Millet’s miracle comes to fore in India, world’s largest rice supplier

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An actor and cardiologist, Bharat Reddy, has always believed that you only live once. Therefore, when he stumbled upon a group of farmers in southern Indian Tamil Nadu state’s Rameshwaram, who seemed to have boundless energy, he wanted to discover their secret of youthfulness. Every now and then, they would scrunch up what looked like […]

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Origo to unveil e-auction platform in February; planning to cover three more states

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Gurugram-headquartered agri-tech startup Origo Commodities, primarily known for post-harvest agriculture supply chain management specialization, is getting ready to add major digital components to its operations before the end of the current fiscal. Speaking with indoasiancommodities, Sunoor Kaul, Co-Founder & Director of the firm said the company is all set to unveil a dedicated e-auction and […]

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IFFCO-Kisan to use advanced technological tools like IoT, AI and precision farming to scale up high-tech farms

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Iffco Kisan, a joint venture between fertilizer major Iffco and telecom giant Bharti Airtel is all set to scale up its high-tech farms initiative across the country. As part of the scaling up strategy, Iffco Kisan will focus on a specific set of nearly half a dozen crops.   Speaking with indoasiancommodities, Morup Namgail, Head […]

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Antimicrobial resistance – challenges for agriculture and food sectors

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An estimated 700 000 people die each year from antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections and an untold number of sick animals may not be responding to treatment. AMR is a significant global threat to public health, food safety and security, as well as to livelihoods, animal production and economic and agricultural development. The intensification of agricultural […]

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MySteel Global – Global iron ore demand flies above supply in Q3

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The world’s top iron ore miners had strived to supply more to the global steel mills with those in China in particular over the July-September quarter, and yet China’s imported iron ore prices had soared to the multi-year highs for the seaborne cargoes and port inventories, clearly illustrating the country’s phenomenal growths in steel output […]

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It’s advantage India as organic cotton pushes the sustainable narrative

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With changing consciousness, consumers are being increasingly mindful of the fabric they wear and use and whether it is kind to the planet. In the last few years, giving in to the rising demand for “better cotton”—cotton grown under schemes that eliminate the nastiest pesticides and encourage strict water management, large global apparel makers and […]

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