New project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Bangladesh and the Philippines

New project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Bangladesh and the Philippines

A new, Cornell-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines, while at the same time protecting the health of farmers and the environment. The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency […]

$10M project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Asia

Bt eggplant in Bangladesh

image: A farmer harvests Bt eggplant in Bangladesh in 2018. view more  Credit: Arif Hossain ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines while protecting the health of farmers and the environment. The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant […]

‘Pay for performance’ program aims to pay farmers for pollution reduction

‘Pay for performance’ program aims to pay farmers for pollution reduction

Cyanobacteria is visible in a water sample from Killarney Beach in Burlington on July 13. Photo courtesy of Mindy Morales Farmers who are working to reduce phosphorus pollution from their fields into local water bodies may soon be eligible for a new kind of compensation. Agriculture has long been recognized as the largest source of […]

New flavor of vanilla farming aims to stop deforestation in Madagascar

New flavor of vanilla farming aims to stop deforestation in Madagascar

Madagascar is the world’s biggest producer of vanilla, with the plant grown in agroforestry systems established in forests or on fallow lands. Conservationist Andriamanana Rabearivelo introduced a new technique of vanilla cultivation with promising early results. His goal is to develop new agricultural methods to help the impoverished rural community near his farm in eastern […]

Bangladesh aims at doubling rice productivity by 2050

Bangladesh aims at doubling rice productivity by 2050

As high as 78% of Bangladesh’s total arable land is occupied by rice cultivation as of 2021 Collected The government aims to increase rice yield to 47 million tons by 2030 and 54 million tons by 2040 Bangladesh aims at doubling its rice productivity by the year 2050 and has just chalked out a detailed […]

Microgrid research project aims to help farmers and the network

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A microgrid research project taking place in four farming communities located in New South Wales and Queensland. Over 50 smart meters are collecting real-time energy data to determine models and microgrid solutions to help farmers struggling with high electricity bills, and to help the struggling network of energy infrastructure. May 27, 2021 Blake Matich Australia’s […]

A Bangladesh startup that aims at saving the world!

The year was 2018, when Mahbub Sumon decided to do his bit for the environment. Along with his three friends, this young climate activist from Bangladesh founded Shalbrikhkho, an NGO that aims at helping people reuse, reduce and recycle daily-use products. Two of Mahbub’s projects — BONKAGOJ and plastic from potatoes (POLKA) — have already […]

New bill aims to diversify Minnesota’s heavily white farming field.

New bill aims to diversify Minnesota’s heavily white farming field.

Growing up in Minnesota’s Hmong community, Representative Samantha Vang was surrounded by people who knew how to farm. But very few of those people had access to the land and resources needed to use their skills to make a living.  “When Hmong refugees started coming here, the only skill we had was farming,” said Vang […]

Desert country Jordan aims for green with 10-million tree campaign

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Jordanians take part in the planting of eucalyptus and carob saplings near the forest of Kufranjah north of Amman, on February 11, 2021 AFP According to the agriculture ministry, Forests make up only 1% of the desert kingdom’s territory On a bare hill in Jordan’s verdant Ajloun region, dozens of people plant saplings as part […]

Bill aims to end Agribusiness Development Corporation | The Garden Island

Bill aims to end Agribusiness Development Corporation | The Garden Island

KEKAHA — A recent state audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation has led to the formulation of a bill that could put an end to the agency. The debate on what to do with the audit is currently in the state Legislature. The state’s House Finance Committee unanimously advanced the bill Thursday that would abolish […]