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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Farmer Entrepreneurship Program: Bridging Farmers to the JFC Supply Chain

Onion Production technology Production technology part-2 Dr.Ashraf Sahib...

To increase the income by growing of onion production

Now Onion is in the News ! ..

Onion [ Allium cepa ] family Alliaceae is one of the most important  commercial vegetables. It is grown in western, northern as well as in southern India. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar are Major onion growing states in India.

India stands 2nd position in Onion production after China in the World. In India, Gujarat stands 2nd position in Onion cultivation after Maharashtra state. The productivity of Onion is 12580kg/Ha all over the India while In Gujarat state, the productivity is highest [ 22120 kg/ha ] .

Onion is a cool season crop. However it can be grown under a wide range of climatic conditions. It grows well under mild climate without extreme heat or cold or excessive rainfall. In areas where average annual rainfall exceeds 75-100 cm in the monsoon periods, it can be grown only as a summer crop.

The ideal temperature requirement of the onion crop is 12.8-21 C for growth development and 15.5-25 C for bulb development. Very low temperature in the early stages favors bolting, where as sudden rise in temperature favour early maturity in Rabi, resulting in small –sized bulbs.

Onion can be grown on all type of soils. However, Goradu, and medium black soils are best for its successful production. Good drainage, weeds free plots and presence of organic matter favor production of good crop. It cannot be grown in alkaline or low-lying marshy lands. The optimum pH is 5.8-6.5.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Onion Production technology Production technology part-1 Dr.Ashraf Sahib...

Small Companies Thinking Big: China Tactical Strategies

Food Processing & Engineering-1

Market Intelligence - Food Processing Industry

Food Processing Industry in India is the largest among other sectors...Unlike in several leading food producing countries in the world, there is no updated and reliable source of information pertaining to the food processing sector such as on government policies, demand supply outlook, food standards etc.The process of obtaining information from existing industry agencies/bodies, even if
available, is tedious. Further, there is limited sharing of information across institutes/bodies collating data. Small and medium sized players are particularly at a disadvantage on account of lack of availability of information.
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This is the Vision, Strategy and Action Plan for Food Processing Industries in India

Fast Food Industry potential

This is a very large Industry group constantly on the increase The Fast Food Restaurant Market is a growing industry relying heavily on the changing lifestyle patterns, population growth of the target age group and the related increase in employment of women. With today's hectic lifestyles, time-saving products are
increasingly in demand the most obvious being the fast food. The rate of growth in
consumer expenditures on fast food has led most other segments of the food-away-from home market for much of the last one decade.
Demand for convenience has driven expenditures where people want quick and convenient
meals; they do not want to spend a lot of time preparing meals, travelling to pick up meals,
or waiting for meals in restaurants. As a result, consumers rely on fast food. Knowing this,
fast food providers  are coming up with new ways to market their products that save time
for consumers.