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Odisha, India, to Promote Organic Farming in Joint Effort with United Nations Environment Programme

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : going organic 


BHUBANESHWAR: The Odisha government and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have decided to collaborate to promote organic farming in the state.

Executive director of UNEP, Erik Solheim met chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat on Friday and discussed the scope of organic farming in Odisha.

There is a lot of scope for organic farming in Odisha for which the state government is interested in sustainable and climate resilient organic agriculture. Organic farming should be...


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Indian Small Farmer's Keep Being the Target of US Agribusinesses

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 13, 2018, In : Press artricles 

India could take the lead in regenerative organic farming given the large amount of small farmers --though undoubtably descending over the last decades-- who could turn into masters for the rest of us. However, right the opposite is underway:  American agribusinesses, with their fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and patented GM seeds keep seeing India as the perfect target. Indian officials and World Bank loans --under the 'Enabling the Business of Agriculture' scheme-- pave the respective ...


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