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Africa Should Invest In Agriculture

Posted by sonimanish Published on Tue, 2015-11-03 18:17
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About 65 per cent of the African population lives in rural areas and relies on agriculture as the prime source of income; this is according to John Magnay, head of agriculture finance at Opportunities International.

Opportunity International is a non-governmental organisation working to end global poverty by creating/sustaining 20 million jobs by 2020.

Farmer Suicides: A Brazen Shame To Government

Posted by sonimanish Published on Mon, 2015-11-02 18:10
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The increasing instances of farmers’ suicides due mainly to failure of crops and burden of loans incurred from different sources have brought traumatic shocks and a shattering blow to the farming community in Odisha and brazen shame to the present dispensation at the helm. It appears that the State administration is never worried and concerned about the agonies and tragedies of the poor cultivators.

CEO: DuPont exploring ag mergers; Pioneer fate uncertain

Posted by sonimanish Published on Mon, 2015-11-02 17:58
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The interim CEO of DuPont says he's talking with executives of other large corporations about possible mergers within the agricultural industry, heating up concern about the future of one of Iowa's largest employers — DuPont Pioneer.

Agriculture Ministry Cuts Botanical Garden Funding 'Fatally'

Posted by sonimanish Published on Mon, 2015-11-02 10:20
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The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry is nearly eliminating its funding of the country’s 11 botanical gardens, directors of the gardens have been told.

In recent years the gardens overall received from 3 million shekels to 6 million shekels ($776,000 to $1.55 million) from the state, but last week the ministry said that the combined allocation for 2015 will be just 100,000 shekels.

Role of Women in Modern Agriculture is Changing

Posted by sonimanish Published on Sat, 2015-10-31 17:22
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While farming has long been considered a "man's job," the reality is that more and more women are becoming active members of the industry. The trend has long been observed but nowadays the numbers are so substantial that it simply cannot be ignored anymore.

CM Devendra Fadnavis ignoring agriculture sectors, housing sectors, say experts

Posted by sonimanish Published on Sat, 2015-10-31 15:46
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Since taking charge chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has messed up the housing and agriculture sectors by not taking the right decisions, say experts.

Character content, not labels, makes agriculture great

Posted by sonimanish Published on Sat, 2015-10-31 15:37
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This is one of those ideas I’ve pondered for some time but decided not to venture into in this space because I personally saw it as a non-issue.

I still do for the most part, but a recent article and its false premise and downright inaccuracies is too ripe not to address the topic.