New durian variety set to be main attraction at MAHA 2018

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:51:29

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 12): The 'Jantung Gold' durian variety is set to be the main attraction at the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority's (FAMA) Castle of Fruit exhibition during the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show 2018 (MAHA 2018) from Nov 22 to Dec 2 at the Mal

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Advanced technology to help boost agricultural productivity - Salahuddin Ayub

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:49:04

PETALING JAYA: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry targeted national padi production of between eight and ten tonnes per each hectare in future, said its minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said the target could be achieved through the usage of modern technology and efficient deployment of man

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Olam partners with Canvass to ‘transform agriculture’ with AI

Date & Time: 2018-11-14 02:45:22

gri-food business Olam International has partnered with Google-funded firm Canvass Analytics to utilise AI to optimise its agricultural operations and ‘transform agriculture’. Olam says it will utilise Canvass’ AI solutions to develop innovative new ways to meet the world&r

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Sarawak pushes for agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:30:05

KUCHING: Sarawak wants to harness the potential of its agriculture resources so that the state can become a net exporter of produce and products that meet the needs of the domestic and global markets. Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state’s resources included

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Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:27:02

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agric

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Modern technology the way forward to transform Sarawak’s agriculture sector

Date & Time: 2018-10-20 03:25:02

KUCHING: Sarawak will leverage on modern technology to transform its agriculture sector in line with its aspiration to become a nett exporter of food by 2030. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas said the agriculture sector would need continuous effort to identify effective policies, dev

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Thailand uses drones to combat agriculture industry woes

Date & Time: 2018-08-27 02:32:19

Drones can save Thailand and allow them to meet their agricultural demands. The agricultural industry which is set to decline in the next decade, can be revolutionized through the harnessing of new technology. Drones aren’t new technologyby any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investme

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Digital farming in Kenya

Date & Time: 2018-05-29 22:39:05

By Nita Karume : The East Africa Digital Conference and Exhibition is set to be the first ever of its kind in Kenya. This is as far as digital farming is concerned. The event dubbed Harness the benefits of technology and drive adoption of these tools by farmers will kick

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Agricultural digital conference takes farming beyond tilling and weeding Read more at: https://www.

Date & Time: 2018-05-29 22:36:15

Stakeholders in the East African agricultural sector have gathered in Nairobi for a three-day summit to showcase the latest technology and brainstorm on swift ways to digitise the sector. Dubbed the East Africa Digital Farmers Conference, it brings together over 650 farmers, innovators, telecom

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17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-21 03:56:38

Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it

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Hands-Free Hectare Project: Humans not needed for crop farming

Date & Time: 2018-05-15 22:54:20

A WORLD-FIRST project in the West Midlands of England has opened the door to the future face of farming — and Australia has been given the inside story. The “Hands-Free Hectare Project” (HFHa), based in Shropshire, set out to demonstrate that a crop could be successfully prepare

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Ditch the Overalls: The Reality of Modern Farming Will Surprise You Advanced technology and thinking

Date & Time: 2018-05-13 21:01:46

A few weeks ago, I sat with a third-generation California dairy farmer named Dave Ribeiro. I asked him what he wished more people knew about farmers. He gave me a wry smile and said, “That we walk among you. We look like you and talk like you. We have advanced degrees and hobbies, just like yo

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Training-workshop enlightens Ilocos farmers on biotech agriculture

Date & Time: 2018-05-06 20:20:32

By Philippine News Agency Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology. Organized by the Asian Farmer’s Regional Network (ASFARNET) Philippine chapter – an organization of farmers and i

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FARMERS INCREASINGLY LOOK TO SUPPLY MANAGEMENT TO STEADY U.S. AGRICULTURE

Date & Time: 2018-05-03 22:24:17

With a trade war looming, commodity prices swooning, and the dairy industry in full-blown crisis, a growing number of American farmers are embracing a controversial set of farm policies that would manage the country’s commodity production and stabilize crop prices. The policies, known as suppl

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QBE North America Supports Future Farming Innovation Startups

Date & Time: 2018-05-01 22:26:55

NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is pleased to announce a partnership with Village Capital to participate in an investment-readiness program in support of 12 early-stage food and agriculture startups that were selected to take pa

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IoT in agriculture: farming gets ‘smart’

Date & Time: 2018-04-29 20:41:02

Solving problems such as the impending global food shortage will require concerted effort from various countries, organizations and groups from across the world. Safely incorporating some of these innovative techniques to improve yield, decrease loss and increase process efficiencies will go a long

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Launching the Next Generation of Latinx Farmers in Washington’s Skagit Valley

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 04:32:25

When Francisco Farias, a Latino farmer in Northwest Washington’s Skagit Valley, completed Viva Farms’ nine-month sustainable agriculture training program, he became eligible to lease a half-acre plot at the farm, where he now grows strawberries, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,

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Queensland farmers launch commercial farming robots

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 04:15:25

ANDREW and Jocie Bates know robotic technology is the future of farming and they are excited to be holding the key. The Bates are just a few months away from rolling out robots to commercial farmers, driving a whole new wave of technology and efficiency in all types of agriculture. The central

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Farmers warn of food shortages after wet winter

Date & Time: 2018-04-26 03:25:22

Cornish vegetable farmers, who deliver to a high proportion of UK supermarkets, said they feared the winter's wet weather would lead to food shortages this summer. Some crops such as brassicas are only just being sown near Helston, seven to eight weeks behind schedule. Food producers said

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Tomato prices likely to fall in next 15 days

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 01:43:04

Tomato prices, which have skyrocketed up to Rs 100/kg, are more likely to decline over the next fortnight as supplies from southern and other growing states are expected to improve, said a senior ICAR official.

Retail tomato prices have gone through the roof for more than a month now in

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Government to step up buying from farmers: Ram Vilas Paswan

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 01:11:50

NEW DELHI: The government is giving top priority to reaching out to more farmers and directly buying grains from them, food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. Procurement prices of wheat, mustard, chana etc have already been raised by 6-11% and the immediate focus would be to make sure more farmers

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Economic Advisory Council discusses employment, growth

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 00:41:03

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) today discussed issues related to employment and growth, an official statement said.
The EAC-PM, headed by Niti Aayog Member Bibek Debroy, held its third meeting today.
"To continue the ongoing discussion on employmen

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Govt to combine old, modern tech for crop forecast

Date & Time: 2017-12-21 00:30:00

The Centre is weighing combining traditional and modern technologies like yield estimate and satellite imagery to ensure accurate farm output forecast, Chief Statistician T C A Anant said today.
"The Centre is working on a combination of traditional and modern technology like satellit

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Doubling farm income to make farming sustainable, says Jaitley

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 06:30:27

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government has undertaken the ambitious task of doubling farmers' income by 2022 so that farming becomes sustainable.

Observing that India has a huge population dependent on agriculture for livelihood, he said, "therefore, incr

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Revival of 5 sick urea units to add 72 lakh to production: GOI

Date & Time: 2017-12-20 06:10:28

The Union government is expecting an increase in urea production by 72.14 lakh tons on the back of revival of several sick urea units and is looking at drastic reduction at imports, informed Inderjit Singh, minister of state for planning (IC) and chemicals and fertilizers in the Parliament on Tue

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