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For these students, it’s about learning and educating

For B.K. Manjushree of Chikkabantanahalli, Jagalur taluk in Davangere, media reports on farmers’ suicides are unbearable to read. Pursuing a …

Farming

Bamboo, a promising crop for progressive farmers

A young farmer in Kodagu district of Karnataka has reaped a bountiful harvest of bamboo even as fellow-farmers kept their lands fallow owing to low …

Farming

Farmers and climate scientists have more in common than you may think

As the world's population increases, it will put more pressure on food resources. That makes it more important than ever to have accurate weather …

Climate Change

Why AgTech is the Evergreen Flavor for Early-Stage Fund Ankur Capital

Answers its Co-founder and Managing Partner Ritu Verma<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Former Unilever and Philips executive Verma launched the seed-stage fund in 2011. It has 12 …

Startups

Drones in Digital Agriculture: Ensuring Food Security Through Data Collection

Nowadays, the use of digital technologies has significantly improved many fields. One of them is agriculture. Believe it or not, agriculture is a …

Unmanned Aircraft

France becomes first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides killing bees

France will take a radical step towards protecting its dwindling bee population on Saturday by becoming the first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides researchers believe are killing off the insects.<p>The move to ban the five so-called neonicotinoids has been hailed by beekeepers and …

Pesticides

Jackson County farm finalist for WV Conservation Farm of the Year award

<b>RIPLEY</b> — The 350-acre farm Luke Hunter and his wife, Mitsy, operate along Sycamore Creek about two miles east of Ripley is a collection of ridge-top …

Farming

Israeli agri-tech improves food security in Kenya

“This is a huge opportunity for Israel and for African farmers, an opportunity that Israeli technology can change the lives of independent African …

Agriculture

‘It saved our business’: Italy’s farmers turn low into high with cannabis

Salvo Scuderi at his hemp farm outside Catenanuova, Sicily. Since 2016 it has been legal to cultivate hemp with a THC level below 0.2%. Photograph: …

Cannabis

Meet the group changing farming for the better

Food scraped off plates in Malaysian restaurants is feeding this new farming model that aims to bring farmers back close to families. Here's how.<p>In …

Urban Agriculture

Madurai couple add value to agriculture

The small shop selling organic products on Sixth Main Road in Gomathipuram is a gross understatement of what it is. Its deceptive nature does not …

Farming

Capilano, supermarkets accused of selling fake honey

Australia’s peak industry body, the Australian Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), also endorsed NMR, along with Australia’s second largest honey operator …

Selling

A shoe worn by Namibian farmers has become a hipster must-have in the world’s fashion capitals

Red suede <i>veldskoene</i> go with everything, rather surprisingly. They can be worn with flowing floral dresses, purple winter stockings, and tailored trousers and jeans—the skinnier the better. Originally designed for farmers and settlers who had to trudge for hours over harsh, dry scrubland of southern …

South Africa

Demand for Grazing Goats is Growing Like Wildfire

Ruminants are a righteous way to reduce fire risks<p>When Mike Canaday started renting goats in 2003, most of the calls he received were from landowners …

Fire Prevention

Women find a foothold in the boys club of the agriculture industry

Skim the statistics or take a drive to see for yourself, but it's clear: Pennsylvania's farms are largely manned by men.<p>Of course, there are women on …

Cannabis Is Creating A Boom For Biological Pesticides

As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more ‘mainstream’ agriculture.<p>With more states enacting medicinal and adult recreational cannabis laws each year, health officials have increasingly warned about the potential hazards of products made …

White farmers try to offload land in South Africa before it is seized from them 'as government tries to grab first two hunting reserves without paying'

White farmers in South Africa are trying to flog their land as fears grow that the government is about to start a widespread campaign of …

Ghana Finance Minister Stands Firm on End to Cocoa Subsidies

As Ghanaian cocoa farmers prepare for the start of the next main harvest in less than two months, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said their …

White South African Farmers Flee After Government Leaders Suggest They're About To Confiscate Land

A record number of farms are hitting the market in South Africa as white farmers try desperately to offload land and leave the country before the …

Pineapple festival kicks off in India | Reuters.com

Thayong village in Manipur organized a 10-day pineapple festival aimed at encouraging farmers and locals to plant and cultivate pineapples. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Thayong village in Manipur organized a 10-day pineapple festival aimed at encouraging …

Brazil's farmers dump sugar for soy as trade war boosts Chinese demand

ITAÍ, Brazil (Reuters) - Last year, Brazilian farmer Gustavo Lopes sized up his sugarcane plantation against his soybean fields.<p>He looked at global trends, including rising U.S.-China trade tensions and a stubborn sugar-market glut. Then he tore up the last of his cane fields and ditched a …

Exports

De-risking agricultural investment in Africa | Financial Times

Beset by frequent drought, unpredictable rainfall, degraded soils, pests, disease and conflict, African farmers struggle to produce a steady supply …

Horticulture NZ makes case for best food growing areas

Horticulture NZ wants the Government to develop a national food policy statement within the Resource Management Act to recognise the country's …

On The Verge Of Being Declared Drought-Ridden, North Karnataka Sees Monsoon Revival

Monsoon has revived in the north Karnataka over the weekend after deficient rainfall in the first week of August, <i>Deccan Herald</i> has reported. Uttara …

Tobacco area, output decline as farmers shift to other crops

<b>New Delhi:</b> Tobacco acreage and production in the country have started declining as the government is encouraging farmers in ten states like Andhra …

Adopt micro-irrigation to increase yields, ryots told

Horticulture scientists on Monday said adoption of micro-irrigation techniques could help coconut and cocoa farmers reap greater benefits.<p>Several …

Friday's Shocking Monsanto Verdict Supports Those Who Avoid Pesticides in Food — Food News

Something shocking happened Friday, August 10: Jurors in San Francisco decided that yes, there was enough evidence to rule in favor of a man who …

What Canadians don't understand about farming—and what they need to

Opinion: A city resident-turned-farmer has seen firsthand how the understanding gap between farmers and consumers is growing, over issues like …

The farmers using sewage to make saris

India is one of the biggest users of groundwater in the world, extracting more than the USA and China combined. But as the population grows, supplies are becoming scarce in some areas, like rural Bangalore.<p>Muniraju was forced to abandon his vegetable farm when his borewell ran dry. But by diverting …