Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department (TNOCD) was established in the year 2007-2008 to carryout inspection and certification of organic production system in accordance with NPOP (National Programme for Organic Production), which was launched by Government of India in the year 2000 and notified in October 2001 under the Foreign Trade and Development Act (FTDR Act).


National Centre of Organic Farming

National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) is a continuing central sector scheme since 10th Five Year Plan.Planning Commission approved the scheme as pilot project for the remaining two and half years of 10th plan period with effect from 01.10.2004 with an outlay of Rs. 57.04 crore. The scheme is continuing in the 11th plan with an outlay of Rs.101.00 crore.


Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) came into being on June 1, 1971.However, it had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore. In 1920 it was affiliated to Madras University. TNAU assumed full responsibilities of Agricultural Education and Research and supported the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, was the only Institute for Agricultural Education for the whole of South India. In 1958, it was recognized as a Post-graduate Centre leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. The Agricultural College & Research Institute, Madurai was established in 1965. These two colleges formed the nucleus of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University while it was established in 1971.


Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture is a professional resource organization engaged in establishing models of sustainable agriculture working in partnership with NGOs and Community Based Organizations by scaling up the successes and engaging with the establishment for a policy change.


GMOs in food and farming systems

This website is a repository of India-specific information related to GMOs in food and farming systems in the country.


Indian Agrarian Crisis

The lives of small and marginal farmers of India are in jeopardy. Farmers in the States like Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), Maharashtra, Karnataka and Punjab are resorting to committing suicides due to high-levels of indebtedness and helplessness at the situation. At the same time Central and State Governments are changing the policies effecting policies effecting farming community at a rapid pace. This effort is to bring all the information together at one place


Millet Network of India

Millet Network of India has emerged as a continuation of DDS’s relentless efforts in promoting millets over the last 25 years in the Zaheerabad region of Andhra Pradesh. Having reached significant milestones in community action for revival of millet based farming and food systems, DDS thought that it should build a network of people who are heroically working with millets or thinking about them across India, undeterred by their historical neglect.


Natueco Farming

Natueco Science is all about harvesting the sunlight using farming as a medium to do that. The focus is on energy conservation and energy generation rather than on mere farm output by weight. It emphasizes optimal and efficient use of soil, water and labor. It questions many of the traditional methods used in agriculture and yet is scientific and experimental in its approach.


Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing & Agri Business

The Department of Agricultural Marketing, Tamil Nadu, has been functioning successfully since 1977, with prime objective of Regulating the Marketing of Agricultural produce thereby enriching the lives of the farmers through remunerative price realisations as well as supplying people with quality produce for a healthier life.