Increasing costs and unpredictable weather are just some of the additional problems that farmers who rely on agriculture are having to bear. Increasingly marginilised, many distressed farmers are taking their own lives. In circumstances such as these, seed banks can offer hope to small-scale farmers, to help them get back
Agricultural minster Radha Mohan Singh addresses the SAARC countries, highlighting the need for cooperation to help address the serious issue of climate change. South Asia is a highly sensitive region at risk for the potentially devastating repercussions of weather changes. for more information, see The Economic Times…
For many farmers or workers in the agricultural industry, the terms E-commerce or Online Marketing speaks of technically minded and wealthy businesses with jaw-dropping websites with in-built shopping facilities. This is obviously not the case, and unfortunately, farmers who dismiss E-Commerce as something not to pursue are making a serious
Novel technology with potential applications for the Indian Agricultural and food industry has been recently published, regarding the use of Electrospun Nanofibers. Electrospun Nanofibers are types of fibers produced using electric force to draw charged, polymer solutions into incredibly thin fibers, in the order of tens of nanometers. Many
The Milky white mushroom (Calocybe indica) has long been a favorite for Indian mycophagists, but until relatively recently (1998), commercial cultivation had not been successfully achieved. Fortunately, pioneers were able to decipher the requirements and conditions to make a reproducible programme that now allows lovers of this fungal variety to
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