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.
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.
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.
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.
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.