The Growing Importance of Farmer Producer Organizations in The Agriculture Sector

As per a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), smallholder farmers generate about one-third of the world’s food. The contributions of smallholders to the global food supply vary greatly by nation, reaching as high as 80% in China and as low as 1% in Brazil and Nigeria. Of the […]

Magnetic Nanoparticles : An Exciting And Fresh Frontier In Agriculture

Agriculture now has an exciting and fresh frontier with the advent of nanotechnology – especially nanoparticles with magnetic properties. Magnetic nanomaterials have found its application in biochemical engineering, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic nanoparticle imaging, data management, environmental remediation, and agricultural technology. WHAT ARE MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES (MNPs)? Nanotechnology is the study of things with a diameter […]

Hybrid rice complements weather conditions of India

Rice is a staple food for more than half of the global population and India is the second-biggest consumer after China. Rice cultivation in India occurs mostly under rainfed conditions, which makes the crop highly vulnerable to unpredictable weather conditions. The inadequate amount of water available for farming, infrequent power supply and high crop input […]

Why Biodiversity is important in the current state of Indian agriculture

Humans have used a rich diversity of wild species and evolving topographies to facilitate agriculture since the earliest instances of plant and animal domestication. The variety and variability of all life forms on Earth, as well as the interconnected ecological processes, are referred to as biodiversity. Because of the vast diversity of life on earth, […]

Seed bank and its importance

The extinction of many plant species as a result of natural and man-made factors is well known and poses a severe threat to our world. Two out of every five plant species on the planet are endangered. In order to ensure that our future is as ecologically rich as today, we must think of saving […]

Why Plant Health Matters

Plant health is essential for both human and animal lifeand is an important component of the complex connections between humans, animals, and the environment. Plants are the primary source of nourishment for animals and provide approximately 80% of the food consumed by humans. However, our plants are in more danger than ever before, and it […]

India needs drought tolerant crops

Drought in agriculture leads to severe economic losses for the farmers and the country. This is now being intensified due to climate change and the frequency of drought is increasing each year. There are reports highlighting drought as one of the key factors that is contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry […]

India’s spice trade set to create bigger footprints in the global spice market

India is the world’s leading producer and exporter of spices. The spice industry has played a significant role in the last seven decades. Spice growing, processing, manufacturing, grading, marketing, and other associated industries have long been a key source of income for people in India. Due to their incomparable aroma, flavor, and medicinal potential, Indian […]

Agritech Opportunities Can Bring Youth in Agriculture

Post India’s economic liberalization in 1990s, a decline in agricultural incomes led to an exodus of rural youth towards other sectors like construction and allied sectors. Conventionally, agriculture has not been seen as a career choice and till date the agrarian economy is failing to attract youth due to the age old practices that are […]