Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tag Archives: Agriculture

World food prices up 8.2pc in 2017: UN

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PARIS: Global food prices rose by 8.2 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN’s food agency said on Friday. The Food and Agriculture Organization said that its FAO Food Price Index averaged 174.6 points in 2017, the highest annual average since 2014. In December alone, however, the index – ...

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Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming

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DHAKA: A Muslim cleric accused of issuing a fatwa banning women from working on farms has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday. The imam and five mosque officials face charges after their announcement prompted locals in the western town of Kumarkhali to try and prevent women from going to ...

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Climate change-fueled drought drives Sri Lanka’s farmers to cities

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COLOMBO: When Siri Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts surveys of young people across Sri Lanka, he never fails to ask one key question: Does anybody want to become a farmer? No, has been the overwhelmingly emphatic answer, he said. That is one indicator of the growing poverty ...

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Brexit: Farmers to Use Machines to Make Up for Loss of EU Workers

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LONDON: Robots will fill the void left by EU nationals once Brexit kicks in, farming experts have said. A new generation of robots are being readied to fill a labor shortage on Britain’s farms, which is expected post-Brexit. The robot, called Thorvald, has been designed for unskilled tasks. According to sources, Thorvald has already altered ...

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