The country has so far received 9 percent lower rainfall than normal in the current monsoon season. : Talking about agri exports, Shobhana Pattanayak, agriculture secretary, in an interview with CNBC-TV1, said the government has brought out a new export policy and over the last few years the level of exports has been around $37 billion. Pattanayak added that the government is hopeful of exports crossing $40 billion by the end of this year and $60 billion by 2022. Pattanayak also said the excess rainfall in and around Delhi has affected vegetables but fortunately has not damaged the main crop.
WSIB intends to invest up to $250m into IFC Core Farmland Fund. : International Farming Corporation (IFC) is planning an initial $1.5bn (EUR1.23bn) capital raise for an open-ended US farmland fund, according to an investor. Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) told IPE Real Assets that it will be seeking approval at a board meeting to invest up to $250m in the IFC Core Farmland Fund.
Agri Min Suggests Green Logistics Corridor, Use Of E-comm To Boost Exports To $60 Bn By 2022 | Business Standard News
Agriculture Ministry has suggested several measures including setting up of a system for forecasting demand, green logistics corridor for perishables, and use of e-commerce, to boost shipments of agri commodities to USD 60 billion by 2022. Other steps suggested to Commerce Ministry in this regard include strengthening of domestic regulatory authority, review of Essential Commodity Act and involving Indian missions abroad. Besides, measures like protecting farmers through appropriate duty instruments, and special safeguard mechanism have been suggested, a senior government official said.
A farm for animals with "special needs" has opened in an attempt to save them from the slaughterhouse. More than one hundred animals with physical disabilities and behavioural problems are now cared for at Manor Farm, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire. Several began their lives as part of animal attractions at petting zoos, while others were saved from the slaughterhouse at the eleventh hour. Di Slaney, the founder, said it was important for the farm to treat disabled animals the same as those without health issues.
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BRASILIA: In a world where water risks running short for many, the especially thirsty agricultural industry must learn how to manage the vital resource better, experts said on Tuesday (Mar 20). A day after the United Nations warned that 5.7 billion people could be short of drinking water by 2050 ...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian government has announced tighter controls on foreign investment in electricity grids and farmland two years after Chinese buyers were blocked from high-profile corporate takeovers in both sectors.
Big Oil and Big Gas, meet Big Solar. Momentum is building for dozens of proposed mid-Hudson solar farms as locals join other New Yorkers signing up for solar credits to offset their electric bills.The New York Public Service Commission powered the solar boom by allowing community net metering in July 2015. That and other rule changes were encouraged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NY-Sun, Reforming the Energy Vision plan and the Shared Renewables Program, which aim to increase [...]
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday called upon investors to leverage opportunities in the country#39;s farm, dairy, poultry and fisheries sectors.
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