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Former rice farmer praises vitamin A orange sweet potatoes

Angella Atero, Nutrition, Communication, and Advocacy Specialist, Uganda Walter Odongo, a 31-year-old farmer from Dokolo district in Northern Uganda, has only praise for vitamin A orange sweet potatoes (OSP). He was previously a rice farmer, but was persuaded to switch to a healthier, less labor-intensive crop by an awareness-raising campaign. Walter is married to Judith Adongo, and they have two ... Read More »

Krishibid Day observed at BAU amid festivity

Mymensingh, Feb 13 – Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) and BAU alumni association jointly observed Krishibid Day on Wednesday at the Bangabandhu smritty chattar with much enthusiasm and festivity. The day inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque giving floral wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait, hoisted the national flag at the helipad, releasing balloons and pigeons. Then a colourful rally started from ... Read More »

Flower a blooming business in Jessore area of Bangladesh

Jashore, Feb 12 (UNB) – February, the second month of the calendar year, occupies a special place in the hearts of Bangalis. In this very month in 1952, people laid down their lives demanding the right to speak in their mother tongue – Bangla.Bangladeshis remember the fallen heroes – some known and many other unknown – on February 21 through ... Read More »

Prepare master plan to save cultivable lands: PM

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives to work out a master plan for every upazila for protecting cultivable lands and checking the unplanned construction of buildings, roads and houses on croplands. “We need to design a master plan for every upazila setting aside places ... Read More »

Golden Rice to be released soon: Minister

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) –Golden rice, a new variety of rice helpful to fight Vitamin A deficiency, will be released soon, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak on Thursday. He came up with the information after a meeting with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at the secretariat on Thursday. “Golden rice is important than the other varieties of rice as ... Read More »

21 organizations transforming Australia’s food system

From Danielle Nierenberg Greetings from Melbourne, where I’m speaking at festival21—a celebration of the potential for change in Australia’s future food system, joining food experts like Fabrice DeClerck, Science Director at EAT; David Nabarro, Strategic Director of 4SD and recipient of the 2018 World Food Prize; Kaitlin Yarnall, Senior Vice President of Media Innovation for the National Geographic Society; Linda ... Read More »

Golden Rice to be released soon: Minister

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) –Golden rice, a new variety of rice helpful to fight Vitamin A deficiency, will be released soon, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak on Thursday. He came up with the information after a meeting with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at the secretariat on Thursday. “Golden rice is important than the other varieties of rice as ... Read More »

‘Finalise land-use policy very quickly to save farm land’

Dhaka, Jan 30 – Land-use policy needs to be finalised very quickly to completely stop the use of agricultural lands in non-farm activities, said experts on Wednesday. They said, it is necessary to take measures to rescue the agricultural land which has already gone to non- agricultural sector. Besides, we have to ensure that the farmers can buy and sell ... Read More »

Farmers eye better mustard output in Rangpur region

The farmers are expecting a better output of mustard in Rangpur agriculture region during the current Rabi season as harvesting of the crop began with better yield rates. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) here said harvest of the crop is nearing completion on the riverine char areas now while the process started getting momentum in the main ... Read More »

WB new scheme to privatize land in developing world exposed

Oakland, CA – In advance of the release of the World Bank’s 2019 Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) report, the Oakland Institute exposes the Bank’s new scheme to privatize land in the developing world. The Highest Bidder Takes It All: The World Bank’s Scheme to Privatize the Commons details how the Bank’s prescribed reforms, via a new land indicator ... Read More »

Traditional diverse food systems can help solve malnutrition

Worldwide, 2 billion people are affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiency), of which 225 million (or 9%) are from India. There, 14.5% of the total population are undernourished, 21% of all children in the age group 0-5 suffer from wasting, 38.4% of all children in this age group range suffer from stunting, and 51.4% of women in the reproductive age-range ... Read More »

Looking forward: Food Tank plans for 2019

Danielle Nierenberg Last week, I wrote asking you to join Food Tank and reminding you about all that we accomplished together in 2018. Now let’s look forward. Our plans for 2019 are simply amazing, and we are embarking on our greatest organizational expansion ever. The good food The Food Tank Team movement demands this as we try to keep up ... Read More »

Agroecology has full potential for sustainable food systems

Alarming rates of food insecurity and malnutrition persist alongside the growing crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Food systems are at a critical juncture and a dramatic transition to agroecology is urgently needed. Agroecology’s profile in the national and international arena, and amongst researchers, farmers, and movements are growing. Read More »

Potential of agroecology to transform global food system

Agroecology is a growing social movement which encourages peer-to-peer exchanges of information between farmers, the chief goal being to develop locally adapted solutions for peasant farmers that work with the available resources. A brochure on agroecology features its many successes as a roadmap for a socially and ecologically sustainable transformation of agriculture details on this.  Read More »

Herbicides increase antibiotic resistance evolution in bacteria

Antibiotic resistance in our pathogens is caused by human activity and is a major challenge for public health. Recent research has found that some of the world’s most widely used herbicides like Roundup (glyphosate) and Kamba (dicamba) can increase the rate of antibiotic resistance development in bacteria by a factor of up to 100,000 times faster than occurs without the ... Read More »

World Soil Day: Soil health key to environment, human health

From Danielle Nierenberg Dec 4 – Greetings from Chicago! Tomorrow, I am joining Google, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other members of the Refresh Working Group to officially launch our report Refresh: Food + Tech from Soil to Supper. The event will explore the role technology can play in the food system, changing the ways we respond to soil ... Read More »

Rethinking animal agriculture

By Paul Gilding TASMANIA – In mid-July, as a brutal drought decimated crops, some European dairy and meat farmers were forced to cull their herds early to reduce the number of animals they needed to feed. Such desperate decisions will become routine in a world where heat waves will be longer, hotter, drier, and more frequent. That is why now ... Read More »