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FORGOTTEN FOODS; FORGOTTEN BY SCIENCE BUT NOT BY FARMERS

In pursuit of productivity, the global food system has become focused on a few staple crops. This has not only left consumers with fewer choices for healthy diets, but also sidelined a wealth of nutritious and resilient food crops around the world. Indian farmers are now growing quinoa But while …

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TURKISH COMPANIES INVEST IN AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN SOUTH SUDAN…

Turkish companies are making a $105-million investment in an agro-industrial project in South Sudan, Turkey‘s Ambassador in Juba has said. Speaking during his visit to the project site on May 11, Erdem Mutaf noted that the investment in the agro-industrial complex will cover different production lines and also create job opportunities for South Sudanese. …

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DR. MEHMET HASDEMİR: TURKISH FARMERS CONTINUE TO INCREASE PRODUCTION DESPITE PANDEMIC

Turkish farmers did not leave the soil during the epidemic period, increased production… Dr. Mehmet Hasdemir, General Director of Plant Production of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, stated that humanity once again found out the importance of food and agriculture during the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. Dr. …

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NEW ZEALAND’S VISION FOR AGRICULTURAL ROBOTICS…

Labour, productivity and sustainability are the most significant global issues in the agriculture sector today. In New Zealand, with COVID-19 resulting in closed borders, this has escalated the need for greater automated solutions within orchards and farms. New Zealand understands that it can’t solve these issues on its own and …

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FREE FISH CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE MAURITANIANS’ FOOD HABIT!

Fish-rich Mauritania pushes to convince citizens to add fish to their daily meals… NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania Although Mauritania has many fish-rich ocean coasts with a variety of high-quality fish types and their prices are affordable, most Mauritanians do not favor eating fish and prefer to consume red meat instead. Fish consumption …

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MARCH 21, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS…

Forests are part of your life in more ways than you realize… When we drink a glass of water, write in a notebook, take medicine for a fever or build a house, we do not always make the connection with forests. And yet, these and many other aspects of our …

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“SURUÇ TO SMELL LAVENDER PROJECT”

With lavenders planted on the Treasury lands by the Suruç (a district of Şanlıurfa province) Municipality appointed by the Ministry of Interior, both employment and income will be provided to those in need in the district. According to the statement made by the District Municipality, the first step has been …

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“AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN RURAL AMERICA”

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Congressional Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act… WASHINGTON, March 10, 2021 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today on passage of the American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congress. The bill now goes to President Biden for his signature. …

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BUILDING AFRICAN ECONOMIES BACK, BETTER AND STRONGER THAN BEFORE…

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world economic order as we know it and may be the gravest challenge that Africa’s leaders have faced since independence. Africa, like other regions, is reeling from the pandemic’s economic and social consequences. The global economic downturn is undercutting every sector of Africa’s economy. …

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THE FUTURE OF INDIAN AGRICULTURE!

Agriculture in India is livelihood for a majority of the population and can never be underestimated. Although its contribution in the gross domestic product (GDP) has reduced to less than 20 per cent and contribution of other sectors increased at a faster rate, agricultural production has grown. This has made …

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