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  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • Ag Attorney Sheds Light on Manure Handling, Application Regulations

    Although the Lake Erie algae problems that contaminated Toledo’s water supply in early August have subsided, the crisis raised questions about animal manure application on farmland in Ohio and how it may have contributed to the problem. In response, Ohio State University Extension’s agricultural and resource law field specialist has written a summary of Ohio laws relating to livestock ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Research sheds new light on methane emissions from the northern beef herd

    New CSIRO research indicates that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia is up to 30 per cent less than figures currently used to calculate the northern cattle industry’s contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas accounts. Speaking at today’s Lansdown Field Day near Townsville, Queensland, CSIRO research leader Dr Ed ...

  • Love a lush, green lawn?

    A lush green lawn is lovely to look at, but too much of a good thing can be bad. Often, that beautiful lawn is the result of regular fertilizing. An abundance of nitrogen and other nutrients in natural waterways can cause trouble for aquatic plant and animal life. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus can cause an overgrowth of algae in the water, which then blocks light from getting to native ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • EnviTec Biogas signs expansion contract with major Chinese agricultural company

    China invests in biogas technology “Made in Germany”. The signing of a contract extension by Beijing-based Sifang Leo Livestock Science and Technology Co. Ltd. and the biogas all-rounder from Lower Saxony, Germany, now marks the addition of the seventh construction project on Chinese soil to the order books for EnviTec Biogas AG. A 8-strong delegation from China arrived yesterday (21 ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Satellite insurance to pay farmers if land turns brown

    Insurers will use satellite images of vegetation to assess Kenyan farmers' claims for cattle deaths during drought. In a pilot project due to start in early 2010, the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will analyse freely-available satellite data to observe changes in vegetation in northern Kenya. The technology works by detecting changes in light reflected by live and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Postcards of hope and success from Africa

    Highlighting Africa-led innovations that offer sustainable ways to alleviate hunger and poverty, Worldwatch Institute senior researcher Danielle Nierenberg visited her 150th site today as part of a one-year tour through Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Niger, Madagascar, and 17 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The research-driven itinerary, part of Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet project, will ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Study finds gene clues to African cattle disease

    Scientists studying the tsetse fly-borne disease "sleeping sickness" and a devastating version found in cattle say they have found two genes that may in future help rescue the livelihoods of millions of farmers in Africa. In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal on Monday, the researchers said the genes should help cattle breeders identify animals that can ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Four new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund projects will benefit 24 countries

    The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund today gave a green light to four new, continent-spanning projects at a ceremony during the African Union Summit, being held here this week. The President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a key supporter of the fund, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva were in attendance. The projects, ...

  • FAO Statistical Yearbook paints a big, and detailed, picture of food and agriculture

    The 2013 edition of FAO's Statistical Yearbook released today sheds new light on agriculture's contribution to global warming, trends in hunger and malnutrition and the state of the natural resource base upon which world food production depends. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture grew 1.6 percent per year ...

  • Boosting investments in agriculture for structural transformation in Least Developed Countries

    UN agencies, donor governments and representatives of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries have called for boosting investments, both public and private, in sustainable agricultural development in the least developed countries (LDCs) to spark structural transformation of their economies and to end hunger and poverty. The speakers recognized that the developing world as a whole, has ...

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