The current Status of Seed industry (Global and in India): A review
The global seed industry was valued at USD 52.7 Billion and it is expected to register a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023. The consumption of grain is maximum and hence the demand is supposed to increase in the near future. In 2016, around 26 countries grew 185.1 million hectare of biotech crops, registering an increase of 3% (5.4 million hectare), from 179.7 million hectare in 2015. GM seeds growth rate has been on an increase over the recent years, and have increased from…
associated is not to say anything revolutionary.
After, all it was precisely just such an assumption
that allowed the domination of both women and
nature. The new insight provided by rural women in
the Third World is that women and nature are
associated not in passivity but in creativity and in
the maintenance of life.
-Vandana Shiva — (1989)
Women who once acted as a catalyst to the growth of the family and nation have now become an active participant in the overall economic and political development of the nation. They now contribute to every field from agriculture, engineering, medical…
The Himalayan range spreads over a length of about 2500 kilometers with a width of about 220–300 kilometers. It fully/ partially covers about eleven states in the region viz. Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal and Uttarakhand. Multiple ethnic groups live in the Himalayan realm. The ethnic spectra of central and western Himalayas is completely different from the north eastern regions, with many tribes in the north eastern region exhibiting ‘mongoloid’ affiliation.
The Himalaya are more than just hills or a mountain system; it is a living entity or an ecosystem that…
This article particularly focuses on getting ‘Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’ (FSSAI) license for ‘Small Farmers’, however, the procedure is more or less same for small businesses, startups and emerging entrepreneurs.
Even though India is an ‘Agriculture based Economy’, and every political leader talks about empowering farmers, there is very little information available for farmers. Many great thinkers would talk about various ways of extra farm income such as adding value at the farm level by doing packaging, processing and direct marketing. This might sound a good idea based on this ‘Wise Old Saying’ — “Give a Man…
India — Get ready for ‘Birth defects, Tumor, Damaged DNA, Cancer and other Illnesses as ‘Government of India’ to commercialize of GM Mustard!
Mustard is not only a digestive plant, but was one of the first foods eaten by humans. Proto-Historians have found mustard in Paleolithic sites. It is a widely used detoxifying plant since the middle ages in Europe, Asia, and in India for instance in numerous ayurvedic medicines. Not only are the seeds important but the leaves are good and edible in many Indian food preparations. Farmers have been using mustard to detoxify their soils and also to…
From past 2 years, we have been doing research and building prototypes to empower farmers in India. Though we have an App to close the ‘knowledge’ gap, and an e-commerce marketplace (pilot) to get direct market access to Organic farmers, we are still facing issues, which we are planning to solve through Block-chain in Agriculture. For many of us ‘Block-Chain’ is a hype or do not see its use beyond digital currency (e.g. Bitcoin), the other applications of the ‘Block-Chain’ technology is been understated. We (www.kheti-badi.com) betting big on this cutting edge technology and getting ready to develop a prototype. Here are some use cases -
(Marketplace for Organic Products - Buy from farmers)