Leaving Cert agricultural science: ‘A leap forward’ from the old rote thinking days

A topical question on pig farming asked about biosecurity; the fate of  wild boar in Co Kerry has been making the news recently. Photograph:  Radio Kerry

The first agricultural science papers of a new syllabus were topical, approachable and, for the first time, required higher order thinking skills, teachers have said. Luke Saunders, Studyclix.ie agricultural science expert, said that the newly introduced syllabus put a much greater emphasis on the environmental impact of farming, sustainability and biodiversity. Johnny Gleeson of the […]

Woman Wins Agricultural ‘Nobel Prize’ For Finding The Best Fish For Babies

Nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted, holding preserved fish in a market in Cambodia

Nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted, holding preserved fish in a market in Cambodia World Fish Thanks to nutrition expert Shakuntala Thilsted, who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, millions of low-income families across Asia and Africa have access to affordable and locally available fish that provide vital nutrients for children’s cognitive development in their first 1000 […]

Women in agricultural work

Helal Uddin Ahmed | Published: June 02, 2021 21:42:07 | Updated: June 02, 2021 21:44:26 As evident from official statistics, the participation of women in the greater agricultural economy of Bangladesh is constantly on the rise. Women engaged in this sector have now crossed 10 million from a few thousands about fifty years ago. Available […]

Agricultural work-related injuries in Korean agriculture can be reduced – Florida News Times

Florida News Times

Credit: Citrix / CC0 Public Domain As a result of the tireless efforts of experts in South Korea, the Act on Occupational Accident and Disease Insurance and Prevention of Farmers and Fishermen was finally passed in 2016, intervention programs, guidelines and intervention programs to prevent agricultural work-related injuries. The need to develop regulations has increased. […]

Developing the agricultural marketing sector

Developing the agricultural marketing sector

By Dr. L.P. Rupasena Feature View(s): The government has given the highest priority to develop the agricultural sector in Sri Lanka in the Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour election manifesto of the government. To make it a reality, there should be an efficient agricultural marketing system because marketing is considered the engine of agricultural […]

Agricultural sustainability and transformation of our rural economy

Agricultural sustainability and transformation of our rural economy

Bangladesh has confirmed a noticeable development in agricultural food production, despite her limited arable land. Crop production is extremely vulnerable to climate change in the 21st century due to higher temperatures, more variable rainfall and extreme climate events such as floods, cyclones, droughts and rising sea levels. It is important to mention that commercialization of […]

Initiatives taken to give loans to farmers to buy agricultural machinery: Razzaque

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The government is taking initiatives to provide loans to farmers to buy agricultural machinery, Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said today. The minister said various agricultural equipment, including combined harvesters and reapers, are being given to farmers with 50-60 per cent subsidy in different regions. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News […]