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Edible oils: The markets and the shift to digitization

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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 […]

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Digital Technologies and FPOs: What have they achieved together? A case study of India

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Digital Agriculture

Agricultural practices across the world are variable, just as both plants and their growth patterns differ according to their geography. Yet, sharing of knowledge from different groups of people involved in agriculture can bring about improvements in many-a-technique. One field of knowledge that has come to the aid of such sharing is Information Technology. Farming […]

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For Champagne, it’s a winding path to organic

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Grapes

The Champagne wine region, located about a 100 miles from Paris, lies in the historical province of Champagne in the northeast of France. Most famous for the production of the ‘sparkling white wine’, the wines produced here exclusively are named ‘Champagne’. The proximity to Paris undoubtedly enabled its economic success, as the 17th and 18th […]

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As Bright and Cheery as the Sunflower

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

sunflower-agriculture

If you’ve ever passed by a sunflower field, you’ll agree it’s one of the cheeriest sights ever! The bright and cheerful sunflower, one of the most popular summer flowers, is also one of the most versatile of plants in the world. Little wonder then that they are a favourite with gardeners for ease of growing […]

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Cotton Traceability challenges and the importance of digitization

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Cotton Traceability Solutions

Today’s consumers are increasingly moving away from mindless consumption into mindful purchasing – a trend that is as apparent in the garment and apparel industry as any other. For this new breed of consumers, the expectation rests not just on style, but also on the sustainability of the sector, for which they are even willing […]

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Herbs – for flavor, and profit!

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Herbs

What would our food taste like without a dash of those herbs thrown into the dish? Fresh coriander and mint, basil and dill, rosemary and thyme, oregano and sage – all add both flavor and aroma to our dishes, making our food so much more appetizing. Fortunately, herbs are making a comeback into our cuisines […]

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Productivity under control: Greenhouse Farming

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Green House Farming

The food crops and cash crops grown the world over are mostly grown in open fields, but there’s a tiny five percent that are grown under controlled and predictable conditions, precisely for the purpose of a harvest that can be more accurately estimated. And this is made possible through the use of greenhouse technology. In […]

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Cardamom – the Queen of Spices

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Cardomom Queen of Spices

The third most expensive spice of in the world, cardamom, known as the ‘’queen of spices’’, is surpassed only by vanilla and saffron in its price per unit weight. Just a little bit of cardamom will do impart its unique flavor to any dish. In its native land, India, as well in other parts of […]

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Grapes and Wine – Trends of production and Social role

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Wine

Wine has evolved as part of life, culture and diet since time immemorial. It is one of the most enduring symbols of fine life, yet the role of wine itself has changed over time. From an important source of nutrition, it became a cultural complement to food and conviviality compatible with a healthy lifestyle. The […]

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Smallholder Farmers and Market Access

Monday, October 9th, 2017

African Farmers

The sheer number of smallholder farmers engaged as food producers in the world is quite staggering, amounting to one and a half billion. Owning farms of a size of two acres or less, they comprise about three-fourth of the world’s poorest people, whose food, income and livelihood prospects depend entirely on agriculture. While these smallholder […]

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