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Kenya’s coffee exports could hit $308 mn


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 11 (IANS) Kenya's coffee exports are expected to increase this year and could reach $308 million by the end of 2012, an official said.Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary ... Read more...

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Tropical fruit a new front in China’s African aid


September 1st, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Even as only a thin Chinese belt experiences tropical weather, the technology it uses to grow and process tropical fruit may contribute to the country's thriving ... Read more...

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Cuba plans to increase forest area


August 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 8 (IANS) Cuba is developing a National Forest Programme to increase the nation's freen cover, the Granma official daily reported.The director of Cuban ministry of agriculture's forestry department, ... Read more...

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Tripura begins culling to contain bird flu


January 27th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a government-run farm in western Tripura, authorities Friday started culling more than 1,600 poultry birds to contain spread ... Read more...

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Borlaug Institute to be set up for crop research


September 30th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The government Friday approved a proposal to set up the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in the country to conduct research on wheat and ... Read more...

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India confirms bird flu in Bengal, PM concerned


September 20th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed concern over avian inluenza in West Bengal and directed authorities to prevent it from spreading, sources said. The directive ... Read more...

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Weather alerts for farmers reap Rs.500 bn dividend!


August 5th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In a country where close to 60 percent of the 1.21 billion population still depends on agriculture for a living, short and timely alerts to ... Read more...

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China infuses Yangtze river with one bn fish


July 12th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Around 1.3 billion tiny fish were released into the Yangtze river in China Tuesday in a project launched to "repair" fishing resources affected by the recent ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan seeks India’s help at WTO


July 5th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan wants India to withdraw its objections at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to enable it to seek trade concessions from the European Union for its ... Read more...

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India, Israel to cooperate in agriculture research (Lead, With Image)


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India and Israel Tuesday agreed to enhance cooperation in agricultural research and boost bilateral trade by easing regulations and removing barriers."Agricultural cooperation with Israel can ... Read more...

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Israel urges India to ease agri-trade norms


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Orit Noked Tuesday urged India to eliminate barriers to ease regulations for trade in agricultural goods."The two countries should ... Read more...

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India should support global ban on endosulphan: Congress


April 19th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that India supports the global ban on endosulphan at the Stockholm Convention ... Read more...

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Chinese shops to offer ‘human breast milk’ in 2 years


April 15th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): In two years, Chinese market will be selling dairy products that will be produced by genetically modified cattle and would contain most of the nutrients as in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China to create alternative to human breast milk


April 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will soon create dairy products from milk produced by genetically modified cattle and containing most of the nutrients as in human breast milk.The ministry of ... Read more...

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China to recruit 100,000 graduates at grassroots level


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is planning to recruit 100,000 graduates by 2015 to work in grassroots units.The plan is part of a national campaign to support education, agriculture, medical ... Read more...

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Bird flu fears: China bans poultry from Netherlands


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) China has banned the import of poultry products from the Netherlands where an outbreak of H7N1 bird flu virus has been reported, the country's quarantine watchdog ... Read more...

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Genetically modified dairy products in Chinese markets soon


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) People in China may soon find genetically modified (GM) dairy products, which are similar to human milk, being available in the Chinese markets, a biotechnology expert ... Read more...

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BJP demands amendments in pesticides bill


March 13th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha Sunday demanded amendments in the proposed Pesticides Management Bill and sharing of its management rights with state governments.It also ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bird flu: Culling begins in Tripura


March 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) With fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu being detected at a government-run farm in western Tripura, the authorities Tuesday started culling more than 7,000 ... Read more...

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Avian flu reported in Tripura, over 3,000 ducks being culled


February 18th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu being reported in Tripura, the mass culling of more than 3,000 ducks began Friday in the western part of the state, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India to assist Ghana in $1.1-bn fertiliser project


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra, Jan 20 (IANS) India will assist Ghana in a joint venture to set up a$1.1 billion fertiliser plant in the Shama Industrial Area of the west African nation.Ghana's Minister ... Read more...

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Chinese farmers prosper using internet


December 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) Farmers in China's remote villages are prospering with trading agricultural products through the world wide web using internet connectivity provided at various information centres in rural parts of ... Read more...

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Kerala pesticide victims meet Rahul Gandhi, seek his help


November 25th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Victims of pesticide sprayed in cashewnut plantations in Kerala's Kasaragod district Thursday met Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi here to inform him of the miserable lives ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oil spills pose threat to China’s oceans, says think tank


November 12th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.12 (ANI): The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development has said that oil spills are posing an increasing threat to the country's marine environment even as energy demand ... Read more...

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Investigation probe reveals that the Tuna black market is worth billions of dollars


November 8th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A probe by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has revealed systematic violation of official quotas of tuna that can be captured by any country. The ... Read more...

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India steps up agro-diplomacy in Nepal


November 8th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) New Delhi is stepping up its agro-diplomacy in Nepal's Terai plains, known as the "food bowl" of the country, pledging more than NRS 300 million for ... Read more...

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Psychological health of Chinese officials to be assessed


October 19th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) Psychological health assessment will be part of selection criteria while choosing senior government officials and leaders of state-owned enterprises, an official said."The country is undergoing a period of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India to allow duty-free cotton exports from Oct 1


August 26th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India will allow duty free exports of surplus cotton from Oct 1 in a bid to ensure that farmers get fair price for their produce without hurting ... Read more...

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India, Argentina to cooperate in agriculture


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India and Argentina Monday agreed to step up technical and professional cooperation in the agricultural sector and foster trade in plants and animal products between the two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Argentina ink pact for cooperation in agriculture


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): India and Argentina on Monday signed a joint agreement agreeing to develop technical and professional cooperation in the agricultural sector and foster the trade of plants and ... Read more...

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India most secure against Mad Cow disease


June 7th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): India has been recognized as the most secure status for the deadly mad cow disease.The recognition came at the World Organization for Animal Health during its ... Read more...

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Chinese woman dies of bird flu


June 5th, 2010 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A 22-year-old pregnant woman died from a bird flu infection in China's Hubei province, the ministry of health has said. The woman named Chen was four months pregnant when ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China bans meat, milk import from Japan


June 4th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China has banned meat and milk products from Japan and travellers have been advised not to bring such items into the country, following a ban due to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Thai parliament passes budget bill in wake of turmoil


May 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 28 (DPA) The Thai parliament passed the first reading of next year's budget, which calls for a 22-percent jump in spending in the wake of political turmoil in Bangkok in ... Read more...

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Rice procurement by FCI three percent lower than last year


May 9th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The rice procurement by the state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has crossed 27 million tonnes in 2009-10 and is three percent lower than last year due ... Read more...

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