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  • Organic Farming Tough Questions

    October 20, 2012 4:26 pm Published by

    This writer was invited to a panel discussion on Policy Issues and Marketing Support for Organic Products by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce earlier this week to mark the Organic India Fair at Bengaluru in November. The questions posed, and... View Article

  • Newer Heights For Leh Agriculture!

    October 13, 2012 10:51 am Published by

    This writer was at Leh (Ladakh) earlier this week for a conference on micro irrigation and protected cultivation. The deliberations, discussions and the level of awareness and understanding far exceeded the expectations of the organisers for the degree of clarity,... View Article

  • A Tribute To DR Kurein

    October 6, 2012 11:30 am Published by

    This edition of Agro-watch is a tribute to Dr Kurein, India’s legendary milkman, the person behind brand Amul, the passionate votary of the ability of co-operative enterprises to usher in rural transformation and a great visionary. For while most people... View Article

  • Predicting The Price Of Onions And Potatoes!

    September 29, 2012 12:37 pm Published by

    Come September, and concerns about the prices of onions and potatoes become centrestage. Consumption tends to rise because of the festive season, and prices tend to be higher because the market is completely dependent on ‘stored onions’ and ‘erratic rainfall’... View Article

  • Cold Chain And Food Inflation!

    September 22, 2012 2:20 pm Published by

    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised the fourth Cold Chain Summit on August 29/30 in New Delhi with support from the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries on the theme of Accelerated Cold Chain development to Mitigate Food... View Article

  • A New Deal For Micro Irrigation!

    September 8, 2012 4:18 pm Published by

    As readers are aware, the National Mission on Micro Irrigation has been promoting drip and sprinkler irrigation, primarily for horticulture crops, and in poly houses to optimise the use of water. Naturally this has been very successful in states and... View Article

  • Infrastructure Is Not An End By Itself!

    September 1, 2012 5:27 pm Published by

    That infrastructure is not an end by itself has been learnt the hard way as CONCOR’s effort to run a dedicated train for perishables (especially horticulture produce) is struggling for viability even though the costs are half those of conventional... View Article

  • Learning Lessons From A Drought Year!

    August 25, 2012 10:29 am Published by

    Now that the monsoon deficit has been placed on record, and strategies to mitigate the ‘drought-like conditions’ are taking shape, it is time to reflect on the long-term implications of the agriculture development strategy that India and most other countries... View Article

  • Forecast

    August 11, 2012 2:02 pm Published by

    Week Beginning On August 04, 2012 Number 1 (Born on 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th of any month) If you weren’t previously aware of how much difference a choice of yours can make in the lives of those around you, you’ll... View Article

  • A Road Map For Perishables !

    August 11, 2012 1:52 pm Published by

    This column is being resumed after several weeks of hibernation! Resumption is always a challenge, for in a weekly column, one takes the events/ trends of the last few days into account. Thus one would have discussed issues relating to... View Article

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