Kannan in his farm

Fan of traditional organic farming method, this farmer never eyes only profit

Pathanamthitta: Kurampala native Kannan is really proud to be a farmer. When doctors, ..

vegetable nursery
Kannur woman scripts success by selling 10,000 vegetable saplings in 3 months
Ajeesh with his machine
Machine to drive away wild boars invented in Palakkad
Chinese potato harvesting machine
Machine to harvest Chinese potato, turmeric, ginger introduced; saves labour charge, time
Abdul Azeez' farm

Farmer, who lost banana farm in flood, gains profit through vegetable cultivation

Mayyil (Kannur): No flood can defeat Abdul Azeez's love for agriculture. He had started banana farming in a 3-acre barren land, ..

Net cage farming

Try net cage farming to overcome lack of space and water

Net cage farming is an ideal method for the people who do not have sufficient space and availability of water. In this method, organic ..

Sindhu in her quail farm

Meet the lady who rears quails, goats, rabbits, country chicken and cow in mere 15-cents of land

Spatial limitation always poses a challenge to farming. But Sindhu from Idukki has proved it wrong by rearing quail, rabbits, fish, ..

Krishnan

Ivy gourd vines on 3.5 acre land brings fortune for 5-member family in Palakkad

Palakkad: Krishnan C V from Vaniyampara, a full-time farmer, is of the opinion that we can succeed in any type of farming if we are ..

agriculture

Retd bank manager turns organic farmer; manages vegetables, paddy, fish, dairy farms

After retiring as bank manager last year, Palakkad Koottanad native Ramachandran did not think of wasting his time for relaxing. Instead, ..

K Kunhiraman

Even at 72, this MLA is never tired of farming

Kasaragod: Despite hostile weather, paddy cultivated in the fields in Alakode was safely harvested before the onset of Northwest ..

agriculture

Tuber crops, vegetables flourish in 3.5 acre farm as 15 families join hands

Kozhikode: A group of 15 families in Cheruthadam here have set a model for the world during the COVID times. With the support of Cheruthadam ..

Paddy

Grocer gets good yield from dryland paddy farming in 4-cent plot in Malappuram

Edavanna (Malappuram): For East Chathallur native Majeed, his grocery shop and farming are equally important. He manages both, business ..

corn farming

Farmer plants corn on trial basis, gets stunning yield

Palod: A young farmer is all excited to see his experimental farming giving a stunning yield. Meenmutty native Selvaraj cultivated ..

Tomato

CFTRI introduces simple trick to preserve tomato; costs only Rs 3 per kg

Surplus production and price drop mostly affects tomato as it easily perishes. Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) ..

Anil Kumar

Tourist bus driver cultivates paddy, vegetables on roadside during lockdown

Thrissur: People only have to look on both sides of the Tagore Road in Panamparambu in Perinjanam here to enjoy greenery of Kerala ..

Gopalakrishna Pillai

This former bank manager from Alappuzha is among the top 10 farmers in India

Alappuzha: A former bank manager in Pathiyoor panchayat here has been selected as one of the 10 best farmers in the country. M. Gopalakrisha ..

Spinach in pipe

Thrissur family cultivates spinach, Chinese potato in pipe

Mannuthy (Thrissur): Anchery Chira native Antony and family are happy as their innovative farming method proved to be successful ..

Baby corn

Farmer successfully harvests corn grown as intercrop, now ready for Onam sales

Anchal (Kollam): A farmer has reaped gold from corn farming after intercropping it with rubber. Kollam Anchal native Biju intercropped ..

Engineering graduates

Without waiting for white-collar job, engineering graduates start farming on unused land

Kaipamangalam (Thrissur): Instead of waiting for a job in the same field in which they are qualified, two youngsters have started farming ..

Anil Kumar

Lockdown turns mike operator into farmer; Anil Kumar tells his success saga

A busy mike operator, Anil Kumar had to take an unexpected break from his career after the COVID lockdown was imposed. He was on a ..

Sister Rose

Sister Rose switches role from best college teacher to full-time farmer

Thrissur: Sister Rose Anto has given a break to her routine of teaching and has dedicated her time after prayers for farming. A recipient ..

Thakara

'Thakara' gains popularity among leafy greens; huge demand in market

Sickle senna which is locally called 'Thakara' was only a weed on the roadsides and compounds till recently. However, the plant ..

Basella

Nutrient-rich leafy green for kitchen garden; meet Basella aka Malabar spinach

Basella or Malabar spinach is a leafy green that can be easily grown in the kitchen garden. It does not require much care and maintenance ..

Baburaj

Photographer makes kitchen garden, creates album of his success saga

Thrissur: After giving some rest to his camera during the lockdown, photographer Baburaj Porathissery took a spade in hand. Within ..

Babu Jacob in his lemon farm

1000 kg lemon from 14 trees; Kottayam man cuts rubber trees in 2 acre to start lemon farm

Though not many farmers would think of cultivating lemon on a large scale, Kottayam Pala native Babu Jacob decided to give it a try ..

Floating farm in houseboat

Man turns houseboat into 'floating farm'

Alappuzha: A man has proved that even a houseboat can be turned into a farm. Thathampally native Jose Arattumpally cultivated vegetables ..

paddy

Agriculture assistant cultivates 4 varieties of paddy seeds in land unused for 30 yrs

Palakkad: An agriculture assistant is not merely responsible for advising the farmers about cultivation. Abdul Khader, the agriculture ..

Rajmohan's vegetable garden

Retired bank manager tells how to convert rooftop into a vegetable-fruit garden

Thiruvananthapuram Petta native K Rajmohan has blazed a trail by setting up a rich vegetable and fruit garden on his house terrace ..

Trick to avoid wild boar

Tired of wild boar attack, farmer grows vegetables on wooden pillar

Kattappana (Idukki): Wild boars always pose threat to farmers as they often destroy crops. But a farmer has introduced a unique method ..

Sword Beans

Easy to grow, tasty to eat; plant sword beans in your kitchen garden

A delicious and nutritious vegetable, sword beans, got its name due to its shape like a sword. It is locally known as 'Valamara' ..

Munnar

Vegetable, fruit cultivation begins in Munnar plantations

Munnar (Idukki): Even before the government announced their policy that fruits can be cultivated in plantations, the farmers in Munnar ..

Success Stories

Papaya, banana, vegetables in 1 acre; farming in sandy soil becomes successful

Alappuzha: A government employee who worked hard in the sandy soil during the lockdown has now reaped gold for his efforts. Kanjikkuzhi ..

Vegetable

Following organic method, this lady grows vegetable garden on terrace, fruit garden in backyard

Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvallam native Priya Santhosh was interested in agriculture from a very early age. She also maintained a small ..

agriculture

After art forms, agriculture also finds place in Kerala Kalamandalam

Cheruthuruthi (Thrissur): Now Kerala Kalamandalam is not only a centre of arts, but house of agriculture too. Just like they take care ..

Omana

Vegetables from all over the world flourish in Omana's garden

Thrissur: Showing her wonderful garden of vegetables, fruits and flowers, Omana said that agriculture is what keeps her alive. Multiple ..

vegetables on power line

Vegetables can grow on power lines too; locals 'shocked' to see

Panayoor (Palakkad): If there is a will, vegetables can grow anywhere, be it farm, flowerpot or electric post. This has been proved ..

Readymade seedbeds

Green Army introduces readymade seedbeds for farmers in Vadakkanchery

Vadakkanchery (Thrissur): The frequent visit of wild animals was causing a headache for the farmers when they prepare the paddy seedbeds ..

Asha worker making vegetable garden

Asha worker makes organic vegetable garden on rocky land in Idukki

Kattappana (Idukki): Normally seeds do not sprout on rocks and even if they do, the plants fail to grow much. But an Asha worker (Accredited ..

Agriculture

Even at 74, this man from Kozhikode is never tired of farming

Kozhikode: Even at 74, Meppayyur native Gopalan does not like to sit idle at home. He is active with fish farming, poultry farming ..

Siju and Sijo in their farm

Brothers quit engineering, marketing careers to start farming in Thrissur

Thrissur: When two brothers, one engineer and another marketing professional, left their white collar jobs and started farming, people ..

കളിക്കളത്തോട് തത്‌കാലം വിട; ഈ കളിക്കാർ ഇപ്പോൾ കൃഷിയിടത്തിലാണ്

Football players turn farmers in Malappuram

Malappuram: A group of youth in Vallikunnu A1 Arts and Sports Club has proven that they can work hard as farmers apart from playing ..

banana

10.5 feet long bunch of banana emerges on 11.5 feet tall plant in Kottayam

Kottayam: A different variety of banana called Pisang Seribu or Musa 1000 Fingers is pulling crowd at the farm of Ponkunnam native ..

Snake Gourd Farming (Padavalam)

10 tips to boost yield of snake gourd

The vegetable farmers might have faced the problem of low yield of snake gourd which causes them loss. But we can improve yield with ..

Kankong

Heard of 'Kangkong', the powerhouse of nutrients?

Kangkong spinach or water spinach is a rich source of various vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. This leafy green is often unnoticed ..

grapes

Keralite grows grapes in Sharjah; proves farming possible even in desert land

A Malayali man has created an oasis in the desert land of Sharjah challenging hot climate. Sudheesh Guruvayur never gets tried of farming ..

Noni

Attractive profit from 'noni' fruit; syrup fetches Rs 1200 per litre

The Keralites have started realising the value of noni fruit which usually grows in marshlands. A farmers' collective named Nelkrishi ..

Farmer tills farm due to price fall

Huge loss due to price fall; farmer tills brinjal farm with tractor in Palakkad

Chittur (Palakkad): With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting the market, the price of crops nosedived. Facing huge loss, Samapath, a farmer ..

Agriculture

'Subhiksha Keralam' scheme: Registration of farmers begins

During the COVID-19 crisis, the agriculture department is planning to implement various action plans with public participation in order ..