Nestlé takes up forest conservation endeavour in Southeast Asia

Nestlé recently announced its support for the protection and restoration of over 500,000 hectares of tropical forest landscapes in Southeast Asia through the launch of Rimba Collective, the largest private-sector forest conservation initiative. The program was developed by Lestari Capital in collaboration ...Read more

iUNU raises $7M to accelerate LUNA platform by commercial greenhouses

US-based iUNU, an industrial computer vision company providing precision agriculture solutions to indoor growers, has raised $7 million in an oversubscribed Series A financing led by S2G Ventures and Ceres Partners. iUNU is transforming the way indoor growers do business by harnessing the power of compu...Read more

FAO honors ICAR-IISS with King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has been awarded the prestigious King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on its World Soil Day 2020 function. This international recognition is in view ...Read more

India, Finland to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection

India and Finland have recently signed an MOU for developing cooperation between two countries in the field of Environment protection and biodiversity conservation. The MoU is a platform to further advance Indian and Finnish partnership and support, exchange best practices in areas like prevention of Air and wate...Read more

Researchers develop green material to develop next gen solar panels

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Soochow University in China have recently discovered that new green materials currently being developed for next-generation solar panels could be useful for indoor light harvesting. The team investigated perovskite-inspired materials, which...Read more

Saffron bowl of India extends to North-East

The saffron bowl, which was so far confined to Kashmir, may soon expand to the North East of India. Plants from seeds transported from Kashmir to Sikkim and acclimatized there are now flowering in Yangyang in the Southern part of the North-East state. Pampore region, in India, commonly known as the Saffron bowl o...Read more

Agri Ministry launches 22 bamboo clusters in 9 States

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar has recently inaugurated 22 bamboo clusters in nine States – Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Assam, Odisha, Nagaland, Tripura, Uttarakhand & Karnataka through virtual mode. He also...Read more

CSIR-CMERI develops World's largest Solar Tree

 CSIR-CMERI has developed the World’s largest solar tree, which is installed at CSIR-CMERI Residential Colony, Durgapur. Prof. Dr Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, while elaborating about the technology stated that, “The installed capacity of the Solar Tree is above 11.5 kWp. It has the annual ...Read more

SHAKE Climate Change Fund announces its first investment ventures

The £3.5 m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three ventures to invest in. Energy from manure, tools for smarter pest management and a yield boosting nanotech are the ideas behind three early stage companies selected by the unique fund.  SHAKE funds and trains entrepreneurs and sta...Read more

NCDEX, ties up with Skymet to launch derivative trading on weather index     

 In a first for India, the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) is set to launch two weather-sensitive indices — ‘Weather Index’ and ‘Rain Index’. The exchange has tied up with private weather forecasting company Skymet to source data points and analyse them to p...Read more

HP state Govt signs pacts with World Bank to improve water management

 The Integrated Project for Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh will be implemented in 428 gram panchayats in 10 districts, benefiting over 400,000 small-holder farmers, including women, and pastoral communities.  “As we encourage climate-smart agri...Read more

Water security in agriculture needs de-centralized solution: U P Singh, Secretary Water Resources

 NEW DELHI: U P Singh, Secretary, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India today said that water security in agriculture is a local problem and requires de-centralized solutions.  Speaking at the national summit on ‘Investing in Future Through Sustain...Read more