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July 24, 2014

Indonesia Plays Important Role in Tanzania Agriculture

24 July 2014 INDONESIA (poultry site)- Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Christopher Chiza in Inauguration of Big Result Now of the Vision 25 which held in Morogoro, Saturday 12 July said Indonesia plays an important role in Tanzanian agriculture. Indonesia helps Tanzania in improving the quality of agriculture. “Indonesia has an important role in developing agriculture in Tanzania by providing knowledge and training for our farmers,” said the minister.…

Study Shows Livestock Emissions on the Rise

24 July 2014 US (poultry site)- Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gases emitted by livestock, according to a new report from the Carnegie Institution for Science. New research finds that livestock emissions are on the rise and that beef cattle are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than other types of animals. It is published by Climactic Change. Carbon dioxide is the most-prevalent gas when it comes to climate change. It is released by…

Irrigation water shortage: Months-long farmers’ protest finally brings CM to Badin

July 24, 2014 HYDERABAD(Tribune): The two-month long sporadic protests and long marches of the farmers, belonging to the tail reaches of the Kotri barrage’s irrigation network, finally drew Sindh chief minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah to their hometowns. But the CM’s visit to Badin and Umerkot districts on Tuesday to assuage the farmers, bristling over the continuous shortage of irrigation water, apparently failed to yield any results. “There is abundant water in the system,” Shah told…

Multiple crop diseases active, says plant pathologist

Multiple crop diseases active, says plant pathologist Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 BY JOSEPH HO - Mountain View Gazette It has been what one plant pathologist for the province called a “banner year” for stripe rust but that is not the only cereal leaf disease farmers need to watch for. “There are a number of fungi out there that will colonize and cause these leaf spots on cereal crops like barley and wheat,” said Mike Harding, plant pathologist for Alberta Agriculture and Rural…

Pakistan heading towards severe debt trap: PEW

2014/07/24 -PT Report Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday said the country would need $ 10.8 billion to repay foreign debt in the on-going fiscal year. Policymakers are pinning hopes on foreign direct investment of privatisation to repay loans as it can only spare $ 6.5 billion to discharge international obligations, said PEW President Dr Murtaza Mughal. It appears that government will have to borrow more from international lenders to repay loans. He said that the government…

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