sustainable agriculture

Coca-Cola, Jain Irrigation to showcase modern mango farming in Andhra


July 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) In a joint effort, Coca-Cola India and Jain Irrigation System plan to train around 50,000 mango farmers in ultra high density plantation (UHDP) techniques over the ... Read more...

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Mumbai scientist leads Indian chapter of Rio+20 conference


June 19th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based scientist Pushkar Vaidya will lead the Rio+20 India Programme, a part of the three-day conference that begins in Brazil Wednesday. The India edition will consist ... Read more...

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Plan outlay for agriculture up by 18 percent in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Stating that agriculture will continue to be a priority sector for the government, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said total plan outlay for ... Read more...

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Climate change to affect small farmers: ActionAid


February 28th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 80 percent small farmers, contributing to half of India's crop production, will be affected by climate change, which is impacting faster than predicted ... Read more...

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350-kg ‘bharta’ to oppose Bt brinjal


September 6th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Greenpeace activists Tuesday helped prepare 350 kg of organic 'baingan ka bharta' -- one of India's most popular eggplant dishes -- in what was billed ... Read more...

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Bihar to promote organic farming: Nitish Kumar


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday said his government will help farmers adopt organic farming for sustainable agriculture and prosperity.Inaugurating a three-day International Conference on Organic ... Read more...

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Prince Charles warns that monoculturalism is killing rural communities


March 15th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Prince Charles has warned that the British countryside risks being ruined by monoculturalism, and that if society continues to spurn village pubs and traditional crafts, it will end ... Read more...

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Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major challenge, and added that a solution was possible only through proper ... Read more...

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Union budget is a missed opportunity: Greenpeace


February 28th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Reacting to the Union Budget today, environment watchdog Greenpeace said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has not only missed a historical opportunity to ring in a concrete policy ... Read more...

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Chandigarh agro fair to host nine countries


November 30th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) More than 60 exhibitors from nine countries will participate in Agro Tech 2010 to be held here from Friday, an official said.Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry ... Read more...

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Ban genetically modified crops: Greenpeace India


October 19th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A Greenpeace India delegation Tuesday met the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and demanded a ban on Genetically Modified (GM) crops, saying that they were a threat ... Read more...

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India’s Jain Irrigation gets IFC award


October 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Jain Irrigation Systems Limited has been honoured with the annual IFC Client Leadership Award for its pioneering work to promote sustainable agriculture and raise farmers' incomes through ... Read more...

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Canadian honour for M.S. Swaminathan


September 3rd, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Sep 3 (IANS) M.S. Swaminathan, one of the pioneers of the Green Revolution in India, will receive an honorary doctorate from Canada's University of Alberta for his contribution to ... Read more...

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IGNOU to take latest farming knowledge to remote villages


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is on a mission to reach out to farmers in remote and far-flung areas with the latest global information on farming ... Read more...

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Greenpeace seeks Sonia’s intervention for redrafting bill


August 21st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Environmental NGO Greenpeace Saturday sought National Advisory Council (NAC) chairperson Sonia Gandhi's intervention for redrafting a proposed legislation that will act as a single window clearance ... Read more...

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Greenpeace launches campaign on soil fertility


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace Tuesday launched a nationwide campaign seeking implementation of government policies to save the soil from the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers. The Living Soils ... Read more...

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Greenpeace “Living Soils” campaign calls to save soils from harmful chemical fertilizers


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug.3 (ANI): Greenpeace India today launched "Living Soils", a nationwide campaign with a call to implement Government policies to save soils from the harmful impacts of chemical fertilizers.This campaign ... Read more...

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India needs more quality research in science: PM (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) India needs to boost quality research in science and technology with a sense of urgency, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday. Addressing the convocation ceremony at the Indian ... Read more...

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India needs more quality research in science: PM


July 3rd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) India needs to step up quality research in science and technology with a sense of urgency, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday. Addressing the convocation ceremony at the ... Read more...

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Canada delivers on G-8 development commitments


June 24th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and Minister for International Cooperation Beverley J. Oda have welcomed the release of the G-8 Muskoka Accountability Report and highlighted its findings ... Read more...

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Organic cotton farming more profitable: Report (Lead)


June 15th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Organically grown cotton is more profitable for farmers than Bt cotton, a new Greenpeace report said Tuesday. "In the year 2009-10, farmers cultivating cotton through organic practices earned 200 ... Read more...

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‘US values India’s growing leadership on a global issues’


May 28th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 28 (IANS) Recognising India as one of the "key centres of influence" along with China and Russia, President Barack Obama's new National Security Strategy says US values ... Read more...

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India targets over $1 billion organic product exports


May 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) As consumers' preference for organic products grows steadily worldwide, India is targeting exports of over $1 billion of such products in the next five years, Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Plant roots ‘can purify dirty water’


May 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A group of horticulturists claim to have discovered that plant roots can, to a limited degree, purify dirty washing machine water.According to the Penn State horticulturists, plant roots ... Read more...

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UN explores organic agriculture options in Eastern Europe and Central Asia


April 14th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced Tuesday that it is exploring options of organic agriculture in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia region.UNEP said it ... Read more...

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Government seeks private partnership in rural development


April 12th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Monday asked the private sector to chip in with technical knowhow, skill development and infrastructure for the development of rural India. "The industry can support the ... Read more...

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Bharti Walmart launches supply chain system in Punjab


March 30th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Malerkotla (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) India's Bharti group and the world's largest retailer Walmart Tuesday launched a direct farm produce sourcing system to streamline the supply chain between farmers and ... Read more...

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Farmers, green groups welcome moratorium on Bt Brinjal


February 9th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Farmers' groups and environmental activists around the country Tuesday welcomed the moratorium on Bt Brinjal announced by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh. Environmental activist group Greenpeace, which headed vociferous ... Read more...

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Greenpeace says moratorium on Bt Brinjal not a long-term solution


February 9th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.9 (ANI): Pro-environnment group Greenpeace on Tuesday welcomed Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh's decision not to allow commercialisation of Bt Brinjal.In a statement issued in response ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal: Greenpeace condemns government’s double talk


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Global environmental activist group Greenpeace Friday slammed the government's ambiguity on the commercial release of Bt Brinjal, adding that a clear stand was the need of the ... Read more...

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Sunflower genome to pave way for sustainable agriculture


January 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers are creating a reference genome for the sunflower family that would enable the breeding of crops better suited to their growing environment and consumers tastes.The sunflower family ... Read more...

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$100 mn World Bank loan for Andhra poverty reduction project


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The World Bank has approved an IDA credit of $100 million in additional financing for a poverty reduction programme in Andhra Pradesh that has raised incomes ... Read more...

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India, China ink pact to fight climate change together


October 21st, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India and China Wednesday signed an agreement to cooperate on ways to fight climate change. They will also continue to work together in international climate deal negotiations. There ... Read more...

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Don’t sell us GM food, over 24,000 people tell firms


September 19th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 24,000 people have asked big manufacturers of processed foods in India, including Nestle, Britannia and Hindustan Unilever, not to use genetically modified (GM) foods after Greenpeace ... Read more...

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IGNOU to start courses on food security in northeast


September 16th, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is starting special courses on sustainable agriculture and food security for northeastern India.The northeastern region, comprising eight states, covers ... Read more...

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