Agrifood Articles

  • At QL Agrofood Indonesia Magfans just run and run - Case study

    Mr. Ang Bee Tiam from QL Agrofood Indonesia first bought and installed 96 units MagFans 18 months ago from PT Ansell Jaya Indonesia. Followed by another repeat order for 84 units. More orders –I have had no issues with the MagFans whatsoever. This is an extremely unusual situation in our part of the world, with high loads on the fans and many running hours, and ...


    By DACS A/S

  • QL Agrofood, Indonesia have had no issues with MagFans - Indonesia - Case study

    Mr. Ang Bee Tiam from QL Agrofood Indonesia first bought and installed 96 units MagFans in the beginning of 2016 ago from PT Ansell Jaya Indonesia. Followed by another repeat order for 84 units 9 months later, Mr. Ang Bee Tiam tells Mr. Saiman Widjaja of PT Ansell Jaya Indonesia that there will be more orders coming our way in the future. More orders I have had no issues with the ...


    By DACS A/S

  • James V. Aidala Quoted in Bloomberg Environment Article “Dicamba Herbicide Makers Banking on Successful Summer

    On April 12, 2018, Bloomberg Environment quoted James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.(B&C®) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) possible decision to extend registration for dicamba herbicide formulations. “Passing another time-limited registration would give them a heck of a lot of leverage,” said ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Human excreta: a resource or a taboo? Assessing the socio-cultural barriers, acceptability, and reuse of human excreta as a resource in Kakul Village District Abbottabad, Northwestern Pakistan

    Sustainable reuse of human excreta in socially and religiously conservative societies is extremely difficult. People's perceptions and acceptability regarding the reuse of human excreta is mainly linked to their culture. In addition, certain societies regard the cultural and social barriers more than the religious barriers. The aim of this study is to understand the perceptions of people about ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Farmers and Ranchers Ready for Action in 2017

    If ever there was a time for farmers and ranchers across America to get outside our fencerows, 2017 is it. Many of agriculture’s major policy issues are in the headlines every day. It’s time to engage. We are encouraged by the quick attention Congress and the administration are giving to issues like regulatory reform and federal land management. Farmers breathed a collective sigh of ...

  • What makes farmers try new practices?

    Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt multifunctional perennial cropping systems -- trees, shrubs, or grasses that simultaneously benefit the environment and generate high-value products ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • After Iran, Plastic-Puglia goes to Bulgaria and Kazakhstan

    Plastic-Puglia has recently participated at Agra in 2017, considered the most important agricultural fair  held in Plovdiv. This past 9 years Plastic-Puglia  shared the stand  with its official distributor in Bulgaria. The stand  was again among the most visited and appreciated in the show, especially from Macedonians, ...


    By Plastic Puglia

  • Are Conventional Farmers Becoming Interested in Organic Practices?

    Despite the fact that farming is one of the most important human activities that brings food to our tables, it contributes significantly to global pollution. Unsustainable farm practices result in the loss of biodiversity, climate changes, erosion, and the pollution of soil and water. However, when managed in a sustainable way, farming can be a source of solutions for future demands. Organic ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Why women and youth are the key to feeding the world

    Diversifying the next generation of agricultural leaders will lead to fewer hungry people, better societies and improved health. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • Enduramaxx registered on an Achilles community

    nduramaxx is pleased to announce that they are now fully registered as a supplier on the Achilles UVDB Community (Utilities Vendor Database). Achilles UVDB is a business community for the UK utilities industry and major contractors enabling the sector to use the Achilles supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk and comply with EU procurement regulations. Achilles provides a fair, open and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • The farmers' perceptions of ANPS pollution and its influencing factors in Poyang Lake Region, China

    Individual farmers represent the main management entities of agricultural production under the family-contract responsibility system in China, and thus play crucial roles in the prevention and control of agricultural nonpoint source (ANPS) pollution. The analysis of the farmers' perceptions of ANPS pollution as well as the factors affecting their perceptions can provide valuable information ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FAO, Rabobank Foundation to scale up East Africa partnership

    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will expand their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in three countries in East Africa. In 2013, FAO and Rabobank Foundation began a partnership by collaborating on projects in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya focused on boosting food security through rural agricultural development. All three projects were ...


    By TractorExport

  • Determinants of farm-level adaptation diversity to cyclone and flood: insights from a farm household-level survey in Eastern India

    A large number of farmers' livelihoods are susceptible to cyclones and floods, and farmers are taking up several adaptation mechanisms. Previous studies, therefore, have examined determinants of various adaptation options and provide policy suggestions to promote a specific one. However, options are undertaken at different points depending on the nature and intensity of extreme events. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Debate: Why aren’t farmers using agricultural tech?

    Take part in our online debate that will take place on this page on 9 June starting at 1pm British Summer Time (GMT+1). Over two hours, our expert panel will help steer a discussion on why farmers in developing countries are not improving productivity by adopting a greater number of innovative technologies. Delivering food security for everyone on the planet is a monumental challenge. The global ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • An assessment of farmers' willingness to participate in water trading in southern Spain

    This study applies contingent valuation to assess farmers' willingness to trade irrigation water. We analyse farmers' willingness to pay for water and their willingness to accept the selling of water through a seasonal market, under both normal rainfall and drought conditions. A survey of 241 farmers (irrigators and non-irrigators) in the Guadalquivir River Basin and in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A win for farmers and the environment

    Is it possible to reduce pesticide use without compromising crop yields? Yes — and then some, according to a new study published in the journal Insects. Researchers at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom measured pesticide use and crop yield at 85 project sites in 24 Asian and African countries practicing integrated pest management ...


    By Ensia

  • Factors determining stakeholders' perception of kenaf cultivation in Kelantan

    The Malaysian government has selected kenaf as a new commodity and natural fibre to be given support and priority, but the expected progress in kenaf cultivation was not met. The objectives of this study are (a) to identify which stakeholders within the Kenaf development ecosystem to be given attention to enact change and (b) to determine the critical factors influencing this stakeholder's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of competitiveness of a dairy property through reverse logistics: a case study

    This paper aimed at evaluating the competitiveness of a dairy property located in the Western Paraná State that uses the reverse logistics of the animal waste produced by the activity. Therefore, we collected information related to the property and the activity by questionnaires and in loco observations seeking information regarding the drivers that affect the competitiveness of the property, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of marketing mix elements on the intention of sugarcane farmers in Thailand to use commercial tailor–made fertiliser

    Tailor–made fertiliser (TMF) is a new practice in Thailand that aims to achieve a more efficient use of a fertiliser on cultivated soil. This study attempts to determine farmers' attitudes toward a marketing mix of TMF and to investigate factors influencing the farmers' intention to use TMF in accordance with the marketing mix strategy. A survey was conducted among 387 sugar cane farmers who were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Farmers' (local and colonists) perceptions of environmental changes in the forest frontier of the upper Amazon, Peru

    Amazon ecosystem degradation profoundly impacts life supporting processes of global importance such as climate regulation, as well as local conditions for livelihoods. In Peru's highland jungle, an expanding deforestation front of forest conversion to agriculture has vastly transformed the landscape. Small–scale farming, the main driver of forest degradation, and consequently household natural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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