Monthly Archives: July 2022

19,000 km of roads being built in UP to boost the rural economy | Latest India News

Lucknow: The government of Uttar Pradesh has started construction of 19,000 km of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) as part of its mission to upgrade infrastructure and revive the rural economy. A state government spokesperson said that to make Uttar Pradesh the leading economy in the country, …

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Agriculture can be the solution, not the problem it is generally seen as

There is a major fight between Irish farmers and the government. As the climate crisis engulfs the planet, the government must reduce carbon emissions from all sectors, and agriculture is an important one. Many farmers feel they are being unfairly targeted. The fight seems inevitable and intractable, with big industry …

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The Black Isle Show farming event will return in August after a two-year absence

Perfume in the air at the 2019 Black Isle Show Flower Show. Photo: Gary Anthony. It’s just not summer in the Highlands without the Black Isle Show! And after two years without the first agricultural and family event in the North, this month of August, it is indeed Show time! …

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Newly Appointed USDA Rural Development Officer Visits the Rio Grande Valley

The new state leader for rural development spent four days in the Rio Grande Valley this week to better understand the region and its role. Lillian Salerno, state director of the Agriculture Department’s rural development office, visited settlements in Hidalgo and Starr counties. “The South Texas area is so important …

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North Shropshire: MP in search of a farming hero

THE MP for North Shropshire is looking for a community farming hero. The National Farmers Union has launched a new award to celebrate the importance of individuals to farming and rural communities, and MPs have been asked to nominate a farmer from their constituency as a Farm Hero for 2022. …

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NABARD & NCDC play central role in rural economy: Amit Shah

Responding to a question at the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah said in a writing that the cooperative sector plays a pivotal role in boosting the rural economy. Agricultural cooperative lender NCDC has disbursed financial assistance of more than Rs 34,000 crore in the financial year …

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IFA warns of ‘potentially devastating blow’ to agriculture

The government’s announcement of a sectoral emissions cap for agriculture 25% lower than 2018 emissions is a potentially devastating blow to Irish agriculture and the rural economy, the Irish Farmers’ Association has warned . IFA chairman Tim Cullinan said the deal between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party …

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Dairy sector a major contributor to rural economy growth: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the dairy sector has been a major contributor to the growth of India’s rural economy and with the launch of technology-driven projects at Sabar Dairy, the government will be able to support farmers and milk producers and to help stimulate the rural …

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Agritech startups Saurabh Agarwal explain sustainable farming options

Image source: INDIA TV India’s agricultural sector supports nearly 60% of the rural population. India is known worldwide for its agricultural prowess. India’s agricultural sector supports nearly 60% of the rural population. The semi-annual GVA of agriculture and related sectors is estimated at 18.8% of total GVA in FY22. Between …

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The State DEO has designated Century as a “Rural Community”. Here’s why it’s a big deal. : NorthEscambia.com

The town of Century has been designated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as a “Rural Community”. The designation makes Century eligible for the removal of matching fund requirements for WD programs and grants. “Secretary (DEO) Dane Eagle’s partnership with this project and the awarding of millions of …

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The future of San Joaquin Valley agriculture could be ‘dryland agriculture’

Faced with fallow land as California dries up, farmers in the Central Valley may need to adopt new types of crops to survive. (CN) — Often touted as the breadbasket of the world, California’s San Joaquin Valley is the most agriculturally productive region with more than 250 different crops. But …

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Prosperous Village Aspiration Programme: Ministry of Rural Development Committed to Sustainable Rural and Village Development, Minister Says

Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid speaks during the launch of ‘Aspirasi Kampung Sejahtera’ in Kuala Lumpur on July 26, 2022. – Bernama pic Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:30 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, 26th July – The sustainability of villages and rural communities will continue to be enhanced through …

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Andhra Pradesh: the president of NABARD campaigns for sustainable agriculture

Drastic changes are happening in the agricultural sector, says GR Chintala Drastic changes are happening in the agricultural sector, says GR Chintala Integrated farming, use of proper agricultural tools, climate change management and soil regeneration will play a key role in agriculture in the future, said the president of the …

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Ecological farming, a boon for African farmers: new study

The Africa Emergency Food Facility program for Kenya will give more smallholder farmers like Lucy Njeri access to climate-resilient staple crop seeds and affordable fertilizers. (Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) An international team of scientists has found that environmentally friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including …

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New tourism policy aims to revive Jharkhand’s rural economy

Introducing the revival of the tourism sector in the state, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren launched the “Jharkhand Tourism Policy 2021”. Unveiling the policy, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), jointly with the Government of Jharkhand, the Chief Minister said, “The pandemic has …

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Value of Welsh agriculture underlined after comments from Mark Drakeford

NFU Cymru has highlighted the value of the Welsh agricultural industry following controversial comments from the First Minister of Wales. Mark Drakeford said farmers must “do things that taxpayers are willing to invest in” to receive subsidies in the future. Under the Welsh Government’s recently announced agricultural policy, growers must …

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A two-room schoolhouse near Cibolo served the rural community

What happened to the Lower Seguin School House which was donated to Lakeview College. Upon the death of the original teacher, the school off Lower Seguin was transferred to the college. Now it is missing. In addition to the school house, they purchased a wood-fired picture of the school house …

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Bauchl engages international agricultural consultants on mechanized farming – The Sun Nigeria

By Paul Orude Bauchi The Bauchi State Government has engaged the services of International Agricultural Consultancy Farms for mechanized farming to transform the economic fortunes of the state. The project would ensure the development of 200,000 hectares of land for mechanized agriculture across the state. Governor Bala Mohammed revealed it …

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Rural community development and local government officials participate in a two-day train-the-trainer workshop

Views : 133 Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2022. 9:13 a.m. CST. Photo credit: Ministry of Community Development By Ruben Morales Iglesias: Several Rural Community Development Officers (RCDOs) and Local Government Officers (LGOs) participated in the training of trainers workshop on Thursday and Friday. The two-day workshop was organized …

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Drakeford comments he had to justify agricultural spending in Cardiff ‘astonishing’, says Tory member of Senedd

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> On the left, Samuel Kurtz. That’s right, Mark Drakeford. A Tory member of Senedd called “astonishing” the Prime Minister’s comments to the Royal Welsh in which he said he would have to justify spending money on farmers to the people of Cardiff. Mark Drakeford said farmers should …

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Transformative Accelerated Community Development Program to Boost Rural Development in Liberia

The Government of Liberia, with the support of UNDP and other development partners, is developing an Accelerated Community Development Program (ACDP) to reduce poverty and inequality in rural areas and keep the country on track to achieve the sustainable development goals. The program will provide short and long term employment …

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A resilient and robust rural bank is needed to promote the rural economy—Ms. Owusu

A resilient and robust rural banking sector is the surest way to promote effective financial inclusion and dynamic local economic activities, necessary to open up rural communities. Ms. Comfort Owusu, Executive Director of the Association of Rural and Community Banks (ARCB), who said this, said rural and community banks have …

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Subsistence farming still matters in Nepal « Khabarhub

Nepal’s agricultural sector’s contribution to the economy has declined by around 7% over a decade, reaching 24.90% in the financial year 2020/21, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. It is not surprising that around 68% of farmers, among the two-thirds of the population dependent on agriculture, practice subsistence agriculture. …

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Agriculture: support payments achieve their objectives according to Mairi Gourgeon

Minister Mairi Gougeon Commenting on the rapid delivery of agricultural support, Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said the global pandemic and the impact of the illegal invasion of Ukraine had highlighted the importance of food chains and security. eating : “These events also demonstrated how hard the agricultural sector works …

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Rural development grants take center stage at NwOA luncheon | New

The NwOA Quarterly Luncheon was held Monday at the Conference Center. The Northwest Oklahoma Alliance organizes committees comprised of board members and community members who work to address issues impacting economic development in the Northwest region. The guest speaker was Kenneth Corn, USDA Director of Rural Development for Oklahoma. Corn …

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Gambia: Agriculture in ruins as rural-urban migration continues

Most farms in rural Gambia are cultivated by labor. However, in recent times, farmers have complained of losing their labor due to rural exodus. Most of these migrants are young people who could cultivate the land but preferred to go to urban centers to seek white-collar jobs, which makes farming …

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Farming in ruins as rural exodus continues

Sedia Ceesay, the first child in a family of 17 from Sami Pachonki village in the Central River Region (CRR) Sami district who now lives temporarily with his uncle in Abuko, described climate change as a factor contribution to his departure from the village for the urban center. “With this …

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Building a Strong Rural Community on Campus

Tom Schnaubelt, executive director of the Haas Center for Public Service, grew up on a farm in rural Wisconsin. While Schnaubelt has been at Stanford since 2009, he has rarely crossed paths with others who grew up in or understood rural communities. The stereotypes he encountered did not represent the …

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Exporting Feni to Goa can change the state’s rural economy

Goa’s popular cashew-based alcoholic beverage, Feni, can change the state’s rural economy significantly, if the product is allowed to be exported. A plea has again been made by some Goa politicians to the central government to allow export of Feni, a popular alcoholic drink unique to Goa. Currently, Feni production …

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Cotswold School hosts Agriculture and Rural Economy Careers Day

Pupils from the Cotswold School in Bourton attended an agricultural career fair last month for the first time in five years. Agriculture and Rural Economy Career Day is a biennial appointment on the school calendar, but was canceled in 2019 due to bad weather and postponed to 2021 due to …

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5 key areas Welsh Farmers Union call on government to tackle food and energy security – Swansea Bay News

The Farmers Union of Wales has launched a ‘five-point plan’ for UK governments which it says should be implemented to tackle the effects of the war in Ukraine and other factors on farmers , food producers and consumers. Speaking at the FUW press conference ahead of the Royal Welsh Show …

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Dairy farming: a sustainable means of income in sustainable agriculture – Le Sangai Express

17-Jul-2022 | Mr Norjit Singh, Th Ranadhir Singh, Chongtham Sonia, Blessa SailoAnimal husbandry is an integral part of agriculture. It makes multifaceted contributions to the growth and development of the agricultural sector. Livestock contributes to improving food production and ensuring nutritional security. It generates income, jobs …

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Cooperative societies driving the rural economy: Yasha Mudgal – Jammu Kashmir Latest news | Tourism

* Distributes registration certificates among 28 new companies Excelsior Correspondent RAMBAN, July 16: Describing the cooperative movement as the engine of the rural economy, the secretary of cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal, on Saturday called on the district administration to engage more young people in the creation of viable cooperative societies in …

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Teenagers inspired by farming at first ‘Farm my Food’ day in Hampshire

Hampshire Secondary School PUPILS were inspired by farming when they found themselves stuck on a working farm. Hampshire’s first #FarmMyFood Day took place on June 30. It was organized by LEAF in partnership with Hampshire Fare, the county food group, and Wheatsheaf Farming. Cllr Roz Chadd, Deputy Chief and Senior …

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Cooperative societies driving the rural economy: Yasha Mudgal

Describing the cooperative movement as a driver of the rural economy, the secretary of cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal on Saturday called on the district administration to engage more young people in building viable cooperative societies in UT Jammu- and Kashmir. The secretary made the remarks during a function – Sehkar Se …

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A couple of farmers want to create a new cheese

Alan and Wendy Dempster, who farm just outside Co Antrim town, are creating the unique cheese as part of an agricultural diversification project which has already seen the launch of Lamb Van, a ‘street food truck specializes in a range of cooked snacks such as sausage rolls and burgers of …

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Alstom partners with United Way of Bengaluru for integrated rural development in Selakarichal panchayat, Coimbatore

Coimbatore: In line with its commitment to corporate citizenship, Alstom has collaborated with United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe) – a non-profit organization registered with the FCRA to launch “Rural Rising” – an integrated rural development program in Selakarachal Gram Panchayat, Sultanpet Block in Coimbatore, in January this year. The objective …

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UK-wide pork supply chain review launched

The consultation follows recent challenges faced by the sector due to global pressures, including rising costs and labor shortages, which have raised questions about how the supply chain works. It seeks opinions on issues such as transparency, price disclosure, clarity of contract terms and market consolidation. It will run until …

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Vermont Council on Rural Development to Host Leadership Summit for Vermonters | Things to do

Courtesy of the Vermont Council on Rural Development. All Vermonters who work to improve the lives of members of their communities are invited to attend the 2022 Community Leadership Summit on Wednesday, August 10 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. Registration is open at www.vtrural.org/Summit 22. Registration is $50 but …

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USDA Rural Development Accepting Public Comment on Build America, Buy America Waiver – Conduit Street

The United States Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (USDA RD) is accepting public comments on a proposed 6-month waiver for the implementation of the Build America, Buy America Act. Under the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) established a requirement that a substantial amount of …

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Agriculture, Agrarian Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza will lead activities in Qunu village in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, on Nelson Mandela International Day.

Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, will hold celebrations on Nelson Mandela International Day at Qunu village in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. On July 18, South Africans and the rest of the world pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the late South African president and global icon. In …

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Training farmers to treat farming like a business in Papua New Guinea – Papua New Guinea

UNCDF, as part of EU-STREIT PNG, provided farmers with basic financial literacy skills with a focus on savings to make them understand that farming is a sustainable business and viable that can support their livelihoods.. Wewak, Papua New Guinea – Appreciating agriculture as a sustainable and viable business practice is …

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Rural community development workers receive training in underwater detection techniques – Love FM

Rural Community Developers will no longer tirelessly drill for groundwater. More than fifteen rural community development officers improved their skills in underwater detection through a capacity building exercise. A five-day training session on the use of electrical resistivity technology for geophysical water detection is taking place this week in several …

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Liz Truss ignored warnings about Brexit’s impact on agriculture

The UK government ignored warnings about the damage Brexit would cause to Scotland’s food and farming sectors, despite being ‘clearly aware of the consequences’, a Scottish minister has said. This follows the revelation that Tory leadership candidate and former international trade secretary Liz Truss received detailed warnings from her own …

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Farm bankers predict recession for rural economy

Farm bankers predict recession for rural economy With your southeast regional farm newspaper, I’m Haylie Shipp. It is the agricultural information network. There are a lot of metrics… numbers that we track year after year and honestly they go unnoticed because there are rarely huge changes. However, in our current …

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The drive to level Yorkshire’s rural economy must not be ‘lost’ in political uncertainty, landowners warn

A focus on affordable housing and heritage skills is essential to reversing a decades-long exodus, said Country Land and Business Association (CLA) President Mark Tufnell. Calling for planning reform as he warned the country’s system was “broken”, he spoke of the impact of the constraints on rural villages, which are …

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Officials call for safety after recent farm accident – Austin Daily Herald

Earlier this month a rural farmer in Mower County near Dexter was rescued from a grain silo and although the unidentified man emerged from the incident relatively unscathed, it highlights the need for safety in one of the most dangerous professions in the world. According to Mower County Steve Sandvik, …

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Churchill Stateside Group completes record $42.6 million USDA Rural Development 538 loan in Flagler Beach, Florida.

Due to the growing demand and growing competitiveness of the tax credit market, we strongly believe that workforce housing projects like this will play a major role in affordable housing for the foreseeable future. . CLEARWATER, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2022 Churchill Stateside Group, LLC (CSG), a real estate …

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Victory of David against Goliath in the fish farming of a small rural community

Historic victory for residents of Scotland’s ‘last wilderness’ to protect wild salmon A tiny Highland community in a remote area known as Scotland’s last wilderness has won a resounding victory over a multibillion-pound salmon farming giant. Now the group says its campaign to block the expansion of salmon farming on …

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Teagasc Ballyhaise College welcomes Ukrainian refugees

Fifty Ukrainian refugees are housed on the Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College campus. With the refugee crisis unfolding in Ukraine and across Europe, Teagasc decided to work with Cavan County Council and donate the two unused residential homes and two student accommodations. With the help of local contractors and staff volunteering, …

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Linking Human Security and Sustainable Rural Development in South Asia « Khabarhub

South Asia advocated for human security, actively promoting it using the multi-stakeholder approach. She has long shared the importance of ensuring human security. The development of rural communities in South Asia has not only led to socio-economic improvement, but has had implications for social, economic and environmental systems. Rural development …

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Farmers go commercial with vegetable farming – myRepublica

ILLAM, JULY 10: Farmers in the eastern part of the district depend on commercial vegetable farming. Although there are occasional problems in the sale of vegetables, most of the vegetables produced here are sold at high prices. Farmers in Suryodaya-11 and 12 Municipalities and Rong Rural Municipality of the district …

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Farming Connect gives Thomas a hand

When Pembrokeshire-born Thomas Phillips was a 14-year-old schoolboy trying to plan his future prospects for work, he didn’t think his lifelong dream of working with cattle had a chance because he came from a non-agricultural environment. Today, this ambitious and focused newcomer, now 22 and assistant manager of a 450-cow …

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Sustainable Agriculture – A Big Focus on Egerton Farm

ARCZero is a European innovation partnership project led by farmers and funded by DAERA and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development led by Professor John Gilliland of Devenish does just that, creating a strong baseline for both emissions and carbon stocks on its seven member farms. John Egerton is …

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A true celebration of agriculture and rural life by the sea, and a wonderful day out for the whole family!

The Melplash Show is the annual event that locals and visitors to Bridport and West Dorset most look forward to. Taking place at the West Bay Showground, it is a traditional one-day agricultural show that brings together the best of agriculture and rural life. For farmers and those who work …

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Rural workers face serious decent work deficits

GENEVA (ILO News) – About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas, many of whom face serious decent work deficits, including insufficient job security, low wages, lack of stability and work safety and excessive working hours, with women and young workers hardest hit according to a …

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UK dairy farmers warn of rising prices amid chronic staff shortages | Agriculture

Dairy farmers are warning that a chronic labor shortage is hitting dairy production and further fueling food price inflation, and are calling for urgent action to prevent the situation from getting worse. Eight in 10 farm owners looking for workers said they received very few or no applications from people …

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Village of Masset Receives StrongerBC Rural Development Grants

Residents of Masset and the surrounding Haida Gwaii region will benefit from three new infrastructure projects focused on enhancing tourism and local food production activities. This will be done through nearly $1 million in StrongerBC Rural Development Grants. “Building resilient communities and supporting rural economic development as we emerge from …

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Fish farming practices come under scrutiny as aquaculture booms

A recent investigative report claims to reveal for the first time the poor conditions, including the mistreatment of fish, at some Indonesian fish farms. While activists and industry figures disagree on the scale of the problem, both agree that aquaculture across Asia needs to be better managed while helping smallholder …

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Luxury glamping company opens its first site in the Republic of Ireland

Six exclusive glamping pods have been installed on the ancient Forth Mountain, giving guests sweeping views across the awe-inspiring ‘sunny south-east’ countryside towards Blackstairs Mountain and Mount Leinster. Further Space, which currently has eight luxury glamping sites in Northern Ireland and Scotland, is working in partnership with landowners on sustainable …

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Baling floods: Ministry of Rural Development to immediately construct temporary bridge at Kg Iboi

Workers pictured cleaning up the aftermath of last night’s flash flood affecting Kampung Bukit Iboi and surrounding areas in Baling, Kedah on July 5, 2022. – Image by Sayuti Zainudin Tuesday, July 5, 2022 10:31 PM MYT BALING, July 5 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) will immediately construct …

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Baling floods: Ministry of Rural Development to construct temporary bridge at Kg Iboi

BALING: The Ministry of Rural Development will construct a temporary bridge after the existing Lata Celak Bridge in Kampung Iboi collapsed when floods hit the district on Monday July 4. His minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid has taken corrective measures to allow villagers to visit nearby schools and mosques. “We …

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Plastic has made farming easier, but what happens to the material after it’s used?

Madeline Uraneck moved to Wisconsin from Oklahoma 50 years ago. Although she is not a farmer, Uraneck said she always paid attention to what was happening in farm fields when driving around the state. “As you walk through the beautiful farmland, you notice the changes in farming, like hay bales …

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How the revival of traditional agricultural practices in the Mediterranean enriches nature and people

Every morning during the summer months, Fatjoni wakes up early and emerges from his hillside farmhouse into the beautiful landscape of the Albanian mountains. Their peaks stretch around him, shrouded in clouds, their sloping sides dotted with groves of trees and golden pastures. As he leads his herd of goats …

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Feminization of agriculture: women in agriculture must be supported by legal and social infrastructure

Editor’s note: FII’s #MoodOfTheMonth for July 2022 is Gender and environment. We invite submissions on the many layers of this theme throughout the month. If you would like to contribute, please refer to our submission guidelines and email your articles to [email protected] Women in agriculture live at the intersection of …

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Grants to rural communities funding local programs

Over $140,000 has been awarded to rural community organizations in the Comox Valley. Funding comes from the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Rural Community Grant Program. The district says the program launched in January 2021 to help nonprofits benefit their communities. More than 20 companies will benefit from the funding. …

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Randox Antrim Show opens registration

A host of YFC sponsors, stewards, members, supporters and locals gathered recently to see what’s new since the last show in 2019, as registration officially opened for this year’s event. The sponsor’s reception was graciously supported by Antrim & Newtownabbey Council and supported by Randalstown YFC. During the evening, the …

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City, Douglas and Lyon projects among $3.7 million in rural development block grants | Carson City Nevada News

Governor’s Office for Economic Development Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that $3,674,024 in community development block grant funds have been awarded to 17 projects in Carson City and rural Nevada. “This year’s CDBG projects will benefit 17,625 Nevada residents in five counties, the City of Ely, the City of Fallon, …

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Davis named state director of rural development | Free

Chase County Chief-News Christy Cauble Davis of Cottonwood Falls has been named state director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the USDA announced Monday. Davis is a fifth-generation Kansan who has dedicated her career to serving and strengthening Kansas communities. According to a written statement, for more …

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Federal government launches carbon culture review

THE newly elected federal government has used the tenth anniversary of Australia’s carbon market to announce a review of some of the controversial methods used to generate credits. Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen announced the former chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb will lead the carbon culture …

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