Climate change can be defined and understood as significant changes in the global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns and other measures of climate that occur over more than three decades. The world is witnessing increasingly severe impacts of climate change since almost the last two hundred years. Climate change has some obvious impacts on the agriculture sector, and therefore on global food security. According to the Government of India, while evidence of change in weather pattern over the country seems to be lacking, there have been large-scale reporting of extreme weather events in the recent past. These include extended dry periods, floods, hailstorms, cyclonic rains and winds etc. Most of these extreme weather events have caused damage to standing crops and and have ul...
CropLife India is an Association of Technology driven Crop Science Industry, committed to Advancing Sustainable Indian Agriculture by promoting responsible use of Crop Protection products and sound regulatory frameworks. Owning to the positive impact of these programs, especially Madhu Sandesh, a pollination initiative in India, CropLife was awarded the Asia Pacific Excellence Award in the Non-Governmental Organizations & Associations category at the ceremony held on 19 April 2017 at the Harbour Grand Kowloon in Hong Kong. The Madhu Sandesh program of CropLife provides subsidized bee hive rentals to farmers to pollinate their crops. This not only results in improved yield and incomes for farmers but also instills a holistic understanding of the need to use crop protection produc...
The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressing the Workshop on Ensuring Farmers Welfare through Traditional Organic Farming in New Delhi on October 07, 2016. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat and other dignitaries are also seen. Shri Radha Mohan informed the participants of the workshop that the importance of organic farming has increased manifolds due to the impending crisis of a rapidly changing climate. It is because of this reason that the Government of India has launched the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) and Organic Value Added Development (OVCDNER) schemes under National Sustained Agriculture Mission. These are meant to promote organic farming in India. Shri Radha Mohan Sing
The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) invites everyone to weekly seminar on 'Katyuris of Uttarakhand: Establishing food regimes in the central Himalayas from pre-history to circa.14CE' by NMML Fellow Dr. Vasudha Pande. Katyuris are the much celebrated Kings of Uttarakhand. The narrative of the Katyuri state marks the shift from pre-history to history --- with copper plates, inscriptions, architectural works and folklore. Despite the great interest expressed in the Katyuri state system, little attention is paid to the most momentous contribution of the Katyuris—the shift to settled, terraced cultivation and the emergence of petty peasant production. Since Uttarakhand as defined today is a specific construct, the presentation will not restrict itself to this geographical unit
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) cordially invite all interested to a Panel Discussion on 'Agriculture in India'. The key speakers comprising the panel include Prof. Deepak Pental, Geneticist and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi; Prof. Ashok Gulati, Economist and Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and Dr. Himanshu, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Regional Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Date: 23 March, 2012, Friday Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML Agriculture in India is amidst many a transition. Key aspects of the Green Revolution model are in crisis. There is an active debate on how to raise yields in dry land areas. Even more contested is the
Kisan Swaraj Yatra is a pan-Indian outreach and mobilization effort to draw fresh attention of the nation to the continuing agrarian crisis in India. The Yatra, organized by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture), a loose network of hundreds of organizations across the country, had set off on Gandhi Jayanti at Sabarmati Ashram and will now be reaching Rajghat on December 11th 2010. The Kisan Swaraj Yatra, which found a loud response with farmers and others all over the country so far, is calling for a comprehensive new path for Indian agriculture – a path that will provide livelihood and food security for our farmers, keep our soils alive, and our food and water poison-free. So far, scores of farmers and other citizens have traveled across the country with a messag
Kapil Sibal, Jairam Ramesh, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan among others releasing the 4X4 Assessment Report on India and Climate Change After becoming the first among developing countries to release updated greenhouse gas emissions report, India has taken another leap by releasing a “4X4” assessment of the impact of climate change on key sectors and regions across India in 2030s. The Report titled "Climate change and India: A 4X4 Assessment", provides an assessment of impact of climate change in 2030s on four key sectors of the Indian economy in four climate sensitive regions of India. These are Agriculture, Water, Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity & Health for the Himalayan region, the Western Ghats, the Coastal Area and the North-East Region. The Report has been prepared by the MoEF led
Wantrapreneur, the Business Plan Competition for social entrepreneurs is an annual affair hosted by Villgro. Wantrapreneur is about identifying and recognizing innovative social enterprises that have the potential to transform rural lives. It is an amazing opportunity for all those who have a social enterprise that can change lives. The finalists get an opportunity to pitch their plans to social investors and win cash prizes. Wantrapreneur is now calling for entries under the following categories: Agriculture – Start up Agriculture – Early Growth Diary/ Energy/ Water – Start up Diary/ Energy / Water – Early Growth Who should participate: Indian citizens aged 18 years as on Oct 15, 2010 can participate who have a functioning start-up, in operation for at least 6
The Indian Government is considering approving genetic modification of our fruits and vegetables starting with Brinjal. While a rigged up "Expert" Committee has recommended clearance to genetically modified Bt Brinjal, due to concerns raised by independent scientists and farmer groups, Minister Jairam Ramesh has requested public feedback before making a decision in February. Let us make our voices heard and democracy work! This is perhaps the last call to save our Brinjal! On January 30, the day that took Mahatma Gandhi from us, a day that also happens to be the last day of the official national consultation hearing on Bt Brinjal, we are planning to gather in different locations across India in prayer and fasting to stop Bt Brinjal. The call for a National Day of Fast is being give
The I AM NO LAB RAT campaign underway in Delhi--to create consumer awareness on the adverse effects of Genetically Modified (GM) Brinjals--organised a colourful and unique 'BRINJAL' FESTIVAL in Dilli Haat yesterday. The festival was aimed at catching the Delhiites attention on this humble vegetable’s diversity being jeopardised and its socio-cultural importance discounted in government policies. The novel event had more than thirty different varieties of Brinjal from different states on display. The brinjals on display included Mattu gulla, Ram gulla, Lal begun, Billi-gundu badane, Gauri Bidanur, Sada desi gol begun, Jungly variety, Musuku Badane, Kanta begun, Md. Kuli, Sada Makra, Banamala, Garia etc. The Indian diversity in brinjals is reflected in different colours of brinjal