arable land

Cuba announces steps to save agricultural cooperatives


September 12th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has approved a package of measures to rescue the system of autonomously managed farming cooperatives known as UBPCs, which cultivate 28 percent of ... Read more...

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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons: India must seize the moment (Comment)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
'Vibrant Gujarat' was on full display at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Ahmedabad where the CII assembled over 200 representatives from a wide spectrum of Gujarati business to a seminar last ... Read more...

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African countries invite Indian investment in agriculture


June 21st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) African nations like Zambia, Ethiopia and Mozambique invited Indian investors to invest in various sectors, especially in agriculture, saying this has the potential to provide food ... Read more...

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Urbanization in China threatens nation’s food security


March 28th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.28 (ANI): Rapid urbanization in China is emerging as the reason for the sharp decrease in the country's arable land, and this poses a food security threat, claims a senior official."We ... Read more...

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Pak officials counter UN criticism of high food prices in flood-hit country


March 25th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Responding to criticism from the United Nations over exorbitantly high food prices in Pakistan, Food Ministry officials have said that lowering wheat prices would create food shortages in Pakistan ... Read more...

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For first time, Chinese PM asks citizens to ‘criticize and supervise the government’


January 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 26 (ANI): For the first time after the formation of People's Republic of China in 1949, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has taken the extraordinary step of asking officials to address ... Read more...

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Over four million flood-hit Pakistanis still homeless: Red Cross


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Jan 23(ANI): Over four million Pakistanis still remain without adequate shelter six months after falling victims to unprecedented floods, the Red Cross has revealed."Six months on from the devastating flooding in ... Read more...

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Farm technology should be safe and affordable, say experts


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) With a growing population, stagnating farm production and decreasing arable land and water, there is urgent need for safe and affordable technological intervention in agriculture, an expert panel ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha speaker pitches for land to tillers


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said that the "revolutionary" target of land to the tillers should be pursued honestly to sustain the interests of farm labourers ... Read more...

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Interlinking of rivers would increase India’s arable land


September 21st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Interlinking of rivers has the potential to increase India's arable land by 35 million hectares (mha), Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent H. Pala said Tuesday. Harvesting flood ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visits drought-hit areas in West Bengal


August 24th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 24 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited drought-hit districts and outlined steps taken by his government to save agricultural lands and produce.Talking to reporters here, he said ... Read more...

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Uganda offers farmland for Indian investment


August 20th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) As India looks at avenues beyond its shores to deal with food security, Uganda, which has nearly half the arable land in east ... Read more...

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City bees get richer diet than bees from farmlands: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that a richer and healthier diet is available for bees in urban and suburban settings as compared to the ones in farmland settings.In ... Read more...

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UN official appeals for greater attention to food security sitution in Africa


May 7th, 2010 - 4:42 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The head of the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday appealed for greater attention to be focused on the food security situation in ... Read more...

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Going veggie may do more harm to the environment than eating meat


February 12th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has determined that becoming a vegetarian can do more harm to the environment than continuing to eat red meat.According to The Times, the study by ... Read more...

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Rising sea level threats life of people in Orissa


December 16th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Satabhaya (Orissa), Dec 16 (ANI): People settled in and around the coastal region of Satabhaya in Kendrapara District of Orissa are on the verge of losing their homes due to extensive soil ... Read more...

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Agricultural biotechnology can ensure food security: experts


December 14th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) With food prices rising sharply over the last few months, agricultural biotechnology is the need of the hour as it increases crop productivity and ensures food security, experts ... Read more...

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70 percent of Cuba’s farmland under threat


November 19th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 19 (EFE) Seventy percent of Cuba's land under cultivation is being affected by erosion, salinity and acidity, agriculture ministry officials said. The director of the Soil Institute, Dagoberto Rodriguez, said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Canada’s Punjabi GPS system to boost farming in India


November 17th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) Agriculture in Punjab will get a major boost with a Canadian company introducing its GPS guidance system in the Punjabi language.The system will offer guidance ... Read more...

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Too many idle hands on Cuba’s state farms: Report


November 11th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 11 (EFE) One of the major ills of Cuba's state-run agricultural enterprises is "the excess of non-productive personnel", Communist Party daily Granma reported. The newspaper estimated the number of redundant employees ... Read more...

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Safeguard measures needed to protect small farmers: Speaker


October 20th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has called for special safeguard measures to protect small and marginal farmers from the adverse effects of trade liberalisation. Speaking at ... Read more...

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Oxen taking over from tractors in Cuba


August 26th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 26 (EFE) The Cuban government is creating centres for training thousands of oxen as the island's farm sector struggles with a shortage of tractors, fuel and the money to buy ... Read more...

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Swift flowing rivers causing threat to environment in West Bengal


May 29th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 29 (ANI): Swift flowing rivers that change their course frequently and result in massive soil erosion have become serious threat to environment in West Bengal.Frequent landslides and sediment in the ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in fertilizer


May 29th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists have found Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), an antibiotic resistant bacteria in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer.Leena Sahlstrom, from the ... Read more...

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China vows strictest measure against illegal land use


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (Xinhua) China has vowed strictest measures against illegal land use as the government's economic stimulus package to build infrastructure is expected to boost land demand. Lu Xinshe, deputy minister ... Read more...

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82 percent Raigad farmers against Reliance SEZ


October 6th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
Alibaug (Maharashtra), Oct 6 (ANI): Eighty two percent farmers and landowners in Raigad district are against the of the proposed Reliance Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project.Though the Government has not ... Read more...

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Hunger strike against SEZ that affects 50,000 villagers


July 24th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Hundreds of residents of Maharashtra's Raigad district along with members of 21 NGOs began an indefinite hunger strike here Thursday to protest against the acquisition of irrigated land ... Read more...

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Demand for food and fuel may lead to destruction of forests


July 14th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A new report has warned that demand for land to grow food, fuel crops and wood is set to outstrip supply, leading to the probable destruction of ... Read more...

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Southeast Asias first plant disease clinic opened in Bangladesh


June 21st, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Southeast Asias first plant disease clinic has been opened in Bangladesh, which would help the countrys farmers in battling outbreaks of leaf blight and insect pests.The clinic ... Read more...

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Indian MPs call for enhanced relations with Latin America


June 21st, 2008 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Indian MPs have called for enhanced relationship with Latin American countries based on common economic needs and challenges. During a meeting of the parliamentary consultative committee on ... Read more...

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Future cars may run on eco-friendly algae fuel


June 11th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Cars of the future might run on eco-friendly fuel that is produced by photosynthesis in algae.According to a report in New Scientist, the fuel produced with the ... Read more...

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Bioenergy might serve as a realistic alternative to meet current and future energy needs


June 4th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A scientist has determined that bioenergy can be the best realistic alternative to meet our current and future energy needs while cutting back on the use of ... Read more...

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EU calls for market-oriented farm reforms


May 20th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, May 20 (DPA) The European Union (EU) member states should allow their farmers to respond to market conditions and stop paying them to produce unwanted goods, the bloc's executive recommended Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Plants cope with stress too


May 8th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Plants, very much like humans, have to cope with stress - and scientists are in the process of developing plants that handle stress better, says a new study. ... Read more...

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