Organic Living News

With Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb announcing to give importance to organic farming and promote rural livelihood by increasing land under organic farming from 2,000 to 9,000 hectares in phases, farmers and entrepreneurs are eyeing organic farming as the next big thing.…

Being concerned for the environment and actually reducing your pollution footprint are two very different things. Lalita Mukati, a 51-year-old farmer from Borlai village of Barwani district in Madhya Pradesh, decided to embrace organic farming practices when she realized the damage…

In a bid to promote women entrepreneurship in the production and processing of organic products, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, is organising an organic food festival here later this month.

In 2017, there were 12,423 hectares of organic production in Serbia, while in 2018, there were 19,255 hectares. Economist Miroslav Zdravkovic estimates that this is a huge increase, 43% in just one year, adding that another 13,181 hectares must be converted to organic to reach 1% of…

Furrowed with deep gullies, its topsoil all but gone, this degraded patch of land near Odagaon in Odisha’s Nayagarh district was once a dense forest. Whenever nature tried to reclaim it, the little shoots would be nibbled away by goats and sheep. The villagers who owned the land had…

Austria keeps setting the pace when it comes to organic cultivation and consumption. Except for Liechtenstein, Austria has the highest percentage of horticultural land under organic management in Europe. There was a significant increase in the number of Austrian companies that…

Skill training of rural youth (STRY) programme on “organic farming” was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mon in association with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad from February 7 to 13 at KVK office Aboi. 

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A small piece of land withered toward its imminent death with each passing day. Once home to a dense forest in the interiors of Odisha, this land had witnessed a gradual degradation.

Throughout human history, the soil has provided a source of inspiration and healing. In societies such as ours (the humble folk of rural Anatolia), that have been traditionally agricultural until extremely recently, the earth beneath our feet holds untold meaning. However, with the…

It was an acid test for Bagyavathi, a woman farmer in Karikalampakkam, when the paddy yield dropped in the first two years of her taking up organic farming. “It was seen as a risk at that time, but I believed that something good would come of it,” said the farmer, who gave up the…