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  • 1.5 million `severely` hit by drought in Afganistan- minister

    At least 1.5 million people in 19 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces - mostly farming communities in the north - have been severely affected by drought and are in need of urgent humanitarian relief, an Afghan minister told IRIN. Listen to the audio report in Dari and Pashto. 'About 1.5 million people have lost 70-80 percent of their livelihoods - mostly rain-fed agriculture and livestock - owing to ...


    By IRIN Association

  • EPA issues compliance orders to six concentrated animal feeding operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska

    EPA Region 7 announced today that it has issued administrative compliance orders to six concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, directing those operations to correct a range of violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Region 7’s latest round of CAFO enforcement activity, aimed at encouraging producers’ compliance ...

  • Bangladesh cyclone: European Commission boosts planned aid to 6.5 million euro

    The European Commission is launching a second humanitarian decision for €5 million to help victims of Cyclone Sidr that struck Bangladesh last Thursday. The proposed new emergency funding comes on top of €1.5 million in fast-track aid allocated on Friday and would bring the total Commission contribution to 6.5 million euros so far. Announcing the move, Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for ...

  • Record September Temperatures Extend Southeast Drought

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - Temperatures in September 2007 were the eighth warmest on record, hot enough to break 1,000 daily high records across the United States, say scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville. The global surface temperature was the fifth warmest on record for September, and the extent of Arctic Sea ice reached its lowest ...

  • Pew Commission calls for better US animal waste treatment

    One step beyond her front door, Jayne Clampitt is greeted with the toxic fumes flowing from the roughly 1 million gallons of hog manure stored at her neighbor's farm. She no longer dries her family's laundry outside, her children avoid the nearby polluted stream, and she worries that their shallow drinking well will also be contaminated with toxins. 'We thought there was this unspoken connection ...

  • Chromatin Announces Relief Program for Sorghum Growers Hit by the Kansas-Oklahoma Fire

    Chromatin, Inc., is moving quickly to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Anderson Creek Fire that destroyed 400,000 acres. Led by Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners® brand, this initiative will provide farmers with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground cover to prevent soil erosion. “We are saddened to hear of the tragic damage caused by this fire to ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • EPA Releases Report on Maryland Agriculture Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has completed an evaluation of Maryland’s animal agriculture regulations and programs. The assessment, which is one of six that the agency is conducting of state animal agriculture programs within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, found that Maryland has a robust and well-implemented state program. EPA conducts periodic reviews of ...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Growing German interest in Zambian agri sector

    “Made in Germany” will make a big impression at the annual Agritech Expo in Chisamba in April when 14 German providers of agri machinery and livestock equipment will be part of the German pavilion – this is almost double compared to last year. Martin Botzian, Head of Communication at DLG International GmbH says: “we are pleased to be part of the show for the third time. ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Pakistan to get $75m for irrigation projects

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Pakistan with $75 million in loans to build several multi-purpose dams, irrigation canals and drinking water supplies across the Potohar Plateau near Islamabad. The project will improve the livelihoods of about 22,000 farming households by bringing irrigation to 11,500 hectares of agricultural land that used to rely on irregular and unpredictable ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Nutrient levels on the decline in many Estonian rivers

    A new study has analysed the impact of industrial and agricultural changes on nutrients in Estonian rivers. The results indicated that there were significant reductions in nitrogen in one third of the sites, significant reductions in phosphorus in a quarter of sites and significant reductions in both nutrients in nearly a tenth of sites. High levels of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, ...

  • Supporting climate-friendly food production

    This summer, record temperatures and limited rainfall parched vast areas of U.S. cropland, and with Earth’s surface air temperature projected to rise 0.69 degrees Celsius by 2030, global food production will be even more unpredictable, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). Although agriculture is a major driver of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Edible insects inch one step closer

    Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • South Sudan facing major food and nutrition crisis

    FAO today warned of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan, where some 3.7 million people are now facing acute or emergency levels of food insecurity. The Organization is calling for $77 million for critical food security and livelihood support for the crisis-affected population as prices of staple crops soar and basic commodities run out. UN agencies and NGOs have revised a ...

  • Geneticists and smallholders in quest for perfect cattle

    Dairy farmers in East Africa could soon benefit from superior, affordable cattle breeds through a US$1 million research project. The Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA) initiative aims to help smallholders take full advantage of the region's booming dairy sector and improve their incomes by giving them access to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • `Holistic grazing` wins sustainable practice award

    A project hoping to reverse desertification through "holistic management" of livestock has been awarded US$100,000 prize in a global competition on sustainable practices. By carefully planning the grazing of the cattle on fields, Operation Hope has reclaimed some 6,500 acres of grasslands at the Africa Center for Holistic Management, Zimbabwe — where the project is based — while ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Xylem expands its aquaculture offering with new ultraviolet, saltwater-resistant treatment solutions

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has expanded its offering of WEDECO ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solutions specifically developed for the tank-based aquaculture industry. Xylem’s new closed-vessel WEDECO BX and Quadron series UV systems are designed for inactivating fish ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Measuring the impacts of the Nitrates Directive on nitrogen emissions

    The EU’s Nitrates Directive has led to significant decreases in nitrogen pollution in Europe, a new study suggests. Modelled scenarios with and without implementation of the Directive showed that it had resulted in a 16% reduction of nitrate leaching by 2008. These improvements could be further increased as implementation becomes stricter, the researchers conclude. More nitrogen is applied ...

  • Nutritech International and Vitec Nutrition to merge

    Nutritech International and Lallemand NZ Ltd (trading as Vitec Nutrition) have announced they are to merge their businesses effective from 1st June 2016, creating New Zealand’s largest supplier of animal nutrition and forage additive technologies. Nutritech International was founded in 1915, celebrating 100 years of advice and support for New Zealand farmers in 2015. The company has been ...

  • Namibia`s satellite centre to warn of disaster threats

    A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests. The Earth Observation and Satellite Applications Research and Training Centre (EOSA-RTC), was launched this month (6 July) in collaboration with the African Monitoring of the Environment for ...


    By SciDev.Net

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