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Oban Named USDA State Director of Rural Development | The mighty 790 KFGO

Erin Hill Oban WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden today named several people to fill key regional leadership positions, including Erin Oban as USDA North Dakota’s State Director of Rural Development. A White House press release said the appointees will be essential to the president’s efforts to rebuild communities hardest hit …

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The Moderator and agricultural issues

Dr Bruce was speaking during his visit to Iveagh Iveagh PCI Rectory, which involved farm visits and lunch with senior agricultural representatives and the denomination’s rural chaplain. The meetings and visits were part of 20 separate engagements during his week-long tour to one of ICP’s 19 regional presbyteries. The parsonage …

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Zero tillage makes farming profitable in Africa

Zero tillage is making productive agriculture profitable in Africa while improving soil health and farmer yields, especially in Uganda, Algeria, Lesotho and Zambia. Farmers in these countries have realized the environmental and economic benefits of adopting no-till on their land. Rural Business Development Services in Uganda train, advise and guide …

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Build it, grow it, buy it in America

By Betsy Dirksen London | Illinois Rural Development Director As President Biden delivered the State of the Union address, millions of Americans in our country heard our own thoughts and dreams for our country echoing. Build it in America. Grow it in America. Buy it in America. Across Illinois, USDA …

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USDA Secretary Speaks to Students and Faculty on Rural Development

On March 4, Cornellians gathered at Stocking Hall to hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who discussed the initiatives she has spearheaded to foster the development of rural communities. Americans. A New Mexico native and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants employed as farmhands, Torres …

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UFU launches manifesto for 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly elections

The manifesto will be distributed to all political parties in Northern Ireland ahead of the election, which will take place on May 5. UFU President Victor Chestnutt explained: “In our UFU manifesto, we have highlighted our vision of a productive, profitable and progressive agricultural sector that can benefit the environment, …

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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan: Rural development is just beginning | Columnists

As President Biden delivered the State of the Union address, millions of Americans in our country heard our own thoughts and dreams for our country echoing. Build it in America. Grow it in America. Buy it in America. Across Illinois, USDA Rural Development puts your tax dollars back into the …

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Climate Change Update | agricultural life

Tyron’s campaign. Photo: Cliff Donaldson The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has been consistent in its message throughout, stating that we want to see fair and credible legislation for NI based on science and expert advice. Despite all the evidence presented to them, some politicians do not understand the significant environmental …

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Kenneth Corn Named USDA State Director of Rural Development

Water and sewage infrastructure, diversity inclusion, climate change and rural housing development are some of the challenges surrounding rural development. President Joe Biden has appointed USDA officials in 12 states, including Oklahoma, where Kenneth Corn, a native of Howe, is the new state director for rural development. While still a …

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NABARD engaged in rural development, empowerment of women: Dr Chintala

NABARD President reviews development projects in Patamada, Nimdih Mail news service Jamshedpur/Seraikela, March 4: NABARD Chairman, Dr. GR Chintala on Friday visited several villages in Patamada, Seraikela and Kharsawan to review the implementation of various development projects. He also witnessed the distribution of bank loans worth Rs. 10.69 crore among …

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Proposed new rules for carbon farming of exotic forests in the future

Forestry Minister Stuart Nash and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have released a public discussion paper that seeks input on ideas for better managing afforestation. “Climate change is a challenge that we cannot postpone. The government wants to encourage reforestation to help meet our climate change goals, offset carbon emissions …

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Farmers ‘relieved’ after vote on climate change amendments

It is a key amendment tabled by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, aligning the cuts with advice from the Climate Change Committee. UFU President Victor Chestnutt said: “After the careful consideration stage, our farmers are extremely relieved that a separate methane target has been supported by MPs, bringing us back to …

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Zimbabwe farmers urged to intensify chilli cultivation

Farmers in Zimbabwe have been urged to intensify the cultivation of chilli peppers to help build the resilience of local communities through this viable livelihood option in the wake of climate change risks, a local agronomist has said. Special Musakura, a chilli agronomist with the Unicare company, said he is …

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Applications open for the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Awards

Advocacy group ANIMAL WELFARE Compassion in World Farming is calling for entries for its 2022 Sustainable Food and Farming Awards. The CIWF Awards were created to reward producers and companies that take action to produce better quality meat, dairy and eggs, while protecting wildlife and the wider environment. Applications are …

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In defense of nomadic agriculture, including with fire

For traditional Aboriginal Australians, the concept of ‘Wilderness’ was not cause for fond nostalgia, but was seen as a land without guardians. Whether you want to call them farmers or hunter-gatherers, these are “whitefella” words and they fail to grasp how central any country is to all things indigenous. The …

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Fighting climate change can help New York’s rural economy

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Tackling climate change issues would be good for New York’s rural economy, according to a recently released report. The simple task of planting trees and using a specific technique to reduce methane gas from manure on farms will contribute to the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse …

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development seeks to develop rural communities in UP

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is working to develop Upper Michigan. It comes after Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed a $10 million budget for MDARD’s new rural development office. MDARD Director Gary McDowell said Whitmer was offering an additional $30 million to expand rural …

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Poots hails the role of young farmers in the rural community

The Ulster Young Farmers Clubs Annual Agribusiness Conference 2022 was officially opened recently by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots at the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena. The conference offered YFCU members and rural youth across Northern Ireland the opportunity to come together to share and learn from industry experts and …

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Government’s poorly planned organic farming policy upsets rice farmers – Eurasia Review

By R. M. Samanmalee Swarnalatha The Sri Lankan government’s ill-planned organic farming policy that banned the use of chemical fertilizers on farms has upset farmers in this rice-growing heartland and a political stronghold of the ruling coalition. The policy has also drawn criticism from agricultural experts, who warn that Sri …

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NABARD launches JIVA to promote natural agriculture in its existing watershed and wadis programs

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Wednesday launched a program based on JIVA agroecology that will promote natural agriculture within its existing watershed and wadis programs in 11 states. “JIVA is the culmination of several projects under the Watershed Program…and will be implemented on our …

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grant program will help energy development in rural communities | Opinion

A new federal program provides grants to rural communities to develop community renewable energy projects. The Rural Energy Pilot Program, launched by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will provide up to $10 million in grants to connect underserved rural communities to the benefits of community-scale renewable energy. The …

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Comment: For a rural community at the crossroads of crude oil, energy politics is complicated

Clearbrook, Minnesota is a small town of just over 500 residents located in far northern Minnesota. It sits on the edge of the fertile Red River Valley, but is decidedly more ‘north-wooded’. Hunting is like a second religion. Timber is plentiful, as is cultivated wild rice. Clearbrook is also my …

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Feature: Rural Community Advantage 30 Minutes

Ann Carruthers, Deputy Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Council and Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council, explains how the 30-minute rural neighborhood can benefit local communities. The 30 Minute Rural Community is a new concept that examines how to tackle inequality through new thinking and collaboration. …

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Feature: The benefit of rural community 30 minutes

Ann Carruthers, Deputy Chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Council and Director of Environment and Transport at Leicestershire County Council, explains how the 30-minute rural neighborhood can benefit local communities. The 30 Minute Rural Community is a new concept that examines how to tackle inequality through new thinking and collaboration. …

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Reviews | Agriculture, rural development for inclusive growth

Josef Kefas Sheehama The agriculture sector is one of the critical segments of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) to advance Namibia’s economic growth. Therefore, it remains the backbone for sustained economic growth, to provide quality livelihoods and a high standard of living for the people. Despite the growth in …

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ICYMI Farm News Highlights | Thursday, January 20, 2022

It’s almost the weekend and a variety of topics have been making headlines. Check them out below in case you missed them throughout the day. Competition in the meat industry Meat prices soared 14.8% in 2021, part of the overall food inflation by 6.3%. Acknowledging that “we need to get …

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Opinion – Agriculture and rural development are necessary for inclusive growth

Josef Kefas Sheehama The agriculture sector is one of the critical segments of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) to advance Namibia’s economic growth. Therefore, it remains the backbone for sustained economic growth to provide quality livelihoods and a high standard of living for the people. Despite the growth in …

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Ten projects get $3.2m from WA government’s carbon generation scheme

Weelhamby Farm Manager Phil Logue, Wellhamby Project Founder and Investor David Martin and WA Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. Photo: Weelhamby Project The Western Australian government pledged $3.2 million on Thursday as part of its Carbon Generation and Land Restoration Program, which aims to mitigate climate change through carbon …

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Why South West States Should Embrace Mechanized Agriculture — Features — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The South West region is unquestionably endowed with vast arable land and human resources that can be cultivated to produce enough food for the region and other parts of the country. [FILE PHOTO] Tractor In terms of agronomic policies and plans, the states in the region have what could be …

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Climate-smart agriculture presents itself as an agricultural model

FE REPORT | Published: January 14, 2022 8:49:41 a.m. | Update: January 14, 2022 1:35:44 p.m. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) stands as an agricultural model for a sustainable agricultural production system aimed at food security even during climatic calamities in eight countries including Bangladesh. The officials said the D-8 grouping had …

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Promote low-carbon agriculture and protect the environment

Posted: Jan 11, 2022 1:30 PM Prize of the agri-environmental program on climate change. More than 600 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £ 30million from the latest round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) 2021. AECS was launched …

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Former state senator begins new role as Nebraska director of rural development at USDA

Former Nebraska State Senator Kate Bolz assumed her new role last week as Nebraska’s director of rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture. Bolz was appointed by President Biden to lead USDA grants and loans in Nebraska. Kate Bolz said her experiences growing up in rural southeast Nebraska …

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Ministers share different visions | Life on the farm

Minister Edwin Poots. Photograph by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Edwin Poots, Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland, said their future agricultural policy proposals focused on environmentally friendly agriculture. “Improving our peatlands and hedges and allowing more tree planting are all key parts of how we …

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UK countries divided on way forward on agricultural policy

Environment Secretary George Eustice says he pledges to ‘change the game’ for animal welfare Speaking at the Oxford Agriculture Conference, EFRA Secretary George Eustice said that despite the scale of the change, the programs were “part of an evolution, not a revolution “which would give farmers the flexibility to adapt …

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Knowledge fund can help tackle climate change in agriculture

Scottish Farmhouse Conference, Perth Concert Hall, 10 November 2021. Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural and Islands Affairs unveiled at the Scottish Farmhouse Conference held at Perth Concert Hall today ‘hui (10 November 2021), Scottish Agritourism 2030 – The Strategy for Sustainable Growth sets out a shared vision for the …

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Bangladesh: How climate-resilient agriculture empowers women

Geeta Moni Mandal spends several hours a day on her farm where she grows a variety of vegetables this winter. Mandal, wife of a day laborer and mother of two, started growing vegetables in her garden two years ago after her husband’s income declined. “Intense flooding and waterlogging have forced …

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Large-scale afforestation will decimate rural communities, warns agricultural union

// = do_shortcode (‘[in-content-square]’)?> Llwybr Ceffyl / bridleway, Cwrt y Cadno by Alan Richards is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The National Farmers Union of Wales has warned that rural Wales’ farming communities could be ‘wiped out’ if widespread reforestation plans continue. The warning comes as the government plans on …

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Tree plantation ‘blanket’ plans across Wales could ‘decimate’ farming communities, campaigners say | UK News

Rural farming communities in Wales could be ‘wiped out’ if widespread reforestation is allowed, according to the chairman of the National Farmers Union in Wales. The warning comes as the government plans on a large scale to plant millions of trees across the country to create a new national forest. …

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Climate change concerns raised | Life on the farm

Alderman McCready said, “I have found all of the farmers I have spoken to were happy to have the opportunity to voice their concerns and discuss solutions. I also really appreciated the opportunity to talk to them. I support their efforts so far by trying to make their farms part …

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Why this rebellious rural community in northeastern Spain is fighting against wind farms

Vicente’s parents are no longer alive, but in the small stone town of Calaceite on a secluded Aragonese hill, he still remembers their stories very well. Vicente is 83 years old. He remembers how they spoke of the Spanish Civil War, of the fascists in green uniforms, of the militia, …

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Vertical farming on the rise in B.C., but facing challenges for the land, advocates say

Growing for Alycia van der Gracht means producing up to 900 heads of lettuce per month in a classroom at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She grows shelves of lettuce, cilantro, and bok choy in a space of just two by four meters in a …

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Rural development grants to impact W.Va.’s businesses | Newspaper

SHREWSBURY – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the department is investing $ 633 million to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities. In West Virginia, $ 845,519 is invested in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “Rural America is on the front lines of climate change …

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The impact of hard Brexit is just starting to be felt, says agriculture chief

The impact of a much harsher form of Brexit than promised has restricted access to key agricultural export markets on the continent in a way that is only starting to be felt, according to the President from FUW, Glyn Roberts, in her year-end speech. Mr Roberts also said the ongoing …

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The 9th modification of the rural development program was approved by the ATHENS Commission 9,84

The “green light” to the 9th amendment of the Rural Development Program (RDP) 2014-2020 has been given by the European Commission through which the additional resources for the transitional period 2021-2022 amounting to more than 2 billion euros are committed in terms of public expenditure (1.6 billion community participation). As …

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The Minister encourages responses to the draft green growth strategy

Minister Poots is pictured with (left to right) Chris Corken, Head of the Science, Engineering and Construction Department at Belfast Metropolitan College; Paul McCormack, Principal Partner of GenComm and Head of Innovation at Belfast Metropolitan College, and Eamon Kerr GenComm is an Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) funded project, which aims …

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Highlights of agricultural news ICYMI | Friday, December 17, 2021

It’s gone for the weekend after a week full of novelties. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the latest coverage on Agriculture.com. By the numbers Soil testing can prevent the purchase and application of fertilizers where they are not needed. And with fertilizer prices soaring from where …

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Relaunching oxcart races to boost rural economy: Maharshtra Minister Sunil Kedar | Nagpur News

NAGPUR: Maharashtra’s Livestock Minister Sunil Kedar on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the ban on oxcart racing, saying it would significantly boost the rural economy. The Supreme Court’s decision was celebrated by farmers distributing sweets in rural areas of the region. In Nagpur district, these races were …

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ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING IN BEEF AND SHEEP FARMING

New collaborative project between NFUS, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Borders College will help cattle and sheep farms secure the future by highlighting the benefits of workplace learning for young people, career influencers and agricultural employers. The Beef and Sheep Farming Careers project will follow a range of students, all …

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USDA Rural Development Appoints New Director for Maine, Rhiannon Hampson

Rhiannon Hampson has been appointed Maine director of the US Department of Agriculture’s rural development program, replacing Timothy Hobbs, who served as director of state under the Trump administration. Courtesy / USDA Rhiannon Hampson is USDA’s new State Director for Rural Development. Rural Development provides loans and grants to help …

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Climate change bill ‘will devastate our agricultural industry’ – Allister

Mr Allister was pleased to accept an invitation from the Ulster Farmers ‘Union and the Farmers’ Association of Northern Ireland (NIAPA) to attend a local farmers briefing on Friday. The event took place at a farm in Loughguile and centered on Clare Bailey’s climate change bill, which has’ co-sponsors from …

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Top 10 applications of robotics in agriculture and livestock

by Analytics Insight December 11, 2021 Recent applications of robotics in agriculture are paving the way for a bright future for farmers. The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2025. With a dramatic increase underway, it’s time for countries to think about new ways to feed their …

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Different agriculture for the future of people, the planet and farmers

Different agriculture for the future of people, the planet and farmers Phil Thompson, CEO of Balance the power, discusses the recent Glasgow summit on climate change, tiny profit margins, changing land use, and why he thinks it’s time to take a balanced approach in the quest for a carbon-free future. …

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Shrimp farming offers many chances of recovery | Business

A shrimp farm in My Xuyen district, Soc Trang province in the Mekong Delta (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – There are now many favorable conditions for shrimp exportincluding rising prices – an important factor for processors and exporters to recover quickly after a long time social distancing period. Deputy Agriculture …

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Poots pledges £ 14million in environmental farming projects

Some 500 farmers are expected to give the green light to environmental farming projects with funding estimated at £ 14million, the Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has announced, Edwin Poots. As part of the fifth cycle of the Environmental Agriculture Program (EFS) of the Ministry of …

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Rural Development invests $ 845,000 in grants for climate-smart infrastructure

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – The USDA announced an investment of $ 845,519 in West Virginia to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday. As part of the Build Back Better program, the Biden-Harris administration has made investing in rural communities, creating well-paying jobs …

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Support the rural economy through jobs in poultry production – L’Île

The Huawei TrustInTech Summit 2021 was held online recently, under the theme “Global Collaboration for Shared Value”. Leaders from all over the world attended the event, including Neil Bush, Chairman of the George HW Bush Foundation for US-China Relations, Pascal Lamy, former Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), …

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Carbon agriculture worries B + LNZ | Otago Daily Times News Online

Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the growing chorus of voices against runaway carbon farming cannot be ignored and urgent solutions are needed before more damage is done to rural communities. The good industry organization has supported the recent formation of the Native Forest Coalition which includes the Environmental Defense …

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Agriculture in transition

A webinar on the transition to a more sustainable agricultural model in the face of climate change was organized on December 8. Featuring experts from the European Union and New Zealand in sustainable agriculture, the webinar will examine current initiatives in this area, such as strategy, regulation, standards, research and …

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Cannabis cultivation is a future reality, but the state con …

The new hemp regulations recently announced by Agrarian Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza are his department’s attempt to reap the fruit perceived to be within reach of industrial cannabis. And yet, they only serve to create additional elitist barriers to entry and entrench the colonization of cannabis by …

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Startup Mantra: AgriVijay re-exploits the eco-revolution in India

AgriVijay, a Pune-based agrotech startup founded by Vimal Panjwani and Shobha Chanchlani, in the midst of the Covid outbreak in June 2020, has developed a market for renewable energy products connecting farmers and rural households. With a vision focused on increasing farmers’ savings and incomes, reducing dependence on fossil fuels …

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New CLA president promises to defend rural economy

THE new CLA president has pledged to defend the rural economy during his two-year presidency. Mark Tufnell, who succeeds Northumberland landowner Mark Bridgeman as the 55th president in the association’s 114-year history, has identified three priorities that will be at the heart of his mandate: Help farmers and landowners move …

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Is “managed retirement” the new wave of rural development?

I generally write about the impact climate change has (and will have) on production agriculture. This week, however, I take a slightly different path and focus on another area of ​​USDA activity – rural development. I recently came across an interesting article that discussed the concept of a climate change …

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Emirates News Agency – Expo 2020 Dubai Urban and Rural Development Week explores resilient and sustainable habitats

DUBAI, October 30, 2021 (WAM) – As global population growth continues to challenge existing cities and communities around the world, Expo 2020 Dubai brings together leaders, experts and citizens to explore how we need to transform the how we move, build, consume and live in the habitats of the future. …

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Expo 2020 Dubai Urban and Rural Development Week to explore resilient and sustainable habitats

Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Managing Director of Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives Dubai: As global population growth continues to challenge existing cities and communities around the world, Expo 2020 Dubai brings together leaders, experts and citizens to explore how we …

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Alta. organizes rural development meetings

The Government of Alberta wants to hear from rural leaders on how best to promote economic recovery and development after what was the province’s worst downturn in nearly a century. More than 20 online meetings will take place from late October to December targeting more than 900 different stakeholders and …

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USDA Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small brings new enthusiasm to rural development – Agweek

From investing in broadband, water, sewer, community facilities and housing, the person who oversees the rural development mission area at the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a wide range of responsibilities. But for the past four years, that position has not been filled because former secretary Sonny Perdue decided against …

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Supporting the rural Welsh community to offer more

Green Industries Wales, the independent collaboration and discovery network for the green economy in Wales, recently announced its first Hybrid Skills Council meeting, bringing together leading organizations and people in Wales focused on the agenda of green skills.. In 2019, Nigel Hollett took the reins as Director of the Country …

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Rural community foundations support ACE Act – you should too

Rural America suffered from high unemployment and poverty rates before the COVID-19 pandemic – and now the situation is even more dire. In Appalachian Kentucky, for example, the 47 counties are in the poorest 10 percent of the United States in terms of quantitative measures that include income, poverty rate, …

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IFAD and China Launch Rural Economy Revitalization Project in Hunan | Press releases | Asia

The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the People’s Republic of China launch the Hunan Rural Revitalization Demonstration Project (H2RDP) today to increase the profitability of specialized agricultural production and increase economic vitality in targeted rural areas of Hunan province – and to help vulnerable rural households …

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Forest ecosystem, pillar of the rural economy

The World’s Forests-2020 published by the FAO reports that forests covered 4.06 billion hectares, or about 31% of the world’s land area. In India, about 21.67% of the geographical area is covered by forests. India, with a total area of ​​32.87, 590 square kilometers, is the 7th largest country in …

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10 forces that will shape the U.S. rural economy in 2021

The speed of the economic recovery will largely depend on the availability, diffusion and reach of COVID-19 vaccines, pushing the expected explosion in pent-up consumer demand in the second half of 2021, according to a full report CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division Outlook for the Year Report. “The coming year will …

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Lesotho and IFAD tackle rural economy and sustainable agriculture – Food Tank

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently joined the extension of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers. SADP II, the second phase of the project, targets young people and women to build the rural economy and sustainable agriculture. …

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Zimbabwe: reviving the rural economy in Zim

ZIMBABWE’s rural economy plays an important role in national food production, the reduction of extreme poverty and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) Population Survey 2017 estimates that over 68% of the Zimbabwean population lives in rural areas, which are categorized into …

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How can digital technologies help rural farming communities?

COVID-19 has made us all dependent on digital technology, but we must ensure that the world’s poorest are not left behind. In particular, digital technologies can improve the lives of farmers and agricultural workers. Digital agriculture – where farmers use digital technologies to access useful information – could revolutionize the …

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Commentary: A rural community takes into account the complexities of wind power

Residents of Murray County, Minnesota enjoy a small town atmosphere, knowing the people wherever they go, peace and quiet, and a strong sense of community. Murray, with an estimated population of 8,300, is a primarily agricultural county in southwestern Minnesota. As you drive through the meadow, you can see agricultural …

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Pete Buttigieg posts rural economy plan ahead of Iowa trip

Correction: This featured story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of trips Buttigieg has taken in Iowa. CNN – In an effort to win over rural voters, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to reinvigorate rural America, promising investments in rural entrepreneurship …

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Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, finds the rural community hard to break into | Environment

For Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, the rural community has proven to be a tough nut to crack. She made it a priority when she took charge of the Greens in 2012. “I think the Greens and the bush have misunderstood each other, if you will, for some time,” Milne …

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