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News — crops

Asia: vegetable production hub!

Posted by Sachin Nandwana on

Global vegetable production is around 261 million tons, which is around 20% of global food grain production().But, out of this, 225 million tons is produced in Asia  itself. Considering the fact that Asia has half of global population, Asian countries produce ( and consume ?) more vegetables than their counter parts in other continents. Vegetable production of Asia is around 70  Kg/yr/capita, as compared to global production of 40  Kg/yr/capita.  Major production in  Asia  is coming from China  (152 million tons) and India (31  million tons).More alarming fact is that  India, major populous country of Asia, has only 24 Kg...

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Karnataka govt providing tabs with agri. software for updates on crops

Posted by Raj Kancham on

Karnataka government is now providing e-kisaan tablets to farmers in districts of Bijapura and Bagalkote, which are having Internet connectivity, to get an update on crops. This information was given by Karnataka minister for planning & statistics, IT, BT, science and technology S R Patil while addressing the recently-held Bangalore India Bio 2015, which focussed on bio-agriculture.A software on agriculture will be operational on these tablets providing information on farm management and yield data and field mapping. It will also provide information on monsoons and seed sowing.  The minister assured that all efforts to start BT crop trials were on...

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