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[Vox] Why tens of thousands of farmers are blocking roads into India’s capital city

2 Dec

[Vox] – More than 200,000 Indian farmers and their supporters have occupied the streets of New […]

[NPR] Scores Killed In Massacre Of Farmers In Nigeria

29 Nov

[NPR] – Scores are dead after armed men on motorcycles gruesomely attacked agricultural workers in northeastern […]

[TRF] Family farmers struggle to keep up with fast-warming world

27 Nov

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – Young African farmers Mavis Gofa and Andrew Goodman had a vastly different […]

[BBC] The tiny parasitic wasp that saved an industry

25 Nov

[BBC] – Scattered among the highly biodiverse forests of South East Asia, millions of farmers eke […]

[The Guardian] 1% of farms operate 70% of world’s farmland

24 Nov

[The Guardian] – One per cent of the world’s farms operate 70% of crop fields, ranches […]

[The Hindu Business Line] Small farmers deprived of climate finance: Report

19 Nov

[The Hindu Business Line] – Ramesh Barap and other farmers in Palghar are not much aware […]

[The Herald] Migratory locusts threaten SADC food security

16 Nov

[The Herald] – Members of Parliament from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region are calling […]

[Cointelegraph.com] Etherisc to offer blockchain-based crop insurance to Kenyan farmers

14 Nov

[Cointelegraph.com] – Today the Chainlink Community Grant program announced funding for a low-cost insurance collaboration between […]

[The East African] Tomato farmers risk environment and lives with illegal pesticides in Africa

13 Nov

[The East African] – Farmers in Africa are putting consumers at risk by using unlicensed pesticides […]

[WFP] Hurricane Eta leaves millions in Central America needing urgent food assistance

13 Nov

[World Food Programme] – Millions of people in Central America urgently need food assistance in the […]

[TRF] Fears world’s biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

13 Nov

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, […]

[TRF] Public banks urged to share funding fairly, as climate batters poor farmers

12 Nov

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – As the world’s 450 public development banks held their first summit this […]

[FoodNavigator.com] European honey producers stung by ‘worst harvest in decades’ call for crackdown on adulterated imports

9 Nov

[FoodNavigator.com] – With European honey harvests down 40% in 2020, Copa and Cogeca warns ‘the survival […]

[Mongabay] Palm oil muscles in on coconut farmers in southeast Asia

9 Nov

[Mongabay] – Lucio Tena, 64, has been growing coconuts on his 20-hectare (49-acre) farm in General […]

[MyJoyOnline.com] Generating insights for crop pest and disease surveillance from affected farmers in Ghana

5 Nov

[MyJoyOnline.com] – Crop pests and diseases infestation poses an enormous and wide-scale risk to food security, […]

[Reuters] Flooded out, hungry South Sudan farmers race to plant fresh crops

4 Nov

[Reuters] – After the worst rains in living memory inundated her fields, South Sudan farmer Alexandra […]

[DIRAJ] Agricultural risk management; New thinking for resilience

31 Oct

[DIRAJ] – In Kirinyaga County, Central Kenya, Francis Mukono and a group of other local farmers […]

[TRF] ‘Potholes’ from the past help drought-hit Zimbabwean farmers save water

28 Oct

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – For 18 years, Thokozile Ncube has been planting her crops in manure-filled […]

[The Guardian] ‘We do not get a chance at happiness’: the Bangladeshi fishermen caught by debt

26 Oct

[The Guardian] – Kalam Sheikh’s life revolves around the few months when he goes in search […]

[MercoPress] Drought and wildfires devastating South America’s wetlands and forests

26 Oct

[MercoPress] – Experts say the wildfires in a region that spans Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay […]

[Financial Express] Surprise floods: Damage to crop to hit farm returns in India

26 Oct

[Financial Express] – Large-scale crop damages in about half a dozen states, due to recent unseasonal […]

[IPS] Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil’s Semiarid Region

23 Oct

[Inter Press Serivce] – No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil’s semiarid […]

[TRF] OPINION: Are food systems ‘broken’ – or just out of sync?

16 Oct

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – It may be true that COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in our global […]

[BBC] Idris Elba: We can all help solve climate change

15 Oct

[BBC] – Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, have said individuals can make a […]

[Nature] Ending hunger: science must stop neglecting smallholder farmers

12 Oct

[Nature] – How can research help to end hunger? One way to answer this question is […]

[Business Daily] Egg prices rise in Kenya as COVID-19 hurts production, supply

12 Oct

[Business Daily] – Consumers are paying more for eggs following a shortage that has pushed up […]

[The Guardian] Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

8 Oct

[The Guardian] – In November 2018, I travelled to Guangzhou, a city of about 14 million […]

[Daily Observer] Local processors access loans to boost rice production in Liberia

6 Oct

[Daily Observer] – Some rice processing institutions have begun receiving money from the Afriland Bank Liberia […]

[RFI] Genetic traits of indigenous African cattle must be respected – scientist

5 Oct

[RFI] – Head scientist of the animal genetics project at the International Livestock Research Institute, Dr Okeyo […]

[AllAfrica] Nigeria: Government urged to assist smallholder farmers

30 Sep

[AllAfrica] – The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Mrs. Eneh Obi, has appealed to the federal […]

[The Globe and Mail] What can Mozambique’s farmers teach the world about survival in a changing climate?

26 Sep

[The Globe and Mail] – At the age of 78, Mozambican farmer Armando Manhica can remember […]

[FT] Blended finance eases burden for farmers in poor countries

24 Sep

[Financial Times] – Global cocoa yields have tumbled by 12 per cent since 2006 as a […]

[Newswise] Crop diversity is key to increased profits for Brazilian farmers

23 Sep

[Newswise] – The old adage “variety is the spice of life” can also be true on […]

[The Guardian Nigeria News] Mitigating farm risks with insurance as climate change worsens

21 Sep

[The Guardian Nigeria News] – Multi-peril insurance coverage for food and cash crop production has been […]

[AfricaNews] Global Philanthropy Forum panelists call for ‘smarter’ collaboration among funders to meet ambitious targets for a climate-resilient Africa

16 Sep

[AfricaNews] – Experts at the 2020 Global Philanthropy Forum on Tuesday called for greater collaboration among […]

[Bloomberg] Bandits Target Nigeria’s Farmers and Threaten Food Security

15 Sep

[Bloomberg] – Just before the start of crop planting in May, Abdullahi Hassan Wagini visited a […]

‘The sea is dead’: How fishing and migration collide on Tunisia’s shores

14 Sep

[The New Humanitarian] – The fingers of Ahmed’s left hand were covered in cuts as he […]

[Reinsurance News] Continental Re enhances agricultural reinsurance capabilities through Agritask

10 Sep

[Reinsurance News] – Pan-African reinsurance company, Continental Reinsurance plc, is looking to enhance its agricultural reinsurance […]

[SciDev.Net] Smallholders get arsenals to fight fall armyworm in Sub-Saharan Africa

10 Sep

[SciDev.Net] – Two pesticides developed from natural sources are being commercialised for controlling the destructive fall […]

[CGTN] Mapping a better future for Africa’s farmers

3 Sep

[CGTN] – Global positioning system (GPS) technology was originally developed to track nuclear submarines during the […]

[Xinhua] Lebanese farmers call for opening of Jaber border crossing for trade

30 Aug

[Xinhua] – Ibrahim Tarshishi, head of the farmers’ association in Lebanon’s Bekaa, urged on Sunday Lebanese […]

[Successful Farming] U.S. farmers have their eye on hurricanes as harvest begins

25 Aug

[Successful Farming] – Our team in the South is watching Hurricanes Marco and Laura closely. Both […]

[Somerset Live] Dangerous and invasive Asian hornets ‘wreak havoc’ on honey bees in the UK

25 Aug

[Somerset Live] – Beekeepers are calling on people in Somerset to report sightings and use their […]

[Xinhua] China Focus: Farmers striving for prosperous life despite floods

24 Aug

[Xinhua] – The grape harvest season this year was a hard time for Teng Zhifei, a […]

[Climate Home News] New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms

19 Aug

[Climate Home News] – Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) are ‘megastorms’ that affect large parts of the […]

[Arab News] Desert oasis: High-tech farmers sow seeds of green revolution as Dubai puts food security top of menu

19 Aug

[Arab News] – An ultra-modern vertical farm in the middle of the desert stands as a […]

[NYT] How Plants Can Help People Grow

18 Aug

[The New York Times] – Marcus Bridgewater says that caring for his garden of roughly 600 […]

[TRF] Hit by worsening drought, Zimbabwe taps funding for water-wise farming

17 Aug

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – After long-running drought slashed their harvests, small-scale farmers in Lupane, western Zimbabwe, […]

[The Guardian] ‘We’re stewards of our land’: the rise of female farmers

16 Aug

[The Guardian] – On 23 March, the night lockdown was announced, Catherine St Germans was on […]

[Forbes] Investing In Jamaica’s Smallholder Farmers’ Climate Resilience Could Double Agricultural Production

9 Aug

[Forbes] – Jamaica’s 154,000 smallholder farmers occupy the majority of the country’s agricultural land area (440,000 […]

[Philippine News Agency] Risk mgt, resilience keys to sustaining stable inflation outlook

5 Aug

[Philippine News Agency] – The national and local governments need to strengthen risk management systems to […]

[Bloomberg] Kenya Beats Back Desert Locust Infestation for Now, FAO Says

5 Aug

[Bloomberg] – Only two of the 29 Kenyan counties that were overrun by swarms of desert […]

Daily Nation (Kenya) – Scale up subsidy to benefit more smallholders

5 Aug

[Daily Nation] – The Covid-19 pandemic has strained food production systems, destabilised the economy and jeopardised the […]

TRF – Tech helps cashmere herders, hazelnut farmers fight soil erosion in Asia

4 Aug

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – When her husband suddenly died, Nakimo set up a small shop in […]

The Irish Times – Climate change: Building smallholder resilience in sub-Saharan Africa

3 Aug

[The Irish Times] – Smallholder farmers are the backbone of the global rural economy, but they […]

TRF: India’s tribal farmers tap solar irrigation to cut migration

27 Jul

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – The Chotanagpur Plateau in eastern India, criss-crossed with streams, once was lush […]

Enab Baladi: Three key challenges facing farmers of Syria’s Raqqa: fires, high costs of agricultural crops, lack of water

27 Jul

[Enab Baladi] – With the money, he had saved for a surgical operation, Turk al-Jasim, a […]

Reuters: China allocates flood relief fund to farmers, agriculture production

22 Jul

[Reuters] – China has allocated a 330 million yuan ($47 million) disaster relief fund to help […]

FAO and Islamic Development Bank strengthen partnership with new cooperation agreement

22 Jul

[FAO] – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Islamic Development […]

Marketplace: Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

21 Jul

[Marketplace] – As in the U.S., many small, local farmers in Mexico have to compete with […]

Economic Times: Can high-tech firms with actionable inputs eliminate uncertainties in agriculture?

19 Jul

[Economic Times] – Sangarmesh Talikotti has been a farmer for 20 years and is well aware […]

WMO: Desert locust threat continues

17 Jul

[WMO] – Desert locusts continue to be a serious threat to food security and agriculture in […]

WebWire: Smallholder farmers must benefit from Covid-19 bailouts

17 Jul

[WebWire] – As the Covid-19 crisis pushes millions more people into hunger, ActionAid warns that farmers […]

‘A drastic loss’: Satellite imagery reveals Mali’s farmers forced off land by militias

10 Jul

[The Guardian] – A surge in fighting in central Mali has forced hundreds of villagers from […]

Decline of global remittances puts rural families at risk

10 Jul

[Channel Wise] – The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the loss of […]

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES: Good practices and innovation in risk management for agri-SME finance under COVID-19

9 Jul

The Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance Network (SAFIN), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Platform for Agricultural Risk […]

Reuters: Kenya uses app in battle against desert locusts

6 Jul

[Reuters] – Lorugum village in northwest Kenya is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of young desert […]

The Guardian: Farmers’ markets go hi-tech: how online sales are saving Indian farmers

6 Jul

[The Guardian] – When the call finally comes, the connection is so poor that Silme Marak […]

Crunch, Crunch: Africa’s Locust Outbreak Is Far From Over

5 Jul

[Associated Press] – The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of […]

The Economist: Locusts have hit east Africa hard

4 Jul

[The Economist] – Vast swarms of locusts have swept through Kenya and Ethiopia since January, devastating […]

Small-scale Farmers in Sierra Leone Left High and Dry by COVID-19

30 Jun

[Slow Food] – As I pen this article during the Covid-19 inter-district lockdown in Sierra Leone, […]

Argentina and Brazil crops threatened by locust swarm

29 Jun

[BBC] – Brazil and Argentina are monitoring the movements of a large swarm of locusts, which […]

Amazon deforestation is linked to lower corn yields in Brazil, study says

29 Jun

[Reuters] – Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon and neighboring savannah may be hurting regional corn yields, […]

After drought, Kenya’s herders hammered by coronavirus curbs

27 Jun

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – Peter Olankai, who keeps cattle, sheep and goats, has struggled to buy […]

Syrian cotton industry recovering to pre-war levels

27 Jun

[Big News Network.com / Sana] – Cotton cultivated areas in various governorates of Syria are improving […]

Pakistan’s government to convert locusts into organic fertilisers

25 Jun

[The Express Tribune] – Pakistan is faced with double whammy. On the one hand the coronavirus […]

$20-billion East African pipeline to displace thousands of farmers, risk massive oil spill

23 Jun

[The Energy Mix] – A US$20-billion pipeline project in East Africa is set to displace thousands […]

The Pandemic Must Transform Global Agriculture

22 Jun

[Project Syndicate] – The COVID-19 pandemic should spur us to redefine how we feed humanity. The […]

The ‘pandemic’ destroying the world’s favourite fruit

22 Jun

[BBC] – A killer disease turns up out of the blue. It moves by “stealth transmission”, […]

Agricultural credit to rural finance: Needed paradigm shift for rural development (Sri Lanka)

19 Jun

[Daily FT] – One of the immediate concerns of the Government is ‘revival’ of the COVID-19 […]

Triple threat: Pakistan’s mango growers face a sticky season

18 Jun

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – A combination of a coronavirus-spurred trade slowdown, locust attacks and odd weather […]

As Mali fights coronavirus, cotton farmers fear loss of climate aid

17 Jun

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – For years, Mali’s government has helped Yacouba Kone pay for the fertilizer […]

Locusts to cause up to US$ 15 billion loss in Pakistan

15 Jun

[The News International] – The government has estimated that the damage to food security will be […]

Coronavirus slams West Africa’s cashew market, some crops left to rot

12 Jun

[Reuters] – Olivier Gore-Bi took out loans to ready his 12-acre cashew farm in Ivory Coast […]

China’s President stresses developing water-conserving agriculture

10 Jun

[Xinhua] – Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Tuesday […]

Iraq corruption hindering agriculture sector

9 Jun

[Al Jazeera] – With a fall in oil prices, countries like Iraq are looking to diversify […]

Water politics heat up under worsening climate in Afghanistan

9 Jun

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – In a good year, farmer and mother-of-four Zahra Tawakole can produce enough […]

Water politics heat up under worsening climate in Afghanistan

9 Jun

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – In a good year, farmer and mother-of-four Zahra Tawakole can produce enough […]

COVID-19: The Decline of Global Remittances Puts Rural Families at Risk (Op-Ed)

9 Jun

[CNBC Africa] – The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the loss of […]

This agricultural enterprise is helping Nigerian farmers expand their business

8 Jun

[CNN] – In 2015, farmer Sule Yohana joined Babban Gona, a social enterprise organization with a […]

Kenya’s tea farmers stand to gain in current set up

6 Jun

[Star] – Kibisu Kabatesi’s article, published in this esteemed paper on Sunday, May 24,  titled ‘Tea […]

Pakistan’s government mulls wheat imports as crop-eating locusts multiply

6 Jun

[Dawn] – Despite availability of ample stocks in the country, the government is planning to import […]

Drought forces Indonesian farmers to learn new skills – in pictures

5 Jun

[The Guardian] – As crops fail, farmers on Sumba island are weaving and fishing to make […]

Pandemic lockdown lands new blow on India’s struggling pastoralists

5 Jun

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – When India’s lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic eventually ends, it may […]

Livestock sector in Bangladesh requires immediate incentive: study

5 Jun

[The Daily Star] – Dairy farmers are incurring a loss of Tk 18.9 crore every day […]

Droughts, hurricanes, pandemic, and hope: Current realities impacting Caribbean agriculture

2 Jun

[MENAFN] – It is often said that “God will not give us more than we can […]

Climate change favours locust swarms, India increasingly at risk

2 Jun

[Mongabay] – Even as India grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the country has been hit by […]

Now is the time to climate-and-pandemic-proof our food systems

1 Jun

[Climate Home News] – As farmers in Bangladesh and India assess the damage to their villages […]

‘Over 90% smallholder farmers can’t still access bank credit in Nigeria’

1 Jun

[Daily Trust] – Lola Marsha is the Executive Director for Corporate Services at Babban Gona Farmer […]

Reviving the farm economy

31 May

[Business Standard] – For the first time in years, the general population in India seems to […]

India’s Agriculture Department hikes crop subsidy

31 May

[The Hindu] – The Agriculture Department on Sunday issued orders revising the rates of subsidy/financial assistance […]

Brazilian farmers face crop financing challenges

29 May

[Argus] – The Covid-19 pandemic is creating financing challenges for Brazilian farmers, delaying fertilizer purchases for […]

IFAD: Lockdowns may negatively affect small scale farmers

28 May

[Daily Nation] – There is a risk of poverty levels among small scale farmers going up […]

COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation of African agriculture value chains

28 May

[Xinhua] – When it became harder in Kenya for plant and animal health specialists to travel […]

FAO warns multiple impact of viruses, plagues and economic damage will fuel hunger in Asia and the Pacific

28 May

[FAO] – While the world fights to slow the spread of COVID-19, the worst pandemic experienced […]

Direct-selling helps Indian farmers swerve food waste under lockdown

27 May

[Deutsche Welle] – Kannaiyan Subramaniam, a farmer on the border between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states […]

West African food trade under strain as COVID-19 shuts borders

27 May

[Reuters] – In ordinary times, it takes Boureima Diawara two or three days to truck his […]

Africa’s smallholders to bear the brunt of COVID-19

25 May

[SciDev.Net] Governments need to support millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa as the agriculture sector bears […]

Boost for Malaysia’s economy and oil palm smallholders by renewed Indian imports

21 May

[The New Straits Times] – India’s decision to resume importing Malaysian refined palm oil will not […]

Coronavirus lockdowns keep bees at home and put crops at risk

20 May

[Deutsch Welle] – Coronavirus lockdowns that keep farmers from fields and suppliers from markets are restricting […]

Over 15,000 farmers approved for Covid-19 fund in South Africa

18 May

[The Citizen] – More than 15 000 small-scale farmers have been approved for the Covid-19 Agricultural […]

COVID-19 response must target African ag and the rural poor

17 May

[Africa Times] – Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Damage from climate change will be widespread and sometimes surprising

16 May

[The Economist] – On november 21st 2016, a line of thunderstorms passed through the Australian state of […]

Koyambedu: India’s coronavirus cluster at a vegetable market

16 May

[BBC] – On 5 May, Bharath Gupta, a district collector in southern India, learnt that the […]

Shorter supply chains needed to end hunger after pandemic: UN envoy

15 May

[Climate Home News] – The coronavirus crisis is deepening inequalities in accessing healthy food, the UN […]

Strengthening Agriculture and Food Security in Senegal in the Face of the COVID-19 Crisis

14 May

[Modern Diplomacy] – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$150 million IDA […]

Pakistan readies for second battle against crop-devouring locusts

14 May

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – To many farmers in southeast Pakistan, an impending locust attack when summer […]

East Africa has made some gains against an imminent locust plague—but they’re still coming

13 May

[Quartz Africa] – Up to one million hectares of farm land need to be controlled and […]

COVID-19: Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers Step into the Food Supply Gap

12 May

[IPS] – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’ second city of some 700,000 people, has experienced a shortage of vegetables […]

Strengthening Agriculture and Food Security in Senegal in the Face of the COVID-19 Crisis

12 May

[World Bank] – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$150 million IDA […]

Indonesia moves to end smallholder guarantee meant to empower palm oil farmers

12 May

[Mongabay] — Palm oil companies will no longer be required to allocate a fifth of their […]

Opinion: Inclusion of women in agriculture vital

11 May

[Chronicle] – As a woman working in the commodities sector, and an ardent supporter of women […]

Coronavirus Is Changing Consumer Habits in the Food Industry

11 May

[Brink] – We know that in the current global pandemic, disruption is the new normal. One […]

Insurance helps reduce risk from flooding for Asia’s vulnerable rural smallholders

9 May

[Geospatial World] – Farmers who took part in a high-tech flood insurance scheme in Bihar, India, […]

Composition of China’s agriculture exports could change

8 May

[World-Grain.com] – China may increase its agriculture exports from the United States in line with the […]

The global food supply chain is passing a severe test

7 May

[The Economist] – If you live in the rich world and want an example of trade and […]

Building Food Security During the Pandemic

7 May

[Project Syndicate] – Protecting food supply chains is the key missing component of an effective COVID-19 […]

World food prices fall sharply in April because of coronavirus: U.N.

7 May

[Reuters] – World food prices fell for a third consecutive month in April, hit by the […]

Indoor Farming Is Revolutionizing The Food Chain

6 May

[Forbes] – Does eating salad really contribute to a healthy lifestyle? Not when 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are […]

Agritech solutions can help farmers offset Covid-19 risks, says Standard Bank

6 May

[Engineering News] – Financial services provider Standard Bank says digital solutions can help farmers to keep […]

How Covid-19 has affected agriculture

6 May

[Dhaka Tribune] – Agriculture is a major sector for our economy, and is crucial to reduce […]

Coronavirus: Most Africans ‘will go hungry in 14-day lockdown’

6 May

[BBC] – More than two-thirds of people surveyed in 20 African countries said they would run […]

Brazil fears agriculture protectionism amid pandemic: draft report

5 May

[Reuters] – Brazilian officials expect the coronavirus outbreak to spark a rise in global agricultural protectionism […]

Food-Export Bans Are Being Rolled Back as Shortage Fears Ease

4 May

[Bloomberg] – The wave of protectionist measures on agricultural goods that emerged as the coronavirus spread […]

Opinion: COVID-19 highlights need to boost resilience of Africa’s rural poor

4 May

[Devex] – The current COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it are significantly impacting countries around the world, […]

COVID-19, locusts and floods: East Africa’s triple dilemma

4 May

[Global Voices] – COVID-19, desert locusts or torrential rains and floods — where should East Africa […]

Coronavirus: Food supply chains ‘need a rethink’

3 May

[BBC] – The way we buy and sell food should be reviewed after the coronavirus crisis, […]

PM Modi discusses reforms in agriculture sector

2 May

[India TV] – Amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday deliberated on ways to […]

The Business of Burps: Scientists Smell Profit in Cow Emissions

1 May

[The New York Times] – Cattle produce more methane than many large countries. A solution could […]

Alarm over deaths of bees from rapidly spreading viral disease

1 May

[The Guardian] – A viral disease that causes honey bees to suffer severe trembling, flightlessness and […]

OPINION: Coronavirus, resilience, and food security: how can trade policy help?

30 Apr

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] – Pandemic highlights trade policy frameworks’ need for adjustment to withstand the food […]

Researchers propose ways to apply AI to agriculture and conservation

29 Apr

[Venture Beat] – During a workshop hosted at the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2020, taking […]

China’s agriculture sector withstands COVID-19 epidemic

29 Apr

[China.org.cn] – China’s agriculture sector logged robust performance in the first quarter of the year despite […]

UAE wages war on insects threatening date palms

28 Apr

[Middle East Online / Al-AIN] Said Al-Ajani looks proudly over his lush date plantation, which recently […]

Agriculture: Togo launches emergency plan to support the sector amidst the Coronavirus crisis

27 Apr

[Togo First] – Togo has launched the Covid-19 agricultural response plan. This includes various emergency measures […]

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) lauds govt efforts to keep Agriculture sector vibrant

27 Apr

[KBC] – The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has lauded the government’s effort in combating the […]

World’s Biggest Wheat Supply Dries Up When Some Want It Most

26 Apr

[Bloomberg] – For the first time in a decade, the world risks being cut off from […]

Without food, there can be no exit from the pandemic

23 Apr

[Nature] – Countries must join forces to avert a global food crisis from COVID-19. The coronavirus […]

The coronavirus pandemic exposes a global hunger crisis as well as a health emergency

23 Apr

[The Telegraph] – The direct consequences of a novel disease outbreak like Covid-19 are immediate and […]

The meat we eat is a pandemic risk, too

23 Apr

[Vox] – Some experts have hypothesized that the novel coronavirus made the jump from animals to humans […]

‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms

22 Apr

[The New York Times] – The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts […]

Agriculture after Covid-19

22 Apr

[Bangkok Post] – As the Covid-19 pandemic forces countries to close their borders, their agricultural sectors […]

Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

22 Apr

[FAO] – Today an international alliance of UN, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies working to address the […]

G20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting, Ministerial Statement on COVID-19

21 Apr

[G20] – We, the G20 Agriculture Ministers, are deeply saddened by the devastating human losses and […]

Reflections on agriculture and its role

21 Apr

(The Jakarta Post) – With COVID-19 still raging worldwide, much attention in terms of resource allocation, […]

22 April – Food For Earth Day: The World’s Largest Live Lesson On Feeding The Future

19 Apr

(Future Food Institute) – On April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day happened. In its 50th […]

Crops at risk as coronavirus lockdown grounds bees

18 Apr

(Financial Times) – Lockdowns, quarantine requirements and border closures introduced in recent weeks around the world […]

Coffee Supply Isn’t Safe With Latin American Harvest Threats

16 Apr

(Bloomberg) –  The coronavirus pandemic has upended life in unprecedented and countless ways. Now it may […]

COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

16 Apr

(FAO) – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) […]

Thailand’s COVID-19 ‘war’: Local food production centre of focus as government guarantees supplies

7 Apr

(Food Navigator-Asia) – Thailand’s food supply preparations to battle the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak have focused heavily […]

Will Covid-19 structurally change the agricultural labour market?

7 Apr

(Daily Maverick) – Agriculture is well placed to provide livelihoods to those struggling to enter the […]

COVID-19: The global food supply chain is holding up, for now

7 Apr

(UN News) – The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is so far having little impact on the global […]

How Africa can avert a COVID-19 triggered food crisis

3 Apr

(CNBC Africa) – The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted supply chain and trade and thereby restricting access […]

World risks food crisis in wake of coronavirus, officials warn

1 Apr

(Al Jazeera) – Governments must ensure free trade especially to avoid further slowdowns in food-supply chains, […]

Planting hope: the Syrian refugee who developed virus-resistant super-seeds

31 Mar

[The Guardian] – Plant virologist Dr Safaa Kumari discovered seeds that could safeguard food security in […]

How will COVID-19 affect Africa’s food systems?

25 Mar

(African Arguments) – Food supplies shouldn’t be too badly affected, but social restrictions will make it […]

Hundreds of billions of locusts swarm in East Africa

10 Mar

(BBC) – Hundreds of billions of locusts are swarming through parts of East Africa and South […]

“Crowd-farming” startups address vicious cycle, and eye wider impact

3 Mar

(Disrupt Africa) – Africa is home to 25 per cent of the world’s farmland, but just […]

Reducing risks in the agricultural sector

25 Feb

(Nairametrics) – Speaking during a summit in Lagos, the Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System […]

Future of Food: Technology fostering the road to global food security

24 Feb

(DevDiscourse) – Technological innovation can help address most of the pressing issues facing the world today […]

The European Union increases its support for Chad

10 Apr

European Commission (April 10, 2017) | The Commissioner in charge of international cooperation and development, Neven […]

UNDP releases new cookbook with climate-resilient recipes

10 Apr

UNDP (April 4, 2017) | UNDP has launched a new cookbook looking at how climate change […]

Satellites and high-tech solutions help African farmers face historic drought

31 Aug

Phys.org (August 29, 2016) | African and European researchers are employing high-tech water management research methods […]

Drought affects over 52 million Africans

19 Aug

New Era (August 19, 2016) | World Humanitarian Day, commemorated on 19 August each year, is […]

Climate-smart farming can ease the Earth’s environmental deficits

19 Aug

Thomson Reuters (August 19, 2016) | Farmland expansion is responsible for over 90 percent of global […]

100 million needed to save drought-hit farmers in Southern Africa

19 Aug

SABC (August 16, 2016) | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) said at least […]

Senegal floods expose need for community warning, preparation

19 Aug

Thomson Reuters (August 15, 2016) | Little is left in the house where Fati Camara lived […]

Africa: Agriculture sector players commit to increase agriculture finance

19 Aug

All Africa (August 3, 2016) | Experts and practitioners in rural and agriculture finance have committed […]

The revolution that matters to Africa

1 Aug

All Africa (August 1, 2016) | Africa is ripe for its own industrial revolution, but with […]

United Nations says you can feed the world, without cutting forests

19 Jul

The Gazette (July 18, 2016) | Agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation globally fueled by […]

Why factory farming is no longer sustainable

19 Jul

World Finance (July 16, 2016) | The proliferation of factory farming is as much a feature […]

Green Climate Fund approves USD 38.1 million for Sri Lanka to strengthen smallholder farmers in dry zone

5 Jul

Colombo Times (July 5, 2016) | The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the main international funding body […]

Climate change is sending African agriculture into a tailspin

5 Jul

Newsweek (July 4, 2016) | Last December, the climate summit in Paris offered journalists an unprecedented […]

Drought-hit Central America must help farmers to withstand climate change impact – U.N.

5 Jul

Thomson Reuters Foundation News (June 30, 2016) | Aid groups and governments in drought-hit countries in […]

African hunger policy silent on climate risks

5 Jul

Biz Community (June 29, 2016) | A deal aimed to double agricultural production and end hunger […]

Coffee and climate: The development imperative for smallholders

5 Jul

Devex Impact (June 29, 2016) | Across the world, coffee farmers are threatened by the impact […]

Brexit could benefit South African farmers and consumers

28 Jun

News 24 (June 28) | A number of arguments have recently been made stating that South […]

Syrian farmers in tartous revive tomato harvest with support from WFP and FAO

28 Jun

Reuters (June 27, 2016) | Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly […]

Climate change, erosion pushes new generations to poverty along Ganga

28 Jun

India Live Today (June 27, 2016) | Climate change and vicious river bank erosion in the […]

What does Brexit mean for Africa?

28 Jun

BBC (June 24, 2016) | The only certainty in all this is uncertainty.

Africa: Trade and climate policies must go hand in hand

28 Jun

All Africa (June 23, 2016) | Good trade and climate policies will open up new market […]

Centuries-old African soil technique could combat climate change – scientists

21 Jun

Reuters (June 21, 2016) | A farming technique practised for centuries in West Africa, which transforms […]

Preparing for climate-related food shocks

21 Jun

Phys Org (June 20, 2016) | Shrouded within the discussion on climate change are the comparably […]

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

21 Jun

Phys Org (June 20, 2016) | Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to […]

How animal agriculture can help meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals

21 Jun

Environmental Defense Fund (June 20, 2016) | The Paris Climate Agreement included a special emphasis on […]

Africa: Mastercard injects U.S.$10.8 million to support tech education in Africa

21 Jun

All Africa (June 20, 2016) | Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Rwanda has received $10.8 million from […]

Agricultural development: Linked to enterprise

21 Jun

The Himalayan Times (June 20, 2016) | Most common among the products with a comparative advantage […]

700 year-old farming technique may revolutionize African farming and mitigate climate change

21 Jun

ZME Science (June 17, 2016) | Farming technique practiced by West African villagers for centuries could […]

Rwanda: BRD Roots for Agric Mechanisation

21 Jun

All Africa (June 20, 2016) | Agriculture mechanisation has enormous potential to increase productivity, and household […]

On Day to Combat Desertification, UN calls for action to restore land resources

17 Jun

UN News Center (June 17, 2016) | Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a […]

Government raises pulse buffer stock limit, mulls more ways to check price

17 Jun

Indian Express (June 16, 2016) | Unnerved by the growing prices of essential commodities and pulses, […]

Non-native diets are on the rise as countries increasingly rely on foreign crops

17 Jun

Alternet (June 15, 2015) | The origins of over two-thirds of the grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, […]

Africa must prepare to feed the increasing population by 2050 – FARA

15 Jun

All Africa (June 14, 2016) | Officials and experts that gathered at the 7th Agriculture science […]

Gambia: Agriculture & development – climate-smart agriculture for food

13 Jun

All Africa (June 13, 2016) | Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach for transforming and reorienting […]

Malawi: Nearly half of Malawi’s population goes hungry – final food security assessment

13 Jun

All Africa (June 11, 2016) | Government through the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) has released […]

Rwanda: Farmers urge Rwanda government to provide info on climate

13 Jun

All Africa (June 11, 2016) | Bad weather and climate change have led to poor harvests […]

African agri-business ‘needs investment’

13 Jun

World Bulletin (June 11,2016) | Agriculture in Africa has not only suffered from underinvestment and limited […]

Rwanda calls for turning agriculture waste into clean energy

13 Jun

All Africa (June 10, 2016) | Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has called for more investment […]

Lack of insurance making agriculture risky – Dep Minister

13 Jun

Ghana Web (June 10, 2016) | It is more risky engaging in agriculture in Ghana today […]

Can agri-startups solve the problems of farmers in the country?

9 Jun

Swarajya Mag (June 9, 2016) | Agriculture in India has shown an increase in its average […]

Uganda: He does smart agriculture and earns shs30 million a year

9 Jun

All Africa (June 8, 2016) | Luka Kwesigabo, a farmer from Ruhimbo village in Kabingo Town […]

Climate-smart agriculture: More than just greenwashing?

9 Jun

EurActiv (June 8, 2016) | Agriculture can arguably claim to be the sector most affected by […]

Namibia: Drought forces farmers to sell livestock – Shiweda

9 Jun

All Africa (June 9, 2016) | More than 16 percent of the Namibian population is urgently […]

In the poorest countries, an acute climate risk

6 Jun

Huffington Post (June 6, 2016) | For the first time in history, the number of people […]

Climate change could trigger toxic corn: what can be done?

6 Jun

Christian Science Monitor (June 2, 2016) | Crops respond to the stress of warming temperatures in […]

Africa: Tech innovation will catalyse productivity and growth in Africa says PWC report

6 Jun

All Africa (May 31, 2016) | Agriculture is currently standing on the edge of a second […]

Government launches $113 million Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP)

31 May

Business Ghana (May 31, 2016) | Government has launched the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP), […]

South Africa: agriculture, forestry and fisheries on 2016 winter season

31 May

All Africa (May 30, 2016) | In March, near normal to below normal rainfall was received […]

Rabobank bearish on soybeans, corn after supply-risk price surge

31 May

Reuters Africa (May 30, 2016) | Soybean and corn traders have priced in risks from the […]

Govt aims to boost productivity to make Nepal self-reliant in agriculture

31 May

The Himalayan Times (May 28, 2016) | As the supply side constraints are considered the major […]

Africa: Investment in agriculture, energy sure way to activate Africa economy

31 May

All Africa (May 28, 2016) | In his inaugural speech after taking office on September 1, […]

African risk capacity and AfDB sign MOU to enable African countries to respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters

31 May

All Africa (May 27, 2016) | The African Risk Capacity has taken major steps towards its […]

Rwanda: will agriculture finance initiative solve farmers’ loan woes?

31 May

All Africa (May 26, 2016) | As farmers across the country raise concern over low agricultural […]

Minister urges youth to make Agriculture life-time vocation

31 May

Business Ghana (May 26, 2016) | Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, a Deputy Minister of Food and […]

Will the insurance subsidy revive agriculture?

25 May

New Vision Ghana (May 24, 2016) | Ronald Mugisa lost 300 of the 500 chicken he […]

Building resilience to enable vulnerable people cope with natural disasters and pandemic threats

25 May

Big News Network (May 24, 2016) | Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially […]

Crippling drought in central India leaves millions on brink

20 May

Star Tribune (May 20, 2016) | For two years the farmer was hopeful. He borrowed hundreds […]

Fears agriculture antibiotics causing superbugs

20 May

News Hub (May 20, 2016) | A new report is calling for a global revolution in […]

Paris agreement requires agriculture emissions target to succeed

19 May

EurActiv (May 17, 2016) | To guide climate change mitigation and track progress towards this ambitious […]

New funding scheme for farmers in the offing

19 May

Ghana Web (May 17, 2016) | Farmers will soon be able to access funds from a […]

Agriculture cutbacks needed to meet climate targets

17 May

News Hub (May 17, 2016) | Current agricultural greenhouse gas reduction strategies can only deliver between […]

India to ‘divert rivers’ to tackle drought

16 May

BBC (May 16, 2016) | Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said transferring water, including from major […]

Tanzania: Programme to benefit local farmers soon

16 May

AllAfrica (May 16, 2016) | Farmers in the East African Community (EAC) have something to look […]

The future for Africa is in transforming agriculture, forum hears

13 May

AllAfrica (May 13, 2016) | The importance of agriculture and agribusiness in unlocking shared prosperity in […]

Nigeria: why NIRSAL is a game changer in agriculture financing

12 May

AllAfrica (May 12, 2016) | Agriculture is by far the largest sector in the Nigerian economy.

Government wants students to learn climate-smart agriculture

12 May

Business Mirror (May 12, 2016) | The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said it recently trained […]

Research: Coffee bean shortage predicted due to climate change

12 May

SF Gate (May 12, 2016) | If you weren’t already concerned about climate change, would it […]

Drought to cost economy Rs 650,000 crore: Study

11 May

The Times of India (May 11, 2016) | Drought in 10 states is estimated to impact […]

Hunger and conflicts walk hand in hand

11 May

Tehran Times (May 11, 2016) | This week, FAO is convening, in Rome, the Regional Conference […]

Africa: investing in ecosystem-based, adaptation-driven agriculture for sustainable development

11 May

AllAfrica (May 10, 2016) | Africa and its people have been suffering a lot with recurrent […]

Rwanda: new tech to equip farmers with timely data

11 May

AllAfrica (May 10, 2016) | Productivity could be enhanced thanks to a new innovation seeking to […]

Farmers can weather climate change with financing

9 May

Zambia Daily Mail (May 9, 2016) | Livingstone Merian Kalala, a farmer in Solwezi, the capital […]

African Economies at Risk of Falling Due to Ongoing Water Shortage

9 May

Footprint to Africa (May 9, 2016) | In Africa, the challenge of obtaining clean water continues […]

How climate-smart agriculture is crucial for India’s food security at a time of farm distress

9 May

The Economic Times (May 8, 2016) | Just as we hit Karnal, 130 km north of […]

China corn reserves eyed as crop area to fall for first time in 13 years

5 May

Reuters (May 5, 2016) | China has estimated the country’s corn planting area will fall by […]

Tanzania: Agricultural sector growth dropping

5 May

AllAfrica (May 5, 2016) | The Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mwigulu Nchemba said in […]

Arun Jaitley: No tax on agriculture income

5 May

The Financial Express (May 5, 2016) | Arun Jaitley on Thursday outright rejected suggestions from some […]

France warns could nix TTIP if agriculture threatened

2 May

Channel News Asia (May 2, 2016) | France will reject the ambitious TTIP transatlantic trade pact […]

Agroecology in Africa: mitigation the old way

2 May

The Herald (May 2, 2016) | Often building on such indigenous knowledge, farmers from all over […]

Rwanda: Ministry of Agriculture to improve its 5 percent annual growth

2 May

AllAfrica (May 1, 2016) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (Minagri) says it has […]

Uganda: No extra funds for Uganda farmers in budget

2 May

AllAfrica (May 1, 2016) | The budget increment that Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni promised the agricultural […]

Rwanda: It’s business unusual for green growth

2 May

AllAfrica (April 30, 2016) | Rwanda’s efforts to go green continue to suffer at the hands […]

Laos facing increasing drought impacts

29 Apr

The Nation (April 29, 2016) | CLIMATE CHANGE is expected to bring increasingly severe drought conditions […]

Gaps in agricultural climate adaptation research

27 Apr

Nature (April 27, 2016) | The need for more social science research directed towards addressing complex […]

Stakeholders discuss agriculture financing

27 Apr

Business Ghana (April 27, 2016) | Mr Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, on […]

Extreme weather and armed conflicts have put 240 million people under food stress

26 Apr

Phys.org (April 26, 2016) | In 2016, 240 million people across 45 low-income and/or conflict-affected countries […]

Ethiopia: coordinated response to drought, refugee relief

26 Apr

AllAfrica (April 26, 2016) | Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The […]

Hedge funds double bets on crops rally as weather gets nastier

25 Apr

Ag Web (April 25, 2016) | With drought in Brazil and flooding in Argentina threatening crops, […]

South Africa’s government warns against profiteering as food prices jump

22 Apr

Reuters Africa (April 22, 2016) | South Africa’s agriculture minister on Friday warned businesses suspected of […]

Modi government sets up panel, kickstarts plan to double farmer income in 6 years

22 Apr

Economic Times (April 22, 2016) | New Delhi: The government has set up a panel to […]

India crippled by extreme weather as 100 million exposed to floods

21 Apr

The Guardian (April 21, 2016) | High temperatures and a crippling shortage of rainfall in India […]

Agriculture, business loans contribute most to retail loan delinquencies

21 Apr

Business Standard (April 21, 2016) | The overall retail lending delinquencies (90 days overdue) stood at […]

Tanzania: agriculture bank lists 1,000 youths for agribusiness loans

21 Apr

AllAfrica (April 21, 2016) | Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) will issue loans to over 1000 […]

African officials meet over climate resilient infrastructure

21 Apr

Shanghai Daily (April 21, 2016) | The development of climate resilient infrastructure is now under the […]

Uganda: farmers embrace field schools to cope with climate change

21 Apr

AllAfrica (April 21, 2016) | Several studies conducted on climate change and variability have confirmed that […]

Africa: Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future

20 Apr

AllAfrica (April 20, 2016) | The record number of countries set to sign the Paris Agreement […]

Veganism could save the world, new study argues

20 Apr

Science (April 19, 2016) | How can we grow enough food to feed a skyrocketing population, […]

U.S. looking to expert panel to predict future GM products

20 Apr

Science (April 20, 2016) | The U.S. government is hoping an expert panel will be the […]

Building climate smart value chain in cocoa sector

19 Apr

News Ghana (April 19, 2016) | Climate change is a serious threat to agricultural production which […]

India in grip of severe water crisis; government mulls making demand management a priority

19 Apr

The Economic Times (April 19, 2016) | India is in the grip of a water crisis […]

Rains alone won’t help; India needs reforms

18 Apr

Business Standard (April 18, 2016) | Optimistic forecasts of this year’s monsoon have, predictably, caused much […]

Vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs

18 Apr

Phys.org (April 18, 2016) | A new study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the […]

To curb climate change, “we need to move everything” – investors

15 Apr

Reuters Africa (April 15, 2016) | Meeting the goals of a new global agreement to tackle […]

Above normal monsoon may help increase production of rice, oilseeds and pulses

15 Apr

The Economic Times (April 15, 2016) | With above normal monsoon rainfall expected in 2016, the […]

Nigeria: Entrenching Broadband Policy in Nigerian Telecoms Sector

14 Apr

AllAfrica (April 14, 2016) | On September 20, 2012, former President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated the presidential […]

Ensuring more food for Africa

14 Apr

The Herald (April 14, 2016) | Zimbabwe is one of the countries hard hit by the […]

Making fish farming more sustainable

14 Apr

Phys.org (April 14, 2016) | The American Heart Association recommends that we eat fish at least […]

Time ripe to harvest agri theme this monsoon; top 7 stocks to bet on

14 Apr

Economic Times (April 14, 2016) | IMD forecast made earlier this week lifted sentiments on Dalal […]

Angola: Agriculture and Trade Fomenting Among Priorities of Bundas

13 Apr

AllAfrica (March 30, 2016) | The booting of agriculture and trade sector are part of the […]

Greenhouse gas mitigation potential from livestock sector revealed

23 Mar

Phys.org (March 22, 2016) | Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the […]

France looks to ban pesticides blamed for bee losses

21 Mar

Grand Forks Herald (March 19, 2016) | French lawmakers approved plans for a total ban on […]

Want farmers to use improved seed? Sell them locally, expert says

17 Mar

Humanosphere (March 17, 2016) | This should come as little surprise. When farmers in developing countries […]

Without soil data, crop insurance pricing is a bust

16 Mar

Phys.org (March 16, 2016) | Farmers depend on insurance to cope with the enormous risk and […]

How carbon farming could reverse climate change

16 Mar

Civil Eats (March 16, 2016) | As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the […]

Hail threatens Indian farmers with fourth crop loss in a row

15 Mar

First Post (March 14, 2016) | Hail and rain have damaged ripening wheat, chickpea and rapeseed […]

Drought-hit farmers get help from startups

10 Mar

Times of India (March 10, 2016) | Two consecutive failed monsoons made almost 40% of India […]

Go easy on that dressing! There’s an olive oil shortage

10 Mar

CNN (March 9, 2016) | Olive oil prices spiked 20% in 2015, after drought and disease […]

ISIS is strangling Syrian trade but a new orange co-operative is turning to Russia

9 Mar

The Guardian (March 9, 2016) | Scroll down a Google image search of Syria and all […]

Time short to protect Africa’s food supply from climate change – scientists

8 Mar

CNBC Africa (March 8, 2016) | Without action to help farmers adjust to changing climate conditions, […]

Mongolian livestock succumb en masse to the freezing dzud

7 Mar

IRIN (March 7, 2016) | Daashka and his brother tear across the Mongolian steppe on a […]

Drought-hit Ethiopia needs money for seeds as rains begin

7 Mar

Reuters (March 7, 2016) | Millions of Ethiopians, hit by the country’s worst drought in 50 […]

Farmers worried as rain, hailstorm damage crops

7 Mar

Times of India (March 7, 2016) | The current spell of rain and hailstorm in parts […]

Agricultural impact of climate change ‘could kill over 500,000 people in 2050’

3 Mar

Medical News Today (March 3, 2016) | Researchers behind a new modeling study in The Lancet […]

Namibia: Lake Oponona too salty for livestock

2 Mar

AllAfrica (March 2, 2016) | As the water levels in Lake Oponona steadily decrease its water […]

Decline of pollinators poses threat to world food supply, UN says

29 Feb

New York Times (February 26, 2016) | The birds and the bees need help. Also, the […]

Mongolia’s livestock in danger after drought, harsh winter

26 Feb

ABC News (February 26, 2016) | The Mongolian herder gazed out of his felt tent at […]

Lupin industry avoids devastating disease

25 Feb

Phys.Org (February 25, 2016) | Western Australia’s lupin (Lupinus) industry has narrowly dodged a bullet through […]

Phone app to forecast risk of crop failure in Brazil

24 Feb

Reuters (February 24, 2016) | Despite years of experience, Charlei Sousa finds himself struggling to grow […]

South Africa to ease some GM crop rules to avert food crisis

23 Feb

The Guardian (February 23, 2016) | South Africa will relax some of its tough rules on […]

Unlocking opportunities for smallholder farmers

22 Feb

Devex (February 22, 2016) | Last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the […]

Startup Indigo wants to use bacteria to create hardy super-crops

18 Feb

Boston Globe (February 18, 2016) | In a Cambridge greenhouse with a spectacular view of the […]

Automating the Agriculture Contracting Value Chain in Zimbabwe

16 Feb

TechZim (February 16, 2016) | The use of mobile technology has been extended to the agriculture […]

Global water shortage risk Is worse than scientists thought

16 Feb

Huffington Post (February 15, 2016) | The growing risk of worldwide water shortages is worse than […]

Drought causes crop failure in Far West

15 Feb

Kathmandu Post (February 15, 2016) | People in various Hill districts in the far-western region are […]

Zambia bans maize exports to Zimbabwe

15 Feb

News 24 (February 15, 2016) | Zambian authorities have imposed an export ban on maize meal, […]

Farmers on alert for highly infectious livestock virus

12 Feb

BBC News (February 12, 2016) | Farmers are being warned to expect an outbreak of a […]

Impact investing meets smallholder agriculture

11 Feb

GreenBiz (February 11, 2016) | How do investment funds build social and environmental priorities into agricultural […]

Uganda: Scientists make breakthrough in blight-resistant Irish potatoes

10 Feb

AllAfrica (February 10, 2016) | National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) is in the process of breeding […]

WC agriculture calculates millions lost over crippling drought and fires

4 Feb

Cape Talk (February 4, 2016) | The impact of fire and droughts may cost the Western […]

The Tiny Critters Beneath Our Feet Keep Us Healthy

4 Feb

Take Part (February 3, 2016) | Scientists are discovering that preserving biodiversity in the soil lets […]

Egypt cancels wheat tender amid regulatory confusion

2 Feb

Financial Times (February 2, 2016) | Egypt has cancelled its tender for wheat in a move […]

Agriculture in Vidarbha, Marathwada at high risk to climate change

2 Feb

Indian Express (February 2, 2016) | The districts of Marathwada and Vidarbha witnessing maximum farmer suicides […]

Zambia: WFP’s Chief Calls for Support for Those Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

27 Jan

AllAfrica (January 27, 2016) | With El Nino affecting countries in southern Africa, threatening agricultural production […]

Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk

25 Jan

Policy Innovations (January 25, 2016) | Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster.

Soil erosion heightens risk of food insecurity

25 Jan

eNCA (January 23, 2016) | Agriculture experts fear the country may be at risk of food […]

Uganda’s Karamoja Faces Drought Emergency

20 Jan

AllAfrica (January 19, 2016) | At least 640,000 people in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region – more […]

UGA scientists using $5 million grant to combat invasive weed Johnsongrass

19 Jan

UGA Today (January 19, 2016) | A team of researchers led by faculty at the University […]

Malawi: Over 65,000 Cattle At Risk of FMD in Nsanje District

19 Jan

AllAfrica (January 15, 2016) | The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development says it has […]

Unfortunately, Floods Will Probably Not Help Agriculture Combat Droughts

15 Jan

Modern Farmer (January 15, 2016) | Climate change can be unpredictable, revealing itself in freak storms, […]

As India reservoirs run low, farmers slash sugar cane planting

13 Jan

Reuters (January 13, 2016) | Farmers in India’s top sugar growing state of Maharashtra are being […]

Tanzania: Poor Seeds Hold Back TZ Cotton Industry

2 Dec

All Africa (December 1, 2015) The use of poor cotton seeds is likely to continue plaguing […]

Ethiopia: Irrigation Activities Restoring Hope in Drought Affected Raya-Kobo

2 Dec

All Africa (December 1, 2015) Farmers of Raya-Kobo district, North Wollo Zone, Amhara State, whose farmland […]

Tanzanian Farmers in the Shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro Struggle to Cope With Climate Change

2 Dec

All Africa (December 1, 2015) Mount Kilimanjaro, the symbol of Africa, stands majestic in the northeastern […]

Zimbabweans Align With Climate-Smart Agriculture Amid Food Deficits

17 Nov

All Africa (3 Nov.2015) With droughts wreaking havoc in vast areas of Zimbabwe, a majority of […]

Namibia: Agribank Introduces New Farmers’ Product

17 Nov

All Africa (3 Nov. 2015) Agribank plans to improve product and service delivery to its clients, […]

Kenya: How Groups of Coffee Farmers Overcame Cartel

17 Nov

All Africa (17 Nov. 2015) There is no reason on earth — other than to protect […]

Ghana: International Cocoa Initiative Holds Stakeholders Meeting in Accra

11 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 11 2015) Government is committed to aggressively tackling issues of child trafficking and […]

Africa: FAO Warns That Recent Torrential Rains and Cyclones Could Favour Locust Surge

11 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 11 2015) Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, […]

South Africa: Agriculture Warns of Wider Drought Impact

11 Nov

Times Live (Nov. 11 2015) It is clear that the drought situation is not limited to […]

Rwanda: Farmers Cautioned On Seeds With Short Growth Cycle

6 Nov

All Africa (Nov 6 2015) The advice was given by Dr Daphrose Gahakwa, the deputy director […]

Somalia: WFP Seeks U.S.$12 Million Dollars for El Nino Mitigation in Somalia

6 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 6 2015) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said it requires U.S. […]

Ethiopia: Benefiting More From Livestock Sector

6 Nov

All Africa (Nov.6 2015) Ethiopia’s huge livestock potential has been one of the prominent bounties of […]

Zambia: Sioma Eyes Irrigation As Alternative for Rain

4 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 4, 2015) Drought is an insidious hazard of nature, it is often referred […]

Botswana: Plant Drought Resistant Crops – Ralotsia

4 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 4, 2015) The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Patrick Ralotsia, has advised farmers to […]

Ethiopia: Boosting Productivity to Withstand Drought Effects

4 Nov

The Ethiopian Herald (Nov. 4, 2015) A wide-range of activities are underway to boost the productivity […]

South Africa: Government Must Step in Quickly to Help Farmers Afflicted By the Drought

3 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 3 2015) Congress of the People is increasingly concerned about the severe impact […]

Gambia: Low Harvest of Cereals Expected in Central River Region

3 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 3 2015) Farmers in Central River Region (CRR) have indicated that there will […]

Zimbabwe: Matanuska Stops Banana Export to South Africa As Rand Continues to Fall

3 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 3, 2015) The decline of South African rand against over world’s major currencies […]

Gambia: Outgrower Support Increases Mango Production

2 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 2, 2015) The coordinator of the Outgrower Project, Radville Farms, has stated that […]

Zimbabwe: Government Battles to Contain Foot-and-Mouth Disease

2 Nov

All Africa (Nov. 2,2015) Government is battling to contain the foot and mouth disease which continues […]

Drought Presents Farmers with Opportunities for Changes in Crop Producing

30 Oct

Eye Witness News (October 29, 2015) The Department of Agriculture says it believes the current drought […]

Ethiopia: Utilizing Agricultural Inputs for Bumping Up Productivity

30 Oct

All Africa (October 30, 2015) Much has been said about the primordial stage of the nation’s […]

Gambia: Mango Out-Growers Discuss Marketing Challenges

30 Oct

All Africa (October 30, 2015) Various mango out-growers within the Greater Banjul area on Tuesday convened […]

Gambia: Buyer-Seller Workshop for Groundnut Value Chain Stakeholders Wraps Up

29 Oct

All Africa (October 29, 2015) The National Implementation Unit (NIU) of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) […]

Nigeria: Benue Farmers Get Aids for Improved Cassava Production

29 Oct

All Africa (October 29, 2015) Farmers in four local government areas of Benue State have benefited […]

Empowering Tanzanian Farmers Through Climate Services

28 Oct

Thomson Reuters Foundation (October 28, 2015) We need to know if the rain is going to […]

Ethiopia: Shortage of Barley Taunts Malts Makers, Brewers

28 Oct

All Africa (October 28, 2015) Despite local research centers, which are producing and promoting improved seeds, […]

India: Risk Management in Agriculture

26 Oct

The Hans India (October 26, 2015) Risk is an integral part of Agriculture. Each day farmer […]

Namibia: Farmers Urged to Plan for Drought

21 Oct

All Africa (October 21, 2015) Droughts are always a given and producers will have to make […]

Recent Floods Deal Devastating Blow to Agricultural Livelihoods and Food Security in Myanmar

21 Oct

UN News Center (October 21, 2015) A new joint United Nations agency-Myanmar Government report paints a […]

Ethiopia: Strengthening Extension Services to Modernize Smallholder Farming

18 Oct

All Africa (October 19 2015) Agricultural extension service in Ethiopia is said to have started in […]

Commercial Rice farming Cushions Cameroon Women From Climate Stress

18 Oct

Reuters Africa (October 19, 2015) Women farmers in western Cameroon are leading the way in commercial […]

Solving Thailand’s Export Riddle

12 Oct

Bangkok Post (October 12, 2015) The underperforming global economy and a host of external factors have […]

Africa: Why Smart Agricultural Development Is Needed in Africa’s Savannas

12 Oct

All Africa (October 12, 2015) Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most rapidly growing region. By 2050, […]

Rwanda: Call for Joint Action On Risk Management in Agriculture

12 Oct

All Africa (October 12, 2015) Bankers and insurers have been urged to collaborate with both farmers […]

Whitefly Destroys 2/3rd of Punjab’s Cotton Crop, 15 Farmers Commit Suicide

9 Oct

Times of India (October 9th, 2015) “It was just like the Japanese air strike in the […]

Africa’s Agriculture Needs Young Blood, Says Report

9 Oct

BBC (October 9th, 2015) Modernising Africa’s agriculture sector to attract young people will help tackle youth […]

Africa: Harvesting the Economic Potential of Africa’s Bumper Crop of Youth

5 Oct

All Africa (October 5th, 2015) This week hundreds of agriculture experts from the public and private […]

Risks for Global Sugar Market Grows as Sugarcane Production Suffer in India

22 Sep

India Times (September 22, 2015) Thousands of acres of sugar crop are suffering severe damage from […]

India: Climate-resilient Technologies For Farming

11 Sep

The Hindu Times (September 11, 2015) Climate-resilient technologies will be demonstrated at a two-day agricultural technology […]

Millions at Risk as Severe Drought Hits Ethiopia

8 Sep

News 24 (September 8, 2015) Around 4.5 million Ethiopians could be in need of food aid […]

Zimbabwe Bans Some Cattle Movement Over Foot and Mouth

8 Sep

Reuters (September 8, 2015) Zimbabwe has banned the movement of cattle in the southern part of […]

Fleeing Drought, Climate Migrants Press Zimbabwe’s Fertile East

27 Aug

Reuters (August 27, 2015) In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province, crudely built wood, mud, and […]

Kenya and IFAD Join With Development Partners to Enhance Cereal Production in Semi-Arid Counties

27 Aug

All Africa (August 27, 2015) Today, the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations International Fund […]

Vietnam: Low-cost Tools to Solve Large-Scale Water Problem

27 Aug

Food navigator Asia (August 27, 2015) Climate change and the overuse of water in agriculture means […]

Accelerating Forage Breeding to Boost Livestock Productivity

24 Aug

PhysOrg (August 24, 2015) The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), with partners in the UK, Colombia and […]

Tanzania: Bad Weather Hurts Cotton Growers

21 Aug

All Africa (August 21, 2015) Cotton growers and buyers in the lake zone stand to suffer […]

Central America issues alert as severe drought hits agriculture

21 Aug

Reuters (August 21, 2015) Central American and Caribbean governments on Thursday issued an official alert as […]

Dry spell causes Q2 slump in Philippine agriculture

20 Aug

Rappler (August 20, 2015) A report by the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that agricultural production from […]

Zimbabwe: Foot and Mouth Disease Threaten Zim Economy

20 Aug

All Africa (August 20, 2015) International beef exports remain suspended for nearly 15 years due to […]

Ethiopia: Engaging in Crop Improvement Research

20 Aug

All Africa (August 20, 2015) During the last Growth and Transformation Period (GTP), the Ethiopian Institute […]

Extreme weather poses risk of more food shortages, civil unrest – UK/US report

19 Aug

Reuters (August 19, 2015) Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result […]

Food production shocks ‘will happen more often because of extreme weather’

19 Aug

The Guardian (August 19, 2015) Poorer countries will be hit most by falls in production for […]

Tanzania: With Proper Irrigation, Climate Change Effects Can Be Mitigated

14 Aug

All Africa (August 14, 2015) It is the nightmare of every farmer in the continent when […]

El Nino Brings Prolonged Droughts

14 Aug

DW (August 14, 2015) The Pacific Ocean’s El Nino weather pattern that’s brought drought to the […]

World Food Supply at Growing Risk from Severe Weather

14 Aug

Science Mag (August 14, 3015) In 2007, drought struck the bread baskets of Europe, Russia, Canada, […]

Africa: Why Africa Offers Growing Opportunities for Agricultural Products

10 Aug

AllAfrica (August 10, 2015) The main drivers of demand for agricultural products are population growth, urbanisation, […]

Cattle Dying as Seasonal Rains Fail in Parts of Ethiopia

10 Aug

New York Time (August 10, 2015) Seasonal rains have failed to materialize in some parts of […]

Kenya: How to Graft Tomatoes for Disease Resistance

7 Aug

All Africa (August 7, 2014) A new technique to boost tree tomato farming has been unveiled […]

Zimbabwe: Wheat Production Falls

7 Aug

All Africa (August 7, 2015) The Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) says at least 32 000 […]

Botswana: FMD Outbreak Devastates Residents

7 Aug

All Africa (August 7, 2015) The outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Hainaveld has […]

Africa: Experts & Policymakers Re-Imagine African Agriculture in Face of Climate Change

3 Aug

all Africa (August 3, 2015) Over 1,200 experts, policy makers and participants today adopted the Nairobi […]

Funds Flow into Agriculture as El Nino Threatens Crops

3 Aug

Globe & Mali (August 3, 2015) Funds are flowing back into agricultural commodities for the first […]

Tanzania: Farmers to Own Commodity Exchange Market

31 Jul

all Africa (July 31, 2015) Local private sector institutions including cooperatives and farmers’ organizations will hold […]

Botswana: Foot and Mouth Outbreak in Hainaveld

31 Jul

all Africa (July 31, 2015) The Department of Veterinary Services informs the public about the outbreak […]

Cameroon: Cocoa Production – Government to Improve Producer Training

31 Jul

all Africa (July 31, 2015) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, MINADER, and the World […]

Ghana: Groundnuts Have Huge Export Potential for Ghana – GEPA

30 Jul

all Africa (July 30, 2015) Mr Stephen Normeshie, the General Manger of the Ghana Export Promotion […]

Nigeria: Rainfall Destroys Fish Farms in Abuja

30 Jul

all Africa (July 30, 2015) Fish farmers in Dutsen Alhaji, Bwari Area Council of the Federal […]

Uganda: Farmers, Experts Meet On ICT in Agriculture

30 Jul

all Africa (July 30, 2015) Farmers and agriculture experts will meet to discuss opportunities to leverage […]

Worries Rise Over West African Avian Influenza

29 Jul

AgriView (July 29, 2015) The FAO is calling for $20 million for avian-influenza prevention and response […]

Monsoon Defies El Nino Forecasts Answering Prayers of Indian Farmers

29 Jul

Bloomberg (July 29, 2015) Indian rice farmer Bhabani Shankar Panda credits the rain gods for proving […]

Madagascar: Farmer to Increase Rice Yield Using Chinese Hybrid Rice

28 Jul

all Africa (July 28, 2015) Like other rice farmers in Madagascar, 19-year old Patrick Razanakoto is […]

Ethiopia: Union to Double US Coffee Export

28 Jul

all Africa (July 28, 2015) Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union (YCFCU) said that the Union exported […]

China Funds Switch Focus to Agriculture, Cautious on Copper

27 Jul

Reuters (July 27, 2015) Chinese funds are considering taking long positions in agricultural products such as […]

Madagascar: Farmer to Increase Rice Yield Using Chinese Hybrid Rice

27 Jul

all Africa (July 27, 2015) Like other rice farmers in Madagascar, 19-year old Patrick Razanakoto is […]

Namibia: Cattle Dying Due to Drought At Okaumbaha

27 Jul

all Africa (July 27, 2015) Communal livestock farmers at Okaumbaha village situated between Omatjete and Ozondati […]

Gambia: Banana Production in the Gambia

24 Jul

all Africa (July 24, 2015) Banana is a giant perennial fruit crop that originated from the […]

Kenya: Here’s What Can Be Done to Boost Dairy Farmers’ Earnings

24 Jul

all Africa (July 24, 2015) Some farmers have not heard about KDFF, tell us exactly who […]

Liberia: International Experts On Warehouse Receipt Systems

24 Jul

all Africa (July 24, 2015) Dr. Gideon Onumah, an Agricultural Economist and Rural Finance Specialist of […]

Climate Change Just One of Many Risks to Trees in the Tropical Andes

23 Jul

all Africa (July 23, 2015) Scientists have provided the first robust assessment of climate change impacts […]

Botswana: Climate Change Calls for Improved Farming

23 Jul

all Africa (July 23, 2015) Farmers have been urged to use new technologies to deal with […]

Namibia: Fresh Produce Market Now Better Protected

23 Jul

all Africa (July 23, 2015) Foreign producers who over the years have flooded the local market […]

Zimbabwe: Cotton Merchants, Farmers On Collision Course

22 Jul

all Africa (July 22, 2015) Cotton merchants have introduced a centralised cotton buying system, a move […]

West Africa: Worries Rise Over Outbreaks of Avian Flu

22 Jul

all Africa (July 22, 2015) Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of […]

Uganda: Why Growing Clonal Robusta Coffee Is More Paying

22 Jul

all Africa (July 22, 2015) John Mugera of Nabulago village in Butale Parish, Kabonera Sub-county, Masaka […]

Agriculture: El Nino to erode Thai output by 2%

21 Jul

Bangkok News (July 21, 2015) The government expects drought from the El Nino weather phenomenon to […]

Supply Concerns Drive Agri-Food Companies to Re-Engage With Farmer Suppliers

21 Jul

AgriLand (July 21, 2015) A growing number of food and agribusiness companies are taking steps to […]

El Nino Increases Frost Risk

21 Jul

Stock Journal (July 21, 2015) Grain growers are being warned to expect a heightened risk of […]

Rwanda: How Potato Growers Will Benefit From New Distribution System

20 Jul

AllAfrica (July 20, 2015) For many years, Marie Therese Uzamukunda was always frustrated by price fluctuations […]

Cash-Strapped Farmers in Thailand Forced to Watch Crops Wither Away

20 Jul

Asia One (July 20, 2015) As the Chao Phraya River Basin runs out of water for […]

Zimbabwe 2015 Tobacco Sales Down 8.5 percent After Drought

17 Jul

Reuters (July 17, 2015) Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales have dropped 8.5 percent to 188.5 million kilogrammes this […]

Fish Farming in China Desert Brings Hope to Areas Affected by Desertification

15 Jul

Channel News Asia (July 15, 2015) A fish farm in one of China’s largest deserts has […]

Beef Serves Asia’s Growing Appetite

15 Jul

FarmOnline (July 15, 2015) Since Australian vet Ross Ainsworth moved to Indonesia six years ago, the […]

Rwanda: Food Prices Up On High Transport Charges

14 Jul

all Africa (July 14, 2015) Prices for a number commodities have gone up across city markets. […]

Thailand Faces Drought, Affecting Agriculture Production

14 Jul

Business News (July 14, 2015) Thailand is facing a drought across the country, particularly in the […]

Global Warming May Eat Up USD 200 Billion Crops Globally By 2050: Study

14 Jul

The Indian Express (July 14, 2015) A whopping USD 200 billion worth of wheat, rice and […]

Kenya: Why I Ditched Maize for Barley

13 Jul

all Africa (July 13, 2015) The green field at Soy along the Eldoret-Kitale Road normally catches […]

Tanzania: Disaster Reduction Strategy Registers Success

13 Jul

all africa (July 13, 2015) The disaster risk reduction strategy has registered a remarkable success in […]

Southeast Asia Drought Forces Farmers to Leave Fields Unplanted

10 Jul

all Africa (July 10, 2015) A severe lack of rain and higher-than-normal temperatures in parts of […]

Zimbabwe: Country Facing Serious Food Shortages Due to Drought, Minister Warns

10 Jul

all Africa (July 10, 2015) Zimbabwe risks serious food shortages if the government fails to procure […]

Tanzania: Control of Invasive Orange Fly Proves Uphill Task

10 Jul

all Africa (July 10, 2015) Muheza has been famous for oranges, producing over 90 per cent […]

Impact of El Nino on key crops in Asia and South America

9 Jul

Reuters (July 9, 2015) Closely watched weather forecasts by Japan and Australia on Tuesday are likely […]

Africa: 10 Questions Decision-Makers Should Ask to Make Irrigation Work for Africa

9 Jul

All Africa (July 9, 2015) After a period of neglect, the international community is showing renewed […]

Cameroon: Heavy Rains – Perishable Foodstuff Traders Suffer Losses

8 Jul

All Africa (July 8, 2015) Persistent heavy rain in perishable foodstuff production basins of the North […]

CARE Calls for Regional Investment Plan to Break the Cycle of Humanitarian Crises in the Sahel

8 Jul

Thomson Reuters Foundation (July 8, 2015) The international humanitarian organization CARE is gravely concerned by the […]

Tanzania: Need to Adapt to New Approach in Agriculture

8 Jul

All Africa (July 8, 2015) Latest reports from Kilimanjaro show that the region is facing a […]

African Startups Win FinTech for Agriculture 2015 Competition

7 Jul

Global Voices (July 6, 2015) Village Capital today announced the first winners of its innovative program, […]

Cocoa Agroforests: Redistributing Vegetation Serves to Regulate Pest and Disease Attacks

7 Jul

CIRAD (July 6, 2015) Cocoa agroforests are complex agrosystems similar to natural ecosystems. That complexity is […]

Namibia: Producers Urged to Make Contribution to Fight FMD

26 Jun

all Africa (June 26, 2015) The infected areas of the current outbreak of FMD are as […]

Botswana: Country Might Experience More Droughts

26 Jun

all Africa (June 26, 2015) Botswana is projected to experience increased frequency in severity of droughts […]

Nigeria: Katsina Farmers Say Erratic Rainfall May Cause Shortage of Food

26 Jun

all Africa (June 26, 2015) Farmers in Katsina State are afraid that shortage of tractors for […]

Africa: Expert Decries Africa’s Low Investment in Livestock Sector

18 Jun

all Africa (June 18, 2015) Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, has described as pathetic, […]

Zimbabwe: ‘We Can Avert Hunger By Boosting Irrigation’

18 Jun

all Africa (June 18, 2015) Zimbabwe is set to fork out nearly $300 million in grain […]

How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

18 Jun

all Africa (June 18, 2015) Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness […]

Rwanda: Cassava Farmers Count the Cost of ‘Endless’ Diseases, Call for Support

2 Jun

all Africa (June 2, 2015) When Francois Hitimana invested in cassava farming, he was expecting to […]

Rwanda: Poor Value Chain, A Threat to Rwandan Coffee

2 Jun

all Africa (June 2, 2015) Poor harvest-handling has been identified as one of the major factors […]

Angola: Govt Analyses Situation of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Cattle

2 Jun

all Africa (June 2, 2015) Members of the government of southern Cunene Province, met on Friday […]

Namibia: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Poses Threat of ‘ National Disaster’

27 May

all Africa (May 27, 2015) These warning lights flashed last week when the meat industry held […]

South East Asia Must Help Farmers Adapt in Face of Mounting Disasters: Oxfam

27 May

Reuters (May 27, 2015) Southeast Asian governments must help farmers find better ways to grow food […]

How the Risk-Taking Farmers of Southeast Asia Will Survive Climate Change?

27 May

Thanhnien News (May 27, 2015) Poor small-scale farmers are the world’s biggest risk takers. Imagine a […]

Cabbages Trump Coffee for Tanzania’s Climate-Stressed Farmers

19 May

Thomson Reuters Foundations (May 19, 2015) In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes […]

Big Data to Help Coffee Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

18 May

Sci Dev Net (May 18, 2015) Coffee plants are particularly sensitive to changes in temperature. As […]

Minister Warns Asia-Pacific Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change

18 May

Daily Times (May 18, 2015) Global Climate Risk Index-2015 said that five out of top 10 […]

Ethiopia: Strengthening Small-Scale Irrigation, Key Instrument to Get Out of Poverty, Ensure Food Security

13 May

all Africa (May 13, 2015) Most smallholder farmers in the country working tirelessly to get rid-off […]

Namibia: Government to Improve NCAs Livestock Marketing

13 May

all Africa (May 13, 2015) The Eenhana and Outapi abattoirs will be ready for commissioning in […]

Kenya: Promoting Kenya’s Mango, Chilli Exports By Strengthening Trade Support Institutions

13 May

all Africa (May 13, 2015) Mango and chilli exporters in Kenya are set to become more […]

Weaver Ants Lift Cashew Nut Yields in Benin Trial

12 May

Sci Dev Net (May 12, 2015) Patrols of ants on cashew nut trees can roughly double […]

El Nino Has Emerged, Asia Braces for Crop Damage

12 May

Reuters (May 12, 2015) In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades […]

Ghana: USAID Introduces Risk Management Tool for Agribusinesses

12 May

Ghana Web (May 12, 2015) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed an […]

Kenya: Tea Prices Rise as Production Drops

11 May

all Africa (May 11, 2015) The price of a kilo of tea at the Mombasa auction […]

Ethiopia: Centre Strives to Overcome Nationwide Shortage of Breeder Seed

11 May

all Africa (May 11, 2015) The Holetta Agricultural Research Centre ( HARC) is striving tirelessly to […]

Coffee Crisis Brewing as Planet Heats Up

6 May

Sci. Dev. Net. (May 6, 2015) Climate change will likely affect the elevations where coffee plants […]

Kenya: Farmers Encouraged to Plant Soya Beans

6 May

all Africa (May 6, 2015) Some 100 farmers in Oloitokitok sub-county have something to smile about […]

Namibia: Food Prices to Escalate, As Maize Shortage Looms

6 May

all Africa (May 6, 2015) Southern African households should brace for sharp increases in food prices […]

Climate change sparks Tension in India’s Tea Gardens

5 May

Reuters (May 5, 2015) Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking […]

Zimbabwe: Grow Drought-Resistant Maize, Farmers Urged

4 May

all Africa (May 4, 2015) Farmers have been urged to adopt drought-resistant maize varieties to counter […]

East Africa: COMESA Wants Costs for Aflatoxin Tests in Maize Reduced

4 May

all Africa (May 4, 2015) COMESA plans to come up with a framework that will help […]

Zimbabwe: Late Rains Delay Wheat Preps

4 May

all Africa (May 4, 2015) Farmers are yet to harvest their late summer crops delaying preparations […]

Tanzania: Chances for Cashew Nut Industry to Boost Economy

29 Apr

allAfrica (April 29, 2015) Grabbing a cashew nut bite at bars over a drink and while […]

Rwanda: Strange Disease Hits Kayonza Poultry Farm

29 Apr

allAfrica (April 29, 2015) Poultry farmers in Kayonza District are worried after a strange disease has […]

Southern Africa: Expected Sharp Fall in Southern African Maize Production Raises Food Security Concerns

28 Apr

allAfrica (April 28, 2015) Harvest could dip 26 percent below 2014 bumper level, pushing up prices […]

Growing More with the Same Land

28 Apr

Phys.org (April 28, 2015)There are three main reasons why the productivity of existing farmland will need […]

Zimbabwe Seeks to Water Crops with Irrigation Investment

28 Apr

Reuters (April 28, 2015) For Dalumuzi Moyo, a small-scale farmer in Lupane, northwest of Bulawayo, floods […]

Goat Plague Hits Poor Farmers in Africa, Asia, Wider Vaccination Needed: FAO

27 Apr

Thomson Reuters Foundation (April 27, 2015) Goat plague, a fast spreading virus, impoverishes millions of small […]

Gambia: Nepad-Parm Mission Discusses Food Insecurity Risk Management

27 Apr

All Africa (April 27, 2015) | The Planning Services Unit under the Ministry of Agriculture Thursday […]

Ethiopia: Multifaceted Approaches – Key to Improve Agricultural Productivity

22 Apr

All Africa (April 22, 2015) | Nowadays, the Agriculture is contributing a great deal in ensuring […]

Myanmar Farmers Dream of Resurrecting Asia’s Rice Bowl

22 Apr

Bangkok Post (April 22, 2015) | Dressed in Chelsea football shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, Than […]

Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 Cohort Announced

22 Apr

Biz Tech Africa (April 22, 2015) | Village Capital has launched its FinTech for Agriculture: East […]

How a Tiny Change in the Global Climate Could Shake up the Entire Agriculture Industry

21 Apr

Business Insider (April 21, 2015) | Climate change is going to affect agriculture across the world […]

Malawi: Government Urges Farmers in Karonga to Grow Cassava to Mitigate Drought Effects

20 Apr

allAfrica (April 20, 2015) | Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development, Dr Allan Chiyembekeza, has […]

Ghana: Technology Empowers Ghana Cocoa Farmers

20 Apr

allAfrica (April 20, 2015) | More than 8 000 Ghanaian cocoa farmers are benefiting from CocoaLink, […]

El Nino Risks Rising in India this Year, to Hurt Food Inflation: Nomura

20 Apr

The Economic Times (April 20, 2015) | The El Nino risks for this year is rising […]

Rwanda: NAEB Reassures Coffee Farmers, Exporters

14 Apr

allAfrica (April 14, 2015) | The National Agriculture Export Development Board (NAEB) is confident the country’s […]

Tanzania: Agriculture Council Touts Commodity Stock Exchange to Solve Market Problems

14 Apr

allAfrica (April 14, 2015) | Establishment of a commodity stock market will help address problems of […]

Namibia: ‘Declare 2014/2015 a Drought,’ NNFU Urges Government

14 Apr

allAfrica (April 14, 2015) | Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) has urged the government to declare […]

Nigeria: Harvestplus Supports Farmers With Improved Cassava Stems

13 Apr

allAfrica (April 13, 2015) | In pursuit of its objectives for 2015, which include dissemination of […]

Malawi: CEPA Trains Bee Keeping Cooperatives in Business Management

13 Apr

allAfrica (April 13, 2015) | Village Bee Keeping Cooperatives in Mwanza have gained knowledge and skills […]

Ethiopia: Ries Engineering Opens Service Centre in Bahir Dar

8 Apr

allAfrica (April 8, 2015) | Ries Engineering S.C. (RESCO), the importer and distributer of Ford vehicles […]

Rwanda: Nyaruguru Farmers to Get Modern Information Hub

8 Apr

allAfrica (April 8, 2015) | World Vision, in partnership with Nyaruguru District, will soon establish a […]

Angola: Cuanza Norte Vets to Immunize Over 50 000 Animals

8 Apr

allAfrica (April 8, 2015) | At least 56 500 oxen and goats will be vaccinated against […]

Wheat Ancestor Sequencing Could Bolster Modern Harvests

7 Apr

Sci Dev Net (April 4, 2015) | An international consortium of public and private partners plans […]

Ethiopian Coffee Value Chain Accelerating Professional, Cultural and Social Bondage

7 Apr

allAfrica (April 4, 2015) | The international media agree up on confirming that Ethiopia is becoming […]

Nigeria: Steps to Mitigate Climate Change in Nigeria

7 Apr

allAfrica (April 4, 2015) | Charles Iyare, an environmental monitoring and evaluation officer, analyses the impact […]

Farming Plan Takes Root to Help North Mali Despite Drought, Conflict

3 Apr

Reuters (April 3, 2015) | The Malian government and a U.N. agency plan to try to […]

Africa: Countries Pledge to Wipe Out Sheep and Goat Plague Globally

3 Apr

allAfrica (April 3, 2015) | High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on […]

Sub Saharan Africa: Focusing on Soil Health to Achieve SDGs

1 Apr

Sci Dev Net (April 1, 2015) | Humans are intricately tied to soil. Ninety-five percent of […]

Rwanda: Eliminating Sheep and Goat Plague By 2030

1 Apr

all Africa (April 1, 2015) | It is something extraordinary when a disease is eradicated from […]

Rwanda: Manufacturers Welcome VAT Waiver On Animal Feeds

1 Apr

allAfrica (April 1, 2015) | Following government’s decision to drop Value Added Tax (VAT) on processed […]

IFAD Supports Livestock Marketing and Climate Resilience in Sudan

31 Mar

IFAD (March 31, 2015) | A new US $119.2 million programme in the Sudan has been […]

Statement Calls For Action on Climate-Resilient Farming

31 Mar

Sci Dev Net (March 31, 2015) | Research on climate-resilient agriculture must be turned urgently into […]

Zimbabwe: Seed Policies Proposed

30 Mar

allAfrica (March 30, 2015) | Government has been urged to come up with legislation that recognises […]

Uganda: ‘Uganda Needs Holistic Approach to Agriculture’

30 Mar

allAfrica (March 30, 2015) | As we continue looking at the National Development Plan 2010-15, Sulaiman […]

Rwanda: EAX Supports Grain Farmers to Improve Post-Harvest Handling

30 Mar

allAfrica (March 30, 2015) | Grain farmers working with the East Africa Exchange (EAX) in Kayonza […]

Tackling Climate Change in Upper Egypt

25 Mar

allAfrica (March 25, 2015) | Mohamed Mansour, like the majority of the population in his village […]

How Farmer-Led Radio Propagates Best Practice

24 Mar

SciDevNet (March 24, 2015) | Getting farmers and farm science on air in Sub-Saharan Africa can […]

FAO Wants EA Countries to Invest in Drought Prone Areas

24 Mar

New Vision (March 24, 2015) | East African (EA) countries have been asked to increase investment […]

Solar Water System Douses Risks in Cameroon’s Arid North

24 Mar

Reuters (March 24, 2015) | A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable […]

Southern Africa: Late Rains, Floods Dampen Regional Food Security Situation

23 Mar

allAfrica (March 23, 2015) | Late rains and floods that affected most parts of southern Africa […]

Is Southern Africa’s Agro-Industry Delivering Food Security?

19 Mar

allAfrica (March 19, 2015) | CA Southern Africa Regional Office will be convening an Expert Group […]

Kenya: Empowering Women in Agriculture With Environmental Knowledge

19 Mar

allAfrica (March 19, 2015) | Is there a link between women’s economic empowerment and sustainable and […]

Malawi: SWET to Support Small Holder Farmers on Seed Varieties

18 Mar

allAfrica (March 18, 2015) | Small holder farmers in Lilongwe, Zomba, Dedza and Machinga are excepted […]

Drip by drip, Tanzania farmers learn to cope with drought

18 Mar

Reuters (March 18, 2015) | Peter Chuwa has long flooded his paddy field using a canal […]

Kenya: Rice Piles Up in Grain Stores

18 Mar

allAfrica (March 18, 2015) | Rice farmers in Mwea Ranching Scheme have criticised the influx of […]

Growing Agricultural Stress in India : Analysis

17 Mar

Eurasia Review (March 17, 2015) | It is essential to take care of the food needs […]

UN Report: Agriculture Bears Brunt of Natural Disasters

17 Mar

BBC News (March 17, 2015) | Farmers in developing nations bear the “major brunt” of natural […]

Cameroon to Increase Cocoa Processing Output

17 Mar

The Africa Report (March 17, 2015) | Cameroon plans to double its cocoa processing capacity to […]

With iCow and M-Farm, Smartphones Reboot African Agriculture

16 Mar

Reuters Africa (March 16, 2015) | Wider smartphone and Internet access has allowed technology firms to […]

Tanzania: Telecom Firm Praised for Supporting Farmers

16 Mar

allAfrica (March 16, 2015) | VODACOM Tanzania has won government praise for innovative solutions in support […]

Africa: Keeping Plant Pests and Diseases At Bay – Experts Focus On Global Measures

16 Mar

allAfrica (March 16, 2015) | Phytosanitary standards for trade in plants and plant products come under […]

Nigeria: ’53 Farms Affected By Bird Flu in Plateau’

13 Mar

allAfrica (March 13, 2015) | Plateau State chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) said […]

Africa: Greater GM protection urged for small-scale farmers

13 Mar

SciDevNet (March 13, 2015) | African governments must do more to control the planting of genetically […]

Africa: Sino-Africa Cooperation in Agriculture in Critical Phase

13 Mar

allAfrica (March 13, 2015) | Sub-Saharan African countries have forged strong ties with China in order […]

Ethiopia: Coffee Exports Are Exceeding Planned Revenue Targets

12 Mar

allAfrica (March 12, 2015) | Coffee export revenue for the first half of the 2014-2015 fiscal […]

Zimbabwe: ‘Irregular’ Tobacco Season Forces TSL to Innovate

12 Mar

allAfrica (March 12, 2015) | Diversified agro-concern TSL Limited says the late start to the tobacco […]

Rwanda: New Programme to Help Agric Ministry Forecast Crop Output

12 Mar

allAfrica (March 12, 2015) | It will now be easy for the Ministry of Agriculture and […]

Bureaucratic Infighting Hampers Action on Droughts: U.N. Official

11 Mar

Reuters (March 11, 2015) | Infighting between competing government departments has weakened the world’s ability to […]

Malawi: Farmers Drilled in Finance Management and Resource Mobilization

10 Mar

allAfrica (March 10, 2015) | Farmers under MUFUNA Sacco in Salima over the weekend underwent finance […]

Namibia: Farmers Refuse to Lie Down in the Face of Severe Drought

10 Mar

allAfrica (March 10, 2015) | Namibian farmers are as tough and hardened as the environment around […]

Poor Ghana Output Weighing on Global Cocoa Forecasts

10 Mar

The Africa Report (March 10, 2015) | Harsh weather in Ghana has pushed many in the […]

Peru: Ministry of Agriculture to Convert Coca to Alternative Plants

10 Mar

Peru This Week (March 10, 2015) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) officially approved […]

Cameroon: 1,040 Tons of Cassava Transformed

9 Mar

allAfrica (March 9, 2015) | With the creation of the Pilot Incubation Centre (Cip), Bonaberi in […]

Kenya: Drought Destroying Animals and Crops

9 Mar

allAfrica (March 9, 2015) | Kenya was once considered one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s success stories: the […]

Gambia Launches Agricultural Sector M&E System

4 Mar

allAfrica (March 4, 2015) | Minister of Agriculture Solomon Owens Tuesday presided over the official launching […]

Liberia: Cash Assistance to Former Bush Meat Sellers Enters Third Phase

4 Mar

allAfrica (March 4, 2015) | One Hundred and Twelve marketers, mainly women, have benefitted from cash […]

Jamaica: Farmers Affected by Climate Change Get Support

4 Mar

Jamaica Observer (March 4, 2015) | The Government has, since March 2013, spent $60 million on […]

Liberia: Good News for Cassava Farmers

3 Mar

allAfrica (March 3, 2015) | Cassava farmers in three districts of Bomi County were over the […]

Ethiopia: Experts Discuss Reducing Negative Impacts of Pesticides

3 Mar

allAfrica (March 3, 2015) | Various experts drawn from the Ministry of Agriculture, Birdlife International, Ethiopian […]

Tanzania: Farmers Applaud CEDESOTA

2 Mar

allAfrica (March 2, 2015) | Pastoralists and farmers communities in Arumeru District in Arusha Region and […]

Tanzania: New 65 Hybrid Seed Varieties Launched

2 Mar

allAfrica (March 2, 2015) | The government, through the state-run National Seed Committee, has just approved […]

Ghana: USAID Supports Mofa to Implement Medium-Term Agriculture Sector Investment Plan

2 Mar

allAfrica (March 2, 2015) | The Feed the Future Agriculture Policy Support Project (APSP) of the […]

Zimbabwe: Cotton Production Falls

26 Feb

allAfrica (February 25, 2015) | Zimbabwe stands to lose over US$250 million revenue annually in cotton […]

Gambia: Economywatch – ‘Business Angels’ Are Viable Partnerships for Financing Agriculture and Rural Development

26 Feb

allAfrica (February 25, 2015) | According to ‘This is Africa: Global Perspective- special report; June 2013’ […]

Nigeria: ‘How We Established the First Farmers’ Bank in Nigeria’

26 Feb

allAfrica (February 26, 2015) | Mr Gideon G. Dandam is the Plateau State Fadama III Co-ordinator […]

Rwanda: Half of Coffee Washing Stations Operate Below Capacity

25 Feb

allAfrica (February 25, 2015) | About 50 per cent of coffee washing stations in the country […]

India: Ludhiana Holds Awareness Program on Effective Cotton Price Risk Management

25 Feb

Business Standard (February 25, 2015) | The awareness programme jointly organized here by Multi Commodity Exchange […]

Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin: An Analysis of Economic Values at Risk

24 Feb

Relief Web (February 24, 2015) | Lower Mekong Economies Risk Losing $34 Billion Per Year from […]

Africa: Agriculture Must Change

24 Feb

allAfrica (February 24, 2015) | FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change

Livelihoods of Millions of Southeast Asians at Risk from Climate Change

24 Feb

DW (February 24, 2015) | Climate change is set to impact agriculture and other key sectors […]

Tanzania: Mbulu Garlic Farmers Get Storage Facility

23 Feb

allAfrica (February 23, 2015) | Marketing Infrastructure Value Addition and Rural Finance Support Programme (MIVARF) has […]

Peru: Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry promotes lands conversion in Northern Peru

23 Feb

Andina (February 23, 2015) | The Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry promotes the productive conversion of lands, […]

Namibia: Livestock industry declares state of emergency

23 Feb

New Era (February 23, 2015) | A state of emergency has been declared in the Namibian […]

Zambia: Agricultural Mechanisation is a Game Changer

18 Feb

Zambia Daily Mail (February 18, 2015) | We have the land, manpower and the expertise, and […]

Kenya: Rift Farmers Insure Crops Against Disease

18 Feb

The Star (February 18, 2015) | More than 233,000 farmers, mostly in the Rift Valley, have […]

Africa in Mobile Farming Survey

17 Feb

allAfrica (February 17, 2015) | The world’s largest real-time mobile survey platform, is announcing a strategic […]

Uganda: Farmers Decry Fake Inputs, Demand Extension Services

17 Feb

allAfrica (February 17, 2015) | Farmers in Uganda, under their umbrella body Eastern and Southern Africa […]

Emerging market flood maps to enhance catastrophe risk management

11 Feb

Artemis (February 11, 2015) | Last week saw the launch of a new comprehensive, high-resolution flood […]

Namibia: Communal Farmers in Dire Straits As Rains Stay Away

10 Feb

allAfrica (February 10, 2015) A scenario similar to that in the commercial maize production areas of […]

Kenya: Lamu Farmers Trained On Fighting Livestock Diseases

10 Feb

allAfrica (February 10, 2015) The Lamu government is training farmers on fighting livestock diseases.

Thailand: Drought to Affect about 160.000 ha of Thai Rice Area, Say Agriculture Ministry

10 Feb

Oriza (February 10, 2015) Thailand is expected to experience worst drought in more than a decade […]

On-farm system turns rice plants into biofuel and fodder

9 Feb

SciDevNet (February 9, 2015) | A technology to create biofuel and animal feed at the same […]

Zambia: Millers Give Condition for Price Reduction

5 Feb

allAfrica (February 5, 2015) | The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) president Allan Sakala has said […]

Zambia: Millers Give Condition for Price Reduction

5 Feb

allAfrica (February 5, 2015) | The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) president Allan Sakala has said […]

Angola: Malanje Consolidates Agro-Industrial Strategy

5 Feb

allAfrica (February 5, 2015) | The northern Malanje province has over the year been consolidating its […]

Africa: Record Harvests, Falling Oil Prices Bring More Affordable Food

5 Feb

allAfrica (February 5, 2015) | Record harvests and falling oil prices have helped to push food […]

Nigeria: Harvestplus Trains NYSC Members on Cassava Production, Marketing

4 Feb

allAfrica (February 4, 2015) | In furtherance of its objectives, chief among which are promotion and […]

Uganda: Government to Promote Cassava as an Alternative to Wheat and Barley

4 Feb

New Vision (February 4, 2015) | The hope is that a shift to cassava will increase […]

India: Maharashtra Food Grain Production Hit by Drought

3 Feb

Indian Express (February 3, 2015) | Maharashtra government has been warned of decline in food grain […]

Tanzania: Establishment of Agricultural Bank Taking Shape

3 Feb

allAfrica (February 3, 2015) | Process of issuing a licence for the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank […]

Ethiopia: Fertilizer Blending to Begin in a Month At Four Plants Nationwide

2 Feb

allAfrica (February 2, 2015) | The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), […]

Egypt: Logistic Centers to be Set up for Agricultural Crops in Governorates

2 Feb

Daily News Egypt (February 2, 2015) | The Egyptian Sugar and Integrated Industries Company (ESIIC) bought […]

Ghana: Ministry of Food and Agriculture Recommends New Maize Varieties

29 Jan

GBN (January 29, 2015) | MOFA has recommended two new hybrid maize seeds suitable for improved […]

Africa: A Global Compact on Agriculture

29 Jan

allAfrica (January 29, 2015) | Guest column by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania and […]

Asia: Farming Goes To Town

28 Jan

SciDevNet (January 28, 2015) | Irrigated urban croplands can improve global food security and play a […]

Smartphone App helps Nepali Farmers

27 Jan

SciDevNet (January 27, 2015) | An Android smartphone application offers a convenient way for Nepali farmers […]

Namibia: Drought-Risk Makes Agra Tread Lightly

27 Jan

AllAfrica (January 27, 2015) | With Agra’s main market being the agricultural sector, the former cooperative […]

African Risk Capacity Elects First African GM, As It Pays Out U.S.$25 Million in Drought Insurance Claims

26 Jan

AllAfrica (January 26, 2015) | The implementation of the Africa’s Disaster Risk Reduction adopted in 2004, […]

Eritrea: Call Made for Stepped-Up Efforts Towards Expanding Irrigation Farming in Anseba Region

26 Jan

AllAfrica (January 26, 2015) | The Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Ali Mahmud, has called for […]

Ethiopia: Women Get More Space in Agricultural Cooperatives

26 Jan

Addis Fortune (January 26, 2015) | The involvement of women in farmers’ cooperatives has increased to […]

Cocoa Processing in Asia Declines 17% as Global Demand Shrinks

23 Jan

Bloomberg (January 23, 2015) | Cocoa processing in Asia dropped in the fourth quarter as slowing […]

Honduras Agriculture at Risk due to Lack of Irrigation, Climate Change

22 Jan

BN Americas (January 22, 2015) | Of the 15mn quintals (7,340t) of basic grains produced in […]

Zambia: Risk Affects Loaning to Farmers

22 Jan

Zambia Daily Mail (January 22, 2015) | The microfinance institutions (MFIs) are looking for ways to […]

Food Security Hinges on Better Links Between South America and Asia

21 Jan

The Guardian (January 21, 2015) | Asian countries are struggling to meet growing food demand while […]

New Farm Maps Offer In-Depth Picture of Global Agriculture

21 Jan

LiveScience (January 21, 2015) | All farmers on the ground know their land as well as […]

Malawi flood: food security, a major concern

20 Jan

EWN (January 20, 2015) | Days of torrential rain have swept away roads, bridges and thousands […]

Zambia: rural farmers coping with climate change

20 Jan

Daily Mail (January 20, 2015) | She grew up knowing that the rains start on October […]

Food diversity under siege from global warming, U.N. says

20 Jan

Reuters (January 20, 2015) | Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world’s food supply, […]

To feed the world, food and agriculture industry must embrace innovation

15 Jan

IRIN (January 15, 2015) | With an estimated 60% increase in demand for food by 2050, […]

Tanzania: Heavy Rains Loom Over Ten Mainland Tanzania Regions

14 Jan

All Africa (January 14, 2015) | The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has issued a warning on […]

Botswana: Opt for Early Maturing Seeds

14 Jan

All Africa (January 14, 2015) | The Ministry of Agriculture says arable farmers must plant early […]

Ethiopia’s Fertilizer to Arrive in Batches Every Month

13 Jan

Addis Fortune (January 13, 2015) | The government is expecting to receive three consignments of fertilizers, […]

Nigeria: Mile 12 Yam Sellers Bemoan High Cost of Transportation

13 Jan

Daily Independent (January 13, 2015) | The Yam Sellers Association, Mile 12 chapter in Lagos, has […]

Kenya: New Farming Technology Unites HIV Widows in Nyanza

13 Jan

The Star (January 13, 2015) | If you visit Gombe village in Bondo constituency, Siaya county, […]

Nigeria: Deploying Mobile Technology for Enhanced Commodity Market

12 Jan

All Africa (January 12, 2015) | Lagos – As the new lease of life that is […]

Global warming reduces wheat production markedly if no adaptation takes place

12 Jan

Phys.org (January 12, 2015) | Future global wheat harvest is likely to be reduced by six […]

Nigeria: How Meat Value Chain Can Employ Two Million Youth

18 Dec

AllAfrica (December 18, 2014) | In Nigeria, meat is an essential part of our meal; ceremonies […]

Eritrea: Training Course Organized for Fishermen in Southern Red Sea Region

18 Dec

AllAfrica (December 18, 2014) | The Ministry of Fisheries branch in the Southern Red Sea region, […]

Nigeria: Association Seeks Measures to Make Quality Seeds Available to Farmers

18 Dec

AllAfrica (December 18, 2014) | President of Seed Association of Nigeria (SEEDAN), Mr Richard Olafare, has […]

Cameroon: Market-Oriented Agriculture Takes Shape

17 Dec

AllAfrica (December 17, 2014) The project develops farming based on expressed needs of agro-businesses to buy […]

Nigeria: Ogun to Collaborate With FG to Improve Cotton Production

17 Dec

AllAfrica (December 17, 2014) Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Ronke Sokefun, on Friday said the […]

Uganda: Scientists Unveil a Plan to Fight Deadly Banana Disease

16 Dec

SciDevNet (December 16, 2014) Kampala – A group of scientists have embarked on a strategy to […]

India: Integrated farming Can Reduce Risk, Experts Say

16 Dec

The Times of India (December 16, 2014) Aurangabad – Emphasizing on the importance of having subsidiary […]

Nigeria: Netherlands Moves to Develop Nigeria’s Agric Sector

15 Dec

The Guardian (December 15, 2014) The Head of Netherlands Representation in Lagos, Mr Michel Deelen, on […]

Zimbabwe: Lift Cattle Movement Ban, Government Urged

15 Dec

New Zimbabwe (December 15, 2014) Masvingo Beef Producers Association has pleaded with the Veterinary Services to […]

Rwanda: Farmers Acquire Skills to Trade On Kigali-Based Commodities Exchange

12 Dec

allAfrica (December 12, 2014) Farmers under co-operatives will no longer find it hard to trade their […]

Nigeria: Government Unveils N45 Billion Sugar Project

11 Dec

AllaFRICA (December 11, 2014) The Nigerian Government has inaugurated a N45billion integrated state-of-the-art sugar project in […]

Zimbabwe: Irrigated Land Increases

10 Dec

AllAfrica (December 10, 2014) Irrigated land countrywide has increased to 135 000 hectares this year owing […]

Ethiopia: Crop Loss Tackling Under Whelms

10 Dec

AllAfrica (December 10, 2014) The once green farms in rural areas between Addis Abeba and Modjo, […]

Gambia: Jammeh Leads Seed Broadcast for Another V-2016 Production

9 Dec

The Daily Observer (December 9, 2014) | The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr […]

Zimbabwe: Late Onset of Rains Delays Soyabeans Crop

9 Dec

The Herald (December 9, 2014) | The late onset of the rains has delayed planting of […]

Ghanaian Cocoa Farmers Undergo Training on Pest and Disease Control

9 Dec

SpyGhana (December 9, 2014) | Government is assisting cocoa farmers in the country to combat the […]

Insurance for Ethiopian Herders Aims to Combat Drought, Conflict

8 Dec

Reuters (December 8, 2014) | Nomadic livestock herders in Ethiopia have received their first payout from […]

Inesfly to Support Farmers Fight Post-Harvest Losses

8 Dec

GhanaWeb (December 8, 2014) | Inesfly Africa, manufactures of pests and insects control products, is to […]

Philippines May Seek up to 600,000 t Rice Imports After Typhoon

8 Dec

Reuters (December 8, 2014) | The Philippines’ state grains agency said on Monday it will consider […]

Dirty Deeds: Soil Degradation Costs African farmers $68bn/year

5 Dec

Reuters (December 5, 2014) | Soil degradation holds back African farmers, costing them $68 billion annually […]

Philippines: Farmers to Harvest Now Before Typhoon Ruby makes Landfall

5 Dec

Rappler.com (December 5, 2014) | Farmers in the path of Typhoon Ruby (international codename: Hagupit) are […]

Smallholder Farmers are More than Climate Victims, says IFAD report

4 Dec

IFAD (December 4, 2014) | Lima, Peru – Smallholder farmers in developing countries are more than […]

Namibia: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in Linyanti

4 Dec

Times of Zambia (December 4, 2014) | A foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak was detected in the […]

Main Challenges for Sudan Agriculture Pinpointed by FAO

4 Dec

Sudan Vision (December 4, 2014) | Sudan although endowed with rich and diversified natural resources, due […]

Zambia: Farmers Need to Insure Against Farm Risks

3 Dec

Times of Zambia (December 3, 2014) | “No farmer no food no future”, is the slogan […]

Soggy weather takes a bit out of cocoa income in Cameroon

2 Dec

Reuters Africa (December 2, 2014) | As the world’s fifth-largest cocoa producer, Cameroon should be reaping […]

Tanzania: Credit to Farmers Can Transform Economy

2 Dec

AllAfrica (December 2, 2014) | Adopting latest agriculture technology is a significant step in an attempt […]

Tanzania: Pastoralists Need Better Cattle Breed

1 Dec

AllAfrica (December 1, 2014) | Some communities in Longido district, including the Maasai, have eventually embraced […]

State to Continue Supporting Cattle Disease Control

1 Dec

Zambia Daily Mail (December 1, 2014) | Government says it will continue to adequately provide support […]

3200 ha of Coffee Plantation Affected by Stem Borer Pest in Karnataka

1 Dec

The Hindu (December 1, 2014) | Coffee plantations spread over 3,200 hectares in Karnataka have been […]

Tanzania: Commercial Lenders Shun Agricultural Sector

26 Nov

AllAfrica (November 26, 2014) | Agriculture remains less attractive sector for commercial lenders, the Bank of […]

Gambia: Cashew Farmers Sensitised On Value Add Chain

26 Nov

AllAfrica (November 26, 2014) | Forest Farm Facility, in collaboration with FAO through NACO, recently conducted […]

African Countries South of the Sahara Must Double Investment in Agricultural R&D, Report Finds

26 Nov

AllAfrica (November 26, 2014) | New report analyzes trends in investments and human resource capacity in […]

Uganda: New Financing Agreement to Strengthen Rural Finance Services in Uganda

25 Nov

AllAfrica (November 25, 2014) | Today the government of the Republic of Uganda and the International […]

Rwanda: Financial Sector Urged to Support Agriculture

25 Nov

The New Times (November 25, 2014) | The financial sector has been urged to support the […]

Zimbabwe: Think Carefully On Climate Policy

24 Nov

The Herald (November 24, 2014) | Zimbabwe is now on the road to formulating a National […]

Nigeria: Rice Hits N10,000 Per 50kg Bag at Lagos Market

24 Nov

AllAfrica (November 24, 2014) | Lagos – The price of a 50-kilogramme bag of imported rice […]

Kenya: Murang’a Tap Rain Water for Irrigation

24 Nov

AllAfrica (November 24, 2014) | Murang’a has taken advantage of the on-going rains to harvest run-off […]

Kenya: Women Use Solar Power to Dry Fruits

21 Nov

The Star (November 21, 2014) | A women’s group in Utithini Village, Mwala district is drying […]

Tanzania: Bank Vows More Support to Farmers

21 Nov

Tanzania Daily News (November 21, 2014) | The government has commended Covenant Bank for its commitment […]

Nigeria Attracts N800 Billion Private Sector Investments Into Agric Sector

21 Nov

AllAfrica (November 21, 2014) | Federal Government has said that it attracted $5.6 billion (about N896 […]

Ifad Programme Builds Small Farmers’ Resilience Through Knowledge Sharing in Water-Scarce Countries

20 Nov

IFAD (November 20, 2014) | Announced at 2014 United Nations Global South-South Development Expo in Washington, […]

Rwanda: New Project to Promote Poultry Farming Among Vulnerable Groups

19 Nov

AllAfrica (November 19, 2014) | Rwanda is one of the four countries in the region that […]

Cattle Disease Ravages Southern Zimbabwe

18 Nov

CAJNews Africa (November 18, 2014) | Zimbabwean authorities have banned the sale, slaughter and movement of […]

Gambia: Agriculture & Development – NTA Trains 170 TVET Lecturers On Competence Based Curriculum Development Techniques

17 Nov

AllAfrica (November 17, 2014) | A five-week training session for 170 TVET lecturers selected from various […]

Tanzania: Ambitious Scheme Set to Transform Agriculture

17 Nov

AllAfrica (November 17, 2014) | Despite major policy and institutional reforms, substantial and sustained technical as […]

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Threatens Yields

14 Nov

AllAfrica (November 14, 2014) | Zimbabwe and South Africa could experience a fall in crop yields […]

Tanzania’s Coffee Prices Ease At Moshi Auction

14 Nov

AllAfrica (November 14, 2014) | Average coffee prices in Tanzania, Africa’s fourth-biggest producer, edged lower at […]

Genetically Improved Crops Will Develop Nigerian Agriculture Sector

14 Nov

Leadership (November 14, 2014) | Genetically Modified crops (GMC), GM Crops or Biotech crops, which DNA […]

The Potato That Could Feed the World

13 Nov

TakePart.com (November 13, 2014) | As millions of acres of farmland are lost to salt contamination, […]

Kenya: Nestle Deal to Improve Coffee Yield

13 Nov

allAfrica (November 13, 2014) | Coffee Management Services and Nestle Kenya have partnered to boost coffee […]

Zimbabwe: Seed Co Invests U.S$25 Million in External Markets

13 Nov

allAfrica (November 13, 2014) | SEED Co has invested more than $25 million in external markets […]

Uganda: Fake Seeds Limit Uganda Output

12 Nov

allAfrica (November 12, 2014) | Scientists have asked the government to attract more investors in the […]

Kenya: Budding Innovator With a Solution to Expensive Farm Machinery

12 Nov

allAfrica (November 12, 2014) | Kamara Trading Centre located along the Kericho-Londiani highway hosts an unlikely […]

Rwanda: Agriculture Ministry Moves to Contain Drought Effects On Farming

12 Nov

allAfrica (November 12, 2014) | A new irrigation subsidy scheme dubbed “Small Scale Irrigation Technology (SSIT)” […]

Tanzania: Invest in Agriculture, U.S. Business Mission Urged

10 Nov

allAfrica (November 10, 2014) | An experiment is beginning in Rwanda to test whether farming communities […]

Nigeria: Mechanisation of Agric Will Jump-Start Nigeria’s Economic Growth – Salako

10 Nov

allAfrica (November 10, 2014) | President, Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions […]

Zimbabwe: Joint Venture to Expand Inputs Scheme

6 Nov

allAfrica (November 6, 2014) | The company was launched in July this year with an agricultural […]

Kenya: Bleak Future for Sorghum Farmers As Eabl Pulls Out of Project

6 Nov

allAfrica (November 6, 2014) | Mary Mathuli from Soweto village in Makueni county used to grow […]

Angola: Huambo – IDA Wants to Invest in Rice Production

5 Nov

allAfrica (November 5, 2014) | The Agrarian Development Institute (IDA) in central Huambo province wants to […]

Ethiopia: The Wheat Paradox

5 Nov

allAfrica (November 5, 2014) | Wheat has been the focus of policymakers since the global food […]

Rwanda: Great Lakes in New Bid to Control Crop Pests, Diseases

5 Nov

allAfrica (November 5, 2014) | The Seven countries that make up the Great Lakes region, in […]

Ethiopia: From Field to Fingers – Enriching Soils and Seeds to Improve Nutrition

4 Nov

allAfrica (November 4, 2014) | Through enhanced soil health and improved crop varieties, farmers in southern […]

Nigeria: Ajigba – Delta Community Where Rice, Not Oil, Is Gold

4 Nov

allAfrica (November 4, 2014) | The perceived imbalance in the distribution of Federal Government’s incentives for […]

Rwanda: Great Lakes in New Bid to Control Crop Pests, Diseases

4 Nov

allAfrica (November 4, 2014) | The Seven countries that make up the Great Lakes region, in […]

Tanzania: Quton Moves to Reassure Farmers On UK 91 Cotton Seeds

3 Nov

allAfrica (November 3, 2014) | Tanzania Quton Seed Company Limited has sent a team of experts […]

Africa: Boosting Africa’s Seed Sector – the Need for an Integrated Approach

3 Nov

allAfrica (November 3, 2014) | A new comprehensive programme on Integrated Seed Sector Development for Africa […]

Zimbabwe: Grain Revolution – Finger Millet and Livelihood Transformation in Rural Zimbabwe

3 Nov

allAfrica (November 3, 2014) | Food shortages are the root cause of poverty in Zimbabwe’s Gutu […]

Nigeria: vitamin A cassava – a game changer

31 Oct

allAfrica (October 31, 2014) | The bio-fortified cassava which is rich in vitamin A is becoming […]

Rwanda: report shows limited access to agric loans

31 Oct

allAfrica (October 31, 2014) | A new report shows that inadequate access to loans by farmers […]

Nigeria: FG to boost mechanised farming in Zamfara with N144 million

30 Oct

allAfrica (October 30, 2014) | To strengthen and guarantee farmers’ access to mechanised equipment in Zamfara […]

Rwanda, Burundi receive funds to help scale up wheat production

30 Oct

allAfrica (October 30, 2014) | Rwanda and Burundi have received a $300,000 grant to help scale […]

Nigeria: Ministry of agric, boI partner on cassava intervention fund

29 Oct

allAfrica (October 29, 2014) | Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has signed a Memorandum […]

Kenya: fertiliser plant to be opened in two years

28 Oct

allAfrica (October 28, 2014) | The Sh8 billion fertiliser factory to be put up in Eldoret […]

Four in one – New discovery on pest fruit flies

28 Oct

allAfrica (October 28, 2014) | Four of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are actually one […]

Zimbabwe: tomatoes dominate agricultural produce sales

27 Oct

allAfrica (October 27, 2014) | Tomatoes dominated agricultural produce sales for the month of August, earning […]

Nigeria: GES – strong lessons from cocoa farmers, dealers, others

27 Oct

allAfrica (October 27, 2014) | The Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES), introduced to ease access to fertilisers, […]

Africa: Green Revolution in Africa – How to make banks listen to farmers, by World Bank Chief

24 Oct

allAfrica (October 24, 2014) | The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) recently released […]

Rwanda: over 1200 vulnerable families to get cows

24 Oct

allAfrica (October 24, 2014) | At least 1,230 vulnerable families in the Southern Province are set […]

Nigeria: Government to establish N13.6 billion rice mills, cassava processing plants

24 Oct

allAfrica (October 24, 2014) | The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on […]

Zimbabwe: livestock policy on the cards

23 Oct

The Herald (October 23, 2014) | Government is formulating a livestock policy to help boost the […]

Kenya: tickborne diseases, high costs frustrate animal agriculture

23 Oct

The Star (October 23, 2014) | Tickborne diseases are some of the main challenges livestock farmers […]

Zimbabwe: Zim imports 90 000 tonnes of fertiliser

22 Oct

allAfrica (October 22, 2014) | Zimbabwe has imported an estimated 90 000 metric tonnes of fertiliser […]

Zimbabwe: producers hike seed maize prices

22 Oct

allAfrica (October 22, 2014) | Seed maize processing companies have increased the price of the commodity […]

Tanzania: Jica’s project helps smallholder farmers increase productivity

21 Oct

allAfrica (October 21, 2014) | A joyous woman rice farmer from upcountry. The Japanese government through […]

Ethiopia: a solution for the next big super grain?

20 Oct

allAfrica (October 20, 2014) |Teff, used as a primary ingredient to prepare injera, has for long […]

Kenya: societies told to insure coffee to avoid losses for farmers

17 Oct

allAfrica (October 17, 2014) | A chief agronomist in the Agriculture ministry has advised coffee cooperative […]

Malawi: technobrain automates fleet management system at Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture

17 Oct

allAfrica (October 17, 2014) | TechnoBrain has started operating an Automated Fleet Management Information System at […]

Rwanda: irrigation will revitalise Rwanda’s agriculture

17 Oct

allAfrica (October 17, 2014) | Yet another exciting event is taking place in our beautiful and […]

East Africa: invest more in agro sector urges COMESA

15 Oct

allAfrica (October 15, 2014) | The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has called […]

Kenya: firms urged to produce more seeds

15 Oct

allAfrica (October 15, 2014) | Seed companies have been urged to produce hybrid seeds for the […]

Zambia: classified grain buyers jump FRA deadline

15 Oct

allAfrica (October 15, 2014) | Classified grain buyers are still active in the maize market despite […]

Africa: Burundi, Eritrea, East Timor top global hunger index

13 Oct

CNBC Africa (October 13, 2014) | Sixteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi the […]

Zambia lifts ban on maize export

13 Oct

The Southern Times (October 13, 2014) | Lusaka – Zambia has opened maize export after registering […]

Africa: AU organizes forum to tackle toxic fungal metabolites

9 Oct

allAfrica (October 9, 2014) | A three-day partnership forum that aims at reducing the harmful effects […]

Nigeria: manure fertilizer increases antibiotic resistance

9 Oct

allAfrica (October 9, 2014) | Treating dairy cows and other farm animals with antibiotics and then […]

Corporates can bet on farmer producer companies to hedge agriculture production risks: ISAP

8 Oct

India Times (October 8, 2014) | New Delhi – Farmer producer companies (FPOs) can become attractive […]

Uganda: Museveni urges investors on agricultural insurance

8 Oct

allAfrica (October 8, 2014) | President Museveni has called on investors to channel more investments into […]

Rwanda: low output hurts pyrethrum processors as farmers shun crop

8 Oct

allAfrica (October 8, 2014) | There is need for joint efforts to increase pyrethrum production in […]

Kenya: farmers to receive mobile soil testing services

7 Oct

allAfrica (October 7, 2014) | Symbion House in Karen, Nairobi is home to the offices of […]

Kenya: value chain approach to smallholder modern agribusiness

6 Oct

allAfrica (October 6, 2014) | Agribusiness has received a lot of eminence in the recent past […]

Ethiopia: USAID provides farmers’ cooperatives with post-harvest tools

6 Oct

allAfrica (October 6, 2014) | The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development […]

Nigeria : Agriculture gains prominence as economy shifts from oil dominance

3 Oct

Leadership (October 3, 2014) | As Nigeria celebrates 54 years of independence, stakeholders are optimistic that […]

EU fish farming methods to help African food insecurity

3 Oct

allAfrica (October 3, 2014) | Marine researchers hope that fish farming – the process of raising […]

The role of seed in Africa’s agricultural revolution

3 Oct

allAfrica (October 3, 2014) | Interview – Joe DeVries, Director for the Program for Africa’s Seeds […]

Rwanda: IPRC-Gishari adopts SMS controlled wireless irrigation system

2 Oct

allAfrica (October 2, 2014) | Gishari Integrated Polytechnic Regional School (IPRC) has started an SMS-controlled Wireless […]

Wasp ‘SWAT team’ to the rescue of Indonesian cassava crop

2 Oct

Business Insider (October 2, 2014) | An “eco-friendly SWAT team” of 2,000 tiny wasps was released […]

Tanzania: AGRA initiative to benefit small holder farmers

2 Oct

allAfrica (October 2, 2014) | Small-scale farmers stand to benefit from a five-year reform initiative aimed […]

Nigeria: Oyo to construct ultra-modern silo for farmers

1 Oct

allAfrica (October 1, 2014) | In its efforts to eradicate post harvest loss in agricultural production […]

Averting crop catastrophe

1 Oct

TheLand (October 1, 2014) | A nasty part of crop production is that in terms of […]

Kenya: Koskei outlines Ministry’s plans to improve the livestock sector

1 Oct

allAfrica (October 1, 2014) | Livestock diseases free zones will be created across the country to […]

Aflotoxine: Ecowas Commission/Iita launches Aflasafe Project for Gambia

30 Sep

allAfrica (September 30, 2014) | The principal programme officer and head of the agriculture division at […]

Expensive cup o’joe? Blame coffee farm rust fungus

30 Sep

National Science Foundation (September 30, 2014) | To find answers, scientists study ecological complexity of Mexican, […]

Tiny wasps deployed to kill crop-eating pests

30 Sep

Aljazeera (September 30, 2014) | Indonesia’s cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of […]

Tanzania: NBS urges more effective agricultural data collection

29 Sep

allAfrica (September 29, 2014) | The Agriculture Sector Lead Ministries (ASLMs) have been urged to make […]

Ethiopia: weed invades most grazing land in Afar

29 Sep

allAfrica (September 29, 2014) | Prosopis juliflora, an invasive weed, is posing a threat in Afar […]

Raising agriculture’s IQ in pursuit of a climate-smart future

29 Sep

Devex (September 29, 2014) | By Bruce Campbell – After years of fighting a losing battle […]

Workshop on major rice pests and diseases held at Punjab Agricultural University

26 Sep

The times of India (September 26, 2014) | A two-day review and planning workshop on ‘Major […]

Kenya: state set to increase semen stores to boost dairy breeds ruto

25 Sep

allAfrica (September 25, 2014) | The government will open semen storage stores in Meru, Nyandarua and […]

Rwanda: tame deadly cassava disease urgently

25 Sep

allAfrica (September 25, 2014) | A viral disease, cassava brown streak disease, which has ravaged cassava […]

Farming and science ‘vital for sustained development’

24 Sep

BBC (September 24, 2014) | Scientific advances can help “climate-proof” farming systems around the globe, especially […]

Flooding risk from climate change, country by country

24 Sep

The New York Times (September 24, 2014) | If global carbon emissions and sea levels are […]

Ghana: Gapto seeks private sector financing of agriculture

24 Sep

allAfrica (September 24, 2014) | Agriculture is a major employer of the Ghanaian population, but access […]

Nigeria Industrial Bank plans to support rice sector with $79 million rice intervention fund

23 Sep

Oryza (September 23, 2014) | The Bank of Industries (BOI) in Nigeria is collaborating with the […]

How to equip farmers for climate change

23 Sep

CNN (September 23, 2014) | This week in New York, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening […]

Tanzania: fishermen to benefit from localised weather stations

22 Sep

allAfrica (September 22, 2014) | Wading into the deep sea will no longer be a hit […]

Uganda: as Uganda heats up, pests and disease flourish to attack its top export crop

19 Sep

allAfrica (September 19, 2014) | When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring […]

Nigeria: Afgri drives local collateral management

19 Sep

allAfrica (September 19, 2014) | AFGRI, the leading agricultural solutions and industrial foods company, said it […]

Kenya: poor seeds cause of food shortage, Agriculture PS says

19 Sep

allAfrica (September 19, 2014) | The food shortage facing the country is a result of farmers […]

Monsoon deficit to affect rabi crops: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

18 Sep

The Economic Times (September 18, 2014) | New Delhi: Planting of wheat this season could see […]

Namibia: rehabilitating rainwater boosts agriculture

18 Sep

allAfrica (September 18, 2014) | Is it profitable to rehabilitate rainwater on farms in semi-arid Namibia? […]

Zimbabwe: Vet Deptpartement bans livestock movement in Masvingo

18 Sep

allAfrica (September 18, 2014) | The Department of Veterinary Services has banned livestock for this year’s […]

Namibia: EU avails N$1.8 million to support rangeland marketing development

17 Sep

allAfrica (September 17, 2014) | The Rangeland and Marketing Development Support Project has been announced here […]

Nigeria: NACCIMA holds session on agriculture value chain

17 Sep

allAfrica (September 17, 2014) | The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture […]

Africa: ethiopian wins Yara award

17 Sep

allAfrica (September 17, 2014) | The Yara Prize 2014 honors food and nutrition security and the […]

Rwanda tags irrigation for better yields

16 Sep

allAfrica (September 16, 2014) | Rwanda wants better agriculture productivity to ensure food security. This is […]

Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India’s bread basket

16 Sep

Reuters (September 16, 2014) | Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are […]

Nigeria: NAIC partners Kwara on agriculture risk management services

16 Sep

allAfrica (September 16, 2014) | The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has expressed its desire to […]

The Netherlands works with India to set up 10 centres of agriculture excellence

15 Sep

The Economic Times (September 15, 2014) | The Netherlands is working with India to set up […]

Nigeria: private sector to drive new rice, cassava mills

15 Sep

allAfrica (September 15, 2014) | The ten integrated rice mills and six cassava processing mills approved […]

‘Extreme events’ from climate change could threaten global rice production warns IRRI scientists

12 Sep

Oryza (September 12, 2014) | Climate change presents an additional burden on the world’s agricultural and […]

Nigeria, Kenya sign MoU on agribusiness development

12 Sep

allAfrica (September 12, 2014) | The Federal Government on Friday in Nairobi signed a Memorandum of […]

Kenya: county herds risk livestock diseases

12 Sep

allAfrica (September 12, 2014) | A veterinary association has expressed its concern over the spread of […]

Pheromone traps for pest control

11 Sep

The Hindu (September 11, 2014) | Farmers in Kerala can look forward to reducing their dependence […]

Gambia: we need data analysis of measurements done by rain guages, not commonsense opinions

11 Sep

allAfrica (September 11, 2014) | There is still an inconclusive debate whether we are faced with […]

Kenya signs pact for 15,000 metric fertiliser plant

11 Sep

allAfrica (September 11, 2014) | Kenya has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toyota Tsusho Corporation […]

Technology is changing the face of agriculture

10 Sep

The Grand Island Independent (September 10, 2014) | For 100 years, the Cooperative Extension Service has […]

African green revolution could hike carbon emissions

10 Sep

allAfrica (September 10, 2014) | Innovation in African agriculture could – unlike other green revolutions – […]

Kenya: young scientists can help increase agriculture production

10 Sep

allAfrica (September 10, 2014) | African governments and universities should nurture young scientists so that they […]

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University grads train farmers in pest control

9 Sep

The Times of India (September 9, 2014) | A team of seven students from the Tamil […]

Kenya: reduced rains affect food security in Kenya

9 Sep

allAfrica (September 9, 2014) | Below average rains, increased food prices and conflicts, have contributed to […]

Cameroon: cocoa production – investment sector worth embracing

9 Sep

allAfrica (September 9, 2014) | There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel […]

Ghana hold dialogue on extension services delivery

8 Sep

allAfrica (September 8, 2014) | A policy dialogue sponsored by Trust Africa on extensions services delivery […]

Cotton crop in Malwa belt under threat of suffering huge loss due to heavy rain

8 Sep

The Hindustan Times (September 8, 2014) | The incessant and heavy rain on Thursday and Friday, […]

India: Government to introduce farm income insurance scheme

5 Sep

The Economic Time (September 5, 2014) | India – The government plans to introduce Farm Income […]

From Ghana to South Africa, the future looks promising for Africa’s agro-entrepreneurs

5 Sep

allAfrica (September 5, 2014) | After a few hectic days at the African Green Revolution Forum, […]

Africa: Kufuor calls for change way africa farmers practice agriculture

5 Sep

allAfrica (September 5, 2014) | Former Ghanaian President, John Kufuor, has called for a change in […]

Angola: Minister highlights importance of fertilizers

4 Sep

allAfrica (September 4, 2014) | The production of fertilizers from agro-minerals is crucial in the country […]

Kenya: cattle to be vaccinated

4 Sep

allAfrica (September 4, 2014) | The Ministry of Livestock will vaccinate more than 6,000 animals for […]

Ethiopia: Prof Tekalign Mamo receives the Yara Prize 2014

4 Sep

allAfrica (September 4, 2014) | Professor Tekalign Mamo received the Yra Prize 2014 on Tuesday in […]

Ethiopia: new report reveals rising risk of “failed seasons”

3 Sep

allAfrica (September 3, 2014) | Report also highlights opportunities for innovation as climate change puts new […]

Ethiopia: addressing climate change key to increasing agricultural productivity

3 Sep

allAfrica (September 3, 2014) | The 2014 African Agriculture Status Report (AASR) highlights the importance of […]

Africa’s farmers face ‘failed seasons’ risks

2 Sep

BBC News (September 2, 2014) | Many small-scale farmers across Africa face the threat from “failed […]

Record crops spur exits from agriculture investment funds

2 Sep

Reuters (September 2, 2014) | The investment binge in U.S. agriculture funds has ended as record […]

Africans’ land rights at risk as new agricultural trend sweeps continent

2 Sep

AllAfrica (September 2, 2014) | Agriculture in Africa is in urgent need of investment. Nearly 550 […]

Africa needs to make agriculture create wealth not just food

29 Aug

Reuters (August 29, 2014) | Nancy Njeri lugs a sack of fresh coffee berries to a […]

Tanzania: WB grant pushes to boost agriculture, tame poverty

29 Aug

allAfrica (August 29, 2014) | The country’s agriculture sector will get 60 million US dollars (about […]

Ethiopia: sugar project aims to boost power production

29 Aug

allAfrica (August 29, 2014) | Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious project to grow more sugar […]

Nigerian engineers partner IITA to halt devastation by weeds

28 Aug

BusinessDay (August 28, 2014) |Efforts to control weeds in cassava farms received a boost recently with […]

Gambia: The rise of CFA over the dalasis hampers our business’ says livestock owners at fass livestock selling point

28 Aug

allAfrica (August 28, 2014) | Cattle dealers in Fass have lamented the appreciation of the CFA […]

Nigeria: how to tackle cassava weed problems

27 Aug

allAfrica (August 27, 2014) | Dr Alfred Dixon, an expert on weed management, has urged farmers […]

Climate change may disrupt global food system within a decade, World Bank says

27 Aug

The Sydney Morning Herald (August 27, 2014) | The world is headed “down a dangerous path” […]

Climate change to ‘severely impact’ growth in South Asia

27 Aug

DW (August 27, 2014) | As more extreme weather hits South Asia, the effects of climate […]

Tanzania: fertilizer supplier to train farmers on best farming practices

26 Aug

allAfrica (August 26, 2014) | A global fertilizer supplier that has ventured into Tanzania’s lucrative farm […]

Malawi government flaunts maize ban amid massive pilferage

26 Aug

Nyasa Times (August 26, 2014) | The Malawi government has reminded the business sector of a […]

Sustainable tech in Africa: 10 lessons from a cassava company

26 Aug

The Guardian (August 26, 2014) | To understand the potential impact of sustainable technologies and why […]

Understanding crop risk management

25 Aug

Stock & Land (August 25, 2014) | While technology means farmers can have pricing information at […]

Nanotechnology in agriculture

25 Aug

Nanowerk (August 25, 2014) | Nanotechnology applications are currently being researched, tested and in some cases […]

Gambia: Siffoe Poultry farm manager calls for more investment on livestock production

25 Aug

allAfrica (August 25, 2014) | Amadou Demba, poultry farm manager at Siffoe Kombo in South West […]

Nigeria: building a viable economy through agriculture

22 Aug

Leadership (August 22, 2014) | Agriculture was the mainstay of the Nigeria economy, before Nigeria joined […]

Kenya: tea factory leads 3,000 farmers to fight climate change

22 Aug

allAfrica (August 22, 2014) | Abraham Fundi, a tea farmer in Embu County, is fighting a […]

Africa: ambitious effort to confront Africa’s soil health crisis

22 Aug

allAfrica (August 22, 2014) | New report from AGRA also finds increased access to fertilizers helping […]

Protecting produce: ten African countries get biosecurity investment

21 Aug

The Guardian (August 21, 2014) | An Australia-Africa initiative is sowing nearly $1m in training, mentoring […]

Zimbabwe: high costs of inputs affect soya bean farmers

21 Aug

allAfrica (August 21, 2014) | High costs of agricultural inputs are affecting soya bean farmers who […]

Australia: Producers talk post-drought strategies

20 Aug

TheLand (August 20, 2014) | More than 50 producers, many of them weaner specialists and crossbreeders, […]

Nigeria loses 351,000 hectares of land to desertification

20 Aug

allAfrica (August 20, 2014) | The Federal government has disclosed that the country was losing about […]

Kenya: new innovation of milling maize with the cobs

19 Aug

allAfrica (August 19, 2014) | The culture of threshing maize grains and throwing away the cob […]

Zimbabwe: world demand boon for local cotton farmers

18 Aug

allAfrica (August 18, 2014) | Cotton farmers in Zimbabwe are expected to benefit from the anticipated […]

Tanzania: farmers urged to uproot infected coffee trees

15 Aug

allAfrica (August 15, 2014) | Coffee farmers in Kagera Region have been advised to uproot and […]

Uganda: counterfeit seed dealers to be blacklisted

15 Aug

allAfrica (August 15, 2014) | Seed companies, agro-dealers, and service providers have welcomed Transparency International (TI)’s […]

Rwanda: government unveils 50% subsidy to promote irrigation

15 Aug

allAfrica (August 15, 2014) | Farmers engaged in food and export-oriented agriculture will benefit from a […]

Ghana: How Ghana’s research institute is tackling cocoa diseases, pests

14 Aug

allAfrica (August 14, 2014) | Cocoa is a very important cash crop in Ghana and is […]

Food giant Kellogg announces efforts to battle climate change

14 Aug

The Des Moines Register (August 14, 2014) | Cereal and snacks giant Kellogg Company said Wednesday […]

Cambodia sees 20 pct decline in cassava export in 6 months

14 Aug

GlobalPost (August 14, 2014) | Cambodia had exported 226,000 tons of fresh and dry cassava in […]

U.S. soybean yields have more upside risk than corn

14 Aug

Reuters (August 13, 2014) | The latest crop yield updates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Nigeria’s cocoa prices fall as mold reduces bean quality

14 Aug

allAfrica (August 13, 2014) | Cocoa prices offered the nation’s farmers declined as mold induced by […]

Rwanda: new project seeks to mitigate effects of climate change

13 Aug

allAfrica (August 13, 2014) | Women, youth and other vulnerable groups are set to benefit from […]

Gambia: agriculture and public-private partnership

13 Aug

allAfrica (August 13, 2014) | The Agriculture minister has recently engaged the private sector soliciting their […]

What are pesticides, and why do we use them on the farm?

12 Aug

Huffington Post (August 12, 2014) | When people talk about using chemicals on the farm, oftentimes […]

Kenya: tolerant maize seed released

12 Aug

allAfrica (August 12, 2014) | An institute has released a new seed variety to curb the […]

Kenya: maize disease to cut grain harvest

11 Aug

allAfrica (August 11, 2014) | The country’s annual maize production is expected to fall due to […]

Gambia: climate change and agriculture

11 Aug

allAfrica (August 11, 2014) | We are now in August; the month that should have symbolized […]

Nigeria: weeds most challenging constraint to cassava farming

11 Aug

allAfrica (August 11, 2014) | Young farmers have identified devastations by weeds as the most challenging […]

Uganda: agriculture insurance is good for Uganda

8 Aug

allAfrica (August 8, 2014) | Agriculture in Africa is widely considered a riskier option than other […]

Food, farming and antibiotics: a health challenge for business

7 Aug

The Guardian (August 7, 2014) | Supply chain hub – The miracle drug of the 20th […]

World food prices hit six-month low in July: FAO

7 Aug

Reuters (August 7, 2014) | Global food prices hit a six-month low in July led mainly […]

Zambia: farm risks also need insurance

6 Aug

allAfrica (August 6, 2014) |’No farmer, no food, no future’ is the slogan of the Zambia […]

Nigeria: heavy rain delay cocoa harvest

6 Aug

allAfrica (August 6, 2014) | Heavy rainfall and poor sunshine across Nigeria’s eastern cocoa-growing region of […]

Ethiopia calls for climate smart agriculture in Africa

6 Aug

allAfrica (August 6, 2014) | Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn calls on African leaders to launch […]

Centre convenes state agriculture secretaries meet next week

5 Aug

The Economic Times (August 5, 2014) | New Delhi: The Centre has convened a meeting of […]

Asia agribusiness giants tie up to boost China-Australia trade

5 Aug

Channel News Asia (August 5, 2014) | Three of Asia’s leading agribusinesses have joined iron ore […]

MIT study links climate change, air pollution and decreasing food supplies

4 Aug

Blue and green tomorrow (August 4, 2014) | MIT research published in the journal Nature Climate […]

Climate change increases risk of crop yield slowdown in next 20 years

4 Aug

Click Green (August 4, 2014) | The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over […]

Sorghum research in Africa may bring solutions for farmers in the USA

1 Aug

High Plains MidWest Ag Journal (August 1, 2014) | American researchers from several universities are hoping […]

Assistance for Indonesia to boost sustainable fisheries production

31 Jul

Worldfishing.net (July 31, 2014) | Indonesia is to use a US$47.4 million World Bank loan to […]

Experts meet in Accra to deal with plant pest

31 Jul

Business Ghana (July 31, 2014) | Sub-Saharan Africa spends more than US $ 1.2 billion annually […]

Zimbabwe: realising Zimbabwe’s rice promise

31 Jul

allAfrica.com (July 31, 2014) | Zimbabwe is set to embark on an ambitious programme to boost […]

Iteris, Satshot partner to deliver precision ag weather/imagery

30 Jul

Agprofessional.com (July 30, 2014) | Iteris, Inc., a provider of intelligent traffic management and weather information […]

India’s agriculture mantra should be ‘per drop, more crop’: PM Modi at ICAR

30 Jul

First Post (July 30, 2014) | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke of his government’s […]

Generating a genome to feed the world: African rice sequenced

29 Jul

Science Daily (July 29, 2014) | An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of […]

Agriculture takes a beating in Henan province

29 Jul

CCTV (July 29, 2014) | In central China’s Henan Province, the drought is one of the […]

Typhoon-caused agricultural losses hit US$17.03 million as of Friday

25 Jul

Focus Taiwan (July 25, 2014) | Agricultural losses in Taiwan caused by Typhoon Matmo reached NT$510.14 […]

Niger develops a national database on floods

25 Jul

Prevention Web (July 25, 2014) | Through the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, the […]

African agriculture’s new front line

24 Jul

Forbes (July 24, 2014) | Plastic water canisters are lined up in long queues outside the […]

Nigeria: ensuring high food safety standards in Nigeria with HACCP

24 Jul

All Africa (July 24, 2014) | Recent events have underlined the importance of food safety in […]

Aon reports 2014 disaster losses about 50% than 10 year average

23 Jul

Claims Journal (July 23, 2014) | Insured losses from global natural disasters during the six-month period […]

Are ‘neonic’ pesticides killing bees?

25 Jun

The Globe and Mail (June 25, 2014) | Dan Davidson has seen his share of dead […]

Crops Improve Despite Isolated Flooding

24 Jun

Agriculture.com (June 24, 2014) | The corn and soybean crop continued to improve this past week, […]

Business leaders say climate change threatens economy

24 Jun

CBS News (June 24, 2014) | While the impact of climate change typically draws environmentalists and […]

Corn farming in the midwest heavily taxes water resources and supply

23 Jun

The Guardian (June 23, 2014) | Fertilizer runoff is causing nitrogen pollution, groundwater supplies are depleting […]

Netherlands Burma Water Management Cooperation to Address Challenges, Boost Trade

23 Jun

The Irrawaddy (June 23, 2014) | Burma and the Netherlands resumed water management cooperation in 2013 […]

Nigeria to Benefit From N79 Billion World Bank Credit for Agriculture, Water

23 Jun

All Africa (June 21, 2014) | The facility is to help improve farmers’ access to irrigation […]

US says ‘science’ should settle trans-Atlantic food trade rules

19 Jun

Deutsche Welle (June 19,2014) | The rules governing food imports are up for grabs in US-EU […]

GM canola plantings to rise

19 Jun

The Land (June 19, 2014) | There has been a big increase in sales of Roundup […]

Food Prices Rise During Severe Drought

18 Jun

NBC (June 17) | Food prices are rising as California is seeing its driest year on […]

Scientists plot to defeat cowpea pests

18 Apr

Business Ghana (April 18, 2014) | Cowpea is considered the most important food grain legume in […]

Sri Lanka rubber growers hit by plunging prices

18 Apr

Lanka Business Online (April 18, 2014) | Sri Lanka’s rubber growers are being hit by falling […]

Farmers seeking heat relief signal Brazil climate peril

17 Apr

Bloomberg (April 17, 2014) | Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers […]

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker-assisted breeding

17 Apr

Washington Post (April 17, 2014) | Alan Krivanek, a tomato breeder for Monsanto, dons a white […]

China alerted by serious soil pollution, vows better protection

17 Apr

People’s Daily (April 17, 2014) | Under the smoggy sky, another environment hazard is brought into […]

Economic consequences of foot-and-mouth disease

15 Apr

Medical Xpress (April 15, 2014) | Students gather around picnic tables under giant oaks at the […]

Asia drought strains tea producers, stirs talk of price hikes

15 Apr

NBC News (April 15, 2014) | A long dry season has left Asia’s premier tea-growing regions […]

Cocoa farms in West Africa threatened by new gold rush

14 Apr

Food World News (April 14, 2014) | A month ago, Bouafu Kouassi dug a neat circular […]

Global coffee consumption outstrips production in 2013

14 Apr

Business Standard (April 14, 2014) | The global coffee market is heading towards a supply deficit […]

Australia: Growers suffer effects of Cyclone Ita

14 Apr

FreshPlaza (April 14, 2014) | Northern Queensland is clearing up after Cyclone Ita brought winds of […]

Florida’s orange production declining

11 Apr

The Crescent-News (April 11, 2014) | This year’s Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest […]

Seeding success in India turns coconut dust into gold

10 Apr

Phys.org (April 10, 2014) | Coconut dust may not be fairy dust, but in southern India, […]

Rains arrive in time for Brazil corn, but not soy

10 Apr

Agrimoney (April 10, 2014) | Brazil’s weather improved last month in time to boost hopes for […]

Lime prices soar; shortage squeezes consumers

10 Apr

Tampa Tribune (April 10, 2014) | Organizers of the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival ordered 10,000 limes […]

Latest storms and rainy weather could cost Argentina 3 million tons of soybeans

9 Apr

MercoPress (April 9, 2014) | Farmers organizations estimate that the latest rainfall has meant the loss […]

Birds in the trees benefit coffee crops

8 Apr

ABC Science (April 8, 2014) | When trees and crops share the same land, both agriculture […]

Looming drought in Syria puts millions at risk

8 Apr

Voice of America (April 8, 2014) | The World Food Program is warning a looming drought […]

Nigeria clashes between Fulani herdsmen and vigilantes kill 72

8 Apr

Reuters (April 7, 2014) | Clashes in northwest Nigeria between suspected Fulani cattle rustlers mounted on […]

Pork production slashed amid hog virus outbreak

7 Apr

Japan Times (April 7, 2014) | The most deadly outbreak of a hog virus in 18 […]

Drought begins to bite in Sri Lanka

4 Apr

IRIN News (April 4, 2014) | Sri Lanka has had six months of drought and could […]

Bumblebee species in Europe in danger of extinction, may result to $30 bn agricultural crisis: Study

4 Apr

Tech Times (April 4, 2014) | A new report published by the International Union for Conservation […]

Global food prices rise 2.3% in March: FAO

3 Apr

The Hindu (April 3, 2014) | Global food prices rose to a 10-month high in March […]

Fruit growers continue to battle invasive fly

3 Apr

WMUK (April 3, 2014) | Most people have seen an overripe peach or banana succumb to […]

Rains destroy crops in central India

2 Apr

Turkish Press (April 2, 2014) | Unseasonal early April rains and hailstorms have destroyed crops in […]

Rapidly mutating wheat stem rust keeps scientists on their toes

2 Apr

IRIN News (April 2, 2014) | Outbreaks of a deadly fungal disease in wheat crops in […]

Space tech provides Africa’s first Islamic insurance for herders

1 Apr

Agence France-Presse (April 1, 2014) | The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how […]

Rwanda fights potato taste in coffee

1 Apr

AllAfrica (April 1, 2014) | A two-day Symposium was recently held in Kigali to find ways […]

The small but mighty chickpea

31 Mar

Phys.org (March 31, 2014) | Bumping along the dirt roads of rural southeastern Turkey in a […]

Drought in Haiti ravages crops for farmers

28 Mar

Washington Post (March 28, 2014) | Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on […]

Cattle-rustling and the politics of business in Kenya

27 Mar

IRIN News (March 27, 2014) | Cattle raiding in Kenya is often viewed in the legitimizing […]

Zimbabwe: Dipping chemicals shortage

27 Mar

AllAfrica (March 27, 2014) | A shortage of dipping chemicals is affecting control of livestock diseases […]

Mobile app provides weather forecasts for Rwandan coffee farmers

27 Mar

Phys.org (March 27, 2014) | A mobile app created by a start-up company at ESA’s business […]

Good global agri practices being replicated in India now

26 Mar

Business Standard (March 26, 2014) | The global best practices are now making an entry into […]

Warning of UK cider drought as flood hit apple orchards

26 Mar

Western Morning News (March 26, 2014) | Cider experts have warned that winter flooding has wiped […]

Brazil drought brews trouble for coffee farms

25 Mar

Al Jazeera (March 25, 2014) | Hugo Brito frowns as he examines berries plucked from a […]

Cattle scab: Northern Ireland farmers urged to be vigilant

24 Mar

BBC News (March 24, 2014) | Cattle scab, also known as psoroptic mange, is caused by […]

An expensive bowl of rice

24 Mar

Manila Bulletin (March 24, 2014) | The Philippines has always protected its rice farmers against foreign […]

Computerization of swine monitoring nears fruition

21 Mar

Business Mirror (March 21, 2014) | A project that will develop a computer-aided remote expert (CARE) […]

Chile: Onion producers have new techniques for sustainable crops

20 Mar

FreshPlaza (March 20, 2014) | A team of researchers from the Faculty of Agronomy of the […]

Maize buyers lose Rs 50 a quintal due to multiple intermediaries: KPMG

20 Mar

Business Standard (March 20, 2014) | India’s maize sector, which includes the poultry feed segment, stands […]

Niger: Two million animals vaccinated

20 Mar

Thomson Reuters Foundation (March 20, 2014) | “By reducing the risk of an epidemic, we are […]

UK price rise exposes failure to prepare for food and fuel shocks

19 Mar

The Guardian (March 19, 2014) | Just as the world becomes more uncertain, Britain has left […]

Insurance Companies may take Rs 100-crore hit from Maharashtra hailstorms: AIC

19 Mar

Economic Times (March 19, 2014) | State-run Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC) today said the […]

Research reveals true value of cover crops to farmers, environment

18 Mar

Penn State News (March 18, 2014) | Planting cover crops in rotation between cash crops — […]

Let’s sing the praises of taxonomists, who help us make sense of our world

13 Mar

The Guardian (March 13, 2014) | As with musicians, painters, poets, philosophers, sportspeople and possibly those […]

In the pastures of Colombia, cows, crops and timber coexist

13 Mar

Yale Environment 360 (March 13, 2014) | Over the last two decades, cattle rancher Carlos Hernando […]

Rising global temperatures threaten world coffee production

12 Mar

Business Standard (March 12, 2014) | Changing climatic conditions and rising global temperatures are likely to […]

Rains spell doom for watermelon farmers

12 Mar

The New Indian Express (March 12, 2014) | Untimely rains across the district in quick succession […]

1,230 hectares of banana plantations damaged by windstorms in the Canary Islands

12 Mar

Fresh Plaza (March 12, 2014) | On 23 and 24 January, strong winds hit the Canarian […]

No respite from rain, hailstorm in Saurashtra

10 Mar

The Times of India (March 10, 2014) Weather remained unsettled in Saurasthra for the second day […]

Tanzania opens up more grazing land to drought-hit herders

10 Mar

AllAfrica (March 10, 2014) Tanzania’s government is planning to open up special grazing areas for nomadic […]

Toxic mangoes to flood Hyderabad markets

7 Mar

The Times of India (March 7, 2014) | Mango lovers are in for a big disappointment […]

Bills mount as Prairie grain sits in bin

6 Mar

Brandon Sun (March 6, 2014) | Canada’s grain-supply boom is turning into a bust for farmers […]

Drought pushes milk prices up

6 Mar

New Vision (March 6, 2014) | The four-month long dry spell that has hit most parts […]

Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

5 Mar

Business Standard (March 5, 2014) | Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent […]

Malaysia: Track and trace identification system for Durian

5 Mar

Fresh Plaza (March 5, 2014) | The Agriculture and Agro-based Industries has launched a track and […]

Ukraine turmoil hasn’t finished with agriculture markets

5 Mar

Agrimoney (March 5, 2014) | There is hope of containment, at least, with talks between Moscow […]

Growing reliance on fewer crops will increase risk of drought and disease

4 Mar

The Guardian (March 4, 2014) | The world food supply has grown increasingly dependent on a […]

Coffee Stays Near Two-Year Peak, Underpinned By Drought Fears

4 Mar

Fox Business (March 4, 2014) | Arabica coffee futures stayed close to the prior session’s two-year […]

Drought cruels national exports but grain gain spares more pain

4 Mar

The Australian (March 4, 2014) | The severe drought that has pushed farms in northern Australia […]

Zanzibar cassava yields up

3 Mar

East African Business Week (March 3, 2014) | Fishing is an important aspect to most island […]

Under chronic stress, Niger farmers are losing ground

3 Mar

IRIN News (March 3, 2014) | Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous […]

Kenya: Six Hurt As Farmers, Herders Fight in Lamu

28 Feb

All Africa (Feb. 28, 2014) | Six people were injured yesterday during a confrontation between farmers […]

Cyprus water plan: peace pipeline or Trojan Horse?

28 Feb

Associated Press (Feb. 28, 2014) | Mehmet Eligon points to a yellow patch of grass on […]

New threat to Brazil’s breadbasket: a pesky caterpillar

27 Feb

Reuters (Feb. 27, 2014) | Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from […]

China’s smog suffocating agriculture?

27 Feb

UPI (Feb. 27, 2014) | China’s air pollution is putting the country’s agriculture sector at risk, […]

Australian PM unveils drought assistant package

26 Feb

Authint Mail (Feb. 26, 2014) | Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby […]

Japan: Government to offer emergency subsidies to farmers devastated by snowstorm

25 Feb

JDP (Feb. 25, 2014) | Farmers, whose greenhouses and farmlands have been damaged by the snow […]

Ghana: Cashew farmers call for regulatory price body

25 Feb

GhanaWeb (Feb. 25, 2014) | Cashew has become one of the leading cash crops in the […]

11 Vietnam provinces report bird flu outbreaks

24 Feb

Thanh Nien (Feb. 24, 2014) | Eleven provinces around the country have reported outbreaks of bird […]

Live export deaths total almost 15,000 with Middle East the deadliest route

24 Feb

News Limited (Feb. 24, 2014) | Almost 15,000 cattle and sheep died during live animal transportation […]

Extreme Cold, Falling Crop Prices Blamed For Rural Economic Slowdown

24 Feb

Investing.com (Feb. 24, 2014) | The rural economy shrunk for the first time since September 2012. […]

Measures introduced to help Thai farmers

20 Feb

Pattaya Mail (Feb. 20, 2014) | Thai farmers and rice mill operators in cooperation have introduced […]

South Korea Bans Pork Imports from Poland over African Swine Fever

20 Feb

The Pig Site (Feb. 20, 2014) | South Korea placed an import ban Thursday (20 February) […]

China confirms bird flu, goat plague cases

19 Feb

The Peninsula (Feb. 19, 2014) | The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed outbreaks of H5N1 bird […]

Cameroon seeks to create first commodities exchange in French-speaking Africa

19 Feb

Business in Cameroon (Feb. 19, 2014) | Cameroonian Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana and […]

Namibia: Foot-and-Mouth Contained in Zambezi

19 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 19, 2014) | The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry says it has successfully […]

China confirms H5N1, goat plague cases

18 Feb

Global Times (Feb. 18, 2014) | The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Tuesday confirmed outbreaks of […]

Cameroon: Food Prices Soar in Cameroon’s Cities as Water Runs Short

14 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 14, 2014) | Last month, Mary Ndong cut the number of meals she prepares […]

Prices of staple food prices up in Kenya

14 Feb

Coastweek (Feb. 14, 2014) | Prices of the staple food crops in Kenya remain high as […]

Thailand: Water situation in Chao Phraya river basin critical

12 Feb

NNT (Feb. 12, 2014) | A serious shortage of water is expected in the Chao Phraya […]

Canada: 12th case of deadly pig virus in Ontario

12 Feb

London Community News (Feb. 12, 2014) | There are now a dozen confirmed cases of a […]

U.S. softs mixed; cotton moves further away from 6-month peak

11 Feb

Investing.com (Feb. 11, 2014) | U.S. soft futures were mixed on Tuesday, with cotton prices extending […]

Philippines: White Spots Syndrome Virus caused Vitali prawn deaths

11 Feb

Solar News (Feb. 11, 2014) | Officers of the mining company Atro Mining-Vitali, Inc. (AMVI) welcomed […]

India: Farmers advised to monitor wheat fields for yellow rust disease

11 Feb

Economic Times (Feb. 11, 2014) | Conducive weather conditions across the northern plains were favourable for […]

Kenya: Govt to Help Avert Crisis in Coffee Sector

10 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 10, 2014) | Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Sicily Kariuki, assured that the government would […]

Coffee to Soybean Wagers Climb on Brazilian Drought

10 Feb

Bloomberg (Feb. 10, 2014) | Hedge funds raised bullish commodity bets to a 15-week high after […]

Philippines: Regulator says sugar-cane value chain at risk with absence of supportive law

10 Feb

Business Mirror (Feb. 10, 2014) | sugar industry, including the whole sugar-cane value chain, will shrink […]

FAO Food Price Index falls despite climbing dairy prices

6 Feb

FAO (Feb. 6, 2014) | The FAO Food Price Index fell in January for the first […]

Strong demand ‘limits’ scope for crop price falls

6 Feb

Agrimoney (Feb. 6, 2014) | A further drop in crop prices, which have fallen to a […]

India: Seed Vigilance Committee to be set up in Rajasthan

6 Feb

IBN Live (Feb. 6, 2014) | The Rajasthan government will set up a Seed Vigilance Committee […]

India: Exports fail to lift onion prices; increased arrivals keep market rates low

5 Feb

The Economic Times (Feb. 5, 2014) | Export of onions may be robust, but that’s no […]

Philippines: Curbing smuggling is needed, not changing rice policy, says Agri official

5 Feb

GMA News (Feb. 5, 2014) | Government must focus on solving the problem of smuggling and […]

Argentine gov’t slams farmers for withholding crops

4 Feb

World Bulletin (Feb. 4, 2014) | Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela said that farmers are sitting on […]

Serbia: Allowed Limit Of Aflatoxin In Milk To Decrease

4 Feb

inSerbia (Feb. 4, 2014) | Serbian Minister of Agriculture Dragan Glamocic announced on Monday that the […]

Russia pork ban could result in 13m losses for Latvia

4 Feb

The Baltic Times (Feb. 4, 2014) | Latvia could suffer over 13 million euros in losses […]

Scientists test ways of predicting climate change impact on smallholder farmers

31 Jan

IPP Media (Jan. 31, 2014) | Small-scale farmers whose crops are currently being affected by droughts, […]

50 cows die from nitric poisoning

30 Jan

Dhaka Tribune (Jan. 30, 2014) | At least 50 cattle died from nitric poisoning at a […]

Philippines Agriculture Secretary to Clarify on Overpricing of Rice Imports from Vietnam

28 Jan

Oryza (Jan. 28, 2014) | Members of the Committee on Agriculture and Food will summon the […]

Second case of deadly pig virus confirmed in Ontario

27 Jan

The Canadian Press (Jan. 27, 2014) | Officials in Ontario have confirmed a second case of […]

India: Recent dip in temperature and unseasonal rains leave standing crops vulnerable

27 Jan

Economic Times (Jan. 27, 2014) | Farmers are being advised to protect standing potato, wheat and […]

African Swine Fever Outbreak in Russia

27 Jan

The Pig Site (Jan. 27, 2014) | Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture […]

Key milestone reached for salt tolerant rice

23 Jan

AG Professional (Jan. 23, 2014) | Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing […]

Philippines: Customs under glare of rice smuggling probe

23 Jan

Solar News (Jan. 23, 2014) | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) had little choice but to […]

India: Downpour damages Doaba crops, agri dept opens helpline

22 Jan

Hindustan Times (Jan. 22, 2014) | Heavy downpour accompanied with strong winds across the state has […]

Tobacco ringspot virus leaps from plants to threaten honeybees: study

22 Jan

South China Morning Post (Jan. 22, 2014) | A rapidly mutating virus has leaped from plants […]

India: Unseasonal rain likely to damage jeera crop

22 Jan

Business Standard (Jan. 22, 2014) | The unseasonal rains in the last couple of days is […]

Ghana; Swine fever kills 600 pigs

22 Jan

Vibe Ghana (Jan. 22, 2014) | An outbreak of African swine fever has hit the Ellembelle […]

Reconstruction of irrigation network in South Uzbekistan completed

17 Jan

Cihan (Jan. 17, 2014) | Uzbekistan has completed the reconstruction of its Amu Zang irrigation system […]

S. Korea to cull 20,000 ducks after bird flu report

17 Jan

MSN (Jan. 17, 2014) | A duck farm near Seoul may have been contaminated by the […]

India: Govt announces more assistance for sugar industry

17 Jan

Times of India (Jan. 17, 2014) | In yet another relief to the sugar industry, the […]

Philippines: Floods in Davao cost P300M loss in farms, infrastructure

16 Jan

Davao Today (Jan. 16, 2014) | Three Davao provinces lost P300-million in agriculture and infrastructure damaged […]

India: Govt to provide incentives for raw sugar exports

16 Jan

Domain-b (Jan. 16, 2014) | A group of ministers (GoM) headed by agriculture minister Sharad Pawar […]

Thai state bank raises 32.58b baht for rice scheme

16 Jan

BusinessTimes (Jan. 16, 2014) | Thailand’s Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), which runs the […]

South Sudan: S. Sudan Facing Food Crisis As Fighting Disrupts Agriculture – UN

15 Jan

allAfrica (Jan. 15, 2014) | The United Nations warned this week that ongoing conflict in South […]

Argentine gov’t resticts wheat exports

15 Jan

World Bulletin (Jan. 15, 2014) | Argentine farmers are criticizing a government decision announced on Monday […]

Namibia: Drought Still Severe Amid Sparse Rainfall

15 Jan

allAfrica (Jan. 15, 2014) | The drought relief programme that includes the distribution of food, seed, […]

India: Pawar lauds scientists for success of hiked food grain yield schemes

15 Jan

News Track India (Jan. 15, 2014) | Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday appreciated the contribution of […]

India: Govt plans export incentive for raw sugar export

14 Jan

Business Standard (Jan. 14, 2014) | To absorb surplus sugar and to promote export of around […]

Soybean harvest rolls, problems flare up in South America

14 Jan

Agriculture (Jan. 14, 2014) | As soybean harvest gets rolling Brazil, there are growing concerns about […]

Nigeria: 2015 Rice Importation Ban: Disregard US Report, FG Urged

14 Jan

This Day (Jan. 14, 2014) | Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have urged Nigerians and the […]

FAO: World food prices stay high, but steady

9 Jan

FAO (Jan. 9, 2014) | The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly […]

USDA: New Rice Competes with Weeds, Offers High Grain Quality to Boot

9 Jan

USDA (Jan. 9, 2014) | Using conventional breeding methods, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have […]

Thailand: BAAC labor union protests funding for rice subsidy program

9 Jan

NNT (Jan. 9, 2014) | The Labor Union of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives […]

Food Prices: Sugar Plummets as Dairy Hits All-Time High in 2013

9 Jan

International Business Times (Jan. 9, 2014) | The overall FAO food price index average 209.9 points […]

Zambia Headed for Poor Maize Yield, Says Magande

9 Jan

allAfrica (Jan. 9, 2014) | Former Finance minister Ng’andu Magande says Zambia is headed for a […]

Foot-and-mouth disease case confirmed in Tibet

8 Jan

BusinessGhana (Jan. 8, 2014) | Foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in cattle in southwest China’s Tibet […]

Taiwan develops plant oil mixture to replace pesticide

8 Jan

Focus Taiwan (Jan. 8, 2014) | The Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute has developed a mixture of […]

Farmers assured to get money from the rice pledging scheme within this month

7 Jan

NNT (Jan. 7, 2013) | Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan has assured farmers […]

Indian scientists develop new, shorter-duration Basmati rice

6 Jan

Domain-b (Jan. 6, 2014) | The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has launched an early maturing […]

Coffee bean prices plummet

6 Jan

North Queensland Register (Jan. 6, 2014) | A GLOBAL glut has caused coffee bean prices to […]

Zimbabwe imports 150k tons of corn; hunger looms

3 Jan

The Garden Island (Jan. 3, 2014) | Zimbabwe’s agriculture ministry says it is importing 150,000 tons […]

India: Make Use of Aid for Drip Irrigation: Govt

3 Jan

New Indian Express (Jan. 3, 2014) | The Department of Agriculture has urged coconut farmers to […]

Top harvests worldwide ease pressure on costs

2 Jan

Business Day (Jan. 2, 2013) | At an outdoor market in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, Trinh Thi […]

Philippines: Cold snap affects Benguet vegetable crops

2 Jan

Solar News (Jan. 2, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed that early morning […]

U.K. Wheat May Escape Flood Harm as Crops Seen in Good Condition

2 Jan

Bloomberg (Jan. 2, 2013) | U.K. wheat and rapeseed crops probably will escape damage from recent […]

Cocoa marks big annual gain as coffee, sugar prices slide

2 Jan

Business Recorder (Jan. 2, 2013) | Cocoa futures in New York and London were mixed on […]

Israel: Gov’t slaps price controls on more dairy products

30 Dec

Globes (Dec. 30, 2013) | For the first time since the cottage cheese protest in the […]

Chinese official: 8 million acres of farmland too polluted to use for crops

30 Dec

MySask (Dec. 30, 2013) | More than 8 million acres of China’s farmland is too polluted […]

History as IITA researchers grow ‘seed yams in the air’

23 Dec

IPP Media (Dec. 23, 2013) | Researchers at the Ibadan-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) […]

Research aims to make peanuts more drought-resistant

23 Dec

AG Professional (Dec. 23, 2013) | A University of Florida researcher plans to use a $500,000 […]

Research aims to make peanuts more drought-resistant

23 Dec

AG Professional (Dec. 23, 2013) | A University of Florida researcher plans to use a $500,000 […]

Pawar urges Centre to scrap onion minimum export price

23 Dec

First Post (Dec. 23, 2013) | Amid protests by farmers against crashing domestic prices, Agriculture Minister […]

Corn, soybean prices fall Wednesday

18 Dec

Agriculture.com (Dec. 18, 2013) | On Wednesday, the CME Group’s corn, soybean and wheat markets started […]

FAO signs agreement with MOFA, GSS

18 Dec

Business Ghana (Dec. 18, 2013) | The Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO) Monday signed two agreements […]

Researchers Take Aim at Swine Fevers

17 Dec

The Pig Site (Dec. 17, 2013) | US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are stepping up […]

Latest Turf battles hinder U.S. efforts to thwart smugglers Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers receive first emergency seeds

17 Dec

Reuters Alertnet (Dec. 17, 2013) | One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck a devastating blow to […]

FAO: Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health

16 Dec

FAO (Dec. 16, 2013) | Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply […]

Agricultural sector in Gaza hit hard by winter storm

16 Dec

Ma’an News (Dec. 16, 2013) | Gaza’s agricultural sector suffered devastating losses during four days of […]

Cocoa best bet for 2014, soybeans the worst – Rabo

16 Dec

Black Sea Grain (Dec. 16, 2013) | Cocoa futures represent the best bet among agricultural commodities […]

Fuel price spike effect on produce prices studied

12 Dec

The Packer (Dec. 12, 2013) | Fuel prices surges have the potential to hurt fresh produce […]

India: Pawar urges fertiliser industry to provide fertilisers at reasonable prices

11 Dec

TruthDive (Dec. 11, 2013) | Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday urged the fertiliser industry to […]

Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

11 Dec

IED (Dec. 11, 2013) | Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors […]

India: Two agriculture officers caught taking Rs 15,000 bribe

11 Dec

Times of India (Dec. 11, 2013) | Two government employees of the state agriculture department in […]

USDA sees fall in India’s rice output, exports this year: Report

9 Dec

Economic Times (Dec. 9, 2013) | India’s rice output is likely to decline to 103 million […]

FAO: Large increase in 2013 world cereal output expected

5 Dec

FAO (Dec. 5, 2013) | World cereal production will reach a new high of almost 2 […]

India: ‘Almost 100 p.c. loss under Mahyco Bt Kanaka variety’

4 Dec

The Hindu (Dec. 4, 2013) | A fact-finding report on Bt cotton crop has highlighted that […]

Rice inventories jump as exports climb

4 Dec

Bangkok Post (Dec. 4, 2013) | The government has stepped up efforts since July to dispose […]

India: Govt to blacklist companies selling inferior BT cotton seeds

3 Dec

Business Standared (Dec. 3, 2013) | The companies which sold inferior BT Cotton seeds would be […]

Philippines: agri damage for 2013 exceeds average for past 5 years

2 Dec

ABS CBN (Dec. 2, 2013) | Agriculture losses for the year has now amounted to P33 […]

Soybeans Reach Two-Month High as Demand Seen for U.S. Supplies

27 Nov

Bloomberg News (Nov. 27, 2013) | Soybeans rose to a two-month high in Chicago on signs […]

Foot-and-mouth Disease Strikes Five Central Provinces In Vietnam

27 Nov

Bernama (Nov. 27, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has advised localities to […]

Thai BAAC to return to debt market in Jan to raise funds for rice

27 Nov

Reuters (Nov. 27, 2013) | Thailand’s state-owned Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) will return […]

India: Karnataka to set up agriculture price commission

26 Nov

Times of India (Nov. 25, 2013) | Farmers, who often suffers due to lack of support […]

India: Spurious paddy seeds, Andhra Pradesh threatens to cancel licences

25 Nov

Hindu BusinessLine (Nov. 25, 2013) | The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to cancel the licences […]

Nigeria to Assist Niger With Bulk Water for Irrigation

25 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 25, 2013) | Federal Republic of Nigeria is planning to assist the Federal Republic […]

African Scientists Develop Research Platform To Fight Aflatoxin

22 Nov

Coastweek (Nov. 22, 2013) | Maize, a staple food for over 100 million people in East […]

African farmers face soil erosion, fertiliser puzzle

22 Nov

EurActiv (Nov. 22, 2013) | Every year the world loses roughly 24 billion tonnes of fertile […]

Kenya may face food shortages next year – FAO

22 Nov

The Star (Nov. 22, 2013) | The government has announced a food security assessment amid reports […]

Nigeria Saves N776 Billion From Fertiliser Fraudsters in One Year – Minister

22 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 22, 2013) | The Federal Government said on Thursday that it saved about N776 […]

Brazil agriculture in state of emergency following infestations of Helicoverpa caterpillar

20 Nov

MercoPRess (Nov. 20, 2013) | The ministry’s head of supply, Antonio Andrade, also declared an emergency […]

India: Pricing uncertainty forces Uttar Pradesh sugar mills to shut down

20 Nov

The Economic Times (Nov. 20, 2013) | The fate of Uttar Pradesh’s Rs 35,000-crore sugar industry, […]

Philippines typhoon crop damages worth $110M: FAO

20 Nov

BlackSeaGrain (Nov. 20, 2013) | The typhoon that hit the Philippines has resulted in crop losses […]

Philippines Acts to Help Farmers and Fishermen after Typhoon

19 Nov

The Pig Site (Nov. 19, 2013) | Following the impact of the typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine […]

Thailand: Rubber farmers rallying in Bangkok

15 Nov

Bangkok Post (Nov. 15, 2013) | About 200 rubber growers from Prachuap Khiri Khan began protesting […]

Tanzania: Protecting Tanzania’s Farmers From Weather Extremes

14 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 14, 2013) | When Habiba Msoga from Kiroka village, in Tanzania’s Morogoro Region, first […]

Crop report sends jolts through soybean market

14 Nov

Agrinews (Nov. 14, 2013) | Friday’s USDA Crop Production report brought the most excitement to the […]

Soybeans ease from 6-week high; corn, wheat flat

13 Nov

Reuters (Nov. 13, 2013) | U.S. soybean futures fell on Wednesday after hitting a six-week high […]

India: Chief Minister launches Insurance Scheme for farmers

13 Nov

Times of India (Nov. 13, 2013) | Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated the Biju […]

Haiyan storm kills 8 in China, devastates farming

12 Nov

ABC News (Nov. 12, 2013) | Chinese state media report the storm that devastated the Philippines […]

Typhoon threatens rice-planting, coconut production in Philippines

12 Nov

CTV News (Nov. 12, 2013)| The deadly typhoon that ravaged much of the Philippines struck at […]

Typhoon ruins Philippine rice, sugar

11 Nov

Bangkok Post (Nov. 11, 2013) | Rice and sugar harvests in the Philippines were damaged by […]

USDA hikes corn, soybean production estimates

11 Nov

AgriNews (Nov. 11, 2013) | Record-setting corn production and the third largest soybean crop were forecast […]

Yolanda deals Central Philippines P3.7B in agricultural damage

11 Nov

GMA News (Nov. 11, 2013) | Typhoon Yolanda caused P3.7 billion in damage to the agricultural […]

Tanzania: Expert Calls for Unity in Fighting Banana Disease

8 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 7, 2013) | A researcher from the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in Uganda, […]

Sugarcane harvesting delay may crush wheat yield in Uttar Pradesh

8 Nov

The Economic Times (Nov. 7, 2013) | A delay in sugarcane harvesting across Uttar Pradesh could […]

Paraguay Free Of Foot And Mouth Disease

8 Nov

Bernama (Nov. 7, 2013) | The World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE restored Paraguay with the […]

Spread of Noxious Moth Destroys Tomato Crops Across Yemen

7 Nov

Yemen Times (Nov. 7, 2013) | The price of tomatoes in Yemen has jumped to YR400 […]

Vegetable price spike in Delhi self-created: Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna

7 Nov

The Economic Times (Nov. 7, 2013) | The price rise in key vegetables like onion and […]

FAO expects more balanced food markets, less price volatility

7 Nov

FAO (Nov. 7, 2013) | Food commodity markets are becoming more balanced and less price volatile […]

Paraguay govt issues recommendations to cotton growers to help farmers avoid new pest

6 Nov

Fibre2Fashion (NOv. 6, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Government of Paraguay, has […]

Benin: UN Agency Programme to Help Flood-Hit Farm Communities Rebound

6 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 6, 2013) | The United Nations today launched an emergency response programme to support […]

Kenya: New Wheat Varieties Resist Deadly Fungus, Boost Yields in Kenya

31 Oct

allAfrica (Oct. 31, 2013) | After counting their losses for over a decade, wheat farmers in […]

Philippines: Program for inbred, hybrid rice varieties benefit Guagua farmers

31 Oct

Sun Star (Oct. 31, 2013) | Farmers here are now benefitting from the program of the […]

Russian wheat prices rise on tight supply

30 Oct

Business Recorder (Oct. 30, 2013) | Russia’s wheat export prices rose further last week as farmers […]

Thailand: Govt ready to help rubber farmers without market intervention

30 Oct

Pattaya Mail (Oct. 30, 2013) | The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry has reaffirmed that it will […]

Cambodian flood destroys 4.4 pct of rice paddies this year: official

29 Oct

Global Times (Oct. 29, 2013) | Recent Mekong River flash floods have entirely damaged 113,260 hectares […]

Egypt: More than 37 thousand acres of agricultural land damaged by encroachments: report

29 Oct

Egypt Independent (Oct. 29, 2013) | More than 886,000 cases of illegal building on lands designated […]

Tanzania: Mobile Phone Tech Enables Farmers Retrieve Market Info

28 Oct

allAfrica (Oct. 28, 2013) | What has been giving millions of farmers in Tanzania and the […]

Wheat Falls as Russian, Ukrainian Planting Eases Supply Concerns

28 Oct

Bloomgberg Businessweek (Oct. 28, 2013) | Wheat fell to the lowest in more than a week […]

Kenyan Experts Help Farmers Battle Banana Disease

25 Oct

Coastweek (Oct. 25, 2013) | Agricultural experts in western Kenya have intensified training on banana disease […]

Potato prices almost doubled in most parts of India over past one week

25 Oct

The Economic Times (Oct. 25, 2013) | Potato prices have almost doubled in most parts of […]

Kenya hopes to spur banana growing, launches National Banana Strategy

25 Oct

Africa Science News (Oct. 25, 2013) | Kenya on Wednesday launched the National Banana Strategy in […]

Behind the onion price spike, a cartel of traders in a Maharashtra town

25 Oct

NDTV (Oct. 25, 2013) | A powerful traders’ cartel working Asia’s biggest wholesale market at Lasalgaon […]

Tanzania: Low Investment Hinders Cotton Sector Growth

25 Oct

allAfrica (Oct. 25, 2013) | The government said that low investment, inadequate extension services and lack […]

Indonesia: Insured cows to help manage inflation

24 Oct

Jakarta Post (Oct. 24, 2013) | Cow farmers across the country can breathe a sigh of […]

Australian cows suffocate on flight to Kazakhstan

24 Oct

Herald Sun (Oct. 24, 2013) | DOZENS of Australian cows have suffocated on a nightmare flight […]

Less rain may impact farming in northeast India

23 Oct

Ians Live (Oct. 23, 2013) | Agartala/Guwahati, Oct 23: India’s northeastern region, where the economy is […]

World Bank to provide vouchers to Samoan farmers affected by Cyclone Evan

23 Oct

Radio Australia (Oct. 23, 2013) | The World Bank is providing electronic vouchers to Samoan farmers […]

Australia: Deadly cattle disease hits Qld farmers

23 Oct

Nine News (Oct. 23, 2013) | Authorities are monitoring dozens of central Queensland cattle properties following […]

New Trap on Tap for Better Beetle Control

21 Oct

USDA (Oct. 21, 2013) | Better control of red flour beetles and other costly stored-product insect […]

Uganda: Experts want agricultural extension services overhauled

21 Oct

New Vision (Oct. 21, 2013) | The national structure for agriculture extension services should be overhauled, […]

Wheat Climbs to Highest in Four Months on Argentina Crop Damage

21 Oct

AG WEB (Oct. 21, 2013) | Wheat rose for a third day, climbing to the highest […]

Philippines: Typhoon Santi leaves Central Luzon with P2.9B damages

17 Oct

Sun Star (Oct. 17, 2013) | The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said Typhoon “Santi” […]

India: Inflation prompts govt to give just Rs 50 a quintal hike in wheat MSP

17 Oct

Business Standard (Oct. 17, 2013) | Surging food inflation had its impact on the government decision […]

India Seed scam: State vigilance bureau questions former Agriculture Minister

16 Oct

IBN Live (Oct. 16, 2013) | Former Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was […]

Philippines: Agriculture sector unites against smuggling, PDAF

16 Oct

Inquirer (Oct. 16, 2013) | Expressing collective disgust over unabated smuggling, unfavourable policies, and plunder of […]

Kenya Tea Industry Transforms to Paperless Transactions

16 Oct

Tea News Direct (Oct. 16, 2013) | Key sectors in the country are going digital in […]

Ireland: Ash disease spread could cost millions

15 Oct

Independent (Oct. 15, 2013) | The spread of deadly ash dieback disease is a disaster for […]

India: Onion prices soar again at Lasalgaon

15 Oct

The Times of India (Oct. 15, 2013) | The average wholesale price of onions at the […]

India: Cyclone Phailin causes damage to agriculture

14 Oct

The Asian Age (Oct. 14, 2013) | On Sunday night Cyclone Phailin lost impetus and was […]

Ghana: Smallholder farmers identify issues impeding their work

14 Oct

Ghanaweb (Oct. 14, 2013) | Smallholder farmers have identified delays by government in the supply of […]

Lack of Data Makes Cotton’s Direction Uncertain

14 Oct

WSJ (Oct. 14, 2013) | Some cotton traders believe the fiber’s recent slide is due for […]

Chile: Frosts cause estimated US$ 500 million in losses

10 Oct

Fresh Plaza (Oct. 10, 2013) | The Chilean Minister of Agriculture, Luis Mayol, stated that losses […]

Rwanda turns to resilient crops to enhance food security

10 Oct

Afrique Jet (Oct. 10, 2013) | New crops that are more resilient to rising temperatures must […]

Mexico: SAGARPA Supports Shrimp Farmers in Northwestern Mexico

9 Oct

The Fish Site (Oct. 9, 2013) | Under the supervision of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, […]

India: Karnataka farmers suffer losses on poor quality seeds

9 Oct

The Hindu (Oct. 9, 2013) | Despite claims from Agriculture Department officials regarding streamlining of the […]

Thailand: Rice subsidy for newest harvest less than Bt270 billion

8 Oct

Pattaya Mail (Oct. 8, 2013) | The new round of rice pledging for the 2013/2014 harvest […]

Morning markets: China return helps soy. Cocoa extends gains

8 Oct

Agrimoney (Oct. 8, 2013) | It looks like it is not just US Department of Agriculture […]

Grains trade mixed without USDA input

8 Oct

Agriculture (Oct. 8, 2013) | The grains are mixed heading into Tuesday’s trade, riding the tails […]

Pakistan suffers 40pc post-harvest losses

7 Oct

The Nation (Oct. 7, 2013) | Pakistan is one of leading producers and exporters of horticultural […]

Ghana: Farmers schooled on improved variety of cereals

7 Oct

Business Ghana (Oct. 7, 2013) | Some farmers in the Upper East Region, have been schooled […]

US: Federal shutdown forces Cargill, Smithfield to change hog pricing

7 Oct

Pork Network (Oct. 7, 2013) | U.S. meat packers Smithfield Foods Inc. and Cargill Inc. said […]

FAO: World cereal production set to jump 8 percent this year

3 Oct

FAO (Oct. 3, 2013) | The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season […]

Thailand: BAAC extends loan repayment period for flood victims

3 Oct

NNT (Oct. 3, 2013) | The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives has launched a program […]

Nigeria: More seeds availability expected as researchers train seed specialists

3 Oct

BusinessDay (Oct. 3, 2013) | An increase in seeds availability is expected as researchers from the […]

UN warns on Argentina as it cuts world wheat hopes

3 Oct

Agrimoney (Oct. 3, 2013) | The United Nations lowered the bar on hopes for the Argentine […]

Kenya: Farmers Turn to New Breeds to Withstand Climate Change

2 Oct

allAfrica (Oct. 2, 2013) | Kenyan farmers over the years have often seen their crops wiped […]

Belarus bans small livestock imports from Mongolia

30 Sep

Law.by (Sep. 30, 2013) | Belarus has restricted the imports of animals susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease […]

India: NABARD launches scheme to fiance warehousing projects

30 Sep

Economic Times (Sep. 30, 2013) | National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched […]

Czech Republic: EC approves CZK 685m state aid to farmers hit by floods

27 Sep

Prague Monitor (Sep. 27, 2013) | The European Commission has approved the Czech Republic’s state aid […]

Zimbabwe: Econet launches innovative farming insurance plan in Zimbabwe

27 Sep

BD Live (Sep. 27, 2013) | Econet, which has more than 8-million cellphone subscribers and 2-million […]

Namibia: Conservation Methods to Increase Crop Yields

27 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 27, 2013) | Among the many exhibitions at the The 11th Session of the […]

India: ICRISAT launches new portal to share agricultural information

26 Sep

Economic Times (Sep. 26, 2013) | City-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) […]

Pakistan: Declining fertiliser usage hurting agriculture output

26 Sep

Business Recorder (Sep. 26, 2013) | The reduced application of urea for the important food crops […]

Madagascar: Campaign Begins to End Locust Plague

26 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 26, 2013) | More than a year after a locust plague was declared in […]

Mongolia: 35,000 hectares of crop fields covered with snow

25 Sep

UB Post (Sep. 25, 2013) | The Agriculture Policy Implementation Regulatory Agency (APIRA) of the Ministry […]

Mongolia: 35,000 hectares of crop fields covered with snow

25 Sep

UB Post (Sep. 25, 2013) | The Agriculture Policy Implementation Regulatory Agency (APIRA) of the Ministry […]

India: High onion prices: States urged to take action against hoarders

25 Sep

Hindu Businessline (Sep. 25, 2013) | Hitting out at States for spiralling onion prices across the […]

Soft commodities price watch: Soybeans gain on US crop concerns

25 Sep

Invezz (Sep. 25, 2013) | Grain futures have traded higher today, with the soybean price advancing […]

Philippines: Crop damage from Super Typhoon Odette reaches P59.54M

24 Sep

GMA News (Sep. 24, 2013) | Philippines suffered P59.54 million worth of farm damage from Super […]

China: Foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in Xinjiang

24 Sep

China.org (Sep. 24, 2013) | China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on Tuesday that foot-and-mouth disease […]

Onion prices may come down sharply in next 10-15 days: Sharad Pawar

24 Sep

DNA (Sep. 24, 2013) | Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said onion prices are expected to […]

India: 90 percent subsidy for drip irrigation

23 Sep

New Indian Express (Sep. 23, 2013) | Expressing serious concern over irrigated land turning saline in […]

Hong Kong: Relief fund for farmers affected by Severe Typhoon Usagi

23 Sep

7th Space (Sep. 23, 2013) | Local farmers who suffered serious losses caused by Severe Typhoon […]

UN agencies appeal for urgent support as food crisis grips northern Mali

23 Sep

UN News Centre (Sep. 23, 2013) | The United Nations and its partners are appealing for […]

Kazakhstan has excess of mills: Agriculture Minister

23 Sep

TENGRI News (Sep. 23, 2013) | There are too many mills in Kazakhstan and many of […]

Pakistan: Good agriculture practices to boost exports

19 Sep

The News (Sept. 19, 2013) | The National Technical Working Group (NTWG) on Fruit and Vegetable […]

India: Onion prices continue to remain high at Rs 70-80 per kg

19 Sep

Economic Times (Sept. 19, 2013) | Onion prices in the national capital continue to remain high […]

UNCTAD warns on mono-culture agriculture, urges mosaic approach

19 Sep

PM News (Sept. 20, 2013) | ?Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from […]

Ghana: Cassava prices up as demand goes high

17 Sep

GBN (Sep. 17, 2013) | High demand for cassava for food and industrial use has pushed […]

Pakistan: Farmers advised to get soil analysis

17 Sep

The Nation (Sep. 17, 2013) | Agriculture department has advised farmers to get soil analysis of […]

Zimbabwe: CTC Clamps Down On Cotton Price Fixing

17 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 17, 2013) | The Competition and Tariff Commission has urged the Ministry of Agriculture, […]

U.S. Crop-Insurance Claims Jump Amid Planting Delays, USDA Says

17 Sep

Bloomberg (Sep. 17, 2013) | U.S. farmers who were prevented from planting by rain this year […]

Climate Change to Shift Kenya’s Breadbaskets

17 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 17, 2013) | A study presented during national climate and agriculture meeting finds Kenyan […]

FAO: Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

16 Sep

FAO (Sep. 16, 2013) | FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that […]

Rains add risks for Russia’s winter grains sowing

16 Sep

Agri.eu (Sep. 16, 2013) | Russia’s winter grains were sown on 4.9 million hectares, or 29.7 […]

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom farmers to receive 800 trucks of fertiliser

16 Sep

Business Day (Sep. 16, 2013) | Farmers in Akwa Ibom State are to receive 800 trucks […]

Malaysia: Ministry mulls legal action against firm over tuna port project

16 Sep

The Sun Daily (Sep. 16, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry is considering […]

India | Pawar: Crop damage report of Andhra Pradesh floods not received yet

16 Sep

Deccan Chronicle (Sep. 16, 2013) | Union minister for agriculture Sharad Pawar on Sunday, said that […]

Yukol: Thailand can be ASEAN rubber hub

13 Sep

NNT (Sep. 13, 2013) | The Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives believes that Thailand can be […]

Commodity markets hold breath over Chinese cotton policy

13 Sep

China Daily (Sep. 13, 2013) | As the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) sees it, the […]

Zambia: DFID Provides U.S.$200,000 for Pest Control

13 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 13, 2013) | The United Kingdom (UK)’s Department for International Development (DFID), through Trade […]

Philippines: Probe on rice price hike set

13 Sep

TEMPO (Sep. 13, 2013) | The Senate agriculture committee will conduct a public inquiry on Monday […]

FAO: 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year

12 Sep

FAO (Sep. 12, 2013) | The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per […]

Cassava Brown Streak Disease Spreading to West Africa, FAO Says

12 Sep

Bloomberg (Sep. 12, 2013) | Crop-damaging cassava brown streak disease may expand from eastern to western […]

Vietnam’s rice output poised to drop

12 Sep

Bangkok Post (Sep 12, 2013) | Rice production in Vietnam is poised to drop next year […]

Myanmar to boost rice production

12 Sep

Mizzima (Sep 12, 2013) | Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and International Rice Research Institute […]

Nigeria: 200 Fish farmers trained in feed production

12 Sep

Feed Machinery (Sep. 12, 2013) | In an effort to better fish farming in the state […]

Disease-Resistant Wheat Varieties Debut in Kenya

10 Sep

Wisconsin Ag (Sep. 10, 2013) | A multinational effort supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

Tanzania: Public-Private Partnership Stressed for Africa’s Green Revolution

10 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 10, 2013) | The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) has warned that a Green […]

Sudan Seeks to Boost Wheat Plantations to Cut Imports

10 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 10, 2013) | The Sudanese government announced that it plans to grow 600,000 acres […]

New strategies found to stop tuberculosis infections in cattle

9 Sep

CVBT (Sep. 9, 2013) | Improving tests and vaccination methods are some of the strategies U.S. […]

Africa’s Farmers Seek Private Money

9 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 9, 2013) | Africa currently imports almost 40 billion dollars worth of food a […]

Philippines: DA building cases vs rice smugglers, hoarders, says Alcala

9 Sep

Inquirer News (Sep. 9, 2013) | Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala warned illegal rice smugglers on Monday […]

India: Make farming pricing body autonomous: Badal

9 Sep

Daiji World (Sep. 9, 2013) | Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday demanded that a […]

NABARD sanctions Rs 2 crore for fisheries stations

9 Sep

Manorama Online (Sep. 9, 2013) | The loan had been sanctioned from the rural infrastructure development […]

Tanzania: Declining Soil Fertility Threatens Crop Yields in Africa-Study

9 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 9, 2013) | Declining soil fertility threatens crop yields and agricultural development in a […]

FAO: Global food prices continue to drop

5 Sep

FAO (Sep. 5, 2013) | The FAO Food Price Index dropped for the fourth month in […]

Soybeans edge up on bargain buying after sharp loss

5 Sep

Business Recorder (Sep. 5, 2013) | US soybeans edged higher on Thursday on bargain hunting after […]

Namibia: More Drought Relief Food Received

5 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 5, 2013) | The Disaster Risk Management Directorate in the Office of the Deputy […]

Food security situation in Sahel remains dire

5 Sep

Afrique Jet (Sep. 5, 2013) | UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) – About 11 million […]

Thailand: Rubber committee set up

5 Sep

The Nation (Sep. 5, 2013) | Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra endorsed the establishment of a committee […]

Bigger Harvests of Corn to Soybeans Seen by AMIS Lifting Stocks

5 Sep

Businessweek (Sep. 5, 2013) | Bigger harvests of corn, rice, wheat and soybeans are forecast to […]

Thailand: Rubber protest spreads as talks fail

4 Sep

Bangkok Post (Sep. 4, 2013) | Thousands of rubber growers escalated their protest Tuesday by blocking […]

Invasive species cost South-East Asia US$33.5 billion a year

4 Sep

SciDevNet (Sep. 4, 2013) | Invasive species are costing countries in South-East Asia around US$33.5 billion […]

Burma counts cost of drought and flooding

4 Sep

DVB (Sep. 4, 2013) | Tens of thousands of acres of farmland across Burma were destroyed […]

Peru coca growers switch to coffee, battle fungus

3 Sep

Tengri News (Sep. 3, 2013) | Peru’s anti-drug strategy hinges on persuading farmers to grow coffee […]

Research Needed to Tackle Maize Lethal Necrosis in East Africa

3 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 3, 2013) | A maize research facility designed to reduce the time it takes […]

India: Onion prices may ease soon as South India crop hits market

3 Sep

Asian Age (Sep. 3, 2013) | Since the last one and half months, retail price of […]

India: Damage surfaces as flood water recedes in North Balasore

3 Sep

New Indian Express (Sep. 3, 2013) | Flash flood triggered by heavy rainfall last week has […]

Ethiopia: World Food Program to Sign Maize Forwards Contracts With 29 Farmer’s Unions

3 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 3, 2013) | Partners of the maize alliance including Bedelu Delgeba, , Khalid Bomba(middle […]

India: Agriculture ministry to improve domestic marketing system for agricultural products

30 Aug

The Economic Times (Aug. 30, 2013) | With the aim to reduce the price gap between […]

USDA Study: Better to wean calves early during drought conditions

30 Aug

All About Feed (Aug. 30, 2013) | According to a study by the US Department of […]

THailand: Gov to solve issue of falling prices of agri products

30 Aug

NNT (Aug. 30, 2013) | Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reiterated that the Government would solve the […]

Sub-Saharan Africa soils need urgent diagnosis

30 Aug

Coastweek (Aug. 30, 2013) | The assessments of nutrient stocks and nutrient flow studies in the […]

Livestock and crop insurance comes to Botswana

29 Aug

Gazette (Aug. 29, 2013) | FMRE Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of Africa First Renaissance Corporation […]

Rwanda: Coffee Growers Urged to Take Care of Their Plantations

29 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 29, 2013) | Agriculture Minister Agnes Kalibata has urged coffee farmers to take care […]

India: Onion auctions resume, rates settle at Rs 3500 per quintal

29 Aug

ZEE Biz (Aug. 29, 2013) | Onion auctions at Lasalgaon market resumed on Thursday after an […]

Taiwan: Agriculture hit hard by successive storms

29 Aug

Focus Taiwan (Aug. 29, 2013) | The agricultural sector is reeling from damage after two tropical […]

Nigeria: FG Trains Enumerators, Supervisors On Rice Production

29 Aug

Leadership (Aug. 29, 2013) | The Federal Government said on Thursday that it had trained enumerators […]

Bangladesh: Salinity wreaking havoc on agriculture in south-west

28 Aug

Dhaka Tribune (Aug. 28, 2013) | Intrusion of saline water has kept crop farming in the […]

India: Not all weeds are harmful, some have beneficial properties too

28 Aug

The Hindu (Aug. 28, 2013) | Sometimes a farmer may use a seemingly unsuitable measure to […]

Scant stocks, weak demand dent Myanmar’s hopes of rice revival

28 Aug

Reuters (Aug. 28, 2013) | Shrinking global demand, poor infrastructure and hesitant investors could leave Myanmar […]

West Africa ‘must take action to tackle water loss’

27 Aug

Reuters (Aug. 27, 2013) | Food production and power generation in the Volta River basin, which […]

Beneficial fungi examined for battle against destructive beetles

27 Aug

Phys Org (Aug. 27, 2013) | More than 99 percent of the United States’s $322 million […]

Taiwan: Rice mill fined, investigated for mislabeling

27 Aug

Focus Taiwan (Aug. 27, 2013) | Prosecutors and government officials launched a joint inspection of a […]

Farmers suffering crop loss due to floods, drought given aid

27 Aug

Economic Times (Aug. 27, 2013) | Assistance for entire holding of small and marginal farmers who […]

Pakistan. Floods cause about Rs 200 billion loss to agriculture

27 Aug

BlackSeaGrain (Aug. 27, 2013) | The on-going devastating floods have affected standing crops on 1.05 million […]

Climate change sends Africa’s agricultural extension officers back to school

27 Aug

PreventionWeb (Aug. 27, 2013) | In his home country of Mozambique, Micas Luis is a darling […]

Cotton area in Maharashtra declines by 6.3%

26 Aug

The Economic Times (Aug. 26, 2013) | Cotton acreage in second largest producer Maharashtra has declined […]

Paraguay: Cotton subsidy will not be paid

26 Aug

Fibre2Fashion (Aug. 26, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture does not have the G. 20,000 million […]

Philippines: Growers assure market of sufficient garlic supply

26 Aug

Fresh Plaza (Aug. 26, 2013) | Garlic growers confirmed over the weekend that they have enough […]

Kazakhstan bans Ukrainian poultry imports

26 Aug

The Poultry Site (Aug. 26, 2013) | The Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry has temporary banned the import […]

Armenia bans imports of certain products from Italy due to bird flu

26 Aug

Trend (Aug. 26, 2013) | Armenia’s State Service for Food Safety of the Ministry of Agriculture […]

India: Asian Development Bank to provide $18.4 million for post harvest facility in Gujarat

26 Aug

The Economic Times (Aug. 26, 2013) | In its first ever loan to private agribusiness in […]

New ideas put agriculture co-operatives at the heart of rural development

26 Aug

The Guardian (Aug. 26, 2013) | Stalinism and the forced collectivisation practices of the Soviet Union […]

Tanzania: Irrigation Doubles Rice Production in Moshi

26 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 26, 2013) | In Mabogini ward in Lower Moshi is one success story of […]

Africa: Climate Change Sends Africa’s Agricultural Extension Officers Back to School

23 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 23, 2013) | In his home country of Mozambique, Micas Luis is a darling […]

Peruvian scientists fighting papaya pest

23 Aug

Fresh Plaza (Aug. 23, 2013) | The Papaya Ringspot Virus (PRSV) continues to attack Ucayali’s papaya […]

Haiti – Agriculture : Launching of an intensive program of banana production

23 Aug

Haiti Libre (Aug. 23, 2013) | Agri-Success, SA, a majority owned Haitian subsidiary of Florida-based Haiti […]

Indian Govt. launches national project on Climate Resilient Agriculture

23 Aug

NVO News (Aug. 23, 2013) | Realizing that the climate change is likely to have major […]

Philippines: Maring damage cost pegged at P97 million; DA figure much higher at P300 million

23 Aug

Business World (Aug. 23, 2013) | DAMAGE TO agriculture and infrastructure from storm-enhanced monsoon rains and […]

Malaysia: Mardi launches new heat resistant paddy variant

22 Aug

New Straits Times (Aug. 22, 2013) | The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has […]

Nigeria: IFC Invests in Saro Agrosciences to Support Increased Food Production in Nigeria

22 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 22, 2013) | IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a […]

Radio show helps Tanzanian farmers fight climate change

22 Aug

Reuters (Aug. 22, 2013) | As thousands of farmers in northeastern Tanzania grapple with long spells […]

Vietnam to grow more maize and soybean, less rice

22 Aug

Vietnam Net (Aug. 22, 2013) | Being an agriculture country, Vietnam lacks materials for making animal […]

Iran missing some 65 percent of its water sources due to mismanagement

21 Aug

Zawya (Aug. 21, 2013) | Some 65 percent of Iran’s water sources have been wasted in […]

MU researchers develop app that could save cattle lives

21 Aug

Quincy Journal (Aug. 21, 2013) | Each year, overheated cattle cost farmers more than $1.2 billion. […]

Wheat gene discovery could reduce crop losses

21 Aug

Kansas First (Aug. 21, 2013) | Researchers are reporting a better understanding of a problem that […]

Ukraine jointly with CLAAS to make 8,000 grain harvesters over four years

21 Aug

Black Sea Grain (Aug. 21, 2013) | Realization of the joint Ukrainian-German investment project by Kherson […]

Russian wheat prices rise as wet weather slows harvest

14 Aug

Grainews (Aug. 14, 2013) | Russia’s wheat export prices rose last week thanks to healthy demand […]

Botswana: Farmers Can Export Live Cattle

14 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 14, 2013) | In view of the impending drought declared by government recently, farmers […]

Soybean futures to lift premium over corn

14 Aug

Agrimoney (Aug. 14, 2013) | Soybean seed sellers in South America are in for a bonanza. […]

Promoting local onion cultivation Cameroon

14 Aug

Fresh Plaza (Aug. 14, 2013) | The Cameroon minister of agriculture Assimi Menye started a project […]

India: Rs. 600 Crore Released under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme so Far this Year

13 Aug

Orissa (Aug. 13, 2013) | Funds of Rs.2660 crore, Rs.360 crore, Rs.700 crore and Rs.600 crore […]

India: Gujarat govt to organise mega-farmers summit to discuss common problems

13 Aug

Business Standard (Aug. 13, 2013) | Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s national ambitions could get another […]

China: Drought Takes Toll on Rice Crop

13 Aug

Anhui News (Aug.13, 2013) | Agriculture experts worry that a severe drought that began in June […]

Indian soybean futures gain on USDA report

13 Aug

Reuters (Aug. 13, 2013) | Indian soybean futures rose on Tuesday after the U.S. government reduced […]

Cameroon: Industrial production project for rice and onions launched in Maroua

13 Aug

Fresh Plaza (Aug. 13, 2013) | The Cameroonian Minister of Agriculture, Essimi Menye, has launched a […]

Peru’s government sees coffee output down in 2013

13 Aug

Andina (Aug. 13, 2013) | Peru’s coffee output likely will fall at least 25% this year […]

Philippines: NFA to distribute rice to storm-affected areas; supply enough until harvest

12 Aug

GMA Nes (Aug. 12, 2013) | There is enough rice to distribute to the areas affected […]

Farmers In Kenya Have Adopted Tree Planting To Address Climate Change

12 Aug

Spy Ghana (Aug. 12, 2013) | Having been hit by the reality of climate change, several […]

Tanzania needs 5000 tractors yearly to transform agriculture

12 Aug

IPP Media (Aug. 12, 2013) | Experts in the country have said if the government needs […]

Soybeans Gain Before USDA Report That May Lower Stocks Outlook

12 Aug

Bloomberg (Aug. 12, 2013) | Soybeans rose in Chicago before a U.S. Department of Agriculture report […]

Uganda: Farmers to Practice Climate Smart Skills

12 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 12, 2013) | Chikakula Miti, COMESA Climate Change Coordinator has said over 1.2 million […]

U.S. cotton crop running behind schedule

12 Aug

Southeast Farming Press (Aug. 12, 2013) | The agriculture department is reporting 53 percent of the […]

Kazakhstan to boost grain exports to China and SE Asia

8 Aug

All About Feed (Aug. 8, 2013) | Kazakhstan is considering additional grain supplies to China and […]

Caribbean banana farmers ‘abandoning fields’

8 Aug

Fresh Plaza (Aug. 8, 2013) | Caribbean banana farmers are abandoning fields where crops have been […]

African Agriculture Research Receives Major Boost

8 Aug

Spy Ghana (Aug. 8, 2013) | A new project has emerged on how to apply research […]

Grain futures bounce off multi-month lows on bargain buying

8 Aug

Investing (Aug. 8, 2013) | U.S. grain futures were higher on Thursday, with corn, soybean and […]

FAO Food Price Index falls for the third consecutive month

8 Aug

FAO (Aug. 8, 2013) | The FAO Food Price Index averaged 205.9 points in July 2013, […]

India: Kharif crop damage looms on excessive rainfalls

7 Aug

Business Standard (Aug. 7, 2013) | Excessive rainfalls have played a spoilsport for kharif agricultural commodities […]

Lingering drought in S China damages agriculture

7 Aug

China Daily (Aug. 7, 2013) | Wang Xiong has had the worst harvest in a decade […]

Gambia: Developing Irrigation Agriculture

6 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 6, 2013) | Agriculture is key to sustaining any national economy. It is the […]

Yield models rise, prices crumble

6 Aug

Agriculture.com (Aug. 6, 2013) | The 2013 crop continues to improve in yield potential, with the […]

Egypt Focused On Farmer Support Plan

6 Aug

Ventures (Aug. 6, 2013) | The Egyptian government has allocated EGP 473.2 million ($67.6 million) in […]

St Vincent and the Grenadines: Banana farmers ‘abandoning fields’

6 Aug

BBC (Aug 6, 2013) | Caribbean banana farmers are abandoning fields where crops have been ravaged […]

Nepal: Govt approves 50 percent subsidy on animal, crop insurance

6 Aug

eKantipur (Aug. 6, 2013) | The government has approved a proposal to provide 50 percent subsidy […]

ICE cocoa rallies to three-month high, raw sugar turns lower

6 Aug

Business Recorder (Aug. 6, 2013) | Cocoa futures on ICE rose to their highest level in […]

Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice

5 Aug

Rappler (Aug. 5, 2013) | Japanese biotechnologists on Sunday, August 4, said they had developed a […]

Philippines: Center measures impact of smuggling on farm sector

5 Aug

Business Mirror (Aug. 5, 2013) | The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research […]

Foot-and-mouth Disease Confirmed in Tibet

5 Aug

CRI English (Aug. 5, 2013) | An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in cattle […]

Malawi: UN Food Expert Asks Malawi to Reconsider Farm Subsidies

5 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 5, 2013) | In Malawi, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food […]

India: Government clears interest subvention scheme for farmers

2 Aug

Economic Times (Aug. 2, 2013) | To ensure availability of loans at affordable rates for farmers, […]

Philippines: Agri officials promote cacao production as new source of livelihood for farmers

2 Aug

PIA (Aug. 2, 2013) | Agriculture officials here are promoting cacao production as an alternative source […]

KADA farmers lose RM165m due to receding Sungai Kelantan

2 Aug

Malay Mail (Aug. 2, 2013) | About 9,500 Kemubu Agriculture Development Authority (Kada) farmers suffered losses […]

India: Heavy rains send vegetable prices soaring

2 Aug

The Economic Times (Aug. 2, 2013) | Prices of many seasonal vegetables have doubled as excessive […]

Mozambique: Tractors Boost Mechanised Agriculture in Manica

1 Aug

allAfrica (Aug. 1, 2013) | Twenty new tractors will be available through a government scheme during […]

Grains mixed; Corn, soybeans under pressure on ideal U.S. weather

1 Aug

Investing.com (Aug. 1, 2013) | Investing.com – U.S. grain futures were mixed on Thursday, with corn […]

India: Karnataka to regulate cultivation, production, processing of oil palm

31 Jul

BusinessLine (July 31, 2013) | A bill to provide for the regulation of cultivation, production and […]

Ethiopia: More Finance for African Smallholder Farmers

31 Jul

allAfrica (July 31, 2013) | Ministry of Agriculture said Ethiopia has best experience in extensively financing […]

Climate change, food safety biggest challenges for Mexican agriculture

31 Jul

Fresh Fruit Portal (July 31, 2013) | The Mexican government says climate change is likely to […]

Kenya: ADC Unveils New Maize Seed Variety

30 Jul

allAfrica (July 30, 2013) | The Agricultural Development Corporation in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural Research institute […]

India: Ganjam Dist admin gears up to check fertilizer black marketing

30 Jul

Odisha Today (July 30, 2013) | The district administration of Ganjam in Odisha has asked agriculture […]

Pakistan: Fertilizer usage decreases to 5.3 million tons

30 Jul

Business Recorder (July 30, 2013) | Fertilizer usage in the country which touched 6.5 million tons […]

Namibia: Free millet seed for drought-stricken farmers

30 Jul

New Era (July 30, 2013) | Government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has […]

Philippines: Irrigation projects for 12 Iloilo towns expected to boost production

30 Jul

PIA (July 30, 2013) | Thirteen small-scale irrigation projects will be implemented in 12 towns here […]

Sustainable farming practices can help Indian farmers counter climate change

30 Jul

Business Standard (July 30, 2013) | Farming has never been easy. Farmers have to face a […]

India: Crop loans worth Rs 1,600 cr disbursed to Chandigarh farmers

29 Jul

The Economic Times (July 29, 2013) | Widespread monsoon across Chhattisgarh has boosted farming activities in […]

Kenya: Gov’t To Privatize Sugar Companies

29 Jul

Citizen (July 29, 2013) | Parliament has called on the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries anf Treasury […]

Rwanda: RAB Launches New Research On Agricultural Productivity

29 Jul

allAfrica (July 29, 2013) | A research programme aimed at finding ways of improving agricultural productivity […]

India: Theni farmers go in for mechanisation

29 Jul

The Hindu (July 29, 2013) | Mechanisation of agriculture is gaining momentum in the district, due […]

Danish crops held back by fertiliser restrictions

29 Jul

Farmers Weekly (July 29, 2013) | Standing in a tidy, well-stocked chemical store on a Danish […]

Syrian civil war cut wheat harvest to its worst level

25 Jul

World Bulletin (July 25, 2013) | Civil war in Syria has cut the wheat harvest to […]

Cuba to test free-market policies to boost agricultural output

25 Jul

Global Times (July 25, 2013) | Cuba will carry out free-market policies in its second largest […]

Russia: African Swine Fever Situation Worsens

25 Jul

The Pig Site (July 25, 2013) | This week, Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fedorov paid […]

Croatia: Disgruntled farmers announce protests, HSS urges gov’t to be more active

25 Jul

Dalje (July 25, 2013) | Farmers dissatisfied with the state of affairs in the agricultural sector […]

Northern Ireland: Carlingford Lough oyster farmers want virus compensation

25 Jul

BBC (July 25, 2013) | Oyster farmers whose stock has been hit by a virus in […]

Philippines: DA recommends imposition of provisional tariff on Turkish flour

25 Jul

GMA News (July 25, 2013) | The government has recommended the imposition of a provisional duty […]

Government gives Kanungu sh500m for milk production

25 Jul

New Vision (July 25, 2013) | The government of Uganda working through the Ministry of Agriculture […]

India: Poor monsoon hits paddy sowing in Bihar

24 Jul

One India (July 24, 2013) | Poor monsoon in 19 of Bihar’s 37 districts, as of […]

Ghana: Upper East faces imminent famine

24 Jul

Ghanaweb (July 24, 2013) | The Upper East Region is likely to be hit by an […]

Egypt, Russia prop wheat, helping corn too

24 Jul

Agrimoney (July 24, 2013) | Grains managed to rediscover forward gears on Wednesday, if not managing […]

A weevil purge: 2 million pests wiped out in Abu Dhabi

24 Jul

The Nation (July 24, 2013) | Agricultural engineers are helping farmers to trap beetles that attack […]

Wheat Climbs as Global Demand Increases; Soybeans, Corn Rise

24 Jul

Bloomberg (July 24, 2013) | Wheat rebounded from a 13-month low on signs that importers will […]

India: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar not in favour of onion export ban

24 Jul

The Economic Times (July 24, 2013) | Amid rising onion prices hurting consumers, Agriculture Minister Sharad […]

South Africa: Foot-and-mouth outbreak in Limpopo

24 Jul

iOL Scitech (July 24, 2013) | iOL Scitech (July 24, 2014) | Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has […]

India: Onion prices more than double to Rs 36-40/kg in metros

23 Jul

Economic Times (July 23, 2013) | Onion prices have more than doubled to Rs 36-40 per […]

China to develop vocational education for farmers

23 Jul

China Daily (July 23, 2013) | The Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Monday that it […]

Bangladesh lifts agro-credit target to $1.87 bn

23 Jul

Vancouver Desi (July 23, 2013) | The central bank of Bangladesh has lifted its farm credit […]

Researchers study effects of pesticides on honeybee health

22 Jul

Phys Org (July 22, 2013) | Virginia Tech researchers are gathering valuable information about the impact […]

Ghana: Video technology developed to educate farmers

22 Jul

GBN (July 22, 2013) | Two organizations have developed a technology to educate farmers under the […]

Nigeria: Boosting Food Security Through Mechanisation, the Way Forward for Nigeria

22 Jul

allAfrica (July 22, 2013) | The present administration has come up with the Agricultural Transformation Agenda […]

Pakistan: Cotton, sugar growers asked to take care of crops

22 Jul

Pakistan Observer (July 22, 2013) | The Punjab government is formulating farmer-friendly policies to facilitate farmers […]

Philippines: DA to Upgrade Livestock Auction Markets

19 Jul

The Poultry Site (July 19, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture will upgrade and modernize livestock […]

Jamaica’s Agricultural Sector Must Produce More

19 Jul

The Fish Site (July 19, 2013) | Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, has said […]

Pakistan: Farmers demand cut in fertiliser prices

19 Jul

Business Recorder (July 19, 2013) | Various representative bodies of farmers have demanded reduction in prices […]

Organic seed production and pest control training in Sikkim

19 Jul

iSikkim (July 19, 2013) | Training programme on organic seed production and pest control management was […]

Kenya launches project to improve fish quality

19 Jul

Coastweek (July 19, 2013) | The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Kenya have kicked […]

Africa: Climate Change May Affect Water Supply for Irrigation in the Volta Basin

19 Jul

Clean Tech (July 19, 2013) | A new study released today finds that so much water […]

Colombian farmers face displacement, disappearances and disputes over land

18 Jul

Guardian (July 18, 2013) | Last month, 14,000 peasants in the Catatumbo region, in the department […]

Palm oil slips to seven-month low

18 Jul

Business Recorder (July 18, 2013) | Malaysian palm oil futures fell to the lowest in more […]

Ghana: Insuring Ghana’s Smallholder Farmers Against the Weather

18 Jul

allAfrica (July 18, 2013) | Smallholder farmer Suleman Mustapha Simbia, 40, is pleased with the introduction […]

Mexico, a new market for Vietnam rice exports

18 Jul

Thanh Nien News (July 18, 2013) | Five Vietnamese businesses have exported more than 2,693 tons […]

Syria: Agriculture Ministry and IFAD grant loans for developing livestock in Homs

17 Jul

Syrian Radio and TV (July 17, 2013) | The project for developing livestock in Homs province […]

Taiwan: Typhoon Soulik causes damages for more than NT$ 1 billion, farmers badly affected

17 Jul

Asia News (July 17, 2013) | In addition to the terrible loss of life, the main […]

Uruguay: DIEA expects a 27% drop in citrus production

17 Jul

Fresh Plaza (July 17, 2013) | The Directorate of Agricultural Statistics (DIEA) predicts a 27% fall […]

United States: Dry weather continues, crops need water

17 Jul

AG Professional (July 17, 2013) | Dry weather continued across most of Iowa during the week […]

India: Vegetable prices will cool down in coming weeks, Sharad Pawar

16 Jul

Business Today (July 16, 2013) | Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday assured that the rise […]

Surprise drop in crop ratings buoys grain prices

16 Jul

Agrimoney (July 16, 2013) | Grain prices enjoyed a second successive Tuesday of strong gains after […]

New plan to significantly increase yield in Africa

16 Jul

Africa Science News (July 16, 2013) | A new plan to reduce food importation from outside […]

Russia Ensures Development of Livestock, Poultry Production

16 Jul

The Pig Site (July 16, 2013) | Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Breeding […]

Nigeria: FG Promises to Stop Rice Importation

16 Jul

This Day Live (July 16, 2013) | As part of efforts to reduce importation of foodstuff […]

Madagascar Battling Worst Locust Plague Since 1950s

15 Jul

allAfrica (July 15, 2013) | Madagascar is in a race against time to raise enough money […]

India: Pulses output may be hit owing to rain failure

15 Jul

The Hindu (July 15, 2013) | There would be a serious shortage in the production of […]

Nigeria: NAIC Pays N182 Million Claims to Farmers

15 Jul

allAfrica (July 15, 2013) | The Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has revealed that N182 million […]

Taiwan: Typhoon agricultural losses exceed NT$400 million

15 Jul

Focus Taiwan (July 1, 2013) | Taiwan’s agricultural sector suffered losses estimated at NT$400.61 million (US$13.47 […]

Thailand: Price pledging scheme to be monitored for the benefit of farmers

15 Jul

Pattaya Mail (July 15, 2013) | The registration of farmers growing 3 types of economic crops […]

Philippines: Shellfish Farmers Affected by Red Tide Urged to Shift to Agriculture

11 Jul

The Fish Site (July 11, 2013) | Shellfish farmers affected by the red tide toxins plaguing […]

Ghana: Imported fertiliser will no longer carry taxes

11 Jul

Spy Ghana (July 11, 2013) | Mr James Avedzi Klustse, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee […]

Savvy Seed Sorter Separates Good from Bad

11 Jul

USDA (July 11, 2013) | Fast, portable, and comparatively inexpensive, an improved seed-sorting machine developed by […]

Gambia Launches CountrySTAT to Monitor National and Sub-Regional Agricultural Data

11 Jul

allAfrica (July 11, 2013) | The CountrySTAT, a web-based information technology system that allows gathering and […]

Kenya: Sh45m maize warehouse to boost farming in Kirinyaga

11 Jul

The Star (July 11, 2013) | KIRINYAGA county government has begun constructing a Sh45million maize drying […]

World cereal production set to reach historic high in 2013

11 Jul

FAO (July 11, 2013) | World total cereal production is forecast to increase by about 7 […]

Kenya: Irrigation Scheme Locks Horns With Kenya’s Pastoralists

11 Jul

allAfrica (July 11, 2013) | The Kenyan government is planning to introduce large-scale irrigation in the […]

Ghanaian government and Blumberg Grain execute plans for manufacturing plant and export hub in West Africa

10 Jul

TNA (July 10, 2013) | Manufacturing Plant to Produce State of the Art Food Safety and […]

Philippines: DA asked to probe reasons for rice price hikes in Metro Manila

10 Jul

Inquirer (July 10, 2013) | The Department of Trade and Industry has asked the Department of […]

Thailand: Agro-zoning scheme to be expedited to increase competitive edge for farmers

10 Jul

NNT (July 10, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is expediting the agro-farming project […]

Philippines. Lanao Norte Receives Farm Equipment Worth P5.8M

10 Jul

Black Sea Grain (July 10, 2013) | Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) has turned-over P5.8 million worth […]

Foot-and-mouth disease infections confirmed in Tibet

10 Jul

People’s Daily Online (July 10, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Wednesday said infections […]

Madagascar Gets Grant to Boost Water Supplies for Agriculture

10 Jul

Bloomberg Businessweek (July 10, 2013) | Madagascar, the island nation off southeast Africa where the main […]

Rwanda: Minagri in New Drive to Boost Production

10 Jul

allAfrica (July 10, 2013) | Agriculture Minister Agnes Kalibata has announced plans to increase agriculture production […]

India: Sugar import to stop after custom duty hike

10 Jul

The Economic Times (July 10, 2013) | Hike in sugar import duty to 15 per cent […]

Kenya: Agriculture Secretary to Meet Importers Over Fertilisers

9 Jul

allAfrica (July 9, 2013) | Agriculture secretary Felix Kosgei yesterday said he had given a two […]

Philippines: Access improved for fruit exporters

9 Jul

Weekly Times Now (July 9, 2013) | Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said the agreement would provide […]

India: UP asks banks to increase farm credit

9 Jul

Business Standard (July 9, 2013) | Uttar Pradesh wants commercial banks to increase agricultural credit to […]

Ghana: FAO Calls for Body to Boost Smallholder Farm Output

9 Jul

allAfrica (July 9, 2013) | The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) called for more nuanced policy-making […]

Silver Lining for Disease-Stricken Kiwi Frui

9 Jul

The Wall Street Journal (July 9, 2013) | Three years after a virulent bacterial infestation ravaged […]

Tanzania: Mobile Phone Firms Urged to Support Agriculture

3 Jul

allAfrica (July 3, 2013) | Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT), a non-governmental organization (NGO), yesterday implored […]

India: No curbs on crop loans says NABARD

3 Jul

The New Indian Express (July 3, 2013) | National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) […]

Kazakhstan and Russia join forces to combat locusts

3 Jul

All About Feed (July 3, 2013) | An invasion of the insects has been registered at […]

Uganda: Kabale Leads in Apple Farming

3 Jul

allAfrica (July 3, 2013) | By turning his one-and-half acres of land into a cash cow, […]

Soybean development lagging — USDA

3 Jul

Agriculture (July 3, 2013) | There are still a few farmers wrapping up soybean planting, but […]

Bulgaria plans import control after growers’ protests

3 Jul

Fresh Plaza (July 3, 2013) | The Bulgaria Agriculture and food Ministry is to take measures […]

Philippines: BIMP-Eaga to intensify hybrid rice, corn-seed production

2 Jul

Business Mirror (July 2, 2013) | Agriculture officials from the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines East Asean Growth […]

US heatwave damages some crops, but Midwest spared

2 Jul

Agrimoney (July 2, 2013) | The heatwave which has brought record heat to the south western […]

Zambia: Ag Minister urges farmers to embrace new practices

2 Jul

The Post Online (July 2, 2013) | Agriculture minister Robert Sichinga says farmers need to wean […]

India: Cold storage units sought for all districts

2 Jul

The New Indian Express (July 2, 2013) | The district agriculture wing of the Congress here […]

Morning markets: Egypt’s return lifts wheat helping corn too

2 Jul

Agrimoney (July 2, 2013) | Will Chicago’s December corn contract fall below $5.00 a bushel for […]

Experts to learn Bihar farmers’ innovative paddy growing method

2 Jul

Daiji World (July 2, 2013) | Agriculture scientists and experts across India are keen to learn […]

Pakistan: Government to spend Rs4.5bn on laser units, drip irrigation system

2 Jul

Business Recorder (July 2, 2013) | Punjab government will spend Rs4.5 billion to install three thousand […]

Zimbabwe: Marketing Season Cotton Sales Up

2 Jul

allAfrica (July 2, 2013) | Cotton sales have risen this marketing season compared to the same […]

Corn Acreage Estimate Surprises Traders

1 Jul

Portage Online (July 1, 2013) | The US Department of Agriculture surprised the grain market on […]

Tanzania: U.S. Support to Road Network Promotes Agricultural Yield

1 Jul

allAfrica (July 1, 2013) | The visit to Tanzania by the former US Secretary of State, […]

India: Farmers unhappy with supplied seed variety

1 Jul

New Indian Express (July 1, 2013) | With monsoon showing signs of improvement, farming activities in […]

US: Citrus psyllid found in Mexican imports

1 Jul

Fresh Plaza (July 1, 2013) | A citrus pest was found in a shipment of limes […]

Thai Rice Free Of Chemical Residues

1 Jul

Bernama (July 1, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives insists that Thai rice is […]

India: Hike in paddy, cotton support prices inadequate: Badal

28 Jun

Hindustan Times (June 28, 2013) | Terming the hike in support price of paddy and cotton […]

India: Government to reimburse Rs 719 crore to Cotton Corporation for buying cotton at support price

28 Jun

Economic Times (June 28, 2013) | The government on Friday decided to reimburse Rs 719.41 crore […]

Gambia: FAO Boosts National Horticulture Sector Master Plan

28 Jun

allAfrica (June 28, 2013) | The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on […]

Kenya: Plans to vaccinate livestock against foot and mouth diseases

28 Jun

Coast Week (June 28, 2013) | The Kenyan government on Wednesday said it has set a […]

Nematodes an important challenge for Peruvian grapes, says USDA

28 Jun

Fresh Fruit Portal (June 28, 2013) | A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report has […]

Tanzania: Commodity Exchange Market On the Offing

28 Jun

allAfrica (June 28, 2013) | The government has reached an advanced stage towards the establishment of […]

Tanzania: Media Urged to Support Agriculture

28 Jun

allAfrica (June 28, 2013) | The media has been urged to skillfully use their profession in […]

Angola Slow on Drought Response as People Die of Hunger

28 Jun

Independent European Daily (June 28, 2013) | Church groups, local NGOs and international aid organisations have […]

Chile: Measuring their water footprint would allow the agricultural sector to save 30% of their water

28 Jun

Fresh Plaza (June 28, 2013) | The Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) developed the study “Determination of […]

Tanzania under threat of maize disease-minister

27 Jun

IPP Media (June 27, 2013) | The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Eng Christopher Chiza […]

Plans to boost Solomon Islands cocoa production

27 Jun

Radio Australia (June 27, 2013) | Solomon Islands head of agriculture hopes that industry wide partnerships […]

Soybean prices likely to remain weak: Sharekhan

27 Jun

Myiris (June 27, 2013) | A weak tone witnessed in soybean. A weak tone also featured […]

India: ‘Potato crop likely to get damage’Potato crop likely to get damaged in Uttarakhand; no price impact’d in Uttarakhand; no price impact’

27 Jun

The Economic Times (June 27, 2013) | Potato crop in Uttarakhand, which contributes about 10 per […]

Funding Needed to Curb Locust Infestation

27 Jun

French Tribune (June 27, 2013) | As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that Madagascar […]

Morocco: Farming, Marketing Tips From U.S. Agency Bear Fruit in Morocco

27 Jun

allAfrica (June 27, 2013) | Abderrahime Mantourane wants to build a business off the U.S. Millennium […]

Mauritius to set up a National Plant Varieties and Seeds Office

27 Jun

ACC (June 27, 2013) | Mauritius is in the process of setting up a National Plant […]

Kenya: Juja MP offers ideas to boost coffee yield

27 Jun

The Star (June 27, 2013) | Juja MP Francis Waititu is in talks with Mt Kenya […]

India: Root wilt hits coconut palms in Kozhikode

26 Jun

The Hindu (June 26, 2013) | The root wilt disease of coconut, which is severe in […]

Malawi: Brazil and India to Assist Malawi in Areas of Development

26 Jun

allAfrica (June 26, 2013) | Brazilian Government has Tuesday expressed commitment to help Malawi with agriculture […]

India: Subsidised foreign study tours for Maharashtra farmers to raise yield

26 Jun

Times of India (June 26, 2013) | To educate farmers on best agricultural practices that will […]

Thailand: 50 barns in rice pledging scheme to be inspected for irregularities

26 Jun

NNT (June 26, 2013) | The government will begin its nationwide inspections of rice barns tomorrow […]

Uganda: Agricultural Exporters Want Govt Subsidies

26 Jun

allAfrica (June 26, 2013) | Juliet Musoke, executive director of the Uganda Flowers Exporters Association, tells […]

Dry conditions affect Argentine citrus

26 Jun

Fresh Plaza (June 26, 2013) | Dry conditions in Argentina have affected this season’s citrus crop. […]

Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar

26 Jun

FAO (June 26, 2013) | Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague […]

India: CRIDA to have facility to develop climate-proof crop varieties

26 Jun

The Economic Times (June 26, 2013) | An advanced facility to help speed up development and […]

Rwanda: Farmers Ask for More Investment

26 Jun

allAfrica (June 26, 2013) | Farmers have appealed to the government through the ministries of agriculture […]

India: Multi-cropping yields good harvest at Sonertari

26 Jun

Assam Times (June 26, 2013) | Earning a livelihood through agriculture has never been easy in […]

Mexico restricts US live hog imports due to piglet virus

26 Jun

Fox News (June 26, 2013) | Mexico said on Tuesday it has restricted imports of live […]

Uganda: USAID Helps Farmers Fight Fake Products

26 Jun

allAfrica (June 26, 2013) | A few years ago, Ronald Muteeyi, an agricultural input stockist, would […]

Satellites in agricultural insurance

26 Jun

Actuarial Post (June 26, 2013) | Satellite technology is a game-changer for the agricultural insurance industry.Today, […]

Ethiopia: Growing Pains in Fertiliser Drive

25 Jun

allAfrica (June 25, 2013) | Even though farmers have reaped the benefits in earlier crop seasons […]

US Launches Project To Boost Farm Incomes In Haiti

25 Jun

The Gleaner (June 25, 2013) | USAID said the five-year Feed the Future North (FTFN) project, […]

Zambia: Eastern Province Worried over Upcoming Food Shortages

25 Jun

Zambia Reports (June 25, 2013) | Many people in Chipata have said Eastern Province should brace […]

Thailand: Corruption in state deals to continue: rice price panelists

25 Jun

Pattaya Mail (June 25, 2013) | Thai farmers have repeated their calls to the government to […]

Ethiopia: Speculation Connects Forward, Futures Trading

25 Jun

allAfrica (June 25, 2013) | The story, headlined “Moving Trading Forwards” (Volume 14, Number 685, June […]

India: Tap rain for irrigation

25 Jun

Post Noon (June 25, 2013) | Financial analysts consider the monsoon and agriculture output as the […]

Gambia: Irrigation Agriculture

24 Jun

allAfrica (June 24, 2013) | Agriculture is key to sustaining any national economy. It is the […]

India: ICAR seeks funds to set up rice mill for tribal farmers of Goa

24 Jun

Post (June 24, 2013) | Goa’s tribal farmers may be able to double their profits from […]

Thailand: PM stresses importance of transparency in rice pledging scheme

24 Jun

NNT (June 24, 2013) | Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed relevant government agencies to help […]

Soybeans and Corn Drop as Warm Weather in Midwest Boosts Growth

24 Jun

Bloomberg Businessweek (June 24, 2013) | Soybeans and corn fell before a U.S. government report today […]

Vietnam not well placed to develop rice brand

24 Jun

Thanh Nien (June 24, 2013) | Vietnam has not yet developed national trade mark for its […]

UK: Maize disease worries rural farmers

24 Jun

FarmingUK (June 24, 2013) | The government will give a statement this week on the magnitude […]

Nigeria: Sanusi Calls for More Investment in Rice Production

24 Jun

allAfrica (June 24, 2013) | The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has […]

Kazakhstan and Russia join efforts to counter locusts

24 Jun

Tengri News (June 24, 2013) | An invasion of the insects has been registered in the […]

India: Cauvery delta farmers asked to take up coconut cultivation

24 Jun

The Economic Times (June 24, 2013) | Farmers from Cauvery delta region, hit by lack of […]

Thailand: BAAC to assist farmers affected by rice pledging price cut

20 Jun

NNT (June 20, 2013) | The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is preparing to […]

India: Maize prices likely to ease from August

20 Jun

The Economic Times (June 20, 2013) | Maize prices in India are likely to ease from […]

Ghana: Butternut Squash Introduced to Volta Farmers

20 Jun

GBC (June 20, 2013) | Butternut Squash was first introduced into Ghana by the Export Development […]

China, Vietnam Agree on Hotline to Resolve Maritime Disputes

20 Jun

VOA (June 20, 2013) | China and Vietnam have agreed to set up an emergency hotline […]

Crop yields not increasing fast enough to feed the world in 2050

20 Jun

Food Processing (June 20, 2013) | Crop yields worldwide are not increasing quickly enough to support […]

Pakistan: Farmers reject increase in agriculture tax

19 Jun

The News (June 19, 2013) | The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kissan Board on Tuesday rejected one percent […]

Global warming may cause extreme droughts in India: Report

19 Jun

Economic Times (June 19, 2013) | Global warming could lead to more extreme droughts in large […]

Brazil, Israel Cooperate on Fisheries and Aquaculture

19 Jun

The Fish Site (June 19, 2013) | Last week, Brazilian Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marcelo […]

Pakistan: Rs7.5bn to subsidise biogas, solar tubewells

19 Jun

DAWN (June 19, 2013) | The Punjab government on Tuesday allocated Rs7.5 billion to subsidise biogas […]

Agriculture’s impact on malaria in Africa

19 Jun

The Guardian (June 19, 2013) | Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan […]

Pakistan: Punjab sets over Rs 2.018 billion agriculture income tax target

18 Jun

Black Sea Grain (June 18, 2013) | The Punjab government has set target of Agricultural Income […]

Uganda: Agriculture Hurt By Poor Policy Implementation

18 Jun

allAfrica (June 18, 2013) | Failure by the Government to fully implement policies aimed at transforming […]

U.S. Heat fueling early crop growth

18 Jun

Agriculture.com (June 18, 2013) | Last week we were discussing that Iowa’s corn crop needed some […]

Wheat Prices to Extend Decline on Global Output, Australia Says

18 Jun

Bloomberg News (June 18, 2013) | Wheat may extend a slump in the year starting in […]

Gambia: Enhancing Food Security

18 Jun

allAfrica (June 18, 2013) | The Government of The Gambia in partnership with the World Food […]

Philippines: LandBank approves P131-million loan for Negros Occidental farmers

18 Jun

Business Mirror (June 18, 2013) | The Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) has approved a […]

Land rights, not land grabs, can help Africa feed itself

18 Jun

CNN (June 18, 2013) | Nothing better sums up Africa’s extraordinary mixture of challenges and opportunities […]

Ghana: Urine recommended to farmers as fertiliser

17 Jun

GBN (June 17, 2013) | Agricultural experts from University of Applied Science Lahti in Finland, have […]

Nigeria: Bank to Procure 400 Tractors for Mechanised Farming in Nigeria

17 Jun

allAfrica (June 17, 2013) | The Bank of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the Agriculture […]

India: Direct sowing of paddy: Scientists try hard, farmers not willing

17 Jun

Punjab Newsline: Even as Punjab agriculture department and agricultural scientists have been making efforts to promote […]

Hedge funds wrong-footed on cocoa, soy, sugar bets

17 Jun

Agrimoney (June 17, 2013) | Hedge funds, which it was highlighted last week had made a […]

Nigeria: ‘Nigeria Can Earn N127 Billion From Cassava Production’

17 Jun

allAfrica (June 17, 2013) | The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) has stated that […]

India: Early rains to boost kharif crops planting: Government

17 Jun

Zee News (June 17, 2013) | Early onset of monsoon will boost kharif crops like paddy […]

Ministry denies lead contamination in export rice from Vietnam

17 Jun

Saigon (June 17, 2013) | Nguyen Xuan Hong, head of Plant Protection Department under the Ministry […]

U.S. Cotton Production Projected Much Lower This Year

17 Jun

Wisconsin Ag (June 17, 2013) | U.S. cotton stocks will reach their lowest level in three […]

Philippines: Aquino signs law on agriculture modernization

17 Jun

PhilSTAR (June 17, 2013) | President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the law that will […]

Rwanda: Farmers Urged to Increase Production

14 Jun

allAfrica (June 14, 2013) | The Minister of Agricultrue and Animal Resources (Minagri), Agness Kalibata, has […]

Zimbabwean Farmers Adrift Amid Power Struggles

14 Jun

Independent European (June 14, 2013) | For the past five years, farmer Melusi Mhlanga has spent […]

FAO: Wheat Rust Disease Remains a Global Threat

14 Jun

Wisconsin Ag (June 14, 2013) | U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization is calling for countries in […]

India: Government plans to maximise seed replacement

14 Jun

The New Indian Express (June 14, 2013) | With the monsoon arriving in time and Weather […]

Corn Set for Weekly Drop as Demand Slows and U.S. Crop Rebounds

14 Jun

Bloomberg (June 14, 2013) | Corn headed for a second weekly drop in Chicago on signs […]

Weather likely to decrease Chilean fruit production, exports

14 Jun

Fresh Plaza (June 14, 2013) | Adverse weather during the growing season and harvest of apples, […]

Monsoon rains seen covering India before mid-July

14 Jun

The Economic Times (June 14, 2013) | India’s monsoon rains are a week ahead of schedule, […]

Nigeria: Fertilizer Adulterators to Get 7-Year Jail Term

13 Jun

allAfrica (June 13, 2013) | Federal Government said its draft Fertilizer Bill 2013 proposes a seven-year […]

UN foresees record wheat crop and grain price drop

13 Jun

Agrimoney (June 13, 2013) | The United Nations forecast “calmer” cereals market, and lower prices, as […]

Namibia: Government Reveals $218 Million Drought Plan

13 Jun

allAfrica (June 13, 2013) | The Government yesterday announced drought relief measures for farmers in a […]

South Africa looks to new markets to boost fruit exports

13 Jun

Fresh Plaza (June 13, 2013) | A recent report by the United State Department of Agriculture’s […]

FAO: More balanced food commodity markets seen in 2013/14

13 Jun

FAO (June 13, 2013) | Food commodity markets, in particular for cereals, are set to be […]

US: Fertilizer logistics strained as US farmers plant at record pace

13 Jun

MSN Money (June 13, 2013) | The frenzied push to plant this year’s U.S. corn crop […]

Namibia: Drought Subsidies Rollout Ready

13 Jun

allAfrica (June 13, 2013) | Drought-hit farmers could already start applying for government relief in the […]

Czech farmers to suffer most from cuts in direct payments

12 Jun

Prague Daily Monitor (June 12, 2013) | Czech farmers are to lose the biggest amount of […]

Uganda: Muvumba Irrigation Project to Start

12 Jun

allAfrica (June 12, 20130 | Rwanda’s ministry of Agriculture has launched activities for an irrigation development […]

A fight continues against an invasive fruit fly in the Cook Islands

12 Jun

Radio Australia (June 12, 2013) | The Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture is continuing its campaign […]

India: Maharashtra to promote produce nationwide

12 Jun

Fresh Plaza (June 12, 2013) | The Maharashtra State government is planning to open information offices […]

Kenya: Ministry to irrigate one million acres in Tana, Kilifi

12 Jun

The Star (June 12, 2013) | The ministry of Agriculture plans to irrigate 1 million acres […]

Rain slows U.S. plantings while lifting crop development

12 Jun

Reuters (June 11, 2013) | Rainfall in the U.S. Midwest will continue to slow late plantings […]

Researchers find wheat production models disagree under climate change scenarios

11 Jun

Phys Org (June 11, 2013) | University of Florida researchers have found, for the first time, […]

Hail continues to wreak havoc on Armenian agriculture

11 Jun

Armenia Now (June 11, 2013) | More hailstorms have been reported in Armenia in recent days, […]

Pakistan: Mango harvest guidelines to growers, exporters

11 Jun

The Nation (June 11, 2013) | Agriculture experts have issued guidelines for mango growers and exporters […]

No risk of foot-and-mouth disease in Turkey

11 Jun

World Bulletin (June 11, 2013) | The Turkish Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry announced on Monday […]

India: ICAR evolving models for integrated farming systems

11 Jun

Times of India (June 11, 2013) | Indian council for agricultural research (ICAR), Goa is trying […]

Tanzania: Yara Fertilisers Boost Farm Output

10 Jun

allAfrica (June 10, 2013) | A Norwegian fertiliser company, Yara-International has unveiled long-term plans to set […]

China: Cotton stocks policy may lead to higher prices

10 Jun

Just Style (June 10, 2013) | China’s massive cotton stockpiles have been interpreted as bearish for […]

Egypt: Agriculture Ministry: Locusts Eradicated

10 Jun

Arutz Sheva (June 10, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture declared, Monday, that the phenomenon of […]

Nigeria Targets Global Dominance in Cocoa

10 Jun

Codewit World News (June 10, 2013) | The cocoa industry in Nigeria is re-positioning, not only […]

New Technology Helps Measure Carbon in Soil

10 Jun

Laboratory Equipment (June 10, 2013) | A breakthrough in the agricultural sector’s ability to measure soil […]

Foot-and-mouth disease hits cattle in China

10 Jun

SME Times (June 10, 2013) | An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in cattle […]

Nigeria Joins G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

10 Jun

Business Ghana (June 10, 2013) | New partnership will leverage private-sector investment and policy reform to […]

Tanzania: Farmers Assured of TIB Wide Spread Services

10 Jun

allAfrica (June 10, 2013) | The government has assured farmers over the countrywide services from the […]

Tanzania: Plans to Boost Irrigation in Pipeline

7 Jun

allAfrica (June 7, 2013) | The government has reaffirmed its commitment to boost irrigation in the […]

India: Govt outlines Rs 60,000cr prog for making Maha drought-free

7 Jun

Money Control (June 7, 2013) | Severely hit by drought since the past few years, the […]

China to Maintain Food Self-Sufficiency: Report

7 Jun

Beijing Review (June 7, 2013) | China will remain self-sufficient in the main food crops, though […]

Farmers brace for major losses from Central European floods

7 Jun

EurActive (June 7, 2013) | While rescue teams scrambled this week to protect cities in Central […]

Tanzania: Farmers Urged to Cultivate Right Crops

7 Jun

allAfrica (June 7, 2013) | Farmers have been urged to consider agro-ecological zones by cultivating crops […]

Tanzania: System established to enable farmers to access agro-inputs

6 Jun

IPP Media (June 6, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives has established […]

Brazil allocates $68 bn to agriculture sector

6 Jun

Global Post (June 6, 2013) | The Brazilian government on Tuesday announced that it is increasing […]

Tanzania: Minister instructs irrigation sector to produce more food

6 Jun

IPP Media (June 6, 2013) | Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Eng Christopher Chiza […]

Wheat, maize output to rebound in 2013-FAO/AMIS

6 Jun

Reuters (June 6, 2013) | Global wheat output is set to hit a record of 702 […]

Philippines: DA in talks with foreign investors to establish coconut industrial estates

6 Jun

GMA News (June 6, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture plans to establish coconut industrial estates […]

Kenya: Agriculture ministry should budget for fertiliser – Savula

6 Jun

The Star (June 6, 2013) | A committee of the National Assembly has faulted the Ministry […]

OECD-FAO expect slower global agricultural production growth

6 Jun

FAO (June 6, 2013) | Global agricultural production is expected to grow 1.5 percent a year […]

Zambia: ‘Subsidies Caused KR2.3 Billion Debt’

5 Jun

allAfrica (June 5, 2013) | The government is indebted to four commercial banks to the tune […]

Namibia: Boost for Cattle Marketing in Caprivi

5 Jun

allAfrica (June 5, 2013) | Livestock sales could be boosted significantly in the Caprivi Region after […]

Brazil allocates $12bn to close grain storage void

5 Jun

Agrimoney (June 5, 2013) | Brazil fired the starting gun on a dash to close its […]

Sudan seeking to curb wheat imports through domestic production

5 Jun

Sudan Tribune (June 5, 2013) | The Sudanese minister of agriculture Abdel Halim Al-Mutafi said that […]

India: Farmers pin hopes on rains for good yield

4 Jun

New Indian Express (June 4, 2013) | With the onset of monsoon, farmers across the state […]

Thailand: Rainmaking process accelerated to prevent water shortage late this year

4 Jun

NNT (June 4, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is speeding up royal rainmaking […]

Vietnam bans foreign firms from direct purchases of farm produce

4 Jun

Tuoitrenews (June 4, 2013) | Foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) which have been licensed for export can only […]

Model cattle market to be setup in Faisalabad, Pakistan

4 Jun

Feed Machinery (June 4, 2013) | A feed mill is part of University of Agriculture Faisalabad […]

India: Will deal with fake fertiliser makers

4 Jun

The New Indian Express (June 4, 2013) | The state government will deal sternly with those […]

More rains to slow US crop plantings in pivotal week

4 Jun

Reuters (June 4, 2013) | Occasional rain showers over the next week to 10 days will […]

Smallholder Farmers Lifting Over One Billion People Out of Poverty – UN

4 Jun

Energy Bangla (June 4, 2013) | Supporting smallholder farmers to play a greater role in food […]

FAO: Food security to be at center of Africa development agenda

3 Jun

FAO (June 3, 2013) | The three heads of the Rome-based United Nations agencies today called […]

South Africa: DA accuses fruit exporter of corruption

3 Jun

Fresh Plaza (June 3, 2013) | Farms managed by South African Fruit Exporters (SAFE) have been […]

Nigeria: 140,000 farmers benefit from subsidised fertiliser, free seeds in Kwara

3 Jun

Nigerian Tribune (June 3, 2013) | The Kwara State government in collaboration with the Federal Ministry […]

Russia: Rains ease tension in key grain regions

3 Jun

AllAboutFeed (June 3, 2013) | Rain in the south of Russia have improved wheat harvest forecasts […]

Armenian ministry of agriculture to give seeds worth 87mln drams to hail affected farms

30 May

Arka (May 30, 2013) | Armenian ministry of agriculture will provide 24,028 kilograms of various seeds […]

Nigeria: Report Urges African Leaders to Boost Agriculture for Improved Livelihood

30 May

allAfrica (May 30, 2013) | A joint report prepared by the African Union Commission (AUC), UN […]

Wheat Falls as Japan Suspends U.S. Imports on Biotech Crop Find

30 May

Bloomberg News (May 30, 2013) | Wheat fell in Chicago, heading for the biggest monthly drop […]

Locusts outbreak expected in Kazakhstan

30 May

Tengri News (May 30, 2013) | A significant increase of the number of locusts is expected […]

FAO: Jellyfish “blooms” may endanger fish stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

30 May

FAO (May 30, 2013) | Surges in jellyfish populations may be one reason for a drop […]

Ghana: Outgrower Scheme Good For Small Farmers

30 May

Government of Ghana (May 30, 2013) | Developing outgrower nucleus schemes is the sure way to […]

Tanzania: CCM Calls for Review of Agriculture Inputs’ Supply Chain

29 May

allAfrica (May 29, 2013) | CCM has called on the government to review the supply system […]

Nigeria: Oil Palm Producers Kick Against Imports Waiver

29 May

Codewit World News (May 29, 2013) | Local producers of oil palm products have called on […]

Genetic engineering offers solution to cassava diseases

29 May

IPP Media (May 29, 2013) | Production of cassava, one of the world’s most important food […]

Philippines: DA asks DTI to monitor lead content in rice

29 May

ABS CBN (May 29, 2013) | The Agriculture department is asking the Trade department to monitor […]

FAO: Cassava’s huge potential as 21st Century crop

29 May

FAO (May 29, 2013) | Save and Grow, an environmentally-friendly farming model promoted by FAO, can […]

Kenya: Experts Meet Over New Maize Disease Spreading in R/Valley

29 May

The Star (May 29, 2013) | Experts from the Plant Health Inspectorate Service and Kenya Seed […]

Tanzania: Help On the Way for Tobacco Farmers

29 May

allAFrica (May 29, 2013) | The government has formed a special committee to investigate various challenges […]

Malawi: Kwacha gain hits tobacco growers

29 May

The Daily Times (May 29, 2013) | The tobacco Association of Malawi (Tama) has said although […]

U.S. corn and soybean plantings bogged down by rain

29 May

Reuters (May 29, 2013) | Excessive rain late this week will further slow U.S. corn and […]

AfDB boosts food and agriculture sector development project in The Gambia

29 May

NTA Newstime Africa (May 29, 2013) | The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) and The Gambia, […]

Kenya: Maize farmers unwilling to try alternative crops, says Agriculture Secretary Koskei

28 May

Business Daily Africa (May 28, 2013) | Maize farmers are reluctant to heed a government directive […]

700,000 Ghanaian farmers to benefit from crop technologies

28 May

Business Ghana (May 28, 2013) | About 700,000 farmers in Ghana are to benefit from the […]

Indonesia Eases Quotas on Beef From Australia

28 May

The New York Times (May 28, 2013) | The Australian beef industry will be able to […]

Thailand: BAAC signs MOU on fertilizer discount for farmers

28 May

NNT (May 28, 2013) | Deputy Finance Minister Tanusak Lek-Uthai today presided over the signing ceremony […]

Philippines: Agricultural extension workers train on geo-tagging tools

28 May

PIA (May 28, 2013) | Eighty agricultural extension workers (AEWs) from the different parts of the […]

Nigeria: No More Rice Importation Waiver – Minister

28 May

allAfrica (May 28, 2013) | The Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, has assured farmers that he […]

Tanzania: Bunda District Touts Cotton Contract Farming

24 May

allAfrica (May 24, 2013) | BUNDA district authorities has been spreading the concept of cotton contract […]

Soybeans Head for 4th Weekly Gain as China Demand Reduces Stocks

24 May

Bloomberg News (May 24, 2013) | Soybeans headed for a fourth weekly advance in Chicago, poised […]

Sri Lanka: Restricted import on potatoes and big onions

24 May

Fresh Plaza (May 24, 2013) | Importers cannot import potatoes and big onions without restriction, said […]

India’s looming water crisis

24 May

Radio Australia (May 24, 2013) | Water security is widely acknowledged as one of the major […]

Saudi Arabia: Officials, farmers trade charges on weevil spread

24 May

Arab News (May 24, 2013) | Mohammad Al-Sheiha, secretary-general of agricultural affairs, announced that the Ministry […]

Puerto Rico faces lowest coffee production ever

23 May

WIVB (May 23, 2013) | Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever […]

Pakistan: Farmers seek biotech corn for high yield

23 May

The Nation (May 23, 2013) | Farmers of corn growing areas have reiterated their demand to […]

Kenyan farmers reap the benefits of technology

22 May

Mail&Guardian (May 22, 2013) | A number of apps and cellphone-based programmes are being developed to […]

Taiwan: Agricultural losses from rain top NT$100 million

22 May

Focus Taiwan (May 22, 2013) | Taiwan’s agricultural sector has suffered NT$126.7 million in losses as […]

India: Encourage drip irrigation scheme, Ariyalur officials told

22 May

The Hindu (May 22, 2013) | The State Monitoring Officer and Agricultural Production Commissioner, Sandeep Saxena, […]

Date palms across Israel fall prey to beetle infestation

22 May

Haaretz (May 22, 2013) | Date palms in cities throughout Israel have fallen prey to a […]

Tanzania Pegs Growth On Farming Research

22 May

allAfrica (May 22, 2013) | President Jakaya Kikwete has said economic growth in most African countries […]

Brazil crop hopes fuel downbeat talk on corn price

22 May

Agrimoney (May 22, 2013) | Increasing confidence in Brazil’s safrinha corn harvest honed further expectations of […]

Syngenta opens new $72 million Advanced Crop Lab

21 May

AG Professional (May 21, 2013) | Syngenta unveiled its new crop research facility during a grand […]

Cambodia launches cassava project under China support

21 May

Ecns (May 21, 2013) | Cambodia launched Tuesday the second phase of cassava development project under […]

Agriculture: Fertilisers and franchises put power in Nigerian farmers’ hands

21 May

The Africa Report (May 21, 2013) | With strong leadership in government, both public and private […]

Gambia: Mandinary Farmers Outraged By Hippos’ Ceaseless Rampage

21 May

allAfrica (May 21, 2013) | The people of West Coast Region (WCR) Thursday launched the National […]

Ghana: Citrus farmers to undergo intensive training

20 May

GhanaWeb (May 20, 2013) | Over 100 citrus-producing farmers, processors and MoFA extension officers from across […]

Djiboutian Ranchers Receive Livestock Health Training

20 May

allAfrica (May 20, 2013) | The Djibouti Chamber of Commerce and the Food and Agriculture Organisation […]

CME Group introduces new USD-denominated Palm Oil Swap

20 May

Commodities Now (May 20, 2013) | CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, […]

USDA releases 2012 chemical usage data for soybeans, wheat

20 May

AG Professional (May 20, 2013) | The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) […]

Mexico: Government Announces Plans to Develop Pig Sector

20 May

The Pig Site (May 20, 2013) | Plans to boost the productivity and profitability of the […]

Ghana: Small holder farmers in Upper West Region attend input fairs

14 May

Ghanaweb (May 14, 2013) | Small holder farmers from five communities in the Nadowli-Kaleo and Daffiama-Bussie-Issa […]

Tanzania: Call for Review of Inputs Subsidy Scheme

14 May

allAfrica (May 14, 2013) | Stakeholders are urging Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives to […]

Nigeria pushes GM food crops

14 May

News 24 (May 14, 2013) | Nigeria hopes to exploit biotechnology to help feed its growing […]

Ukraine: Dry spell may harm wheat and barley harvest

14 May

All About Feed (May 14, 2013) | Ukraine agricultural analysts from the company UkrAgroConsult, trimmed its […]

Ghana: Government urged to pay attention to women in farming

14 May

Business Ghana (May 14, 2013) | Government has been urged to pay attention to women in […]

IITA Science Building to boost agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa

14 May

Fresh Plaza (May 14, 2013) | The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, […]

Amazon May Lose 65 Percent of Land Biomass by 2060

13 May

Climate Central (May 13, 2013) | There will be no winners if agriculture made possible by […]

Vietnam: Dam bosses keep eye on drought

13 May

Vietnam Net (May 13, 2013) } Hydro-electricity plants will adjust their operations to provide enough water […]

Ghana: Lead levels in imported rice conforms to international standards

13 May

Business Ghana (May 13, 2013) | The Food and Agriculture Department (FAD) of the Ghana Standards […]

UK researchers develop new `superwheat’ news

13 May

Domain-B (May 13, 2013) | A new type of wheat developed by British scientists promises to […]

South African Corn Falls After USDA Report Foresees Record Crop

13 May

Bloomberg (May 13, 2013) | South African corn fell after the price on the Chicago Board […]

India: New hybrid maize seed developed for Gujarat

13 May

Samay Live (May 13, 2013) | A new hybrid seed variety of maize has been developed, […]

Enraged farmers block road in Armenia

13 May

Vestnik (May 13, 2013) | People from 10 Armenian villages blocked the Armavir-Margara road, demanding compensations […]

FAO: Strong cereal production seen in 2013

10 May

FAO (May 10, 2013) | Strong growth is expected for global wheat, coarse grains and rice […]

Wheat prices dip after US foresees huge world crop

10 May

Agrimoney (May 10, 2013) | Wheat prices extended losses after US farm officials lifted the bar […]

Corn slides on USDA crop data

10 May

Agriculture.com (May 10, 2013) | Corn futures prices settled lower Friday, after the U.S. government forecast […]

Global Grain, Soybean Crops Seen Rising to Record; Prices Fall

10 May

Businessweek (May 10, 2013) | Global farmers will harvest the biggest grain and soybean crops ever […]

Zambia: Expert sees potential in Zambia’s rice production

9 May

The Post Online (May 9, 2013) | Zambia has got vast potential to increase its rice […]

Mozambican agricultural production expected to recover from floods

9 May

Macauhub (May 9, 2013) | Agricultural production in Mozambique is expected to see a rapid recovery […]

Zambia: Agricultural Policy Produces Low Crop Yields, High Prices

9 May

allAfrica (May 9, 2013) | Many parts of Zambia are faced with acute shortage of food […]

UN lifts world wheat hopes but cautious on US corn

9 May

Agrimoney (May 9, 2013) | The United Nations countered a rise in chatter over some setbacks […]

Nigeria: Aquaculture – Good Investment Opportunity for the Nation

9 May

allAfrica (May 9, 2013) | Fish farming is one area of agriculture that has been greatly […]

India: Tamil Nadu farmers to get pump sets at subsidised rates

9 May

The Hindu (May 9, 2013) | To help the farmers over-come power crisis, improve economic viability […]

China underlines stable agricultural production

9 May

China Daily (May 9, 2013) | The Chinese government on Wednesday urged greater effort to ensure […]

Nigeria: Scientists alarmed by rapid spread of disease in cassava

9 May

The Guardian (May 9, 2013) | Cassava experts are reporting new outbreaks and the increased spread […]

Philippines: DA allots P24M for rice terraces rehabilitation

9 May

PIA (May 9, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture has earmarked P24 million for the restoration […]

Africa: Agricultural Intensification Could Run Up High Bills in the Long-Run

8 May

allAfrica (May 8, 2013) | Maximising crop yields on existing farms in an effort to stem […]

Farming is improving in Africa but productivity still low

8 May

AfriqueJet (May 8, 2013) | African agriculture has achieved significant progress over the last decade and […]

Philippines: Agri Dept. allots P10M more for Banawe rice terraces rehab

8 May

GMA News (May 8, 2013) | To expand production of traditional or heirloom rice varieties for […]

Ghana: District Small Scale Industrialization Initiative to take off – Haruna Iddrisu

8 May

Business Ghana (May 8, 2013) | Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, has said […]

Nigeria: Re-Engineered NAIC’s N500 Million Payment to Flood Victims

8 May

allAfrica (May 8, 2013) | While other insurers are waiting in vain for victims of last […]

Vietnam to re-export fresh fruits, vegetables to EU

8 May

NZweek (May 8, 2013) | From June 30 this year, Vietnamese fresh fruits and vegetables will […]

Philippines: DA to spend P24 million for rehabilitation of famed Banaue Rice Terraces

8 May

Business Mirror (May 8, 2013) | The government, through the Department of Agriculture (DA), is spending […]

Tanzania: Poor Infrastructure Undermine Agricultural Competitiveness

8 May

allAfrica (May 8, 2013) | Poor infrastructure leads among snags affecting competitiveness of the agricultural business […]

India: Rs 511 cr aid approved to 3 states for drought, floods in 2012

8 May

Samay Live (May 8, 2013) | The high-level panel on National Disaster Management, headed by Agriculture […]

India: No need to restrict issuance of licences to sugar factories

7 May

The Indian Express (May 7, 2013) | Minister asks irrigation department to ensure proper utilisation of […]

Philippines: DA allots P10 million to develop Ifugao rice areas

7 May

Business Mirror (May 7, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) has earmarked an initial P10 […]

Food reserve fund may be set up in Ukraine – Agrarian Ministry

7 May

First Channel (May 7, 2013) | The Food Reserve Fund may be created in Ukraine under […]

Russian Feed Sector Continues to Expand

7 May

The Pig Site (May 7, 2013) | The Russian feed sector is continuing to develop rapidly, […]

Ghana: Disease could cause cassava production to plummet by 50%

6 May

GhanaWeb (May 6, 2013) | Cassava experts are reporting new outbreaks and the increased spread of […]

Foot-and-mouth confirmed in Tibet

6 May

China Daily (May 6, 2013) | China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on Thursday that an […]

Scientists Work to Control Cassava Plant Disease in Africa

6 May

VOA (May 6, 2013) | Scientists and agriculture experts are meeting in Bellagio, Italy this week […]

Philippines expects to ship more than 100 MT rice to foreign markets this year

6 May

GMA News (May 6, 2013) | Chances are high that the Philippine will exceed its rice […]

Ghana: Agriculture Ministry to recruit extension officers with help from SADA

6 May

Spy Ghana (May 6, 2013) | The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) is to support the […]

Nanomaterials in fertilizer products could threaten soil health, agriculture

3 May

AG Weekly (May 3, 2013) | Nanomaterials added to soil via fertilizers and treated sewage waste […]

Namibia: Standard Bank Ready to Engage Drought Stricken Clients

3 May

allAfrica (May 3, 2013) | Standard Bank Namibia is encouraging its clients in farming and the […]

Dryness dents hopes for huge Ukraine wheat harvest

3 May

Agrimoney (May 3, 2013) | Mounting concerns over dryness raised doubts over a forecast by US […]

Australia: More support urged for rural pest control

2 May

ABC News (May 2, 2013) | A wild dog eradication group says new State Government laws […]

Plant Discoveries Could Ease Global Food, Fuel Demands

2 May

Laboratory Equipment (May 2, 2013) | New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across […]

India: State to unveil comprehensive organic agriculture policy soon

2 May

The Hindu (May 2, 2013) | The State government will soon come out with a comprehensive […]

Zambia: Private sector unreliable in maize marketing – Sichinga

2 May

The Post Online (May 2, 2013) | The government is reluctant to reduce FRA’s role in […]

Research helps meet world’s crop challenges

2 May

Phys Org (May 2, 2013) | Two Cornell researchers are world experts in studies of little-known […]

Tanzania: Government urged to set up small tea processing plants

1 May

IPP Media (May 1, 2013) | The government has pledged to set up small tea processing […]

SACAU: Food situation in southern Africa promising

1 May

IPP Media (May 1, 2013) | Agricultural production in the southern Africa region is anticipated to […]

Uganda: Mobile Auction for Agriculture

1 May

allAfrica (May 1, 2013) | Richard Ssekibuule looks at the success of kudu, a mobile auction […]

India: Kharif crops to be covered under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme

1 May

India Education Diary (May 1, 2013) | A spokesperson of State Government said here today that […]

Crop Prices Decline on Speculation U.S. Winter Wheat May Recover

1 May

Businessweek (May 1, 2013) | Crop prices dropped, led by wheat, as investors cashed in gains […]

Philippines suspends live shrimp imports

30 Apr

PhilStar (Apr. 30, 2013) | The Philippine government today suspended the import of all live shrimps […]

Corn setback not surprising, analyst says

30 Apr

Agriculture.com (Apr. 30, 2013) | The CME Group soybean market remains higher Tuesday, while corn has […]

Sierra Leone: Agriculture system gets a boost with mechanized equipment, investment

30 Apr

Awoko (Apr. 30, 2013) | Minister of Agriculture Food Security and Forestry, Dr. Sam Sesay says, […]

India: Climate change may reduce crop output by 18% in 2020 – Sharad Pawar

30 Apr

Economic Times of India (Apr. 30, 2013) | Climate change is likely to bring down the […]

Pig Stress Syndrome Linked to Gene Defect

30 Apr

Wisconsin Ag (Apr. 30, 2013) | A defect in a gene called dystrophin is the cause […]

India: Coconut processing centres to be revived

30 Apr

The Hindu (Apr. 30, 2013) | Minister for Agriculture K. P. Mohanan has promised to revive […]

Gene silencing set to boost agricultural yields

30 Apr

Phys Org (Apr. 30, 2013) | Researchers from Murdoch University have developed an environmentally friendly ‘gene […]

Self-sufficient or not Philippines must import rice to meet international trade deals

30 Apr

GMA News (Apr. 30, 2013) | Even if the Philippines is on track toward rice self-sufficiency […]

Philippines to export rice for the first time in 40 years

29 Apr

The China Post (Apr. 29, 2013) | Rice producers and traders in the Philippines are to […]

Africa still lagging behind in harnessing ICT potential in agriculture

29 Apr

GBN (Apr. 29, 2013) | Professor Abayomi Oloruntoba, Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, has […]

More than 28,000 animals die in Northern Ireland snow

29 Apr

BBC News (Apr. 29, 2013) | More than 28,000 farm animals died during the severe weather […]

Solomon Islands: New National Cocoa Strategy to Benefit 20,000 Households

26 Apr

Solomon Times (Apr. 26, 2013) | Solomon Islands aims to produce 20,000 metric tonnes of cocoa […]

Philippines bans poultry imports from China

26 Apr

GMA News (Apr. 26, 2013) | The government has imposed a temporary ban on the importation […]

Zimbabwe: Irrigation needs a boost says Govt

26 Apr

The Zimbabwean (Apr. 26, 2013) | According to the National Water Policy recently launched by the […]

India: Climate change may reduce crop output by 18% in 2020: Sharad Pawar

26 Apr

The Economic Times (Apr. 26, 2013) | Climate change is likely to bring down the production […]

Subsidies for AZN 2.5 million given to Azerbaijani farmers

25 Apr

ABC (Apr. 25, 2013) | The Azerbaijani government keeps on taking steps to encourage the development […]

India: IMD forecasts not reliable says Minister

25 Apr

The Times of India: The state agriculture and marketing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Wednesday sparked a […]

Guyana: Rice farmers picket outside Parliament

25 Apr

Demerara Waves (Apr. 25, 2013) | Rice farmers from the Essequibo Coast and West Demerara on […]

India: Indian Farmers Boosted By Eliminating Middlemen

24 Apr

Epoch Times (Apr. 24, 2013) | Direct agricultural marketing promoted by the Indian government is fast […]

Philippines: DA rolls out free mobile soils analysis services in Isabela

24 Apr

PIA (Apr. 24, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture -2 (DA-2) has started to roll out […]

Ukraine: Agriculture ministry opposes introduction of minimum prices of milk

24 Apr

Kyiv Post (Apr. 24, 2013) | Agricultural Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine Mykola Prysiazhniuk has […]

Rwanda: Muvumba Rice Farmers Told to Hit Rwf3.5 Billion Target

24 Apr

Black Sea Grain (Apr. 24, 2013) | Rice farmers in Muvumba marshland in Nyagatare district are […]

High-Nutrition and Disease-Resistant Purple and Yellow-Fleshed Potato Clones Obtained

24 Apr

Science Daily (Apr. 24, 2013) | The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has […]

Tanzania: Number of Extension Officers Doubles

23 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 23, 2013) | The number of extension officers has increased from 3,379 in 2007 […]

India to help Myanmar on IT, farming

23 Apr

Bangkok Post (Apr. 23, 2013) | India will work with Myanmar to help build capacity in […]

Ghana: Agric Ministry told to treat exposure of aflatoxin as major health issue

23 Apr

GBN (April 23, 2013) | Mr George Anyebuno, Head of the Aflatoxin Laboratory of the Food […]

South Africa: Vaccination of Domestic Animals Rolled Out

23 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 23, 2013) | The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has in […]

India: Cooperative Bank to open new branches, revive agriculture

23 Apr

The New Indian Express (Apr. 23, 2013) | The Ernakulam District Cooperative Bank (EDCB) plans to […]

Russia to build eight wheat silos in Egypt-MENA

22 Apr

MSN Arabia (Apr. 22, 2013) | Russia will build eight silos in Egypt to store Russian […]

India: Study identifies constraints on crop productivity

22 Apr

The Hindu (Apr. 22, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture is analysing the constraints causing productivity […]

Guyana: Essequibo farmers to continue protest over paddy prices

22 Apr

Stabroek News (Apr. 22, 2013) | Essequibo rice farmers yesterday vowed to continue protests over prices […]

Foot-and-mouth disease case confirmed in Tibet

22 Apr

Global Times (Apr. 22, 2013) | China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Monday said that foot-and-mouth […]

Scientists Unite to Share Ag Data and Feed the World

22 Apr

Huff Post (Apr. 22, 2013) | In the United States, we haven’t worried about food security […]

Normal South-west Monsoon Expected In India This Year

19 Apr

Bernama (Apr. 19, 2013) | The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) is predicting a normal south-west monsoon […]

Grapevine disease threat to SA industry

19 Apr

Barossa Herald (Apr. 19, 2013) | University of Adelaide researchers are working to prevent the introduction […]

Germany and India collaborate on seeds

19 Apr

Fresh Plaza (Apr. 19, 2013) | Recently, in Berlin, the German and the Indian government signed […]

South Africa: North West to Mobilise Support As Drought Hits Province

18 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 18, 2013) | An estimated R37,2 million for fodders supply is needed to mitigate […]

Ghana: Farmers calls for expansion of National Food Buffer Stock Company

18 Apr

GhanaWeb (Apr. 18, 2013) | Mohammed Adam Nasiru, President of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana […]

Indonesia set to remove garlic import barrier

18 Apr

Fresh Plaza (Apr. 18, 2013) | The Indonesian government has signalled a stop to the implementation […]

India: Not overly worried about bad monsoon

17 Apr

Money Control (Apr. 17, 2013) | Amid states like Maharasthra and Gujarat facing drought, the Agriculture […]

China: Agriculture cooperatives bear fruit in Guangdong

17 Apr

China Daily (Apr. 17, 2013) | Wu Zhide remembered his first visit to the municipal bureau […]

Philippines: Searca study on per-capita consumption of rice crucial in food-sufficiency drive

17 Apr

Business Mirror (Apr. 17, 2013) | A study by experts at the Southeast Asian Regional Center […]

Ghana: Farmers call for early sale of fertilizer

17 Apr

GhanaWeb (Apr. 17, 2013) | Farmers in the Garu-Tempane District have called on the Ministry of […]

Pig disease that costs millions is target of genetic study

17 Apr

Domain-B (Apr. 17, 2013) | A fast mutating virus that affects pig herds and costs pork […]

Nigeria, Others Get Dissemination Strategy for Drought Tolerant Maize

16 Apr

This Day Live (Apr. 16, 2013) | Researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders working under the […]

Egypt’s food security in peril as fuel crisis intensifies

16 Apr

IRIN (Apr. 16, 2013) | Abdel Tawab Haron, in his late 40s, is late harvesting the […]

India: Agriculture department to open 36 new vegetable centres in Nashik

16 Apr

Fresh Plaza (Apr. 16, 2013) | The agriculture department plans to open 36 new vegetable centres […]

Ghana: Gross shortage of agriulture extension officers

12 Apr

Ghana Web (Apr. 12, 2013) | A new survey commissioned by the Peasant Farmers Association has […]

Farmers asked to use improved certified seeds

12 Apr

GBN (Apr. 12, 2013) | Mr Iddrisu Yakubu, Northern Regional Project Coordinator of Ghana Agricultural Associations, […]

India’s farm output may rise by 130% in next 20 years : CII-Mckinsey Report

12 Apr

Business Standard (Apr. 12, 2013) | India’s agriculture remains a cause of concern as its fortunes […]

Pakistan: China to help in satellite monitoring of crops

12 Apr

DAWN (Apr. 12, 2013) | The Planning Commission, with Chinese financial assistance, has decided to launch […]

Super rice keeps China’s supply self-sufficient

11 Apr

China Daily (Apr. 11, 2013) | New super rice strains with an expected yield of 14.9 […]

Goldman spars with SocGen on grain price prospects

11 Apr

Agrimoney (Apr. 11, 2013) | Goldman Sachs recommended investors prepare for lower US soybean crush margins, […]

Soft futures mixed – Cotton higher on China demand hopes

11 Apr

Investing.com (Apr. 11, 2013) | U.S. soft futures were mixed during U.S. morning trade on Thursday, […]

China: Drought-hit areas provided with funds

11 Apr

China Daily (Apr. 11, 2013) | The Chinese government has alloted a total of 1.5 billion […]

Dairy nudges FAO Food Price Index higher by one percent

11 Apr

FAO (Apr. 11, 2013) | The FAO Food Price Index (FPI) crept higher by one percent […]

AfDB-funded project to boost cassava, rice production launched in Tanzania

11 Apr

Africa Science News (Apr. 11, 2013) | A project that seeks to increase food security and […]

Egypt’s 2012/2013 wheat stocks to fall dramatically: USDA report

11 Apr

Ahram Online (Apr. 11, 2013) | A U.S. Department of Agriculture report expects Egypt’s wheat reserves […]

Morning markets: weather fears give wheat futures the edge

11 Apr

Agrimoney (Apr. 11, 2013) | The volatility which marked the last session, after the US Department […]

Kazakhstan faces grain shortage in 2013

10 Apr

Azernews (Apr. 10, 2013) | Kazakhstan, which is among the world’s major grain exporters, has faced […]

Ukraine: Harvest could fall by 10-15% due to bad weather, says premier

10 Apr

Interfax Ukraine (Apr. 10, 2013) | Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov has ordered the Agricultural Policy and […]

Forecasting U.S. corn stocks complicated after baffling report

10 Apr

AG Professional (Apr. 10, 2013) | Grain analysts continue to scratch their heads over a huge […]

India: For Farmers in Bihar, A Simple Solution for More Crops

9 Apr

New York Times (Apr. 9, 2013) | On a recent spring afternoon, Susheela Devi, 50, was […]

Women take over Kenya’s farming sector

9 Apr

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 9, 2013) | According to the World Bank, women make up 80 percent […]

Tanzania: AfDB project to help farmers increase yields by 20 per cent

9 Apr

The Citizen (Apr. 9, 2013) | A project seeking to increase food security and improve income […]

Subsidies and GM crops back on global food policy menu

9 Apr

IRIN (Apr. 9, 2013) | Food has become expensive and seems set to stay that way, […]

9-year low for China soybean imports

9 Apr

Agriculture.com (Apr. 9, 2013) | China’s 2012-2013 soybean imports may fall for the first time in […]

Africa: World Bank to Strengthen Focus On Land Rights

9 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 9, 2013) | The World Bank will be placing stronger emphasis on issues of […]

Eight steps to climate-proof development in Africa

8 Apr

The Guardian (Apr. 8, 2013) | Observational records and model projections clearly show that 75-250 million […]

Philippines: DA to spend P500M over 2 years in support of hybrid rice farming

8 Apr

GMA News (Apr. 8, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) will allocate P500 million in […]

AU: Warning issued after invasive bee found on raspberries

8 Apr

Fresh Plaza (Apr. 8, 2013) | A bumblebee has been found in Western Australia for the […]

India: Monkeys damage crops on 15,596 hectares of Agri land

4 Apr

Zee News (Apr. 4, 2013) | Monkeys have been annually damaging various type of crops covering […]

Morning markets: soybeans stabilise, awaiting bird flu news

4 Apr

Agrimoney (Apr. 4, 2013) | Just how serious is China’s bird flu epidemic? The latest count, […]

Nigeria: Agriculture Ministry to Register 80,000 Farmers Under GES

3 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 3, 2013) | The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said it […]

Pakistan. NBP disburses Rs 45.789bn agriculture credit among farmers

2 Apr

Black Sea Grain (Apr. 2, 2013) | The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has disbursed Rs […]

Australian agriculture faces extreme weather risk -report

2 Apr

Reuters (Apr. 2, 2013) | Australia’s most productive agricultural areas face a greater risk of extreme […]

India: Farm policy loaded with subsidies

2 Apr

The New India Express (Apr. 2, 2013) | The State Government on Monday unveiled its Agriculture […]

South Africa: Sugar industry rolls up sleeves to help state resolve land claims

2 Apr

BD Live (Apr. 2, 2013) | The government could bring greater stability in the agricultural sector […]

Philippines: DA to establish Good Agricultural Practices code for rice

2 Apr

GMA News (Apr. 2, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture plans to establish a Good Agricultural […]

Government to spend P431 million to cut postharvest losses in rice

1 Apr

Business Mirror (Apr. 1, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set aside P431 million […]

Tanzania: Assess Soil Potentialities, Farmers Urged

1 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 1, 2013) | Farmers have been challenged to refrain from traditional way of farming […]

Zambia: Crop Harvest May Drop by 50%

1 Apr

Zambia Reports (Apr. 1, 2013) | The Agriculture Department in Kalomo says it has estimated close […]

Zimbabwe: U.S.$51 Million Required for Strategic Grain

1 Apr

allAfrica (Apr. 1, 2013) | At least $51 million is required to recapitalise the country’s strategic […]

India: Direct cash transfer scheme to control food inflation: CACP study

1 Apr

Daily Bhaskar (Apr. 1, 2013) | A study by Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) […]

Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn

29 Mar

Phys.org (Mar. 29, 2013) | The popular new strategy of planting genetically engineered crops that make […]

Angola: Executive to Assist Cunene Drought Hit Peasants

29 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 29, 2013) | The director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in […]

World Bank Finances New Agriculture Support for Mali

29 Mar

The Financial (Mar. 29, 2013) | The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a […]

Spain: 50,000 hectares of Catalan nuts in danger

29 Mar

Fresh Plaza (Mar. 29, 2013) | The head of the nuts section from the Federation of […]

Netting flies and mosquitoes protects livestock, boosts milk yields

28 Mar

FAO (Mar. 28, 2013) | A simple but innovative use of insecticide-impregnated nets to protect livestock […]

Rice sales could ‘destabilise’ prices

28 Mar

Bangkok Post (Mar. 28, 2013) | World rice prices have risen slightly in the past four […]

India: Government agencies flout own pest control norms, encougarge farmers to use chemical pesticides, finds CSE study

28 Mar

India Today (Mar. 28, 2013) | The regulatory system for chemical pesticides in India is in […]

China: Agri cooperation must be ‘sustainable’

28 Mar

China Daily (Mar. 28, 2013) | Sound and sustainable agricultural cooperation between China and African countries […]

South Africa gets tough on fruit imports

27 Mar

Biz Community (Mar. 27, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says no fruit […]

Namibia: Farmers Welcome Lifting of Export Restrictions

27 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 27, 2013) | The Namibia Agricultural Union and the Namibia National Farmers Union have […]

Thailand: Agriculture Minister expects enough water for irrigation zones this dry season

27 Mar

NNT (Mar. 27, 2013) | Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Yukol Limlaemthong has predicted that irrigation […]

Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague

26 Mar

FAO (Mar. 26, 2013) | Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June […]

African nations increase farm spending, winning poverty battle

26 Mar

Reuters (Mar. 26, 2013) | U.S. President Barack Obama hosts the leaders of four African nations […]

Africa Development Bank to Fund Cereal Cultivation in Nigeria

26 Mar

This Day Live (Mar. 26, 2013) | Nigeria and 19 other African countries will directly benefit […]

US agriculture dept says Pakistan sugar policy may dent local supply

26 Mar

Geo (Mar. 26, 2013) | A unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday said the […]

Tanzania: Hybrid Agriculture May Up Tanzania Farmers Earnings

26 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 26, 2013) | A senior researcher in hybrid seeds says that small-scale farmers are […]

Philippines: DA bans poultry products from Italy, the Netherlands

26 Mar

The Business Mirror (Mar. 26, 2013) | Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday banned the importation […]

Jamaica: Revolving pig farming project gets big boost

26 Mar

Jamaica Observer (Mar. 26, 2013) | Seventy-five farmers recently received training in sustainable pig management and […]

US corn, wheat progress defies expectations, again

26 Mar

Agrimoney (Mar. 26, 2013) | Farmers in the US South have, again, defied doomster by overcoming […]

India: Red tape delays payment to farmers

25 Mar

The Hindu (March 25, 2013) | Farmers whose agricultural produce are auctioned at the Urban World […]

New initiative to benefit farmers in 20 African countries

25 Mar

Africa Science News (Mar. 25, 2013) | Twenty African countries will benefit from the African Development […]

Egypt: 100,000 Feddans Offered for Agricultural Investment

25 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 25, 2013) | The Cabinet agreed on the offering of 100,000 feddans through public […]

India: Right policies needed for sugar sector’s growth – Minister

25 Mar

Business Standard (Mar. 25, 2013) | The sugar industry contributes around 7% to total agriculture GDP, […]

Mexico: Local crops ‘can still be grown as farming intensifies’

21 Mar

AlertNet (Mar. 21, 2013) | The preservation of genetically diverse local crops can be compatible with […]

Philippines: Rice self-sufficiency doesn’t mean zero imports

21 Mar

GMA News (Mar. 21, 2013) | Even if the Philippines were to achieve its goal of […]

Indonesia beef prices soar amid sufficiency drive

21 Mar

KTIC (Mar. 21, 2013) | Haji Hidayat makes his living selling one of Indonesia’s most popular […]

Ghana: Scientists set out to increase agricultural production

20 Mar

All Ghana (Mar. 20, 2013) | A team of agriculture experts, researchers, Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs), […]

India: 17 districts in Gujarat declared drought-hit

20 Mar

Economic Times (Mar. 20, 2013) | The Union Government has declared 17 districts in Gujarat as […]

Russia, Egypt Yet to Contribute to AMIS Commodity Database

20 Mar

Bloomberg News (Mar. 20, 2013) | Russia, Egypt and Nigeria are among the five countries that […]

Russia to allocate funds for livestock feed

20 Mar

All About Feed (Mar. 20, 2013) | Russian Ministry of Agriculture is going to allocate 15 […]

More irrigation facilities can boost rice production in Ghana

19 Mar

Vibe Ghana (Mar. 19, 2013) | Mr Phanuel Akoto, Project Extension Officer of the Tano Irrigation […]

Nigeria: Tackling the Nation’s Dependence On Imported Rice

19 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 19, 2013) | The channels through which the Nigerian economy is being drained are […]

Ghana: Farmers plead for training of more veterinary officers

19 Mar

BusinessGhana (Mar. 19, 2013) | Farmers at a forum in Kumasi have appealed to Government to […]

An ‘Evergreen’ Revolution Cuts Fertilizer Costs for Africa’s Farms

18 Mar

The World Bank (Mar. 18, 2013) | Evergreen agriculture integrates trees into crop systems, helping farmers […]

Chemical Trickery Explored to Help Contain Potato Pest

18 Mar

Political News (Mar. 18, 2013) | The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm. […]

Philippines: Wage war vs rice smuggling, DA urges rice players

18 Mar

Business Mirror (Mar. 18, 2013) | Secretary Proceso J. Alcala of the Department of Agriculture (DA) […]

Nigeria: FG releases forms for N12.3 billion cassava loan

18 Mar

Afriquejet (Mar. 18, 2013) | Cassava Growers Association – The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has sent […]

Nigeria: FG cassava policy pushes wheat imports down to 3.7m metric tons

15 Mar

Business Day (Mar. 15, 2013) | The Federal Government policy to spur an accelerated production of […]

India: Production dips even as 90% land is under Bt Cotton cultivation

15 Mar

Business Line (Mar. 15, 2013) | Government is ascertaining reasons behind dip in Bt Cotton production, […]

Gates foundation injects $4m in drought-tolerant sorghum research

14 Mar

Beef Central (Mar. 14, 2013) | A $4 million research grant from the Bill and Melinda […]

UN Launches Global Task Force on Drought

14 Mar

Farm Futures (Mar. 14, 2013) | The World Meteorological Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]

Lebanese farmers getting help with climate change precautions

14 Mar

Albawaba (Mar. 14, 2013) | Already struggling with limited water resources and land degradation, farmers in […]

Brazil to overtake U.S. as top soybean producer

13 Mar

AG Professional (Mar. 13, 2013) | An Iowa State University grain markets expert said this week […]

Kenyan Farmers to Get Seedlings

13 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 13, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture has released 517 metric tonnes of assorted […]

New swarm of locusts plagues southern Israel

13 Mar

Times of Israel (Mar. 13, 2013) | The Agriculture Ministry launched a major crop-dusting campaign Wednesday […]

India: Government to give 1200 crores to drought-hit Maharashtra

13 Mar

NDTV (Mar. 13, 2013) | The government will give 1208 crore to drought-hit Maharashtra, Agriculture minister […]

Vietnam: Delta saline intrusion curbs production, puts rice at risk

12 Mar

PIA (Mar. 12, 2013) | About 2,700 hectares of paddy in Tran De and Long Phu […]

Thailand: B74bn more for crop pledging scheme

12 Mar

Bangkok Post (Mar. 12, 2013) | The cabinet meeting has given the Ministry of Finance approval […]

Rwanda: Mobilization Still an Issue in Modernizing Agriculture

12 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 12, 2013) | The ministry of agriculture and animal resources (Minagri) is embarking on […]

India: Promoting Farm Mechanization among Small and Marginal Farmers

12 Mar

Press Information Bureau (Mar. 12, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture has various extension services for […]

Soybeans Drop on Signs Brazil Is Gaining Market Share From U.S.

12 Mar

Bloomberg (Mar. 12, 2013) | Soybeans fell in Chicago from the highest close in more than […]

Vietnam: Experts say crop biotechnology to help with food security

11 Mar

Tuoit Renews (Mar. 11, 2013) | Crop biotechnology could help Vietnam ensure food security, experts have […]

Tanzania: NGO to Spend Sh4 Billion On Irrigation Schemes

11 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 11, 2013) | The Private Agricultural Sector Support Trust (PASS Trust) has allocated 4bn/- […]

Russia will soon be switching to grow grapes and soy beans in their land

11 Mar

BSR Russia (Mar. 11, 2013) | Grain production was a key sector of agriculture in pre-revolutionary […]

Demand to push up soybeans, wheat

7 Mar

Agriculture.com (Mar. 7, 2013) | Based upon strong demand, the CME Group soybean and wheat markets […]

FAO: Increased wheat production seen in 2013, Food Prices Stable

7 Mar

FAO (Mar. 7, 2013) | First forecasts for the 2013 wheat harvest point to production increasing […]

Thailand: Government banks say rice funding costs rise as risk rises

7 Mar

Bangkok Post (Mar. 7, 2013) | The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) may have […]

Indonesia: Government to review garlic restrictions

7 Mar

Fresh Plaza (Mar. 7, 2013) | Deputy Minister of Agriculture Rusman Heriawan has promised to review […]

India: ‘Panchayats, blocks should help crop rotation scheme succeed’

7 Mar

Economic Times (Mar. 7, 2013) | The new scheme to spread crop diversification in the country […]

Israel hit by plague of locusts

6 Mar

The Telegraph (Mar. 6, 2013) | Israel’s agriculture ministry battled to contain an infestation of locusts […]

Gambia: Veterinary Officers Trained On CBPP Vaccination Strategy

6 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 6, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture in partnership with the Food and Agricultural […]

Belgrade: Regional ministers say aflatoxin “under control”

6 Mar

b92 (Mar. 6, 2013) | This was announced on Tuesday in Belgrade by officials of the […]

Zambia: Shortage of Mealie meal due to insufficient milling capacity in provincial centres

6 Mar

Lusaka Times (Mar. 6, 2013) | Agriculture and Livestock Minister Robert Sichinga has attributed the continued […]

Soybeans Reach One-Week High on Signs of Stronger Export Demand

5 Mar

Bloomberg (Mar. 5, 2013) | Soybeans reached a more than one- week high in Chicago as […]

Soybeans Reach One-Week High on Signs of Stronger Export Demand

5 Mar

Bloomberg (Mar. 5, 2013) | Soybeans reached a more than one- week high in Chicago as […]

Namibia: Floods Swamp Kalimbeza Rice Project

5 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 5, 2013) | The Kalimbeza rice project has been submerged following the recent escalation […]

Swarm of locusts from Egypt descends on Israel

5 Mar

Israel Hayom (Mar. 5, 2013) | Passover came early this year as a swarm of locusts […]

Water Evaporation, Not Heat, Endangers Crops During Climate Change

5 Mar

Laboratory Equipment (Mar. 5, 2013) | The effect that global warming will have on plants is […]

Global warming affects crop yields, but it’s the water not the heat

4 Mar

Phys Org (Mar. 4, 2013) | The effect that global warming will have on plants is […]

Serbia adopts regulation on the allocation of subsidies in agriculture and rural development

4 Mar

Balkans.com (Mar. 4, 2013) | The Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the suggestion of […]

D8 to set up a consortium on fertiliser

4 Mar

Business Times (Mar. 4, 2013) | The group of eight developing countries (D8) plans to set […]

Egypt: Authorities eradicate 95 percent of locusts

4 Mar

Egypt Independent (Mar. 4, 2013) | Locust-fighting efforts have so far eradicated 95 percent of the […]

South Sudan: Harvest Increases but Food Insecurity Remains High in South Sudan

1 Mar

allAfrica (Mar. 1, 2013) | At least 4.1 million people in South Sudan are likely to […]

Profit-taking to sink farm markets

1 Mar

Agriculture (Mar. 1, 2013) | Profit-taking and concerns about the U.S. sequestration issues are applying pressure […]

Mexico slaughters 1.2 million chickens infected with bird flu

28 Feb

CNN (Feb. 28, 2013) | Mexican authorities say they’ve slaughtered more than a million chickens infected […]

India Government Allocates $5 Billion for Agriculture in Budget 2013-14; Support Continues for Rice Cultivation Shift, Food Security Bill

28 Feb

Black Sea Grain (Feb. 28, 2013) | The Indian government has allocated Rs. 27,049 crore (about […]

Syngenta gets U.S. OK for corn rootworm trait

28 Feb

Market Watch (Feb. 28, 2013) | Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta AG Thursday said the U.S. Department […]

China: MOA Leads Crackdown on Counterfeit Agricultural Inputs

28 Feb

The Fish Site (Feb. 28, 2013) | A special campaign of crackdown will be launched to […]

India: Small tea growers demand for subsidized fertilizer remained unheard

28 Feb

IIFL (Feb. 28, 2013) | The national apex body of near 27000 Indian small tea growers […]

Ukraine: Feed crops damaged by bad weather

27 Feb

All About Feed (Feb. 27, 2013) | Up to 800,000 hectares of Ukrainian winter grain crops, […]

Thailand: Agriculture Ministry urges subsidized rubber farmers to help maintain price stability

27 Feb

Pattaya Mail (Feb. 27, 2013) | The Agriculture Ministry is urging rubber farmers, who have participate […]

Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes

27 Feb

FAO (Feb. 27, 2013) | The way certification schemes for biofuels are structured makes it difficult […]

Weather puts Black Sea on course to restore grain output in 2013

27 Feb

Reuters (Feb. 27, 2013) | Favourable weather is likely to help the Black Sea region’s three […]

China to crack down on counterfeit agricultural materials

26 Feb

People’s Daily (Feb. 26, 2013) | A crackdown will be launched to prevent the production and […]

Egypt: Agriculture Ministry intensifies fight against locusts

26 Feb

Egypt Independent (Feb. 26, 2013) | Agriculture authorities have requested help from the Defense Ministry to […]

Rwanda: Growers get new sweet potato varieties

26 Feb

Fresh Plaza (Feb. 26, 2013) | The Rwanda Agriculture Board (Rab) has released six new varieties […]

China becomes biggest agricultural machinery maker

26 Feb

China Daily (Feb. 26, 2013) | The total industrial output value of China’s agricultural machinery industry […]

Salt-tolerant Plant Could Benefit Aquaculture and Agriculture

25 Feb

The Fish Site (Feb. 25, 2013) | Australia – Murdoch University researchers are leading a project […]

Sri Lanka introduces a new disease-tolerant hybrid carrot variety

25 Feb

Colombo Page (Feb. 25, 2013) | Sri Lanka’s Bandarawela Regional Agricultural Research Institute has introduced a […]

Kazakhstan Kazakh government subsidises seed purchases

25 Feb

Trend (Feb. 25, 2013) | The Kazakh government subsidises 450 million tenge for seeds. This was […]

Philippines: DA to expand vegetable-farming project in Bilibid

25 Feb

Business Mirror (Feb. 25, 2013) | Department of Agriculture (DA) is expanding its vegetable-farming project inside […]

Commercialisation of Afghan almonds

25 Feb

Fresh Plaza (Feb. 25, 2013) | Agriculture in Afghanistan is a means of survival more often […]

Salt-tolerant plant could benefit aquaculture and agriculture

21 Feb

PhysOrg (Feb. 21, 2013) | Murdoch University researchers are leading a project to develop a salt-tolerant […]

Ghana: Micro-Finance Firms Called Upon To Support Agricultural Production

20 Feb

SPY Ghana (Feb. 20, 2013) | Micro-finance institutions were on Tuesday advised to roll out schemes […]

Soybeans up 3% due to poor rains in Argentina

20 Feb

Buenos Aires Herald (Feb. 20, 2013) | US soybeans jumped three percent yesterday, notching the biggest […]

Philippines: DA pledges to help onion producers bolster output, assures transparency

20 Feb

Business Mirror (Feb. 20, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured local onion producers […]

No-till Farming Holds the Key to Food Security

20 Feb

Alertnet (Feb. 20, 2013) | No-till farming is a response to climate change that fits well […]

Jamaica: No More Subsidy For Cane Hoist Fees

20 Feb

The Gleaner (Feb. 20, 2013) | Cane farmers are asking for continued financial support to offset […]

Food supply chain regulation to increase global costs

19 Feb

Oxford Analytica (Feb. 19, 2013) | Longer and complex cross-border food supply chains offer lower costs, […]

South-South Cooperation Holds Key to a World Without Hunger

19 Feb

Jakarta Globe (Feb. 19, 2013) | When a massive food crisis affected sub-Saharan Africa in the […]

Thailand to halt rubber-buying scheme

19 Feb

Business Times (Feb. 19, 2013) | The Thai government will not renew its rubber-buying scheme that […]

Ethiopia: Fertiliser Blending to Increase Crop Production

19 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 19, 2013) | On fertilizer blending launching ceremony Tekalegn Mamo (Prof.) , state minister […]

Mozambican government launches agricultural insurance for cotton producers

19 Feb

Macau Hub (Feb. 19, 2013) | The Mozambican Agriculture Ministry in December of last year launched […]

Mexican authorities: More than 1 million chickens exposed to bird flu

19 Feb

La Prensasa (Feb. 18, 2013) | The outbreak of bird flu detected in the central Mexican […]

CIMMYT inaugurates Bioscience facilities in Mexico

15 Feb

AG Professional (Feb. 15, 2013) | The new bioscience complex will allow researchers to speed the […]

Cotton crash devastates Zimbabwe farmers

15 Feb

The Zimbabwean (Feb. 15, 2013) | From December to April Makina Ngwengwe and other farmers in […]

Bulgaria: Subsidies to grain producers will be paid on Monday

15 Feb

Focus (Feb. 15, 2013) | Subsidies to the grain producers will be paid off on Monday, […]

India: Kerala Agricultural University to set up eight centres of excellence to boost research

14 Feb

The Hindu (Feb. 14, 2013) | The Kerala Agricultural University is set to augment its research […]

Coffee rust causes state of emergency in Central America

14 Feb

Pravda (Feb. 14, 2013) | Central American coffee plantations are facing a serious challenge. Nearly 70 […]

Locust invasion threatens underfunded Madagascar

14 Feb

African Brains (Feb. 14, 2013) | After years of underfunding its locust management programme, Madagascar is […]

South Africa: Cane growers adjust as land dwindles

14 Feb

BD Live (Feb. 14, 2013) | As the city of eThekwini grows beyond expectations towards King […]

Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture

13 Feb

The Guardian (Feb. 13, 2013) | According to estimates from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, […]

Philippines: Kalinga allots P2.5M to improve provincial agriculture nursery

13 Feb

PIA (Feb. 13, 2013) | The provincial government has allotted P2.5 million for the rehabilitation and […]

Grain Prices Hit by Improved Prospects for South American Harvest

13 Feb

iNVESS (Feb. 13, 2013) | Agricultural markets retreated yesterday (February 12), with corn falling for an […]

Corn Slides as Wheat Reaches Seven-Month Low on Rain Speculation

13 Feb

Businessweek (Feb. 13, 2013) | Corn headed for the longest stretch of declines since 1980 in […]

Nigeria: Insurance Penetration’ll Fast-Track Nigeria’s Economic Growth

12 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 12, 2013) | President Goodluck Jonathan last year launch the Financial Inclusion Strategy for […]

Australia nudges up wheat estimate after crop avoids heat damage

12 Feb

Business Recorder (Feb. 12, 2013) | Australia, the world’s second-largest wheat exporter, raised its production estimate […]

Philippines: Insurance Coverage Available to Farmers, Fishers in N Samar

12 Feb

The Fish Site (Feb. 12, 2013) | More or less 5,000 farmers and fishermen could make […]

Myanmar: No loans for farmers with debts: minister

12 Feb

The Myanmar Times (Feb. 12, 2013) | Farmers who owe debts to the Myanmar Agricultural Development […]

Use of ICTs can fetch farmers more dividends

12 Feb

The Independent (Feb. 12, 2013) | Judith Payne, the e-business Advisor at USAID in Washington has […]

Violent Strikes in the South African Agricultural Sector

11 Feb

News 24 (Feb. 11, 2013) | South Africa is a country with great potential and with […]

Philippines: DA to launch cattle-breeding program to increase dairy output

11 Feb

GMA News (Feb. 11, 2013) | With local production providing less than one percent of the […]

Advocacy programme to educate rural farmers on aflatoxin launched

11 Feb

GBN (Feb. 11, 2013) | An advocacy programme to educate rural farmers on aflatoxin has been […]

Soybeans Lead Drop in Agricultural Commodities After USDA Report

11 Feb

Businessweek (Feb. 11, 2013) | Soybeans fell in Chicago, extending the biggest drop in almost three […]

Egypt facing locust infestation

11 Feb

Albawaba (Feb. 11, 2013) | Egypt’s southeast is currently facing the spectre of a major locust […]

Thailand Slams Indonesia’s Import Restriction

11 Feb

Tempo Interactive (Feb. 11, 2013) | Thailand has raised a complaint against Indonesia’s restriction on horticulture […]

FAO, IFAD sign agreement to promote smallholder financing

11 Feb

FAO (Feb. 11, 2013) | The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for […]

FAO warning shows folly of rice pledging

11 Feb

Bangkok Post (Feb. 11, 2013) | Just as the media and the public are losing interest […]

FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged in January

7 Feb

FAO (Feb. 7, 2013) | The FAO Food Price Index held steady at 210 points in […]

India: Clear imperfections in onion market, cartels exist, CCI study

7 Feb

Economic Times (Feb. 7, 2013) | Country’s onion market, dictated by traders, has clear imperfections including […]

Africa urged to invest in systems to curb post-harvest losses

7 Feb

Captial FM (Feb. 7, 2013) | Food security experts have called on African governments to urgently […]

Ukraine is planning to increase exports of agricultural commodities by 20% in 2013

7 Feb

Black Sea Grain (Feb. 7, 2013) | According to statement made by Minister of Agriculture Nikolai […]

Philippines: DA-7 appeals against rice wastage, proper rice preparation, consumption

6 Feb

PIA (Feb. 6, 2013) | The agriculture department is appealing to the public to stop wasting […]

FAO: New policies needed to promote agroforestry

5 Feb

FAO (Feb. 5, 2013) | Millions of people could escape poverty, hunger and environmental degradation if […]

India: Bayer opens breeding unit to develop mustard seeds in Haryana

5 Feb

Economic Times (Feb. 5, 2013) | Agro-chemical firm Bayer CropScienceBSE -0.15 % today said it has […]

Kazakhstan: Agriculture Ministry to submit suggestions on fodder production

5 Feb

Tengri News (Feb. 5, 2013) | Kazakhstan Prime-Minister instructed Agriculture Minister Assylzhan Mamytbekov to submit suggestions […]

Namibia: Government Purchases More Resettlement Farms

5 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 5, 2013) | During the 2012/2013 financial year, the government managed to acquire 14 […]

Pakistan: Utility Stores acquires 75000 MT wheat from PASSCO to combat shortage

4 Feb

Business Recorder (Feb. 4, 2013) | The Utility Stores Corporation (USC) haspurchased 75000 MT of wheat […]

South Africa hikes minimum farm wage to 105 rand/day following protests

4 Feb

Reuters (Feb. 4, 2013) | South Africa raised the minimum farm wage to 105 rand per […]

High Food Prices Seen by Olam CEO as Result of Population Growth

4 Feb

Businessweek (Feb. 4, 2013) | Food prices that doubled in the past 10 years are more […]

India: Normal monsoon to decrease due to climate change

1 Feb

Manorama Online (Feb. 1, 2013) | Normal monsoon will decrease in the future due to the […]

Onions at Rs. 35 a kg: Govt may step in to control prices

1 Feb

NDTV (Feb. 1, 2013) | Concerned about the 57 per cent jump in onion prices in […]

Nigeria: AfDB Earmarks U.S.$150 Million to Boost Rice Production

1 Feb

allAfrica (Feb. 1, 2013) | The African Development Bank (AfDB) said it has earmarked $150 million […]

Japan to invest 1 billion yen to boost agricultural, marine product exports

1 Feb

The Asahi Shimbun (Feb. 1, 2013) | The Japan External Trade Organization said Jan. 31 it […]

India: Tea sector seeks crop insurance and fertiliser subsidy

31 Jan

The Economic Times (Jan. 31, 2013) | Coverage under Agriculture Crop Insurance schemes and subsidized fertilizers […]

India: ICRISAT, USAID to implement pigeonpea breeding project

31 Jan

Hindu Business Line (Jan. 31, 2013) | The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics […]

Swaziland: No seeds to weather climate change

31 Jan

IRIN (Jan. 31, 2013) | Thembikosi Gumedze, the curator of the national seed bank in cash-strapped […]

Argentina Increases Import Tariff Rates on 100 products

30 Jan

Black Sea Grain (Jan. 30, 2013) | Argentina increased import duties under the Common External Tariff […]

Philippines: Floods destroy P5.2M rice fields in N. Cotabato town

30 Jan

Sun Star (Jan. 30, 2013) | Some P5.2-million worth of agricultural products were destroyed when flashfloods […]

ECOWAS calls for free movement of agricultural products

30 Jan

China Daily (Jan. 30, 2013) | Members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) […]

Russia more optimistic about grain exports: report

30 Jan

Market Watch (Jan. 30, 2013) | Russia could export 20 million metric tons of grain in […]

Pawar stresses on farm mechanization

30 Jan

India Blooms (Jan. 30, 2013) | Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar on […]

CME Group to Reduce Non-Stop Grain Trading Cycle

30 Jan

Wisonsin Ag Connection (Jan. 30, 2013) | CME Group said on Tuesday it will reduce the […]

China to boost seed industry

29 Jan

China Daily (Jan. 29, 2013) | China has vowed to boost its seed industry over the […]

Philippines mulls creation of coconut industry hub for Asia

29 Jan

GMA News (Jan. 29, 2013) | To encourage investments and establish the Philippines as the center […]

Africa: Global Partnership Launched to Drive Africa’s Agricultural Research

29 Jan

allAfrica (Jan. 29, 2013) | An international agricultural research programme has unveiled plans to collaborate with […]

Malaysia: RM150m spent to restore agri infrastructure damaged by floods

28 Jan

New Straits Times (Jan. 28, 2013) | The federal government has spent over RM150 million to […]

Philippines: Farmers to receive loans worth P1B from government

28 Jan

Business Mirror (Jan. 28, 2013) | Farmers belonging to Task Force Mapalad (TFM) are set to […]

China to Support Seed Breeding with Special Funds

28 Jan

MENA FN (Jan. 28, 2013) | An official from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) revealed at […]

Jamaica: Six Thousand Farmers Get Help from Agriculture Ministry

28 Jan

The Fish Site (Jan. 28, 2013) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Rural […]

Tanzania: New Tractor Models May Improve Farming Methods

28 Jan

allAfrica (Jan. 28, 2013) | In attempts to back up government-led ‘Kilimo Kwanza’ initiative, a Dar […]

India: Fish prices go up as trawler owners strike work in Goa

28 Jan

Parda Phash (Jan. 28, 2013) | Buying fish for the rice plate has got dearer for […]

India: Onion prices double

28 Jan

Fresh Plaza (Jan. 28, 2013) | The cost of onions has almost doubled in the past […]

Africa: Bayer CropScience boosting agriculture with smallholders

24 Jan

Fresh Plaza (Jan. 24, 2013) | Bayer CropScience is committed to helping raise agricultural productivity in […]

East Africa Exchange Launched

24 Jan

PR Newswire (Jan. 24, 2013) | The East Africa Exchange was introduced to the international community […]

Plants adapt to drought but limits are looming, study finds

24 Jan

Environmental Research Web (Jan. 24, 2013) | An international research team including UA rangeland ecologists has […]

India: Give 70% loan to agriculture, RBI committee to co-op banks

24 Jan

ZeeBiz (Jan. 24, 2013) | The central cooperative banks should strive to have at least 70 […]

Kazakhstan will sow less grain in 2013

24 Jan

Black Sea Grain (Jan. 24, 2013) | Kazakhstan will sow less grain in 2013, Tengrinews.kz reports […]

Syrian agricultural production drops massively as conflict continues

23 Jan

FAO (Jan. 23, 2013) | Twenty-two months of conflict has left Syria’s agricultural sector in tatters […]

Kazakhstan to expand grain storage facilities

23 Jan

Tengri News (Jan. 23, 2013) | Kazakhstan will construct more grain storage facilities, Tengrinews.kz reports citing […]

South Africa: Farm Strike Suspended

23 Jan

Business Report (Jan. 23, 2013) | A deadly farm strike in South Africa’s grape-growing Western Cape […]

India: Insurance coverage for all crops within five years, says TNAU VC

23 Jan

The Hindu (Jan. 23, 2013) | Steps are afoot to get insurance coverage for all the […]

Philippines: No vegetable shortage despite frost, says agriculture chief

22 Jan

Business Mirror (Jan. 22, 2013) | The government is not worried of a possible shortage of […]

Wheat Climbs to One-Month High as Winter Threatens Russian Crop

22 Jan

Bloomberg (Jan. 22, 2013) | Wheat rose to a one-month high in Chicago as crop losses […]

Bayer to help raise ag productivity in Africa

22 Jan

AG Professional (Jan. 22, 2013) | Bayer CropScience is committed to help raise the agricultural productivity […]

Morning markets: profit-taking saps soy, but corn escapes

17 Jan

Agrimoney (Jan. 17, 2013) | Surely corn can’t manage to evade bears’ clutches again. The grain […]

Philippines: DAR, DA-PCIC provide P17 Billion insurance protection to agrarian reform beneficiaries

17 Jan

PIA (Jan. 17, 2013) | The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation […]

Barbados: Cassava Project MOU Signed by BADMC and BMA

17 Jan

Caribbean Press Releases (Jan. 17, 2013) | A number of local bakeries will begin incorporating cassava […]

Ten farmer-based groups in Northern Region receive agricultural boost

16 Jan

GBN (Jan. 16, 2013) | A total of ten farmer-based organisations in the Tolon and Kumbungu […]

Morning markets: grains rise as technical signals turn green

16 Jan

Agrimoney (Jan. 16, 2013) | Many investors were predicting something of an early-2013 comeback in grain […]

Dry outlook troublesome for drought-stricken U.S.

16 Jan

AG Professional (Jan. 16, 2013) | Forecasts for a return to dry weather for the balance […]

India To Review Edible Oils Import Duty Structure

15 Jan

RTT News (Jan. 15, 2013) | The Food Ministry will review the Customs duty on edible […]

Corn Prices Sustained as Argentina Fails to Cover U.S. Loss

15 Jan

Bloomberg (Jan. 15, 2013) | Corn prices will stay high as a record crop in Argentina […]

Philippines: Government allocates P17B for crop insurance

15 Jan

Inquirer (Jan. 15, 2013) | More than 200,000 farmers under the agrarian reform program will stand […]

Nigeria: Investing in Rice Production and Rice Processing Project

15 Jan

allAfrica (Jan. 15, 2013) | The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Adewunmi Adesina has re-stated the Federal […]

Madhya Pradesh is India’s new grain bowl as food production goes up by 19 per cent

15 Jan

India Today (Jan. 15, 2013) | Madhya Pradesh is making giant strides to emerge as one […]

Agric firm to assemble equipment for Northern Ghana farmers on credit

14 Jan

GBN (Jan. 14, 2013) | STEGINA Investment Ltd, an agricultural investment company based in Tamale, is […]

Kyrgyz Agriculture Ministry: Over 4.4 billion cubic meters of irrigation used in 2012

14 Jan

Trend (Jan. 14, 2013) | More than 4.4 billion cubic meters of water were used for […]

Banana exporters await US’ OK on exports of PHL Cavendish

14 Jan

GMA News (Jan. 14, 2013) | The Philippines is still waiting for the US’ decision on […]

Czech Republic: Agrarian Subsidies Increase to CZK44.7 Billion

14 Jan

The Poultry Site (Jan. 14, 2013) | Subsidies to agriculture and related industries are expected to […]

Crop Production Down Due to Drought, USDA Reports

14 Jan

Wisconsin Ag (Jan. 14, 2013) | Despite getting off to a very favorable start, U.S. growers […]

Nigeria to import 100 rice mills from China: official

14 Jan

Black Sea Grain (Jan. 14, 2013) | The Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture is to import 100 […]

India: Drought-hit Maharashtra gets aid of Rs.778 cr

11 Jan

SME Times (Jan. 11, 2013) | The central government Thursday released an aid of Rs.778 crore […]

Food worth Rs50,000 cr lost each year by India

11 Jan

The Pioneer (Jan. 11, 2013) | Union Minster of State for Agriculture and Food Processing, Tariq […]

India: Unprecedented cold wave brings great worry for agri dependent northern part of West Bengal

11 Jan

The Economic Times (Jan. 11, 2013) | Prevailing unprecedented cold wave in entire northern part of […]

Nigeria to import 100 rice mills from China: official

11 Jan

Black Sea Grain (Jan. 11, 2013) | The Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture is to import 100 […]

China soybean imports up 11%

10 Jan

Agriculture.com (Jan. 10, 2013) | China imported record volumes of industrial and agricultural commodities last year, […]

FAO Food Price Index down 7 percent in 2012

10 Jan

FAO (Jan. 10, 2013) | The FAO Food Price Index dropped for the third consecutive month […]

Indonesia plans to subsidise dairy cattle feed

10 Jan

All About Feed (Jan. 10, 2013) | This year, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture plans to […]

Philippines: Crop-based livelihoods hit by Typhoon Bopha

9 Jan

IRIN (Jan. 9, 2013) | More than a month after Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, […]

Brazil lifts corn, soy crop forecasts – a little

9 Jan

Agrimoney (Jan. 9, 2013) | Brazil raised its official estimate for its grain harvest, but not […]

Dominican Republic Bids to Restore Meat Exports

8 Jan

The Poultry Site (Jan. 8, 2013) | The Dominican Republic Ministry of Agriculture has set up […]

Storms wreaking havoc on Lebanon’s agricultural industry

8 Jan

Albawaba (Jan. 8, 2013) | The agricultural sector [in Lebanon] is bracing for extensive damage from […]

Historic Cold Snap In China Is Causing Dizzying Inflation In The Price Of Vegetables

8 Jan

Business Insider (Jan. 8, 2013) | A cold snap in China hasn’t gotten much attention here, […]

Kenya projects stable maize supply, prices in 2012/13

8 Jan

Engineering News (Jan. 8, 2013) | Kenya expects its 2012/13 maize harvest to rise to between […]

India: Cotton exports to dip 60% this year – USDA

8 Jan

The Economic Times (Jan. 8, 2013) | India’s cotton exports are likely to tumble by 60 […]

Improvement in Colombia coffee production ‘urgently required’: Agriculture Minister

7 Jan

Columbia Reports (Jan. 7, 2012) | Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture on Sunday said that the government […]

Worst drought in decades hits Brazil’s Northeast

7 Jan

AG Professional (Jan. 7, 2012) | Brazil’s Northeast is suffering its worst drought in decades, threatening […]

Zanzibar short of extension officers

7 Jan

IPP Media (Jan. 7, 2012) | Zanzibar is facing a shortage of 146 extension officers out […]

Indonesia: Bulog Promises Not to Import Rice This Year

4 Jan

Tempo Interactive (Jan. 4, 2012) | President Director of Bulog, Sutarto Alimoeso, expressed his optimism that […]

Zimbabwe: Buhera farmers urged to plant drought resistant crops

4 Jan

Manica Post (Jan. 4, 2012) | Buhera district and the low lying Chisumbanje area last week […]

Nepal could become world’s top ginger producer

4 Jan

Fresh Plaza (Jan. 4, 2013) | Nepal has the potential to become the world’s top ginger […]

Brazil Expecting Record Soybean Crop

3 Jan

Wisconsin Ag Connection (Jan. 3, 2013) | Brazil’s 2012/13 soybean production estimate has risen by one […]

Ukrainian Corn Exports Jumped 20% to 2 Million Tons in December

3 Jan

Bloomberg (Jan. 3, 2013) | Corn exports from Ukraine jumped 20 percent on the prior month […]

India: Uttarakhand farmers to get subsidised seeds

3 Jan

Hindu Business Line (Jan. 3, 2013) | Farmers in Uttarakhand will be given high-yielding seeds on […]

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announces 50 percent subsidy on irrigation tube-wells

3 Jan

Business Recorder (Jan. 3, 2013) | Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced 50 percent subsidy on installation […]

Ethiopian Cotton Production Falls Below Textile Industry

2 Jan

2Merkato (Jan. 2, 2013) | Ethiopian Cotton Production has fallen short of the requirements of the […]

Drought impact on food prices to strengthen in 2013

2 Jan

Black Sea Grain (Jan. 2, 2013) | The Economic Research Service (ERS) of the U.S. Department […]

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Evan caused $54M worth of damage sustained to Ag Sector

21 Dec

FijiVillage (Dec. 21, 2012) | About $54 million worth of damage has been sustained in the […]

Brazil officials join attack on coffee speculators

21 Dec

Agrimoney (Dec. 21, 2012) | Typically, hedge funds are accused of pushing agricultural commodity prices unduly […]

Iran can reach self-sufficiency in wheat and sugar production

21 Dec

Trend.az (Dec. 21, 2012) | Iran has the capacity to attain self-sufficiency in wheat and sugar […]

South Asia set to liberalise agriculture trade

21 Dec

The Himalayan (Dec. 21, 2012) | Negotiations are underway to further reduce the sensitive list under […]

Botswana: Don’t buy seed from the street – Molebatsi

20 Dec

Mmegi Online (Dec. 20, 2012) | Farmers have been advised to avoid buying crop seeds on […]

India: Agriculture department to ensure markets for pulses cultivators

20 Dec

Hindustan Times (Dec. 20, 2012) | To ensure the marketing of pulses produced in the district, […]

Remote monitoring system to aid agriculture in Ghana

19 Dec

GhanaWeb (Dec. 19, 2012) | Ghana’s agriculture is expected to improve significantly with the introduction of […]

Zambia: State secures 1,500-mt maize for army worms affected farmers

19 Dec

Zambia Daily Mail (Dec. 19, 2012) | Government has secured over 1,500 metric tonnes of maize […]

Philippines: P4.2-M post harvest projects of DA expected for completion before year-end

19 Dec

PIA (Dec. 19, 2012) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) expects to complete P4.250 million worth […]

Cold threatens rebound in Russian winter grains

19 Dec

Agrimoney (Dec. 19, 2012) | Russia’s hopes of a 32% rebound in winter grains production may […]

India: Farmers to get remunerative price for wheat

18 Dec

Zeebiz (Dec. 18, 2012) | Members in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday sought to corner the […]

High hopes for Brazil’s 2013 coffee crop ‘absurd’

18 Dec

Black Sea Grain (Dec. 18, 2012) | Brazilian coffee farmers accused coffee buyers of exaggerating crop […]

Pakistan: 1 million farmers to get tips by phone

18 Dec

The Express Tribune (Dec. 18, 2012) | The provincial government aims to teach farmers how to […]

Malaysia: Minister calls for balanced approach to crop management

18 Dec

The Sun Daily (Dec. 18, 2012) ) | Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Chua […]

India: Propagating Agriculture Related Information amongst Farmers through Agriculture Extension Programmes

18 Dec

Government of India (Dec. 18, 2012) | Agriculture related programmes are being broadcast in the entire […]

India: Farmers should use scientific techniques for agro-forestry to improve economic condition

17 Dec

The Pioneer (Dec. 17, 2012) | The State Labour and Dairy Development Minister Harish Chandra Durgapal […]

Middle East: Bayer CropScience helps to improve quality and safety of local agricultural produce

17 Dec

AME Info (Dec. 17, 2012) | Bayer CropScience in cooperation with their local partner Technical Agricultural […]

Foot-and-mouth disease reported in Eastern China

17 Dec

China.org (Dec. 17, 2012) | Foot-and-mouth disease infections have been confirmed in livestock in China’s eastern […]

India: Free export policy for rice, wheat, cotton to continue

13 Dec

BusinessLine (Dec. 13, 2012) | Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Thursday that the government will […]

Zambia: Army Worm Invasion – Govt, Farmers Spray Ravaged Fields

13 Dec

allAfrica (Dec. 13, 2012) | The Government is working with farmers to spray fields affected by […]

Australian farmer numbers fall but productivity grows

13 Dec

World Poultry (Dec. 13, 2012) | The number of Australian farmers has fallen by over 100,000 […]

Nigeria: Federal Government to Ban Rice Importation Soon, Says Minister

12 Dec

allAfrica (Dec. 12, 2012) | The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on […]

Argentina soybeans OK despite rain

12 Dec

Agriculture.com (Dec. 12, 2012) | Despite a lashing of heavy showers over the past three months, […]

India: Seed Banks to Provide Quality Seed to Farmers

12 Dec

Invest in India (Dec. 12, 2012) | 18 seed banks are in operation in the States […]

Zambia: Army Worms Spread South

12 Dec

allAfrica (Dec. 12, 2012) | Army worms which were first detected in Chibombo, Chisamba and Chongwe […]

US to help 45000 small farmers of Pakistan

12 Dec

Business Recorder (Dec. 12, 2012) | US government announced on Wednesday that it will help 45,000 […]

Goldman, Merrill counter ag market gloom

12 Dec

Agrimoney (Dec. 12, 2012) | Banks offered support to grain and oilseed bulls, despite the negative […]

India: “Digitization of paddy procurement from next year”

11 Dec

PTI News (Dec. 11, 2012) | The Bihar government proposed to digitize paddy procurement from next […]

Africa: Better Common Bean Production Would Boost Global Food Security

11 Dec

allAfrica (Dec. 11, 2012) | The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) December 7 awarded five grants […]

USDA Cuts Soybean, Raises Wheat Stockpile Forecasts

11 Dec

The Wall Street Journal (Dec. 11, 2012) | The U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its forecast […]

Study says Banana protects coffee climate change effects

11 Dec

Africa Science News (Dec. 11, 2012) | Growing coffee and banana together not only generates more […]

Thai villagers say insurance agent deceived them over policies

10 Dec

AsiaOne (Dec. 10, 2012) | More than 50 villagers in Lop Buri claim they’ve been duped […]

Zambia: Army Worms On Rampage

10 Dec

allAfrica (Dec. 10, 2012) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has confirmed the outbreak of […]

Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) urged to assist Davao banana growers

10 Dec

Sun Star (Dec. 10, 2012) | Secretary Proceso Alcala said he will ask the Land Bank […]

Sunflower could replenish dwindling Kenya soil fertility

7 Dec

Coastweek (Dec. 7, 2012) | Few farmers in the Kenya have much knowledge about sunflower farming […]

Philippines: DA acts to increase hybrid rice production

7 Dec

PIA (Dec. 7, 2012) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) offers cash incentive for farmer associations […]

Tanzania: Cross Border Sagcot to Boost Food Security

7 Dec

allAfrica (Dec. 7, 2012) | Tanzania’s move to accept three neighbouring countries of Malawi, Zambia and […]

Researchers improving Fiji vegetable supply chain

6 Dec

Fresh Plaza (Dec. 6, 2012) | Australian researchers are helping Fijians produce a regular source of […]

FAO calls for farmer-centred approach to investment in agriculture

6 Dec

FAO (Dec. 6, 20120 | Making more and better investments in agriculture is one of the […]

Global grain reserves tighten even as food prices fall

6 Dec

Reuters (Dec. 6, 2012) | Global food markets face further volatility in 2013 as stocks and […]

India: Agriculture produce market committee witnesses 35% wastage daily

6 Dec

Times of India (Dec. 6, 2012) | Every day, close to 35% of the total vegetable […]

Nepal: Subsidized crop, livestock, poultry insurance scheme in offing

5 Dec

Republica (Dec. 5, 2012) | The Ministry of Agriculture Development is coordinating with the Insurance Board […]

India: System to deposit subsidy in bank accounts already exists in Madhya Pradesh

5 Dec

India Education Diary (Dec. 5, 2012) | Madhya Pradesh has shown path to the country in […]

African Development Bank launches N9.4bn initiative to lift Agric. productivity

5 Dec

Daily Times (Dec. 5, 2012) | The African Development Bank (AfDB) and researchers have launched a […]

Africa: Rice production in valleys to triple

5 Dec

AfriqueJet (Dec. 5, 2012) | The amount of rice produced in Kilombero and Rufiji valleys is […]

China to import more wheat

27 Nov

Agriculture.com (Nov. 27, 2012) | China’s wheat imports are rising, and will likely grow 10% next […]

Saudi Arabia: Livestock prices to rise 15%

27 Nov

Zawya (Nov. 27, 2012) | Eid Al-Shammari, chairman of the Agricultural Committee of the Chamber of […]

China: Super rice breed produces bumper harvest

27 Nov

China Daily (Nov. 27, 2012) | A super rice breed called Yongyou 12 has produced a […]

Philippines: DA partners with IRRI on food security

26 Nov

Business Mirror (Nov. 26, 2012) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) will collaborate with the International […]

About 200,000 cattle heads at risk of dying in Gambia

26 Nov

StarAfrica (Nov. 26, 2012) | The local media on Monday quoted Lamin Saine, senior officer of […]

Congo: Imports, corruption drive up food prices

26 Nov

IRIN (Nov. 26, 2012) | The Republic of Congo, which imports over US$240 million worth of […]

China demand boosts soybeans

21 Nov

Agriculture.com (Nov. 21, 2012) | Fresh demand from China has underpinned the start of the CME […]

Rice exports from India may decline in 2013: FAO

21 Nov

Indian Express (Nov. 21, 2012) | The fall in rice production in the current crop year […]

South Africa: R8.3 million boost for sustainable agriculture

20 Nov

Afrique Jet (Nov. 20, 2012) | Nedbank has invested R8.3-million in conservation group WWF South Africa’s […]

Corn a sign of Brazil’s growing clout

20 Nov

The Guardian (Nov. 20, 2012) | As US cornfields withered in drought conditions last summer, Brazil’s […]

Onion Farmers Demand Assistance

20 Nov

Daily Guide (Nov. 20, 2012) | Onion farmers across the country say they cannot access funds […]

Vietnam:Farmers join pilot scheme for agriculture insurance

19 Nov

Saigon (Nov. 19, 2012) | Ever since the Government introduced a pilot scheme for agriculture insurance […]

India: Wheat acreage down by 22 per cent so far

19 Nov

The Hindu (Nov. 19, 2012) | Area coverage under wheat has declined by 22 per cent […]

Philippines: Mango sector gets typhoon recovery investment

19 Nov

Fresh Plaza (Nov. 19, 2012) | An initial P40 million (approx $728,000 US) has been provided […]

Asean Rice Cartel Formation Put on Hold

19 Nov

Oryza (Nov. 19, 2012) | The plan to create a rice cartel among five Association of […]

Ghana: Fertilizer Companies Advised to Set Up Storage Facilities

16 Nov

GNA (Nov. 16, 2012) | Fertilizer importing companies have been advised to deliver their goods on […]

India: Punjab farmers to get subsidy on wheat seeds

16 Nov

BusinessLine (Nov. 16, 2012) | The Punjab government is giving a subsidy of Rs 500 per […]

Fake seeds ‘limiting Pakistani farm output’

16 Nov

Securing Industry (Nov. 16, 2012) | Agricultural experts have called on the Pakistani government to stamp […]

Philippines: DA allots P40M to improve mango industry

16 Nov

GMA News (Nov. 16, 2012) | An initial P40 million has been provided to the mango […]

Kenya: Rice farmers lose harvest to floods

15 Nov

Gant Daily (Nov. 15, 2012) | Flash floods have washed away the rice harvest of some […]

Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia to meet again on rubber

15 Nov

The Sun Daily (Nov. 15, 2012) | Thailand, the world’s biggest rubber producer and exporter, said […]

South Africa: Grains close up on weaker rand

15 Nov

BusinessReport (Nov. 15, 2012) | South African maize and wheat prices closed the Thursday session higher […]

Suspicion over Kazakh grain harvest forecast grows

15 Nov

Business News Europe (Nov. 15, 2012) | Suspicion is growing in Astana that regional officials have […]

Africa: Global Alliance to Strengthen Research-Farmer Links

15 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 15, 2012) | An international alliance of research institutions will try to implement the […]

India: Commercial banks falter in advancing crop loans

15 Nov

Business Standard (Nov. 15, 2012) | As many as 28 out of 41 commercial banks operating […]

Ukraine sees good winter wheat crop, Russian outlook mixed

15 Nov

Reuters (Nov. 15, 2012) | Winter wheat sowing has ended in the Black Sea region, with […]

Gambia Declares Animal Health Emergency

14 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 14, 2012) | The government of The Gambia through the Office of the Minister […]

NABARD to provide a credit flow of Rs 400 crore to Punjab’s dairy sector

14 Nov

Times of India (Nov. 14, 2012) | NABARD will provide a credit flow of Rs 400 […]

Drought-pressed US wheat faces further dry spell

14 Nov

Agrimoney (Nov. 14, 2012) | Forecasters hold out little hope for now of relief for US […]

Tanzania: Small-Holder Farmers’ Access to Credit Remains Difficult

13 Nov

allAfrica (Nov. 13, 2012) | Small-holder farmers’ access to finance has remained one of the major […]

US: Nervous farmers scramble for corn seed after drought

13 Nov

Reuters (Nov. 13, 2012) | Ohio farmer Rob Joslin is not taking chances with his corn […]

Kazakh ministry suspects regions falsifying crop data

13 Nov

Reuters (Nov. 13, 2012) | Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry said it suspected regional grain-belt governments of exaggerating […]

Nigeria: Over 350 hectares of cassava destroyed by flood in Edo

12 Nov

Afrique Jet (Nov. 12, 2012) | The Edo North coordinator of All Farmers Association of Nigeria […]

FAO Food Price Index falls slightly in October

8 Nov

FAO (Nov. 8, 2012) | The FAO Food Price Index fell one percent in October 2012, […]

Wheat hits 5-week high ahead of USDA crop report

8 Nov

Forexpros (Nov. 8, 2012) | U.S. grain futures edged higher during European morning hours on Thursday, […]

Jamaica ruled out imported bananas despite shortage

7 Nov

Fresh Plaza (Nov. 7, 2012) | Government has ruled out the possibility of importing bananas despite […]

Russia expands grain market intervention

7 Nov

RT (Nov. 7, 2012) | Russian authorities have started full scale intervention in the domestic grain […]

EU wheat at new highs on weak euro, poor US crop ratings

6 Nov

Financial Times (Nov. 6, 2012) | European wheat futures extended gains on Tuesday to set new […]

Weaker rand boost for SA wool industry as prices gain at auction

5 Nov

BusinessDay (Nov. 5, 2012) | Disease predators and stock theft are the biggest threats to the […]

King-Town rice recalled over pesticide concerns

2 Nov

Focus Taiwan (Nov. 2, 2012) | King-Town Co., one of Taiwan’s top three suppliers of small-packaged […]

Kerala to launch 30-day programme for agricultural reforms

2 Nov

Times of India (Nov. 2, 2012) | The state agriculture department has set a one-month deadline […]

Vietnam coffee exports set new record

2 Nov

Tuoitrenews (Nov. 2, 2012) | Coffee exports in the first 10 months of this year set […]

Land Puts Limits On Jamaica’s Food Security Push

2 Nov

The Gleaner (Nov. 2, 2012) | Structural shifts in the world production of food over the […]

Hardier cassava offers promise for hungry Africa

1 Nov

The State (Nov. 1, 2012) | From this field nestled among the lush rolling hills of […]

Australian beef shipment stuck on Indonesian dock

1 Nov

Big Pond News (Nov. 1, 2012) | A consignment of Australian beef is stuck on an […]

Azerbaijan seeks new mechanisms of subsidies to farmers

1 Nov

ABC.az (Nov. 1, 2012) | The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan has not developed yet a […]

India’s rice output may slip below last year’s record: International Grains Council

1 Nov

Economic Times (Nov. 1, 2012) | Rice output in India may slip below last year’s record […]

Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world

31 Oct

BBC News (Oct. 30, 2012) | Climate change could lead to crops from the banana family […]

Zambia: State Assures of Safe Maize Storage

31 Oct

allAfrica (Oct. 31, 2012) | With the onset of the rain, Government has assured the nation […]

Ghana: Work On Afram Plains Irrigation Project To Begin In December

31 Oct

Government of Ghana (Oct. 31, 2012) | Construction works on the Afram Plains Irrigation project is […]

Nigeria: Federal Government to Distribute Fertilizers, Seeds To Farmers In Jigawa

31 Oct

Osun Defender (Oct. 31, 2012) | The Federal Government is to distribute fertilizers and seeds to […]

Hurricane Could Cost Jamaican Agriculture $1 Billion

30 Oct

Wisconsin AgConnection (Oct. 30, 2012) | Around 11,000 farmers are thought to have been affected by […]

Russia will reduce corn exports by half

30 Oct

Balkans.com (Oct. 30, 2012) | By the end of this agricultural year (July 2012-June 2013) Russia […]

Jamaica: 11,000 Farmers Affected By Hurricane Sandy

29 Oct

Jamaica Gleaner (Oct. 29, 2012) | Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries […]

Grain futures mixed with Hurricane Sandy, Brazil rains in focus

29 Oct

Forexpros (Oct. 29, 2012) | U.S. grain futures were mixed during European morning hours on Monday, […]

Russia Sugar Output Seen by Ikar Declining to 4.4 Million Tons

29 Oct

Businessweek (Oct. 29, 2012) | Russia, which started beet-sugar exports last year, will reduce domestic output […]

Russia cut corn export by half due to high domestic demand

29 Oct

All About Feed (Oct. 29, 2012) | By the end of this agricultural year (July 2012-June […]

CICR training cotton scientists from 6 African nations

26 Oct

Times of India (Oct. 26, 2012) | City-based Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) is conducting […]

Thailand: B48m for GPS to verify pledging claims

17 Oct

Bangkok Post (Oct. 18, 2012) | The Agriculture Ministry will pay 48 million baht for 2,400 […]

Thailand: B48m for GPS to verify pledging claims

17 Oct

Bangkok Post (Oct. 18, 2012) | The Agriculture Ministry will pay 48 million baht for 2,400 […]

Argentina Said to Increase Corn Export Quota by 7 Million Tons

17 Oct

Businessweek (Oct. 17, 2012) | Argentina plans to increase corn export quotas for the 2012-2013 crop […]

Grains Climb as Dry Australian Weather Adds to Concerns

17 Oct

Bloomberg Businessweek (Oct. 17, 2012) | Wheat rose in Chicago as dry weather in Australia added […]

Haryana sets up sugarcane control board

17 Oct

Hindu Businessline (Oct. 17, 2012) | The Haryana Government has constituted the Sugarcane Control Board for […]

Borneo: 62 receive rubber planting subsidies

14 Oct

Borneo Post (Oct. 15, 2012) | A total of 62 households received rubber planting subsidies under […]

Rains, floods affect output: Cotton production target may be missed by 2.4mn bales

14 Oct

Business Recorder (Oct. 14, 2012) | Pakistan is likely to miss the cotton production target by […]

Punjab agriculture department helping farmers with welfare schemes

14 Oct

Times of India (Oct. 15, 2012) | Traditional marketing system of fruits and vegetables is unfavourable […]

Swiss Re reinsures Rwanda crop insurance programme

12 Oct

Reuters (Oct. 12, 2012) | A Swiss Re-backed micro-insurance project that provides weather insurance for crops […]

Pakistan Rice Exporters Association Urges Further Cut in Export Refinance Rate to Boost Exports

12 Oct

Oryza (Oct. 11, 2012) | The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) has urged the government […]

Climate Change Threatens One Million Maize and Bean Farmers in Central America

10 Oct

The Guatemala Times (Oct. 10, 2012 | In a report released Oct. 9, Catholic Relief Services […]

Ghana Agricultural Insurance pays first claims to farmers

10 Oct

Vibe Ghana (Oct. 10, 2012) | Close to 140 farmers (136) in the Northern Region became […]

Boosting Africa’s Wheat Production

9 Oct

Voice of America (Oct. 9, 2012) | Agricultural experts are meeting in Addis Ababa (10/8-12) to […]

India: Foodgrains Output in 2012-13 Likely to Drop

9 Oct

Outlook India (Oct. 9, 2012) | Amid inter-ministerial differences on the land acquisition bill, Agriculture Minister […]

FAO Food Price Index up 1.4 percent in September: Global cereal harvest down, but record expected in LIFDCs

4 Oct

FAO (Oct. 4, 2012) | Following two months of stability, the FAO Food Price Index rose […]

Grain futures drop again; soybeans at lowest since late-June

3 Oct

ForexPros (Oct. 3, 2012) | U.S. grain futures were broadly lower during European morning hours on […]

Chemical pesticide usage increasing in GM crops as resistance spreads: Study

3 Oct

Times of India (Oct. 3, 2012) | Planting genetically modified (GM) crops should reduce the use […]

Kenya: Cereals board cuts fertiliser prices to boost output

2 Oct

Afriquejet (Oct. 2, 2012) | The National Cereals and Produce Board has cut prices of fertilizer […]

Pakistan. ‘Farmers suffer loss of Rs 200 billion due to low price of crops’

2 Oct

Black Sea Grain (Oct. 2, 2012) | Farmers staged a demonstration at Chowk Kutchehry on Monday […]

Grain Interventions in the Works

2 Oct

The Moscow Times (Oct. 2, 2012) | Officials have started preparations for domestic sales of grain […]

Thailand sees bright prospects for pomelo among Japanese fruit lovers

2 Oct

Fresh Plaza (Oct. 2, 2012) | Thailand’s Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Theera Wongsamut was confident that […]

Agricultural Commodities Soar with USDA Report

1 Oct

Equities.com (Oct. 1, 2012) | Chicago corn, wheat and soybean futures all sharply rose Friday after […]

India: Raw cotton prices settle higher on short covering

1 Oct

Business Line (Oct. 1, 2012) | Kapas or raw cotton futures settled 2 per cent higher […]

India’s rice export helped ease global prices, says Pawar

1 Oct

Business Standard (Oct. 1, 2012) | India has exported about 8 million tonnes of rice in […]

Namibia: Land Titling No Magic Bullet

28 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 28, 2012) | The notion that the absence of security of tenure is one […]

EU wheat futures slip to six-week low ahead of US data

28 Sep

Reuters Africa (Sep. 28, 2012) | European wheat futures slipped to a fresh six-week low on […]

Corn, soybeans trade at 11-week low ahead of USDA report

27 Sep

Forexpros (Sep. 27, 2012) | U.S. grain futures were broadly lower during European morning hours on […]

India: Threatened by US rejections, rice exporters to educate farmers

27 Sep

The Economic Times (Sep. 27, 2012) | Threatened by rising rejection and holding up of rice […]

Vietnam: Fresh approach to fruit regulation

27 Sep

Fresh Plaza (Sep. 27, 2012) | The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has splashed […]

Sugar prices edge higher as Brazil revival stalls

26 Sep

Agrimoney (Sep. 26, 2012) | Sugar prices nudged higher after industry data showed that the recovery […]

Ivorian cocoa prices rise as farmers hold back beans

26 Sep

Business Recorder (Sep. 26, 2012) | Cocoa prices across most of Ivory Coast’s main growing regions […]

Vietnam: Delta races to protect orchards from flooding

26 Sep

Eco-Business (Sep. 26, 2012) | Local authorities and farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have […]

China, ASEAN collaborate on food security

25 Sep

China Daily (Sep. 25, 2012) | Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of Laos, indicated willingness to boost […]

U.S. corn and soybean supplies seen at eight-year low

25 Sep

Chicago Tribune (Sep. 25, 2012) | U.S. corn stocks fell to the lowest level in eight […]

Russia Loses 4.3m Grain Hectares to Drought

24 Sep

Black Sea Grain (Sep. 24, 2012) | The latest figures from the Russian agriculture ministry show […]

India: Foodgrains output projected to fall by 10pc in Kharif: Pawar

24 Sep

Business Standard (Sep. 24, 2012) | The government today projected a 10 per cent fall in […]

Uganda: Farmers Who Harvest Immature Coffee To Be Arrested

24 Sep

UG Pulse (Sep. 24, 2012) | President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Trade, Industry […]

Rwanda: Campaign Against Tsetse Flies Launched

24 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 24, 2012) | Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has started a campaign to fight tsetse […]

Pakistan. Floods caused damages worth Rs 250 billion: agriculture experts

20 Sep

Black Sea Grain (Sep. 20, 2012) | The recent flooding in the country has caused an […]

Japan to improve Taklai irrigation system

20 Sep

Kuensel Online (Sep. 20, 2012) | This is expected to raise yield to 1,500 kg an […]

Zambia: Storage facilities need attention

19 Sep

Zambia Daily Mail (Sep. 19, 2012) | Zambia is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa with […]

Morning markets: ags rebound as Bank of Japan boosts markets

19 Sep

Agrimoney (Sep. 19, 2012) | Agricultural commodities found their feet, at last, on Wednesday helped by […]

U.S. soybean yields improve after late summer rains

19 Sep

AG Professional (Sep. 19, 2012) | Late summer rains during the worst drought in 56 years […]

India: Olive cultivation in Punjab to boost crop diversification

18 Sep

Times of India (Sep. 18, 2012) | In a bid to boost much needed crop diversification, […]

France calls emergency G20 grains meeting for mid-Oct

18 Sep

AG Professional (Sep. 18, 2012) | France has called an emergency meeting of G20 farm ministers […]

Tractors Revolutionise Agriculture in Chad

18 Sep

IPS (Sep. 18, 2012) | Chad has more than 400,000 square kilometres of arable land, but […]

Nigeria: IITA Cassava Varieties to Boost Food Security in Cameroon

17 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 17, 2012) | The Cameroonian government has released five new improved cassava varieties to […]

Late rains should boost rabi crop prospects: RBI

17 Sep

Digital FC (Sep. 17, 2012) | As the monsoon season draws to a close, the Reserve […]

Crop price fallbacks ease speculators’ nerves

17 Sep

Agrimoney (Sep. 17, 2012) | An easing in agricultural commodity prices on Monday eased pressure on […]

India: Monsoon revival helps crops like rice, cane, soyabean & others recover from drought

14 Sep

The Economic Times (Sep. 14, 2012) | Higher than average rainfall for the past three weeks […]

Philippines: DA confident to achieving rice sufficiency in 2013

14 Sep

PIA (Sep. 14, 2012) | The Department of Agriculture (DA) is confident of achieving rice self-sufficiency […]

Drought hurt world crops less than many had feared

14 Sep

AG Professional (Sep. 14, 2012) | Searing droughts in the United States and Russia will deplete […]

India: Pest attack on cotton in Punjab

13 Sep

My Digital FC (Sep. 13, 2012) | Pest attack including that white-fly and mealy bug has […]

Cuba announces measures to save agricultural cooperatives

13 Sep

Cuba Headlines (Sep. 13, 2012) | The Cuban government has approved a package of measures to […]

No need for panic over food prices – U.N. FAO chief

13 Sep

Reuters (Sep. 13, 2012) | The head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said […]

India: Micro irrigation answer to depleting ground water level: Sharad Pawar

12 Sep

The Economic Times (Sep. 12, 2012) | Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said the ground water […]

Monsoon rains pick up, drought abates: Pawar

12 Sep

Money Control (Sep. 12, 2012) | India’s monsoon rains have picked up to be just 8% […]

USDA Again Cuts Corn And Soybean Forecasts

12 Sep

The Wall Street Journal (Sep. 12, 2012) | The U.S. Department of Agriculture again cut its […]

Zimbabwe: Prioritise Irrigation Development, Govt Urged

11 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 11, 2012) | Vice President John Nkomo last week said Government should prioritise irrigation […]

Egypt to lift ban on rice exports in October

11 Sep

Reuters Africa (Sep. 11, 2012) | Egypt will resume exports of rice in October, lifting a […]

Namibia: Rice Project to Be Expanded

10 Sep

allAfrica (Sep. 10, 2012) | The Kalimbeza Rice Project on the banks of the Zambezi River […]

Tanzania: Minister vows to help boost cassava farming

10 Sep

Afriquejet (Sep. 10, 2012) | Agribusiness-Cassava farming – Cassava has and will always play a big […]

Hormone therapy for fruit flies improves control

10 Sep

AG Professional (Sep. 10, 2012) | Released en masse, sterile Mexican fruit flies can undermine a […]

‘India targeting hybrid rice cultivation on 5 m hectares’

10 Sep

The Hindu (Sep. 10, 2012) | India is targeting hybrid rice cultivation on five million hectares […]

Myanmar: Adverse monsoon weather to reduce crop yields, say experts

10 Sep

The Myanmar Times (Sep. 10, 2012) | Agricultural production in Myanmar could fall significantly as a […]