ICAR-DPR holds national Webinar on “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rural Poultry”  

      ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad organizes National Webinar on “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rural Poultry”. The ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad has organized the National Webinar on “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rural Poultry”, a three-day Training Progra...Read more

Cargil & Heifer International empowers 30,000 smallholder women farmers in India

  Cargill and international development organization Heifer International together have been positively impacting local communities in India through the Hatching Hope Global Initiative. Launched in November 2018, the project aims to improve nutrition and income levels through backyard poultry farming and...Read more

ICAR recommends Ladhowal biofortified maize as balanced animal feed

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR) has recommended the use of Ladhowal biofortified varieties of maize to serve as an excellent source of balanced feed to poultry and piggery industry. It, also,  helps in attaining higher body weight gain and less feed requirement for the livestock. ...Read more

Agtech startup Ÿnsect Series C funding hits $372 Mn

 Paris based Ÿnsect, a global leader in natural insect protein and fertilizer production has received total financing of  $425 million, more than the total amount raised by the entire insect protein sector globally. The capital will allow the company to complete the largest insect farm in the world,...Read more

Suguna Foods inks $15 Mn deal with ADB to sustain poultry farming operations  

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement for $15 million of debt financing through the subscription of nonconvertible debentures for Suguna Foods Private Limited (Suguna), in equivalent Indian rupees, to help sustain poultry farming operations, as well as rural livelihoods and food security i...Read more

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra virtually inaugurates Poultry Processing Plant  

  Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) virtually inaugurated two important facilities developed by the ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad namely - Poultry Processing Plant and Rendering-cum-Pet Food Plant. In his address, Dr Mahapatra highlighted the Centre&r...Read more

Africa’s livestock sector unsustainable: Malabo report

The Malabo Montpellier Panel has concluded in its report that Africa will be unable to meet demand for meat and milk by 2050 and benefit from growth in the livestock sector unless countries adopt new policies and methods. Meat consumption per capita across Africa is expected to increase from 19 kg to 26 kg p...Read more

Poultry industry should follow cluster approach for market linkage to maize farmers : Agriculture Commissioner  

     “Maize, known as Queen of cereals is the most important crop after rice and wheat”, said, S K Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India   Addressing a webinar on ‘Covid Impact on Maize Value Chain – Challenges ...Read more

 Poultry agritech start-up Eggoz raises ₹2.5 crore to fund expansion  

  Agritech startup Eggoz, which is into the business of egg production, has raised ₹2.5 crore from investors to fund its expansion plans.  Founded in December 2017, the start-up is a full-stack egg producer of nutrition-rich eggs. It operates a network of poultry farms in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh...Read more

Kemin to introduce salmonella vaccine to poultry industry

US based Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, has signed an exclusive agreement with US and Hong Kong based Pacific GeneTech (PGT), a biologics company that develops and com...Read more

Indian Bank launches new products to support farmers, poultry players  

The Indian Bank has launched three new products to support farmers, poultry players and the workforce in the informal sector during the current crisis triggered by the outbreak of dreaded Covid-19 virus. Under the IND Covid Emergency Agro-Processing Loan, agro-processing units can avail 10 per cent of the working...Read more

 KVK forms poultry farmer self -help group to promote native poultry breeds, eggs

Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is set to ensure availability of authentic desi poultry in urban homes of the city. The KVK will collect one-day-old chicks from organic poultry farmers after ensuring the purity of the native breed of the poultry and will distribute these through its sales counter located at C...Read more