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Fighting in Gaza hits local food production & prices: FAO

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 20:47

The violence in Gaza has brought local food production to a halt as 17,000 hectares of farmland have been damaged substantially forcing farmers and herders to abandon their lands, according to the UN body FAO.

Odisha to get its second Agriculture University: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 18:02

Odisha will soon get its second Agriculture University in the poverty stricken KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) region of the state.

Himachal university pensioners observe black day

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 15:25

Pensioners of an agricultural university in Himachal Pradesh observed the Independence Day as a `black day` because they have been deprived of their monthly pension for five months.

Gujarat HC disposes of contempt plea against former minister

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:56

The Gujarat High Court Thursday disposed of a contempt of court petition against former state Law and Agriculture Minister Dilip Sanghani after he offered an unconditional apology.

Address supply-side constraints to tame food prices: Ind Inc

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 16:31

Even as inflation showed a decline, India Inc on Thursday said supply-side constraints should be addressed along with implementation of recent Budgetary proposals for the agriculture sector to check food prices.

'India seeking amendments to subsidy as it would hit food aid'

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 18:42

India on Friday said along with the G33 countries, it is seeking an amendments to the 10 percent subsidy cap of the WTO as it would hit the food aid programmes in the developing countries.

Greenhouse emissions in Latin America doubles

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 10:47

Greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activity in Latin America doubled in the past 50 years and will continue to worsen if nothing is done to reverse the trend, a UN agency has said.

Non-food credit up 13% in June to Rs 56,39,000 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:03

In June last year, non food credit had risen 13.5 percent, the Reserve Bank data on sectoral deployment of bank credit showed

Lab-to-Land, PM's slogan for increasing agri production

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:22

Narendra Modi emphasised upon the need for taking scientific research to fields and suggested setting up of radio stations by agri-colleges and universities to create awareness among farmers.

Need to equip farmers with better farming technology: Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:03

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the farmer has made a big contribution towards the development of the country.

FY15 agriculture growth to remain muted, says Crisil

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:34

The country's agriculture growth is likely to remain muted at 1 percent in FY'2015 largely due to strong statistical base-effect, rating agency Crisil said Monday.

BNP Paribas to pay $80 million for defrauding US Agriculture Dept

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:35

A vice president of BNP Paribas, Jerry Cruz, pleaded guilty in 2012 to receiving bribes from the exporters.