Monthly Archives: August 2022

National Recognition for Badger-Baiting Prevention Initiative

Led by the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) and the Northern Ireland Badger Group (NIBG), the initiative called ‘Operation Brockwatch’ is an effective rural partnership working with landowners and the PSNI to protect the vulnerable settlements previously targeted by criminal gangs. This award is a …

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City dwellers try their hand at hands-on farming

A view of Xiushan Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, Chongqing Municipality (southwest China). [Photo/VCG] CHONGQING-Deng Xingyu, a 77-year-old farmer, worked year after year on his small plot of land, planting crops. So he was surprised to discover that an increasing number of nearby townspeople were heading to his sleepy village …

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New site agreed for Lanark Rural Development Center

Headquarters of South Lanarkshire Council Revised proposals for a rural development center in the Lanark area were approved after the initial site purchase failed. Funding was originally in place from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) for a proposed derelict site at Alston’s Yard on Ladyacre Road. But …

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Next trip to the CAFRE EFS farm

Farmers attending the event will have the opportunity to view the environmental work being done on the CAFRE Enniskillen farm, including hedging, creating woodlots, riparian strips, creating orchards, winter forage crops for birds, annual wildflower margins and pollen and nectar margins as well as discussing all available EFS work. This …

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Rural Community Development and Affordable Housing Program Grants

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail OUR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES: Youth Today’s grant listings are carefully curated for our subscribers working in youth-related industries. Subscribers will find local, state, regional and national grant opportunities. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS GRANT: Community development, affordable housing, family support, rural environment Thank you …

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Is South Africa’s Rural Economy Failing?

Dilapidated country roads are a direct threat to South Africa’s agricultural and rural economies, but farmers and communities have largely come up against a wall of indifference from the government. In an attempt to make their voices heard, Agri SA and its subsidiaries conducted a nationwide survey of 311 primary …

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Your farming community needs you more than ever, so why not volunteer

Register to our daily newsletter Farming Life Today Volunteers are an essential part of the rural support team and without them it would not be possible for the organization to offer the diverse range of support and programs for agricultural and rural communities that they provide. Each year, these volunteers …

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Vietnam approves smart rural development program – OpenGov Asia

The Asia-Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) recently launched a groundbreaking Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology that integrates technological modules with psychology, in an emerging field known as cyberpsychology . According to the program manager, “Cyberpsychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes in the context …

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[email protected] survey: Indians support rural development policy and government jobs

How should India be governed? About 53% of urban Indians would prefer a tax cut to cash transfers for the poor; 58% would like the government to be the provider of jobs, compared to 42% who want it to be a facilitator of jobs in the private sector. When given …

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LETTER – The return of agricultural fairs is vital for rural agriculture

It seems like only yesterday we were getting ready for the Royal Welsh Show, writes Gwawr Parry of NFU Montgomeryshire. Now that it’s over for another year, we look forward to the return of county broadcasts across Wales after a hiatus in many cases due to the coronavirus pandemic. Meeting …

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Effectively helping betel-growing communities in India

Advertising betel leaf or Paan is widely consumed throughout India. It has been part of our culture since ancient times as betel leaves are needed for most religious occasions as well as for consumption. The traditional medicine system considers it a plant with medicinal value. The shade-loving betel vine is …

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Learning the wrong lessons from the experience of organic farming in Sri Lanka (commentary)

Long-time organic farmers have performed well over the past two years, although conventional farmers in Sri Lanka have suffered due to a sudden import ban on chemical fertilizers. The real lesson to be learned from the Sri Lankan economic crisis is that good governance is important for a nation’s health …

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Scotland’s rural economy is back in business as grouse hunting season begins

Scotland’s rural economy is ‘back to business’ with the Glorious 12th marking the return of the annual grouse hunting season after two difficult years due to the pandemic. Game wardens at estates across Scotland said the significance of the glorious 12 should ‘not be underestimated’ this year as many lodges …

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Rural development: More than 169 million euros spent in 2021

The Department for Rural and Community Development spent €169 million on rural development programs in 2021, according to its annual report last year. The report was released today (Friday August 12) by Minister Heather Humphreys. It provides a review of the range of policies, programs and initiatives developed and implemented …

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USDA Rural Development invests more than $155,000 to improve health care in two rural Kansas communities

– Advertising – TOPEKA, August 11, 2022 – Christy Davis, Kansas State Director for Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced today that the USDA is allocating $155,100 in grants to improve rural health care facilities in Hodgeman and Sumner counties. “Under the leadership of President …

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Rural economy hopes rest on start of grouse season

AFTER SEVERAL years crippled by low bird numbers and Covid restrictions, Scotland’s grouse moorlands – and the communities they help support – have their fingers crossed that this season will help boost income. Speaking ahead of the start of the season on Friday, Scottish Gamekeepers Association chairman Alex Hogg, MBE, …

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More young people are taking up farming, says 4-H boss

Jamaica 4-H Clubs Executive Director Dr Ronald Blake presents an award at a previous edition of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show held in Clarendon. MORE Jamaicans, especially young people, are getting into farming as a lucrative profession, says executive director of Jamaica’s 4-H Clubs, Dr. Ronald Blake. He …

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LeFlore County Hospital Authority and City of Heavener Receive USDA Rural Development Grants at Chamber Luncheon | New

The LeFlore County Hospital Authority (LCHA) and the City of Heavener were the recipients of a United States Department of Agriculture award presented by USDA Rural Development Director Kenneth Corn, at the Poteau Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn Wednesday afternoon held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. LCHA …

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USDA Rural Development Wisconsin: Begin accepting applications Sept. 6 for USDA ReConnect Round 4 funding

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, August 10, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director of Rural Development for Wisconsin, Julie Lassa, announced today that the department will begin accepting funding applications on September 6 to expand access to Broadband internet to millions of people in rural America nationwide, part …

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Peripheral hamlet lit by solar energy; Boosting the rural economy

After being in darkness for the past 80 years, an outlying tribal hamlet of Sarkhipara in Khowai district of Tripura has undergone a drastic transformation and is now lit by solar energy. Children now study under electric lights, while men make traditional handicrafts from bamboo and women weave tribal outfits …

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Housing Executive launches 2022 Rural Community Awards Competition

‘Unsung heroes’ from across Northern Ireland are being sought by the Housing Executive as they officially launch their annual Rural Community Awards competition. Entries showcasing those making a grassroots difference in rural communities are sought before the September 30 competition deadline. The Rural Awards give local communities and their groups …

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Lost in nostalgia | successful farming

They say nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. It’s true. Thanks to modern technology, nostalgia is better than ever. I dove deep into the past after new neighbors moved into nearby Warnes Farm. I spent a lot of my childhood racing with my buddy Steve on Al and Lorraine …

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Funding to help build the resilience of the rural economy

Farmers and landowners across the region will be able to access help to adjust to changes in farm subsidies, thanks to a £2.6million support package. Following the success of previous phases of our Future Farming Resilience programme, we have received funding from Defra to expand the initiative. …

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Agriculture loses to urban policy

Most Canadians have never been on a farm, let alone lived on a farm, resulting in over 98% of our population being agricultural illiterate. For many Canadians, agricultural production is an unfamiliar concept. For this reason, it is relatively easy to use fear to influence public opinion on any food …

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Rural Development Ministry identifies potential ‘prosperous villages’, minister says

Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid poses with children at Bukit Tembaga Prosperous Community Program in Kuala Nerang on August 7, 2022. – Bernama pic Sunday, August 07, 2022 6:50 PM MYT KUALA NERANG, Aug 7 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) identifies villages across the country that meet the ministry’s …

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Agricultural Careers: Working as a Poultry Manager

Ed Wilson, 49, is the manager of a 180,000-bird poultry unit in Lincolnshire that supplies a major processor. He grew up in Malawi and did not come from a farming background, although his father worked in fishing and Ed helped a family friend who was a cattle herder during school …

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Inaugural Western Cape Agriculture Department Summit highlights relevant issues in agriculture – SABC News

The inaugural summit of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture highlighted issues related to rural security, food security and land reform. The summit took place in Rawsonville, Boland. As a major economic driver, agriculture is responsible for creating over 14% of all jobs in the Western Cape. The department’s Jerry …

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Farmers’ groups receive subsidies for raising goats « Khabarhub

Farmer groups receive subsidies for raising goats Goat/Image for representation POKHARA: Commercial goat herders have received subsidies worth Rs 2 million in rural areas of the metropolitan city of Pokhara. The program is part of encouraging farmers to promote goat farming, it is said. The Mayor of Metropolitan City of …

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The rural community of Hawke’s Bay supports the Cancer Society with an annual stock drive

Dean Freeman of Redshaw Livestock auctioning off a sheep pen for a Cancer Society fundraiser at Stortford Lodge Auction Yards in Hastings. Photo/Warren Buckland During the month of August, farmers will have the opportunity to donate to the Cancer Society through their livestock sales at the Stortford Lodge Sale Yards. …

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Rural community of Hawke’s Bay supports Cancer Society with annual stock drive

Dean Freeman of Redshaw Livestock auctioning off a sheep pen for a Cancer Society fundraiser at Stortford Lodge Auction Yards in Hastings. Photo/Warren Buckland During the month of August, farmers will have the opportunity to donate to the Cancer Society through their livestock sales at the Stortford Lodge Sale Yards. …

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Discover organic farming in MharoKhet in the lap of nature

Discover organic farming in MharoKhet surrounded by nature – The CSR Journal Mharokhet Jodhpur, Rajasthan: A forty-acre experiential farm in Jodhpur, MharoKhet is home to over 100 varieties of natural and organic crops and offers soothing experiences in the lap …

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The MRD embarks on a new rural development policy

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 5:49 a.m.Press Release: Solomon Islands MRD The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) is currently working on establishing Solomon Islands’ first-ever Constituency Development Policy. The Constituency Development Policy will assist the Ministry as the main channel through which the CDF can address some of the issues highlighted …

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Bangladeshi agriculture moving towards large-scale commercial farming: BIDS Seminar

Bangladesh’s agriculture will increasingly be dominated by large-scale commercial farming as corporate interests dispossess the peasantry, says a paper presented Wednesday at a seminar organized by the Institute of Development Studies of Bangladesh (BIDS). “It will continue to be a nation of small and small commodity producers, with some shifts …

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New restriction in MGNREGA a “reverse of the rural economy”: from Kerala to the center

The left-leaning government of Kerala has urged the Center to revoke its decision to limit concurrent works under the MGNREGA scheme, saying it would create a huge setback in the rural economy trying to emerge from the crisis inflicted by the COVID- 19. Slamming the Center …

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India’s natural farming policy should recognize the new role of women

According to the 2011 census, about 33.7% of rural men migrate to find employment and better economic opportunities. The increasing migration of rural men has led to the feminization of the agricultural sector, with women’s participation in agriculture and related activities becoming more prominent. To cope with this changing scenario, …

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Steven Meyen: How to keep wildfires from spiraling out of control

As I write this, Europe is burning. So many huge fires are destroying thousands of hectares of forests across the continent during this latest heatwave. the Mediterranean countries are the most affected, but the countries of central and western Europe, including Ireland, are also suffering. We can all help prevent …

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Merkley outlines Oregon agriculture and rural community funding in appropriations bill

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) – Sen. Jeff Merkley announced Monday that he has secured major investments in Oregon agriculture, rural housing, food assistance and rural business priorities through Bill FY23. of the Senate on Agriculture, Rural Development, the Food and Drug Administration and related agencies. “As I hold a Town Hall each …

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Ecological agriculture proves beneficial for farmers in Africa

An international team of scientists has found that environmentally friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes like beans or pigeon peas, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can increase food crop yields in places like rural Africa, where smallholder farmers cannot apply much nitrogen …

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