NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties
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First in world, NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties

Cuttack, 26 Feb 2019. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh praised the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), for recently released two high-protein rice varieties (CR Dhan 310, CR Dhan 311) and two climate-smart varieties (CR Dhan 801 and CR Dhan 802), which are tolerant to both submergence and drought and […]

Chilli powder sold in Indian market sometimes branded contains high level of Aflatoxin B1
Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Doubling Agricultural Export’ without quality control in place could backfire !

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, is now looking to foster “Doubling Agricultural Exports” to fulfil the Government’s vision of doubling farmers income. No doubt, it’s a robust plan to reshape Indian agriculture as expected from a dynamic government while stepping towards “New India”. The task of doubling the agricultural exports and integrating the […]

food ; fruits
Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Diversification of Agri-food System is the Key to feed Billions’ says International Rice Congress

Diversification in agri-food systems is crucial in feeding billions of people all over the world. It provides ways to deliver more crops using the same land area and enables farmers to introduce other crops during the fallow period. But, while diversification is essential in putting food on the table of millions of homes, we need […]

Why Fortification is necessary in India
Food Science Nutrition & Health Processing & Value Addition

Food Fortification: A step towards ‘Malnutrition free India’

Scooping my thoughts on the news I came across recent past events associated with National Nutrition Week early September, FSSAI’s new fortification guidelines 2018 , and also those alleged claims by  Swadeshi Jagaran Manch convener Ashwani Mahajan that Fortification is against cultural beliefs, necessitated me to dive into this topic, Food Fortification. Food fortification Resource […]

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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Focusing this year on the links between agricultural trade, climate change and food security, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in the foreword that “ensuring food security for all is both a key function of, and a challenge for agriculture, which faces ever-increasing difficulties.” “As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector […]