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Couch potatoes date back 7,000 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:21

Thought couch potatoes are the product of a modern lifestyle? They may have evolved 7,000 years ago!

Food for thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 16:13

Contrary to the popular belief, the agriculture sector in India is not just about farming and animal rearing.

Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 16:57

Imagine stepping out of your highrise apartment into a sunny, plant-lined corridor, biting into an apple grown in the orchard on the fourth floor as you bid "good morning" to the farmer off to milk his cows on the fifth.

Financing alone not to solve problem of farmers: Bankers

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 20:15

Seasoned bankers representing various institutions said that farmers should take benefits from various credit schemes, but loans alone cannot improve their economic lot.

Afghanistan`s farmers in Bihar to study farming

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 13:51

Bihar is turning its attention to popularising and promoting organic farming in the state to usher in a new "Green Revolution" in agriculture.

UN declares 2014 as international year of family farming

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 17:16

In many developing countries, family farms represent up to 80 percent of all farm holdings, it added.

`Poly house farming can mitigate vegetable supply crisis`

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 17:27

Poly house farming can mitigate supply crisis of vegetables in cities if the new farming technology is deployed on a large-scale in surrounding regions, a senior official of Mother Dairy said on Friday.

Goa to get Israeli expertise in farming sector

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 19:41

Israel, known worldwide for its expertise in agriculture, will help Goa in rejuvenating the sector and its allied segments.

TN farmers to get Rs 50-70 more per quintal for paddy

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 16:08

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Thursday said farmers in the state would get an additional Rs 50 and Rs 70 per quintal over the minimum support price of Rs 1,310 (ordinary) and Rs 1,345 (high quality) respectively.

PepsiCo India to scale up collaborative farming model

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 13:06

The company aims to strengthen regions where it is already working with the farmers and also entering new geographies in the country.

Malayalam film celebrities taking to farming in big way

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:43

Several Mollywood celebrities are taking to farming in a big way, thereby giving a boost to the Kerala Government`s efforts to attract the youth to agriculture.

Now, robot that lets cows milk themselves

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:39

A Dutch firm has developed a revolutionary robotic milker which allows cows to milk themselves - and the animals can learn to use it faster than even farmers!