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 […]

Lower Kuja Irrigation Scheme faces hurdles as farmers abandon land

Lower Kuja Irrigation Scheme faces hurdles as farmers abandon land

Richard Odhiambo at his rice farm, Lower Kuja Irrigation scheme. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard] Rice farmers are abandoning huge tracts of land in the Lower-Kuja irrigation scheme, threatening the survival of the three-year Sh5.4 billion national government project that was commissioned by ODM leader Raila Odinga in May 2019. Kevin Omondi, who has 10-acres in the scheme, […]

Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

It was 2017 when the purchasing really picked up. Cascade splashed more than half a billion dollars on more than 100,000 acres across nine states. The following year, a further $US171 million went on buying 14,500 acres in those idyllic Horse Heaven Hills, for a total of around $US690 million in just a few months. […]

Govt afforests over 25,000 hectares of land in nearly three years  

FE Online Report | Published: April 01, 2021 15:42:17 | Updated: April 01, 2021 23:39:22 The government has afforested over 25,000 hectares of land under different projects since fiscal year 2018, in an effort to raise the forestation areas to make a livable environment in the country. The total afforestation areas include 10,934 hectares of […]

Govt starts reclaiming 138,613 acres of grabbed forest land

FE Online Report | Published: March 21, 2021 19:21:50 | Updated: March 22, 2021 12:22:20 The government has taken steps to reclaim the illegally occupied 138,613 acres of reserved forest land, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister on the day of International Day of Forests. The forest minister claimed that a significant portion of […]

Importance of Land Grant Institutions – AG INFORMATION NETWORK OF THE WEST

Tim Hammerich

Importance of Land Grant Institutions Tim Hammerich News Reporter It’s time now for your Farm of the Future Report. I’m Tim Hammerich. It can be easy to take for granted how much support our agriculture industry gets in this country from our land grant institutions. When you look at the rest of the world, you […]

Questions of land and identity simmer with farmers’ protests

Questions of land and identity simmer with farmers’ protests

Khaps, which were considered outdated and regressive, now help in spreading the word As Haryanvi singer Ajay Huda croons “Zindabad kisani, zindabad jawani”, his latest song on farmers’ protests, sons of farmers break into a jig at the Bhojpur panchayat called by the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) against the contentious farm laws. Among them are […]

Tree-covered land area on Bangladesh increases to 22.37pc

FE Report | Published: March 12, 2021 12:13:41 | Updated: March 12, 2021 20:15:38 Tree-covered land in Bangladesh has increased to 22.37 per cent of the total land area of the country, according to Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin. And, steps have already been taken to implement the plan to […]

Tree-covered land increases to 22.37pc in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: March 11, 2021 19:49:15 | Updated: March 11, 2021 21:10:49 The tree-covered land in Bangladesh has increased to 22.37 per cent of the total areas, according to Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin. And, steps have already been taken to implement the plan to increase the […]