Bangladesh’s floating gardens: a sustainable farming solution

Bangladesh's floating gardens: a sustainable farming solution

The floating gardens of Bangladesh are a precious aid in reducing the food insecurity linked to frequent flooding. According to a recent study, this form of agriculture could also provide a source of income for rural households in flood-prone parts of the country. Far from being a new concept in Bangladesh, floating gardens have existed […]

Editorial: Why diversity, bias, and farming are discussed here | AGDAILY

Editorial: Why diversity, bias, and farming are discussed here | AGDAILY

Discussing race and discrimination is never easy. It doesn’t matter if it relates to the corporate world, athletics, education, or even agriculture, the conversation is likely to be emotional and uncomfortable. Yet addressing the ag industry’s most gut-wrenching, complex, and timely issues has long been central to AGDAILY’s identity. From our earliest days as a […]

The Nation’s Corn Belt Has Lost a Third of Its Topsoil

Topsoil Loss On The Slope Of A Hill

Seth Watkins has been farming his family’s land in southern Iowa for decades, growing pasture for his cows as well as corn and other row crops. His great-grandfather founded the farm in 1848. “He came in with one of John Deere’s steel plows and pierced the prairie,” Watkins recounted. With its rolling hills and neat […]

Bangladesh’s floating gardens offer a solution to rising sea levels | Living

Bangladesh’s floating gardens offer a solution to rising sea levels | Living

Bangladesh’s farmers were developing creative planting solutions long before climate change was on most people’s radar. The country’s wild monsoon seasons deemed it a necessity. In the event of excess rain, parts of the country become vulnerable and thousands are forced to migrate. Experts predict that by 2050 about 20 per cent of the available […]

With no takers, farmers move away from winter veggies | Kochi News – Times of India

Andhra Pradesh: DCB Bank to focus on tractor loans for rural market | Vijayawada News - Times of India

Idukki: As the state government agency failed to provide timely payments, farmers in the winter vegetable cultivation hub of Kanthalloor in the district have been forced to move to planting eucalyptus trees. According to the farmers, Horticorp, the government agency, did not procure vegetables in time and assure proper payments. Kanthalloor winter vegetable farmers’ society […]

World’s Farming Land At Risk Of Pesticide Pollution, India Farmers Have Bigger Problem

Farmer using pesticide in a remote village in Bihar

Pesticide is a chemical or biological agent intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. They represent the last input in agriculture and are used to prevent the spoilage of crops from pests such as insects, fungi, weeds, etc., thereby increasing the overall productivity. Mayank Mohanti for Indiatimes Pesticide pollution a cause for worry […]

Pirojpur sees hike in fruit farming

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Riding on higher profitability than other conventional crops such as rice, fruit farming has been increasing steadily in Pirojpur. Consequently, fruit orchards are being visible in the district more than ever before. Farmers said that while their investment on Aman rice has been producing diminishing returns, cultivating fruits has yielded larger dividends in recent years.  […]

Farming for the future

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We must look into alternatives that require less space but a more efficient way to produce vegetables and fruits Last year I had an opportunity to feature an organization (Green Savers), that worked with providing a sustainable solution for growing food, especially for the urban population. With an ever-growing number of inhabitants in the major […]

Urban Farming: How local artist is using food to bridge racial gaps – Gateway

Urban Farming: How local artist is using food to bridge racial gaps - Gateway

Hannah Michelle BussaCONTRIBUTOR Decker Gabriel-Woods tends to his garden that is planting new seeds for a racially sustainable city. Photo courtesy of Decker Gabriel-Woods. Decker Gabriel-Woods is a filmmaker and rapper in Omaha, also known as Dex Arbor. This year, he is a Big Muddy Urban Farm’s Aspiring Farmer Resident, a one-year program to learn […]

An ingenious system of farming on floating hyacinth mats offers climate resilience

An ingenious system of farming on floating hyacinth mats offers climate resilience

A traditional farming method that has been around for hundreds of years in Bangladesh could help people to adapt to the thoroughly modern threat of climate change, a new study suggests.  Floating gardens—systems created from a substrate of live water hyacinths that are hemmed together into rafts, and planted with crops—have traditionally been a feature […]