Tea auction system not helping in optimum price discovery in N India: CTTA

The Bharat auction system was introduced in Kolkata, Guwahati and Siliguri from April this year replacing old the English auction system. Tea producers have opined that the new Bharat auction system introduced in North India from April this year is not helping in the discovery of optimum prices of the brew. According to Tea Board […]

Govt launches unified portal for agri-statistics to provide credible data on agri sector

Synopsis The Indian government has launched the Unified Portal for Agri-Statistics (UPAg), a digital platform that aims to provide stakeholders with credible and standardized data for informed decision-making in the agriculture sector. The portal, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, will address challenges related to data governance and offer features such as data standardization, analysis, […]

The Best Foods to Strengthen Your Immune System

Your diet has a big impact on how strong your immune system is. Your body’s health and strength are maintained by a robust immune system. And certainly, regular exercise does help you avoid disease and infections. But, when it comes to good nutrition, people often forget to include nutrient-rich foods in their daily meals. You […]

GS1 India hosts a National Conference on QR Code Implementation for Agri-Input Manufacturers

GS1 India, a supply chain standards organization set up under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and affiliated to GS1 Global, hosted a National Conference on ‘QR Code Implementation on Agri-Input’ last week in New Delhi. During the inaugural session, Mr. S. Swaminathan, CEO of GS1 India, highlighted the crucial role of QR code […]

US welcomes India’s move of reducing tariffs on agricultural products

Synopsis These cuts in tariffs are expected boost the economic opportunities for the US agricultural producers in the key market and also help bring additional products from the US to the Indian customers. The United States has welcomed the recent Indian move to reduce tariffs on several American agricultural products. Last week, India agreed to […]

India losing market share for basmati rice

Synopsis India’s global market share in basmati rice is declining due to the government’s decision to set a minimum export price of $1,200 per tonne. At a recent food fair in Turkey, no Indian companies received orders for the new basmati crop because of the high price. Global buyers are also delaying payments for orders […]

Crop Types – India’s Rabi and Kharif Crop Seasons

India has agricultural crops that vary with the seasons and require specific climatic conditions and an appropriate atmosphere to grow. The weather makes a significant difference between Rabi and Kharif crops. Kharif and Rabi are two crops grown primarily in Asian countries during the monsoon season. While the cropping season for Kharif crops begins when […]

World food price index at two-year low despite rice surge after India’s export curbs

Synopsis Food prices: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that its world price index for food fell to a two-year low in August. The decline was driven by decreases in most food commodities, although rice and sugar prices increased. The overall index was 24% lower than its all-time high in March 2022. […]

Types of Urban Agriculture in India

Types of Urban Agriculture in India Urban agriculture reconnects with agribusiness, offers fresh food, and integrates into the ecological system and urban economy. Additionally, it aids a community by enhancing its ability to withstand climate change and creating green space. Urban agriculture encompasses a broad range of activities, from raising fish and poultry to growing […]

Rajasthan govt to boost organic farming, provide subsidies to farmers

The state government will also set up an organic products mart in Jaipur and Jodhpur at a cost of around Rs 100 crore One look at a farm and you know whether it’s organic or conventional. Biological pest control, mixed cropping and the fostering of insect predators are encouraged in an organic farm To boost […]