Farmers seek funding to help cut peatland carbon emissions

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Farmers and conservationists are pioneering ways to reduce the environmental impact of farming on peat, as pressure mounts to cut emissions from UK peatlands. There are also calls for specific funding focused on peatlands to help farmers switch to more sustainable systems. Lowland agricultural crop and grassland peat soils which have been drained, ploughed and […]

Organic agriculture in PH: No funding, no plans

Organic agriculture in PH: No funding, no plans

An organic trial farm of the Dumagat tribe in Koloka-koloy in Puray, Rizal. (Photo by Masipag) MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines institutionalized organic agriculture through Republic Act No. 10068, or the Organic Agricultural Act of 2010. The law was recently amended by Republic Act No. 11511 which introduced these provisions: Nationwide educational and awareness campaign on the […]

Climate Funding, Cutting Emissions: Dhaka very optimistic

Bangladesh has expressed optimism over the funding of climate actions and cutting carbon emission as global leaders at the Leaders Summit on Climate made political commitments to turn the tide on global warming. “We are very optimistic about mobilisation of $100 billion a year by the developed countries,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told reporters […]

World Bank revises climate policy but stops short of halting fossil fuel funding

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File photo: Solar panels are seen during the inauguration ceremony of the solar energy power plant in Zaktubi, near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 29, 2017 Reuters The new climate plan is not final and must still be approved by the bank’s board A revised World Bank policy on climate change commits to making financing decisions […]

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

(KMAland) — Ongoing economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on farm families and others in local communities. The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant program, has awarded nearly $7.2 million in investment funding for the North Central Farm […]

No substitute for state funding of agriculture

No substitute for state funding of agriculture

Gurbir Singh President, Guru nanak Education Trust, Ludhiana The 122nd birth anniversary of Justice Gurnam Singh, the first non-Congress Chief Minister of Punjab, falls today. He was one of the architects of the agriculture policy that made India surplus in foodgrains. This is relevant today amid the farmers’ agitation against the Central […]

As US rejoins Paris pact, hopes rise for reopening of climate finance tap

John Kerry speaks at an event in Wilmington, Del, Nov 24, 2020, where he was introduced by then President-elect Joe Biden as his choice to be global envoy for climate change. Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times)

Under climate-change sceptic Donald Trump, the US government did provide finance for things like building solar power systems in Africa and protecting people from storms and floods in Asia, as part of its international development aid. But Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris Agreement and refused to deliver two-thirds of a $3-billion pledge made […]

Britain vows to stop funding fossil fuel projects abroad

Protestors from Climate Coalition holds signs to urge European leaders to take measures for the environment ahead of an European Union (EU) summit, in Brussels on December 10, 2020 AFP Britain has been criticized for sending billions of pounds abroad to help extract and refine fossil fuels Britain is to end government funding for fossil […]