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When COVID-19 began to develop last year, the Victory Garden Initiative, an urban farm in the Harambee neighborhood, pivoted. The 1 1/2 acre farm nestled between Concordia Avenue and Townsend Street has evolved from a member-only property to access for anyone wanting fresh vegetables grown on site. It has been operating as a community-supported agricultural …

Here’s a look at the longest-running farmer protests in the country’s history, as unions stepped up their year-long protests on the New Delhi borders ahead of a crucial court hearing on October 21. Hearing a petition asking if Indian farmers have the right to protest, the Indian Supreme Court said farmers can protest but cannot …

Why We Wrote This But here in Shiawassee County, the attitude of many residents is summed up in the message on signs planted near their alleys: “NO solar farms”. “They’re ugly,” says Jim Sheridan, who lives across from part of the new project. The boom in renewable energies promises economic gains for rural America. But …

GREENFIELD, Ind .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) today announces its inclusion in FORTUNE’s 2021 Change the World list, which recognizes companies that have made a significant social or environmental impact through their strategy and lucrative operations. This year’s publication honored Elanco’s shared value initiative ‘East Africa Growth Accelerator (EAGA)’ and …

Turkey’s state aid organization, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), has been on the front lines to fight poverty in Kenya and distribute aid to millions of people in need across the African continent. Kenya has benefited from many Turkish aid programs since TIKA started operations there in 2012. As the world marks the …

There are a limited number of acres in Maine that can produce crops and support agricultural farms. According to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, only 13 percent of the state has suitable farmland. In recent years, these acres have been targeted by developers of solar farms. The most desirable land for large …

Margaret Thompson proves that age is not a barrier to innovation in agriculture. Key points: Maleny Buffalo farm diversified its products during the pandemic when its sources of income dried up overnight Margaret Thompson says the farm is focused on zero waste farming, which means it uses every part of the beast Its meat, cheese …

In the Economic Survey 2020-2021, agriculture in GDP accounted for 19.9%, an increase from 17.8% in 2019-2020. The last time the industry provided such figures was in 2003-2004. Despite the current political climate surrounding India’s agricultural sector, it has witnessed a hit in the arm through a myriad of incentives this year. Like the allocation …

In the Union budget 2021-2022, the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare was allocated Rs. 1,23,018 crore – a 14% increase over the 2019 budget -2020. India is primarily an agrarian economy, with almost 60% of the country’s population reportedly working in the agricultural sector. However, reaching smallholder farmers – especially those in remote …

Nationals Party members were briefed by representatives of the Farmers’ Federation as part of a push for the government to pay compensation for land clearance legislation 30 years ago. Farmers Federation President Fiona Simpson released a statement on Monday saying the unconscious contributions of Australian growers to decades-long climate change goals should be offset. According …