System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition
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The Karnataka department of agriculture, along with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, has launched a pilot in partnership to introduce millets in the mid-day meal scheme with the aim of enhancing the nutritional intake of the beneficiaries. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will be the knowledge partner guiding this approach.

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Eco friendly small-scale farming has the potential to solve many of the problems facing India today


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The ‘Organics and Millets 2018 International Trade Fair’ will host an international conference and an exposition. It will be a platform for domestic and international companies, farmer groups from different states and Central/State bodies in organic or millet promotion to connect with opportunities in agri-horticulture, processing, machinery, technology and marketing in global and domestic markets.

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The agriculture ministry’s data, too, shows a drop in crop acreages this time, both in the kharif and the ongoing rabi planting seasons.

Food

Applications for Food Sustainability Media Awards Now Open

Applications are now open for the Food Sustainability Media Award, which recognizes the work of professional and emerging journalists and photographers for excellence in communicating issues related to food security, sustainability, agriculture, and nutrition.

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Total milk production increases from 51.33 Million Tonnes to 53.77 Million Tonnes

Total milk production increases from 51.33 Million Tonnes during 2016-17 (Summer) to 53.77 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 (Summer) Total milk production registers a growth of 4.7% Milk and Egg Production Outlook 2017-18

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Agriculture

Minister to lead Indian delegation to 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture in Berlin

Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is leading the Indian delegation to 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture from 18-20 January, 2018 which includes the 10th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference.

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Agriculture

India, Israel working on 5-year cooperation plan for agriculture, water

Aiming to strengthen partnership in the farm sector, India and Israel today said they are working on a five-year plan for cooperation in agriculture and water.

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