Imagine a Nigeria where automobiles produce no smoke, rural dwellers cook with gas, farmlands yield five times more per hectare and factories run on clean, cheaper and secured energy resource - gas. Achieving this pleasant future requires a domestic economy powered by gas for transport, cooking, agriculture, and industrial uses. Despite its vast natural gas [...]
Prolonged Flood Will Push Up Vegetable Prices In Bangladesh Further - 260,000 Hectares Of Farmland Damaged -- Earth Changes -
The lengthy floods have severely been affecting early winter crop farming in many Bangladesh districts. This is causing fears of further hike in prices of vegetables including onions. Although the water has started receding in 37 flood-stricken districts, many crop lands are still under waist-deep water. Parts of Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Pabna, Natore, Sirajganj, Manikganj, Rajbari, Munshiganj, Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Dhaka districts still have flood water, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep concern over the heavy floods in Kebbi State, that took a number of lives, threatens Nigeria's N15b rice investments, as thousands of hectares of farmlands and houses, farm produce and personal belongings are destroyed in the This is coming on the backdrop of a report that more of such [...]
I was one of 54 people who testified against the Land for Maine's Future bill (L.D. 911) last June because there was and still remains a dark side, buried in the legislation's fine print: Section 5, 1.A. states: "Hunting, fishing, trapping and public access may not be prohibited on land acquired with bond proceeds, except to the extent of applicable state, local or federal laws, rules and regulations and except for working waterfront projects and farmland protection projects." The hunting-trapping requirement is not mentioned either in the language of the bill or the ballot question.
Dominion Energy And Smithfield Foods Invest Half Billion Dollars To Become Largest Renewable Natural Gas Supplier In U.s. - Press Releases On Csrwire.com
Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) and Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today the companies are doubling their investment in renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the U.S. to $500 million through 2028. This additional investment will expand their Align Renewable Natural GasSM joint venture beyond its initial projects in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah, to pursue new projects across the country, including in Arizona and California. Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods formed Align RNG in November 2018, committing $250 million over 10 years to capture methane from Smithfield's company-owned and contract hog farms and convert it into clean RNG.
MIRA buys 49% stake in Cubbie Station, covering 93,700 hectares. : Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has acquired a 49% stake in one of Australia's largest agricultural properties, after Chinese textile manufacturer Shangdong Ruyi was forced by the Australian government to sell down its interest. In 2012, Shangdong Ruyi was originally required to wind down its 80% stake in the 93,700-hectare Cubbie Station within three years of purchasing it for A$240m (EUR146m). In 2016, Australia's current conservative government granted a three-year extension for Shangdong Ruyi to sell its holding down to 51% to an independent third party or third parties.
Farmland Owned By The Kelham Estate In Nottinghamshire Goes Up For Rent For The First Time In 45 Years
Farmhouse undergoing refurbishment could be available too. : Some 292 acres of arable commercial farm land, owned by the Kelham Estate, is coming up for rent - the first time since the 1970s. The current tenants of Trentside Farm in Kelham, near Newark, who farmed the predominantly arable land are retiring. It has been 45 years since this sizeable block of farmland has been available to let. It is now being offered on a five-year Farm Business Tenancy, starting from Monday, September 30.
Ethiopians planted more than 200 million trees on Monday, which officials stated will be a world record. The ambitious initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed aims to help restore the country's landscape, which experts say is fast being eroded by deforestation and climate change. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate announced more than 224 million trees were planted on Monday, surpassing the initial goal of 200 million trees planted in one day. "Today Ethiopia is set in our attempt to break the world record together for a green legacy," the prime minister's office tweeted on Monday morning.
Letter To Bs: Cms' Panel For Major Reforms To Transform Agriculture Sector | Business Standard Letters
There is a strong need to reform agriculture for the development and well-being of over 60 per cent of the population.
Soil Wealth Report Identifies 67 Investment Approaches To Grow And Develop New Regenerative Agriculture Capital Opportunities
CHICAGO, July 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from Croatan Institute, Delta Institute, and the Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) released a major new report for investors, agriculture practitioners, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists on financing...