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India attends International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

India attended the eighth session of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) at Rome, Italy. Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Tomar attended the session representing India. The Treaty is in harmony with the Convention on Biological Diversity. The treaty was negotiated through FAO. About the session The Governing sessions of ..

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Union Agriculture Minister attends the Eighth Session of Governing Body of Seed Treaty

The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being held in Rome, Italy from 11-16 November 2019.  ITPGRFA was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. ITPGRFA also known as ..

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World Bank: Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate resilient Agriculture in Odisha

The Government of Odisha and the World Bank have signed 165 million USD loan agreement to strengthen smallholder farmers. The aim of the loan is to implement “Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture”. The loan will help strengthen the resilience of the farmer production and to improve the marketing of their produce. The scheme ..

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National Conference on Agriculture- Rabi Campaign 2019 held in New Delhi

National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign 2019 was organized on 20 September 2019 at NASC, Pusa in New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. The Conference was also attended by senior officers from Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), DARE, Indian Council ..

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First Meeting of High-Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture

The High-Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture held its first meeting. It held deliberations on the following issues: It held discussions on the possibility of linking the adoption of reforms to the Finance Commission’s grants and allocations. The potential scrapping of the Essential Commodities Act for the food sector. Dismantling of ..

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Government of India (GoI) signs pact with IBM for pilot study on using AI in Agriculture

The Government of India (GoI) has signed pact with IBM India for undertaking a pilot study to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in one district each in three states. The pilot study will be conducted for the Kharif crop season 2019 in three districts – Bhopal, Rajkot and Nanded – ..

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