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Achieving the kind of economic growth that leaves no one behind requires deliberate prioritization of the agricultural sector. ... climatic conditions which are, unfortunately, changing in devastating ways; large swathes of arable land; huge deposits of water that can be used for irrigation; and, most importantly, ...
WorldStage Newsonline– A call had been made for increased investment in Nigeria's agriculture value chain, to boost the sector's contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as only about 32 to 34 million hectares out of 82 million hectares of the nation's arable, representing 41%, is being cultivated.

Demand from buyers south of the border could reinvigorate the Scottish land market, with the drive for house building in England encouraging people north. ... north,” he said. “There was already a considerable incentive to do so because prime arable prices were lower in Scotland by 19 per cent in 2017.” ...
However, the growth in the urbanization and industrialization had steadily decreased the amount of arable land. Inappropriate, unplanned, and illegal agricultural practices and deforestation have led to the significant decrease in arable lands. Owing to these reasons, the arable land and the crop yield has ...
It is also no secret that forests and agriculture over 30 per cent of the solution to this climate crisis. ... Solutions need to use degraded land better (as opposed to clearing more forests), increase production on existing agricultural land and move towards integrated agroforestry systems – where crops, cattle ...
We are yet to harness the huge water bodies like Lake Malawi to improve commercial farming. Only 200 000 hectares (ha) or 0.53 percent of the country's agricultural arable land (3.8million ha) is irrigated. This is a serious misnomer. So, on the basis of being politically correct, I can guarantee that Fisp will ...

She believes that farms could be incentivised to create “pop-up” rewilding on parcels of land for 25-year periods, creating a rotational system of wildlife-rich scrub which also restores soil, allowing farmers to return one patch to agricultural land again and rewild another. “Rewilding is not an enemy of farming ...
The purchase price of arable land in Romania was the cheapest in the European Union in 2016, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on March 22. ... Mirroring the variation in arable land prices, annual rental prices of one hectare of agricultural land (arable or permanent grassland) also vary starkly between ...
Myanmar's agriculture sector is the backbone of the nation's economy. It contributes to 38 percent of GDP and employs over 60 percent of the labor force. Compare to other ASEAN nations, Myanmar has more arable land and a wider variety of growing conditions. But due to agricultural challenges as well ...
Many farmers rent their land, as either a short- or long-term business decision. The cost of renting land is another factor that farmers have to absorb in their business. Mirroring the variation in arable land prices, annual rental prices of one hectare of agricultural land (arable or permanent grassland) also vary ...
Arable land was the cheapest in Romania out of all member states, with a hectare costing an average EUR 1,958 in 2016, according to Eurostat, the ... Renting agricultural land was cheapest on average in Latvia (EUR 46 per hectare per year), although the cheapest regions in the EU for renting were ...
On the back of this, Australia's agriculture exports to ASEAN countries have increased by 216 per cent since 2000. The proportion of these exports made up of grain, meat and live animals is around 52 per cent, which is up from 24 per cent in 2000. Other key exports, such as meat and live animals exports ...
A law dating to 1913 allots most of the fertile agricultural land to whites. Since black majority rule in 1994, only eight million hectares of arable land have been transferred to black people. This represents just 9.8 per cent of the 82 million hectares of arable land, 72 per cent of which remains in white hands.
Dundo — Several Brazilian and Maroccan investors will invest in the agricultural sector of the eastern Lunda Norte province, due to the arable conditions it has ... The coming of foreign investors to this region will boost the local agricultural activity, taking into account that the province has land and water that ...
The expected growth in agriculture and agricultural processing reflects the fact that food and beverages will constitute the largest share of total household spending. Moreover, 60 percent of the world's unused arable land is in Africa, which still contributes a meager share of worldwide agricultural exports.
I believe in milk production, but this requires an economic policy within the firm, to be as independent as possible and whenever possible make the most of grazing. My biggest concern now is the link between the population and the agricultural world. Consumers need to regain confidence in agriculture.
TEHRAN, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Less than 40 percent of Iran's arable lands is under cultivation as the farming and agricultural capacity of the country suffers severe water scarcity, Financial Tribune daily reported Monday. Only 18.5 million hectares of land, some 37 percent of arable lands, have gone under ...

The Agricultural Land Reserve, a land-protection program founded in 1973, aimed to protect farmland from encroaching urbanization and industry — staving off both strip malls and strip mining — but Mullinix argues that its strength is being chipped away in part by a rule that allows developers and ...
... to 32 percent of arable land in Central America is currently affected by degradation, a situation that has a negative impact on agricultural productivity, ... FAO Land and Water Officer for Mesoamerica, Vera Boerger, 'soils are under an increasing pressure that impacts on economic development, agricultural ...
Apart from a well-chalked out land use policy, efforts from the government to address the need of common people for housing can also help to keep a check on rampant conversion of agricultural land for residential or commercial purposes in Jammu and Kashmir, Horticulture Minister Basharat Bukhari on ...
[WATCH] Overhaul of Pitkalija vegetable market planned with new agriculture policy ... With 75% of farmers owning less than a hectare of arable land each, the government will be facilitating the transfer of land titles. Young farmers would also be given land to work after finishing their training and education.
With 1.4 billion mouths to feed -- one-fifth of the world's population -- but less than 10 percent of the planet's arable land, China has looked abroad to fill its food ... Chinese investment in agriculture abroad has soared to at least $94 billion since 2010, with almost half of that invested in the past two years, ...
... of the world's population -- but less than 10 percent of the planet's arable land, China has looked abroad to fill its food needs. In addition to rising consumption, appalling food safety scandals at home have also boosted the appeal of imported products, seen as safer bets. Chinese investment in agriculture ...
Feb 18, 2018-Rapid urbanisation and increased migration has reduced the portion of arable land in Kanchanpur district, preventing Mahakali Irrigation Project ... Gokul Bohora, senior agricultural officer of the Paddy Zone Kanchanpur under the Prime Minister Agricultural Modernisation Project said, “Migration from the hills ...
"When Chinese agriculture goes global, it is not just renting land. It is quite comprehensive, including exchanges in trade and technology," said Han Yijun, a professor with China Agricultural University. As the Belt and Road Initiative pushes ahead, China is encouraging its agricultural firms to expand ...
HYDERABAD: With no accurate figures in hand on the total extent of arable lands in Telangana, the State government has proposed a huge amount of `12,000 crore in the State ... Even if the total extent of agriculture land is one crore acres, the State government required just `8,000 crore for two crops.
Yet Myanmar falls far short of its agricultural potential. Its crop production per hectare is lower and it uses a smaller percentage of its arable land than almost all of its Southeast Asian neighbours. Still, with output on the rise and modernisation efforts picking up, change is on the horizon – if not here already.
With 1.4 billion mouths to feed - one-fifth of the world's population - but less than 10 per cent of the planet's arable land, China has looked abroad to fill ... Chinese investment in agriculture abroad has soared to at least US$94 billion (S$124 billion) since 2010, with almost half of that invested in the past two ...
With 1.4 billion mouths to feed - one-fifth of the world's population - but less than 10% of the planet's arable land, China has looked abroad to fill its food ... Chinese investment in agriculture abroad has soared to at least $94bn since 2010, with almost half of that invested in the past two years, according to ...
Sub-division of agricultural land is a major threat to food production that should urgently be addressed if Kenya to achieve food security. Pan-African Association of Biological and Agriculture Engineering Prof. Linus Opara says land subdivision limits mechanization of farming activities and some units are ...
“I've had a unique opportunity in my career to learn the molecular side of research and apply that back to agriculture.” ... As U.S. farmers are faced with higher demand for crops, and a shrinking amount of arable land, Bartlett hopes to develop products that boost yields and the nutritional value of crops.
The study also said development should foster an integration of urban, rural and natural components, considering preserving established settlements and arable agricultural land. Commenting on the study, Professor Ng Mee-kam, director of the urban studies programme at Chinese University, urged ...
Agriculture is facing challenges of reduction in arable land due to urbanisation and climate change, noted Odisha Governor Dr S C Jamir. Addressing the 37th Convocation of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)here, Dr Jamir said the aim is to overcome such challenges through ...
It is shocking, insulting and certainly ludicrous, this news we are hearing that the Government wants to take away lands from St Augustine Nurseries to build houses. It is a travesty, if not close to that, to know prime arable lands properly utilised by the Ministry of Agriculture for the propagation of saplings and ...
The Volta Region is losing out on about GH¢1.2 billion from the under-utilization of the vast arable lands in the region, a budget analyst has revealed. ... “The Volta region has substantial agricultural resources and large expanses of land estimated around 1.2 million acres that are suitable for the cultivation ...
World has knowledge and tools to stop deforestation, senior UN agriculture official tells global conference ... efforts are all the more critical in tropical and low-income countries, where one of the major causes of deforestation is the demand for agricultural production, and converting forests to arable land.
Agriculture was, and continues to be, a pillar upon which human civilization was built. The ability to harness the power of land, water, and sunlight to produce food allowed us to become a non-migratory species, establish settlements, and create division of labor. When it comes to investing in must-need ...
Other benefits include reducing the usage of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides, lowering the cost of food production, increasing the profitability of farms and reducing the barriers to uptake by the agricultural sector. Crushed silicate rocks could be applied to any soils, but arable land is the most obvious ...
Feb 18, 2018-Rapid urbanisation and increased migration has reduced the portion of arable land in Kanchanpur district, preventing Mahakali Irrigation Project ... Gokul Bohora, senior agricultural officer of the Paddy Zone Kanchanpur under the Prime Minister Agricultural Modernisation Project said, “Migration from the hills ...


 

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