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Cabinet approves scheme to boost grain storage capacity in cooperative sector: Report

Live Mint 31 May 2023
... and public distribution, minister of food processing industries, and concerned secretaries as members ... The plan’s focus on agri-infrastructure, such as warehouses and processing units at the PACS level, will strengthen food security, reduce wastage, and improve farmers‘ income.

USDA project aims to revitalise spice industry

Jamaica Observer 31 May 2023
Food for Progress has two principal objectives ... Past Food for Progress projects have trained farmers in animal and plant health, helped improve farming methods, developed road and utility systems, established producer cooperatives, provided microcredit, and developed agricultural value chains.

Saving our soil: It's time to talk about dirt

Columbia Missourian 31 May 2023
This is part of the idea behind regenerative agriculture, a way of growing food that restores soil health; is mindful of the climate, water and biodiversity; and nurtures farmers and communities ... In the sandy soils of Gainesville, several farmers have adopted regenerative ...

River Wye slapped with health status downgrade amid heavy pollution

The Daily Mail 31 May 2023
'It's time to prevent more chicken sheds from being built and ensure that all farmers are rewarded for nature-friendly, cleaner food production methods.' ... 'We do all need to work together at a greater pace and with purpose to actively support our farmers and food producers to produce food sustainably and reduce pollution.

Centre for Excellence Hub to Help World's Most Tobacco-Dependent Farmers Transition to More Sustainable Livelihoods

Longview News-Journal 31 May 2023
... agricultural productivity and improve their livelihoods.Delivers access to soil testing and food testing laboratories so farmers can improve management of soil amendment initiatives and agri-preneurs can ensure their products meet the quality levels required to be market ready.

Centre's nod to ₹1L cr scheme to boost grain storage capacity in co-op sector

Hindustan Times 31 May 2023
He said the move is aimed to reduce the damage of food grains due to a lack of storage facilities, help in checking distress sales by farmers, reduce import dependence and create employment opportunities in rural India ... costs for farmers and strengthen food security.

SA ‘needs to prioritise food over tobacco’ on World No Tobacco Day

Independent online (SA) 31 May 2023
The World Health Organization’s global campaign for this year’s theme, “We need food, not tobacco,” is pushing for policies and strategies to enable tobacco-growing farmers to shift to sustainable food crops ...Tobacco harms our health, the health of farmers, our communities, and our planet.‘We need food not tobacco.’ Picture.

Battle for blue gold: French farmers and activists cross swords over water

Business Day 31 May 2023
Many farmers, however, see such water storage as key to the economic survival of agriculture and food security in the area — and say they are disheartened by demonstrations against the reservoirs, some of which have culminated in violent clashes ... at least 200 farmers in the area.

A bite of freshness: Five popular microgreens that you should try

Manila Bulletin 31 May 2023
Paolo Nicomedes, the owner of The Manna Farm, is an urban farmer that specializes in the growing of microgreens. With his two years of selling and producing microgreens in the food industry, he shares the most popular after microgreens that you could try to grow, taste and enjoy.

Farmers Have Stories. Newsman Turned Ag Commish Anson Tebbetts Is Telling Them

Seven Days 31 May 2023
While there's no doubt that Tebbetts understands what it's like to walk in the shoes of the farmers he regulates, just as important has been his ability to talk the talk. Tebbetts, 57, is the face of Vermont agriculture, an authentic ambassador for the state's farmers at a time when the public is more removed than ever from the work they do.

Featured events coming up in the Lima region

Lima Ohio 31 May 2023
Open Mic Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. An open mic event will be held Wednesday at The Meeting Place, 220 W. Market St., Lima ... Curtain Call Summer Concert Series ... The weekly event will feature live music, food trucks and a farmer’s market ... a variety of food trucks and popcorn will be available for purchase ... • Downtown Lima Farmers Market.

SM Foundation renews partnership with the Department of Agriculture to promote urban gardening

Manila Bulletin 31 May 2023
In 2015, the SM Foundation introduced the Urban Edible Garden Training as part of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers' Training Program, with the objective of enhancing food security and providing alternative livelihood opportunities in urban areas.

What's going on in and around Somerset County in June?

Daily American 31 May 2023
The City of Johnstown, 1st Summit Bank, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, United Way of the Laurel Highlands, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Farmers Market in Central Park, Johnstown, 10 a.m ... food products from more than 30 local farmers and food processors.

Healing nature will help us all. So why are MEPs fighting the crucial new restoration ...

The Guardian 31 May 2023
The vote flies in the face of science, and the claims by some MEPs to be defending farmers and food security are flawed.

UK hails first post-Brexit trade deals with Australia, New Zealand, but impact likely small

The Nashville Ledger 31 May 2023
British farmers, meanwhile, fear beef and lamb from the antipodean nations' large livestock industries will flood the British market under the deal's vastly increased quotas ... government insists the deals have "robust protections" for British farmers. Sue Davies, head of consumer rights and food policy at U.K.

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