Let America’s farmers grow climate solutions

Let America's farmers grow climate solutions

Spring planting has Americans putting their hands in the soil again. And knowing our bountiful lands could be an important defense against climate change makes our fruited plains and amber waves of grain even more beautiful. Recently, the Growing Climate Solutions Act was reintroduced by Sens. Mike BraunMichael BraunGOP split on counteroffer to Biden’s spending […]

PM Modi releases eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme

PM Modi releases eighth instalment of financial benefit under PM-KISAN scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the eighth instalment of the financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing on Friday. As part of this instalment, more than Rs19,000 crore was transferred in the bank accounts of over 9.5 crore beneficiary farmer families. This is the highest amount paid by […]

Croplands declining as farmers digging ponds for fish production in Natore

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Cropland is decreasing at an alarming rate in Natore as farmers have been digging pond on their agricultural land for fish farming to earn more profit. Agricultural land in the district has reduced by about 8,437 hectares in the last eight years, said Subrata Kumar Sarker, deputy director of Natore Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE). […]

Aiding Farmers Through Research

Aiding Farmers Through Research

NC State University student Ethan Thompson looks for solutions to farming problems at the molecular level. Upon graduating from NC State University, the biochemistry major is headed to graduate school to earn a Ph.D. Thompson, a ninth-generation farmer and native of Kenly, North Carolina, understands agriculture’s role in addressing the world’s growing population. “Agriculture is needed to […]

Maize farmers in Nilphamari elated with bountiful harvest during pandemic

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Maize farmers are in a festive mood as they have had a bumper harvest this season and received fair prices. Farmers in villages of Laxmichap and Kanchukata in Sadar upazila and different shoals of Teesta river such as Baish Pukur and Charkharibari of Dimla upazila are busy harvesting maize with piles of the bright yellow […]

Vegetables farmers incur losses in absence of cold storage facility

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: May 12, 2021 10:35:29 Due to the dearth of cold storage facilities for surplus vegetable preservation, the farmers of Bogura district are being deprived of fair price. As a result, vegetables– worth Tk 500 million– are being wasted in the fields every season. During the full season of harvesting vegetables, the […]

Ram sales chair urges new Senedd to listen to farmers

Ram sales chair urges new Senedd to listen to farmers

The chairman of the NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales, Graham Jones, is calling on the newly-elected Senedd to pay more attention to farming. Graham, who farms near Nelson with his wife, Mary, said he was ‘pretty disillusioned’ with the way Wales has been run in recent years. He added: “These are momentous times in […]

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn waste into resources

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn waste into resources

SINGAPORE — Thousands of wriggling larvae won’t deter this self-declared “urban farmer.” Chua Kai-Ning is one of the founders of Singapore’s first urban insect farm, Insectta — a high-tech farm that rears the black soldier fly to help turn food waste into biomaterials for industrial use. “The black soldier fly is a way to contribute to […]

Small farmers produce the bulk of foods

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The small, marginal and landless farmers together account for around 70 to 80 per cent of the country’s food production, said agricultural analysts. Of them, small farmers who own between 1 to 2.5 acres of land operate around 40 per cent of the total farmland and contribute 50 per cent to the food production, said […]