UAE asserts strong climate action equals strong economic growth at UK talks

UAE asserts strong climate action equals strong economic growth at UK talks

ABU DHABI — Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE’s special envoy for climate change and minister of industry and advanced technology, met his counterparts in London for high-level talks ahead of November’s COP26 climate change summit in the UK. During the ministerial gathering, which included ministers from 40 countries, and in meetings with UK […]

Organic fertiliser in beautiful Bhutan

Organic fertiliser in beautiful Bhutan

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s detractors are not relenting in their opposition to the organic fertiliser project. They say it’s ‘chemical phobia’ and are in the process of whipping up some of the rural cultivator community in protest against the new policy. Phobia or not is not the point. This is also about organic farming. Now, nobody […]

I’m a Black farmer. I’ve been waiting for justice my whole life | Opinion

Soul Fire Farm

I’ve been farming in North Carolina for over 40 years. Despite decades of hard work and strong support from fellow farmers and loyal customers, my business has often struggled to make ends meet while neighboring farms turn profits. Why is my experience different? I’m a Black farmer in an industry with a deep history of […]

Opinion: Don’t let buzzwords put you off farming change – Farmers Weekly

Opinion: Don't let buzzwords put you off farming change - Farmers Weekly

At his inaugural address in 1933, US president Franklin D Roosevelt proclaimed: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” He was referring to the economic crisis of the Great Depression, but I feel that these words hold true for us in agriculture today. British […]

Bhindranwale to farmers, Indian exploitation of Sikh community | The Express Tribune

June brings back painful memories of 1984 and the so-called Operation Blue Star when the legendary Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was assassinated by the Indian army after the desecration of Akal Takht. Bhindranwale’s legend has not only lived on but has become a source of strength for Sikhs globally and in India. Bhindranwale’s epic struggle […]

Farmer issues should take precedence – Farmer Assn

Farmer issues should take precedence - Farmer Assn

Providing answers to the shortage of fertiliser be it organic or synthetic, the high prices of the available quantities, the devastation of crops by elephants and other pests and the the daily needs of farmers should take precedence before rushing into farming policy shifts, said Thambuttegama and Ampara farmer association representatives last week. They said […]

Opinion: Agriculture’s commitment to Earth Day

Opinion: Agriculture’s commitment to Earth Day

As we observe Earth Day 2021 and look forward to a time in the not-so-distant future when we start to come together again after a very long year-plus apart, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for everything that farmers and ranchers have done during this stressful period to further the causes of […]

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Three of the country’s leading economists urged to put emphasis on agro-based industrialization in the wake of the global economic downturn and coronavirus epidemic. They made the call while participating in a web seminar titled ‘Industrialization: In Search of a Decent Bangladesh’ organized by the Bangladesh Economic Association on Saturday afternoon. The economists participating in […]