234,707 Farmers In North East Region Benefit From PFJ
A total of 234,707 farmers in the North East Region have benefitted from the President Nana Akufo-Addo-led government’s flagship Programme, the Planting for Food and Jobs.Minister for the North East Region, Solomon Boar, made this known in Accra on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, making a presentation at the Information Ministry’s Nation Building Updates.The 11th edition of the Nation Building Updates was held under the theme: Rebuilding the Ghanaian Economy.The Minister said “172.8 metric tons of fertilizers have been distributed to farmers in the Region.”According to the Minister, the North East...
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Dantata Foods partners UK based firm to train 200,000 farmers in regenerative agriculture in Nigeria
As part of the interventions aimed at boosting food self-sufficiency in the country, Dantata Foods, and Allied Products Company Limited (DFAP), one of Nigeria’s leading food processing and Agribusiness firm based in the commercial city of Kano has signed a partnership agreement with the United Kingdom-based innovative and Agric-technology firm, RegenFarm Limited, that will involve training Nigerian farmers in regenerative agriculture.The partnership which is to be implemented in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office of the British Government under its Agricultural ...
Amazon initiative pays farmers and ranchers to keep the forest standing
Establishing economic value for the service of preserving native vegetation and creating a new source of income for rural producers. These are the objectives of Conserv, a private initiative launched in October by the Brazil-based Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) in partnership with the U.S.-based Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Woodwell Climate Research Center (WCRI).Conserv is paying rural farmers and ranchers inside the Brazilian Amazon who protect more native vegetation on their properties than is required by law as legal reserves. Under the Brazilian Forestry Code, land...
Payment of subsidies to farmers to start in December – Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry
By TrendThe payment of subsidies to farmers in Azerbaijan will begin in the second decade of December 2020, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture.“At present information about cotton, tobacco products, and sugar beet received from farmers is placed by suppliers in the Electronic Agricultural Information System (EAIS). After checking the information, subsidies will be paid to farmers,” the ministry noted.According to operational data as of November 20, in 2020, 309,267 tons of cotton were harvested from the territory of 99,902 hectares, and 6,065 tons of dry tobacco...
Millennials encouraged to go into smart farming
Millennials encouraged to go into smart farmingLouise Maureen Simeon(The Philippine Star) – November 22, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Philippines aims to transform the local farm sector into a competitive, science- and technology-backed industry, managed by young innovative Filipinos.This as the country’s farmers, whose average age ranges from 57 to 60 years old, will soon bid farewell to farming due to old age.“It will be only a matter of time before they retire, and thereafter we see a decline in the 10-million farmer workforce that feeds our countrymen,” said Agriculture Secretar...
Health plans provide aid to poor farmers
By LI LEI | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-11-21 07:32Millions of impoverished families have now been able to afford careThe basic health insurance has paid 330 billion yuan ($50.2 billion) for poor sick farmers since 2018 as part of a broader move to curb absolute poverty, a senior official said.The benefits helped about 10 million impoverished families escape poverty, Chen Jinfu, deputy head of the National Healthcare Security Bureau, said on Friday.The plan's penetration has stabilized at more than 99.9 percent among the nation's 98.9 million impoverished population, he told a news conference ...
Azerbaijan announces date for payment of subsidies to farmers
By TrendThe payment of subsidies to farmers in Azerbaijan will begin in the second decade of December 2020, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture.“At present information about cotton and tobacco products received from farmers is placed by suppliers in the Electronic Agricultural Information System (EAIS). After checking the information, subsidies will be paid to farmers,” the ministry noted.According to operational data as of November 20, in 2020, 309,267 tons of cotton were harvested from the territory of 99,902 hectares, and 6,065 tons of dry tobacco from the territory...
World Bank CARES program distributes improved agric inputs to 2000 indigent, vulnerable farmers in Enugu
Two thousand poor and vulnerable farmers in Enugu State have received improved inputs for dr y season farming under the World Bank- assisted CARES programme. The state government which works in collaboration with the global development financial institution, undertook the distribution of the improved agricultural inputs to the farmers in the rural areas.The improved agricultural inputs ranged from cassava stems, rice seeds, fertilizer and herbicides.Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, while addressing the beneficiaries during the flagoff of the program, said that the intervention was aimed at improving...
1 million farmers to get land titles under CARP
1 million farmers to get land titles under CARPElizabeth Marcelo(The Philippine Star) – November 20, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has launched a P24.6-billion project which aims to subdivide 1.3 million hectares of agricultural land for the benefit of one million agrarian reform beneficiaries.In a virtual launching ceremony yesterday, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones said the project, dubbed Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling or SPLIT, was designed to “uplift the economic lives of farmers” through improved land ten...
New land use rules seen as threat to poor farmers
A civic land rights group has expressed concern for the welfare of poorer farmers after a law change to allow commercial development on previously protected Sor Por Kor land was given the green light by agriculture chiefs.“The Agricultural Land Reform Office’s revamped rules allow businessmen, investors and non-farmers to make use of land plots which the state had given to low-income farmers to help them make a sustainable living. It, therefore, defeats the purpose of the Sor Por Kor land project,” according to a P-Move statement released on Tuesday.The Sor Por Kor programme was enacted in 197...
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