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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 ..

Rajasthan Launches Prachar Rath to Promote Organic Farming

Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lal Chand Kataria flagged off a Prachar Rath to promote organic and zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) among the farmers. Prachar Rath The initiative aims to build awareness among the farmers about organic and ZBNF which reduces agricultural input costs, encourage the use of bio-fertilisers, replace pesticides with traditional material and give tips for ..

Organic Content in Soil

Owing to the efforts under the Green Revolution wherein farmers adopted modern inputs and technology to increase production, India successfully avoided the spectre of food shortages. But this came at a cost in the form of overexploitation of natural resources, especially soil and water. The crisis is so extreme that it has brought the issue ..

Jal Shakti Abhiyan campaign launched by Central Government

Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan – a campaign for water conservation and water security, with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. The campaign will run through citizen participation during the monsoon season, from 1st July, 2019 to 15th September, 2019. The focus ..

World Food Safety Day 2019

World Food Safety Day 2019 was observed on June 7 with the theme Food Safety, everyone s business . The World Food Safety Day 2019 was facilitated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It was the first ever the first-ever World Food ..

Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)

As climate is changing, creating resilient food systems has become the need of the hour. Agriculture is facing multiple setbacks be it in the form of extreme weather events like floods and droughts or factors such as soil degradation, soil salinity and water shortage. Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important ..

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

It is a facility located on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean and it houses the world’s largest collection of seeds. The seeds can be of use in the event of a global catastrophe or when some species is lost due to natural disasters. It is therefore also referred to as the doomsday vault. ..

Relay Cropping

In Relay cropping second crop is planted even before the first crop is harvested. Thus, both crops share some part of the season. In India, Rice –cauliflower – onion-summer gourd is one example of relay cropping. Advantages: Less risk since yields do not depend on one crop alone. Better distribution of labor. Some diseases and ..