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Top 5 Technologies that aid Agriculture

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Top five technologies agriculture

Just as every sector has benefited from the impact of technology, so has agriculture.  Farmers depend on information technology for many things; not just in managing farm operations.  In fact, information technology has changed the way in which farmers manage crops and livestock.  To sum up, such e-Agriculture is a new phenomenon, is here to […]

Food packaging

Not all food can be bought fresh off the producer’s or vendor’s shelves. Look around the grocery stores and supermarkets – you will find that every food product has its own type of packaging. A trip down the aisle in the supermarket is good enough to take note of that. In fact, even items that […]

Cloud Computing

It looks as if the time has come for agriculture, one of the earliest of occupations on the planet, to go hand in hand with one of the latest technologies – cloud computing.  One might wonder what there might be in common, but the truth is that applications of cloud computing be applied to the […]

Food Safety through Traceability

Incidences of the breach of food safety come to the fore off and on, and one of the instances etched in our minds is perhaps when Maggi was recalled from the shelves of Indian stores as it tested positive for lead.  While the company lost a lot of revenue, this crisis marked one of the […]

Millet

Millets are our new-age, climate-smart cereals. These nutrient-rich grains, that were fast fading away during the 2000’s, making way for rice, wheat, pulses and oil seeds, are now making a comeback. Millets come with multiple benefits: they can grow in poor soil conditions, and consumes less water. To get a relative sense, to grow 1 […]

Growing plants without soil

Growing plants without the medium of soil is gaining more and more traction with advanced technologies like aeroponics and hydroponics. The major advantage with these methods is the way in which plants can be grown in a controlled environment. This enables the cultivation of vegetables, fruits and leaves that would otherwise not grow in the […]

agriculture-farmers

The movement out of agriculture Stories of entire communities migrating from the villages to the cities, of people giving up agriculture and moving into other employment, is rife in the news.  In the mainstream movement outward from agriculture, the young people who have given up their family’s agricultural enterprise often get branded as “not interested” […]

Cut Food Losses, Ring in Sustainability

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Food waste

Can you imagine that a third of the food produced worldwide, or 1.3 billion metric tonnes, is thrown away – in a situation where one in three persons in the world are not getting the right food in the right quantity? If we could recover just a fourth of this wasted food, it could feed […]

Edible oil Industry

Which oil is good for you? Look around the shelves at your local grocery store – and you’ll find a wide variety of edible oils- vegetable, coconut, soya bean, rice bran, olive, rapeseed, and many others. These oils are used for cooking or garnishing, and can also be flavoured with herbs, garlic or chilli. While […]