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Govt procures 74,864 tonnes of boro rice in Rajshahi div

Rajshahi, July 4 – As part of its ongoing Boro rice procurement drive, the government has, so far, purchased 74,864.20 tonnes of the newly harvested boro rice in all eight districts under Rajshahi division during the current season despite the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Simultaneously, 11,072.28 tonnes of Boro paddy was also procured from the same areas in the same ... Read More »

Lifting livelihoods by lifting water

By Sabina Devkota DOLAKHA, Nepal, Jun 25 2020 (IPS) – While growing up in Lele village in southern Lalitpur, Pratap Thapa watched his parents plant maize on their terrace farm and wait for the rains. He often wondered how much of their drudgery could be reduced if water could be brought up from a nearby river. Read More »

Digital agri: Zimbabwe farmers gain but mobile money costly

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi HARARE, May 27 2020 (IPS) – Shurugwi communal farmer, Elizabeth Siyapi (57) can no longer be scammed by unscrupulous middlemen to sell her crops cheaply. Nowadays, before she takes her produce to the market she scours her mobile phone, which has become an essential digital agriculture data bank, for the best prices on the market. “When my ... Read More »

COVID-19 has not slowed down ecological women farmers

Huasao, Peru, May (IPS/Mariela Jara) – It’s eight o’clock in the morning and Pascuala Ninantay is carrying two large containers of water in her wheelbarrow to prepare with neighbouring women farmers 200 litres of organic fertiliser, which will then be distributed to fertilise their crops, in this town in the Andes highlands of Peru. Read More »