Nutritious diet is vital for proper growth and development in
humans. It helps preventing diseases, besides maintaining the
body metabolism for physical- and mental- well being. Food
provides energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, antioxidants
and minerals to meet our daily metabolic requirement. Most
of them cannot be synthesized in human body, therefore are
to be supplemented through diet. Further, anti-nutritional
factors present in edible parts of the food exert adverse affects
on human health. Consumption of unbalanced foods affects
billions of people worldwide, and leads to poor health and
socio-economic conditions. So far, the focus has been on the
development of high yielding varieties primarily to feed the
ever increasing populations. Indian Council of Agricultural
Research (ICAR) has improved the nutritional quality in high
yielding varieties of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables and
fruits. Till now more than 5600 varieties of different crops have...
12th January 2018, New Delhi, India.
JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
We, the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, held our Fourth ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF) on 12 January 2018 in New Delhi, India. The Meeting was Co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Grisada Boonrach, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand and H. E. Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India.
We were satisfied with the progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN – India Plan of Action (POA) 2011-2015 to implement the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity. We task our senior officials for the full implementation of the POA, which would help further deepen and enhance the ASEAN-India cooperation in food, agriculture including animal husbandry and fisheries, and forestry as well as contribute towards the...
11th January 2018, New Delhi
The 4th ASEAN-INDIA Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry commenced today at NASC Complex, New Delhi. The meeting aims to facilitate promotion of joint research for development of technologies for increasing production and productivity of crops, livestock andfisheries, and natural resources management, among others, in the region as well as in development of joint ventures, exchange of technologies, expertise and material.
The meeting would enhance cooperation on exchange of expertise to promote resilience in food security to address the price volatility of food supplies in the region.
Nagaland is one of the North Eastern states of India in which there are 16 recognized tribes are present besides numerous minor tribes which are mostly non vegetarian. Also, the per capita consumption of animal protein in general and pork in particular is highest in Nagaland state. Each rural Naga household generally have two to three indigenous pigs for self consumption. Despite vast opportunity, major constraints like non-availability of quality piglets, lack of quality or improved breed’s breeding boar, inbreeding due to repeated use of same boar for prolonged period, higher cost of natural breeding and higher feed cost deters the tribal farmers for going for pig breeding farmers. However, the state is almost 40% deficient in animal meat and products.
To fulfill the deficiency and disseminating the improved germplasm of pig, ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Nagaland Centre initiated the production of quality germplasm of Gunghroo and Hampshire...
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched Livestock Disease Forewarning –Mobile Application (LDF-Mobile App) today in presence of , Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Singh expressed that by eradicating the dreaded Rinderpest disease India has proved its ability to face the challenges with successful outcome. He stressed that similar efforts are needed to control and eradicate the diseases like FMD, PPR, Brucellosis, CSF, BT, HS etc., which cause huge economic loss annually to the livestock rearers and livestock industry as whole.
He also mentioned that ICAR-NIVEDI has identified 13 priority diseases based on their past incidence patterns and has built a strong database of these diseases and has been providing monthly livestock disease alerts to the state and central animal husbandry departments. He said the...
ICAR Awards 2017
Last date for receipt of applications is extended to 15th January, 2018.
For applicants of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, States/Union Territory in the North Eastern Region, Ladakh Division of J&K State and Sikkim, the last date is 31st January, 2018.