more...

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IGNOU inks deal to extend e-learning in east

July 8th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Wednesday signed a deal with the government's Department of Information and Technology to facilitate e-learning in east India's rural areas ... Read more...

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Today’s milk production system has smaller carbon footprint than mid-20th century

June 11th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study has determined that dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and improved animal welfare over the past 60 years have resulted in a modern milk production system ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu farmers protest against field trials of BT corn

April 2nd, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Apr 2 (ANI): Over 150 protestors were arrested here today as they blocked the roads and rallied in front of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, demanding the university to stop genetically ... Read more...

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$40 million UN project to help poor in Rajasthan

October 21st, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) Agriculture and job prospects for some 95,000 poor households in arid Rajasthan will get a boost with a United Nations-backed project worth $40 million."Mitigating Poverty in Western ... Read more...

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Mecca of ancient Egypt to be renovated

October 17th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): An archaeological site, which is considered as the Mecca of ancient Egypt, is being renovated by a government-run project.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

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President calls for ever-Green Revolution

August 14th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when India's Green Revolution in agriculture was derided overseas, President Pratibha Patil Thursday pushed for its second version to ensure the country's food security ... Read more...

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Mustard has a green way to control pests

July 26th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Researchers will put centuries-old farming practices like use of mustard, radish or rapeseed species under the scanner, to eliminate soil-borne pests and weeds. "Brassica plants naturally release compounds ... Read more...

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Keep agriculture at centre of development agenda: President Patil

July 16th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil today stressed the need for keeping agriculture at the centre of the countrys development agenda.Addressing a function at the Indian Council ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson attacks Gold Coast KFCs treatment of chickens

July 10th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 10 (ANI): Canadian born actress Pamela Anderson stormed a Gold Coast KFC outlet to present a petition against poultry farming practices in Australia, bringing both her cause and KFC ... Read more...

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Farmers may have huge impact in cutting greenhouse emissions

July 7th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that farmers might have the potential to make a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions.According to a report in ABC Science, the researchers ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers combine agriculture with dairy farming

May 30th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin/Sunil Sharma Amritsar/Chandigarh, May 30 (ANI): Punjab, known for its agricultural productions and a vibrant culture, is today witnessing a change in farming practices. Enterprising farmers are growing items ... Read more...

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Genetically modified crops not a solution to poverty, hunger, and climate change: Report

May 15th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Based on an assessment of the global agriculture scenario, experts have come to the conclusion that genetically modified (GM) crops are not a solution for poverty, hunger ... Read more...

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