Zhejiang Farmmi Biotech to export Shiitake mushrooms to Southwest Asia

Farmmi,  an agriculture products supplier in China, has announced that its subsidiary Zhejiang Farmmi Biotechnology Co, is continuing its growth with another new product order for its popular dried whole Shiitake mushrooms. The customer will export Farmmi's Shiitake mushrooms to Southwest Asia.Yefang Zhang, F...Read more


Centre issues uniform specifications for FRK for grade A and common rice

Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for the first time issued uniform specifications for Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK) for grade A & Common Rice have in case of procurement of Fortified Rice Stocks, of which 1 per cent of FRK (w/w) s...Read more


Save Foods establishes presence in Turkey, eyes Europe expansion

Save Foods, an agri-food tech company focused on developing and selling eco-friendly products specifically designed to extend the shelf life and ensure the food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables, has engaged a local commercial post-harvest expert in Turkey, who is well connected in the local produce market, pa...Read more


Union agri minister emphasises on re-introducing traditional food items

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Government of India has emphasised re-introducing traditional food items including millet, other nutritious cereals, fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy and organic products in the diet of the people. The production has been pheno...Read more


DSM announces food system commitments in three areas

Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, announced a series of new quantifiable commitments aimed to address urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food by 2030. These commitments cover three areas where the company believes it can make the greatest...Read more


Skymet, Gramcover launch Kharif Crop Outlook Report 2021- 22

Rural insurtech startup ‘Gramcover’ and weather and agri analytics firm ‘Skymet’ has released The Kharif Crop Outlook report for 2021-22. The report highlights the monsoon performance, reservoir status, flood analysis, soil moisture assessment, normalised difference vegetation index, vegeta...Read more


Centre reduces standard rate of duty on edible oils

Government of India, vide Notification No. 42/2021- Customs, dated September 10, 2021, has further reduced the standard rate of duty on crude palm oil, crude soyabean oil and (i) crude sunflower oil to 2.5 per cent with an effect from 11.09.2021 and (ii) the standard rate of duty on refined palm oils, refined soyb...Read more


Cargill opens $150M processing facility in Brazil

Cargill has announced the opening of its new, cutting-edge pectin production facility, located in Bebedouro, Brazil. The plant, which represents a $150 million investment, significantly expands the company’s ability to meet growing global demand for the label-friendly texturizing ingredient. Built-in the he...Read more


Cabinet increases MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Rabi crops for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23.   The government has increased the MSP of rabi crops for RMS 2022-23, to ensure remu...Read more


FarmERP expands base with new features

FarmERP, the brainchild of Shivrai Technologies (an Indian AgTech powerhouse with a 25-year track record), strives to make its services and platform as a whole extremely comprehensive for stakeholders across the agricultural value chain.   The company is engaging with several national and international rese...Read more


Ongoing season of Kharif 2020-21 sees 889.62 LMTs of paddy purchase

In the ongoing season of Kharif 2020-21, the purchase of 889.62 LMTs of paddy (includes Kharif Crop 718.09 LMT and Rabi Crop 171.53 LMT) up to 05.09.2021 has been done against last year corresponding purchase of 764.39 LMT. This has benefitted about 130.47 Lakh farmers from the ongoing KMS procurement Operations w...Read more


State govt's must work together in agriculture to boost economy: Tomar

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar emphasised that the Central government and state governments must work together for agriculture to give a boost to the economy. Tomar was speaking at the Chief Ministers’ conference on initiatives and schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ We...Read more