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Global Food Prices Rises in July Month

Rome (ABC Live) : Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations. The FAO Food Price Index – a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups – averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 percent increase from June …

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NITI Aayog Plans Evergreen Revolution

New Delhi (ABC Live):Evergreen Revolution :The NITI Aayog has drafted the three years action plan for all the sectors including agriculture. The details of the action plan may be obtained from the link http://niti.gov.in. The action plan on agriculture deals with remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity. Strategy chalked out for increase in production of pulses, use of wasteland, seed village …

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Global Food Prices Remain Touches New Height

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Food Prices: Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency. “The FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] Food Price Index […] averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 per cent increase from …

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ICAR-NAARM for Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0

New Delhi (ABC Live): Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 : ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announces “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0. This programme will help to selected innovative startups who will be mentored in to scale up their operations in agri value chain for effective …

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Radiation for Agri Products Preservation Hygienization

New Delhi (ABC Live):Agri Products Preservation Hygienization : Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) – Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has been engaged in R&D work on the technology of preservation and hygienization of food and agri-products by radiation. Irradiation is very effective in treating the horticultural produces. Extension of shelf life of horticultural produces is very much depended on the …

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FAO Joins Hands with EU for Legal Timber Trading in Lao

Vientiane (ABC Live) : Legal Timber Trading : FAO together with the European Union (EU) is stepping up support for the legal timber trade in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic through  two new projects that will strengthen the roles of civil society and the private sector in improving forest law enforcement, governance and trade in the country. Implemented by local partners …

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India Approves BRICS Agriculture Research Centre

New Delhi (ABC Live):BRICS Agriculture Research Centre : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among India and various BRICs countries for establishment of the BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP). Background: During the 7th BRICS Summit held on 9thJuly 2015 at Ufa in …

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RBI Decreases Agriculture Loans Interest Rate

Mumbai (ABC Live):Agriculture Loans Interest Rate  :Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has deregulated the interest rate on advances sanctioned by Scheduled Commercial Banks and these interest rates are determined by banks with the approval of their respective Board of Directors subject to regulatory guidelines on interest rate on advances contained in RBI’s Master Direction dated 03.03.2016. Interest rates on loans …

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India Milk Production Increases by 6.27% per annum

New Delhi (ABC Live): India Milk Production : Milk production has increased by 6.27% per annum during last three years and during the last decade milk production has increased by 4% per annum. As per breed survey report 2012 the country has 37.92 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds as against 23.78 million animals of indigenous cattle breeds during 2007 …

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Subsidized Urea for Non-agricultural Purposes in India

New Delhi (ABC Live): Subsidized Urea : Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today, informed that during last year, there were no reports of alleged diversion & smuggling of subsidized urea for non-agricultural purposes.  Also, the Minister stated that …

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