Indigenous knowledge shared by Gujarat based farmer can combat Mastitis, an ailment of dairy cattle

What is the News? Based on the indigenous knowledge shared by a farmer from Gujarat, National Innovation Foundation(NIF) has developed a poly-herbal and cost-effective medicine named Mastirak Gel to treat Mastitis, an infectious disease of dairy cattle. What is Mastitis disease in Cattle? Mastitis is an infectious disease condition resulting in an inflammatory reaction in… Continue reading Indigenous knowledge shared by Gujarat based farmer can combat Mastitis, an ailment of dairy cattle

India must shed obsession with ‘marginal farmers’. Their future lies outside farms — in dairy, poultry, food retail

Synopsis: Farming is best left to those who can do it well. Better fewer, but better. Introduction Recently National Statistical Office (NSO) Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households report was released. It throws up interesting data which can also be used to guide the agriculture policies for the future. What are the key findings of the Survey?… Continue reading India must shed obsession with ‘marginal farmers’. Their future lies outside farms — in dairy, poultry, food retail

Climate crisis: Way forward for dairy giants in India

Source: Down To Earth Synopsis: Activists and experts are advocating plant-based alternatives to dairy food. Significance of Dairy sector: Harvesting animals for dairy and animal-based products in India is a major source of livelihood for 150 million dairy farmers. The products are a source of nutrition and food security for a significant population as well.… Continue reading Climate crisis: Way forward for dairy giants in India