Indian Agriculture Exports: The Way Ahead

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Agriculture Exports

India’s agrarian system and export statistics India’s agrarian culture and diverse climate types have made significant contributions to the global food basket.  Mangoes, curries, snacks, and spices from India are famous all over the world.  For a quick look at some data points, India leads the production of bananas, papayas, and mangoes in the world. […]

Global food safety: the many challenges

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Food Safety Challenges

A food recall or a laxity in enforcement of food safety laws always invite bad press.  All the more tragic is the harm to the public and deaths as a result.  There have been several cases reported in the United States itself – be it the case of E-coli in meat that sickened many, or […]

Chetna Sourcetrace

Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company was established with the primary aim of enhancing the livelihood of tribal smallholder farmers dependent on rain-fed agriculture through making their farming systems more profitable and sustainable. Chetna promotes organic cotton farming and alongside undertakes participative research on the best package of practice depending on the agro-climatic conditions, including seed […]

Smallholder farmer finan

Here’s how the World Bank defines financial inclusion: It means that “Individuals and businesses [should] have access to useful and affordable financial services and products that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a sustainable way” Considering this, the scale of smallholder farmers who are not financially included is […]

Data driven Dairy development

A case study of Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute The dairy sector, an allied sector of agriculture, can do well with the utilisation of data-driven digital innovations.  While the key utility of such digital innovations lies in strengthening the management information system by enabling online real-time data collection, it can also be used for documentation and processing […]

Food safety for food retail chains

Friday, July 5th, 2019

food safety and food quality

“Products containing baby spinach with possible salmonella contamination recalled in 8 states” ran the headline throughout the weekend in the U.S., in January this year.  This recall occurred after routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and the New York Department of Agriculture and markets.  The consequence was that various prepared foods that contained […]

Rehauling the Food Safety System: FSMA

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019


Foodborne illnesses are always a potential public health burden.  Every year in the United States, 48 million people (that’s one in six) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and another 3000 die each year from foodborne illnesses.*  This points to the fact that without a proper food safety legislation, the threat of a public hazard is […]

digital agriculture

Data-driven agriculture and Smallholder Farmer : The entire buzz about data-driven agriculture at times brings our attention back to the smallholder farmer, whose communities have been engaged in agriculture over generations, and who produce the majority of the world’s food.  Where does he fit in the new scheme of things, in which data generation and […]

Aromatic Plant

A plant can actually have properties similar to pharmaceutical drugs, and people have been using them throughout history to either cure an illness or lessen its symptoms – and these plants fall in the category of medicinal plants.  Medicinal plants have the ability to synthesize a wide variety of chemical compounds that are used to […]

Food and Beverage Technology Review

Today, at SourceTrace we’re happy to share our moment of pride and fulfillment, having made it as the cover story in the Food and Beverage Tech Review.

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