Costa Rica Field Course | Deadlines Extended

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CAN has extended its deadlines for the Costa Rica Field Course.
Early Bird Price (save $100): enroll by May 15.
Application deadline: June 1, 2013

Tropical Agroecology and Sustainable Development
Agua Buena, Costa Rica

July 1-10, 2013

Course Leaders:
CAN Researcher: Dr. Nick Babin
CAN Action Education Director: Pete Rasmussen

Course Cost: $1,750 (Early Bird Price: $1,650)
INCLUDES: all in-country accommodations, meals, transporation, and activities

DOES NOT INCLUDE: travel medical insurance, personal expenses, international airfare.

For more info & to request an application, email actioned@canunite.org

Santa Cruz Premiere of “Symphony of the Soil,” May 11th

Shot on four continents over five years, “Symphony of the Soil” — a full-length feature film on soil and sustainable agriculture — will makes its Santa Cruz premiere at The Nickelodeon Theater on May 11th at 11am. All proceeds from the film’s showing will benefit scholarships for the UCSC Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Program. Filmmaker Jessy Beckett, a graduate of the Apprenticeship, will be in attendance for a Q & A session.

Advanced tickets are available for $10 online, or buy your ticket at the door.

“Symphony of the Soil” is the newest feature-length work by director Deborah Koons Garcia, best known for the 2004 film “The Future of Food,” which was selected by the Oscar Documentary Screening Committee as one of the best documentaries of the year. “The Future of Food” brought the issues of genetically modified crops and the corporate control of our food supply to the world stage and helped kick start the local/good/fair food movement in the US.

Check out a trailer for the film.

The Nickelodeon Theater is located at 210 Lincoln Street in Santa Cruz. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farm of the UCSC Farm and Garden and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.

Strawberry and Justice Festival on May 16

The Strawberry and Justice Festival takes place on Thursday, May 16 from 4–7 pm at the CASFS/UCSC Farm at UC Santa Cruz. There will be free food, live music, engaging activities, and a panel discussion on labor in the strawberry industry. Entry to the event is free, but we will be selling strawberries with proceeds supporting the Center for Farmworker Families.

If you would like to table or volunteer at this event, please click here to access the tabling/volunteer form. For more information contact 831.459-3675.

Sponsored by the UCSC’s Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the Food Systems Working Group, Environmental Studies Department, and Center for Labor Studies.

Healthy School Food Workshop on June 19

Join us on Wednesday, June 19th from 8am-3pm at New Brighton Middle School’s Performing Arts Center and Central Kitchen in Capitola, California for the concluding statewide training in culmination of the Centerpiece for a Healthy School Environment workshops focusing on strategies and resources toward increasing fresh fruits and vegetables and nourishing the relationships that make it possible. If you’re interested in connecting with your school food service peers as well as growers, distributors, and farm to school professionals this workshop is both timely and relevant for YOU! Space is limited and travel scholarships are available to help your and/or your food service district staff join us for this training. For travel assistance contact Tim Galarneau at tgalarne@ucsc.edu.

Register for the free workshop here.


California is ready for safe strawberries

Last Thursday, I joined about 50 farmworker, health and sustainable farming advocates in Sacramento to cheer California on towards fumigant-free farming. We were there to urge legislators to to support new technologies and practices that will make agriculture in the state more sustainable and resilient.

Fumigants are among the most hazardous pesticides on the market, and their continued use threatens the health of California communities. But transitioning away from these chemicals won’t happen if pesticidemakers, and their lobbyists and allies roaming the Capitol's halls, get their way.

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African breeding of native orphan crops emphasized – agprofessional.com

African breeding of native orphan crops emphasized
agprofessional.com
Information generated through the AOCC will be shared with African researchers through the establishment of the African Plant Breeding Academy, which will have facilities at the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya and in West Africa at a site to be

Innovation Prize for Africa name ten finalists – The New Age Online

Innovation Prize for Africa name ten finalists
The New Age Online
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) – Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatrofa seeds. •AgriProtein (South Africa) – An

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Los Gatos shorts: Police foundation community event coming up – San Jose Mercury News

Los Gatos shorts: Police foundation community event coming up
San Jose Mercury News
Learn all about organic gardening from retired Los Gatos High School agro-ecology teacher Les Kishler, who will explain the science behind organic gardening in an upcoming LGS Recreation class. Two sessions will be held at the Los Gatos Community

Penn State to host international conference on pollinator health

With populations of wild and domesticated pollinators, such as honeybees, in decline, some of the world’s foremost scientists in the field will converge on Penn State this summer to discuss the latest research aimed at understanding and overcoming challenges to pollinator health. Hosted by the Center for Pollinator Research in the College of Agricultural Sciences, the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy will be held August 14 to 17 at The Nittany Lion Inn.

The Griffin School creates a creative community where students feel free to be … – CultureMap Austin

The Griffin School creates a creative community where students feel free to be
CultureMap Austin
For Haines, what's next is graduation from Prescott College in Arizona in a few weeks, with a degree in Environmental Science (emphasis in Agroecology) and a minor in Photography. Haines followed fellow Griffin graduate Sam Brodnax to Prescott. Brodnax

Mars, Incorporated & partners confirm that #genome data of #Africa’s ‘Orphan … – Justmeans

Mars, Incorporated & partners confirm that #genome data of #Africa's 'Orphan
Justmeans
Information generated through the AOCC will be shared with African researchers through the establishment of the African Plant Breeding Academy, which will have facilities at the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya and in West Africa at a site to be

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Mars, Incorporated And Partners Confirm That Genome Data Of Africa’s ‘Orphan … – PR Newswire (press release)

Mars, Incorporated And Partners Confirm That Genome Data Of Africa's 'Orphan
PR Newswire (press release)
Information generated through the AOCC will be shared with African researchers through the establishment of the African Plant Breeding Academy, which will have facilities at the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya and in West Africa at a site to be

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International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi … – AME Info (press release)

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
AME Info (press release)
for crop production; salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants; biosaline agriculture and agroforestry; microbiological interventions for marginal soils; opportunities and challenges in using marginal waters, and soil and water management in irrigated

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Becoming a Green Gardener: an Introduction to Permaculture (Apr 27) – The Oxford Times

Becoming a Green Gardener: an Introduction to Permaculture (Apr 27)
The Oxford Times
Becoming a Green Gardener: an Introduction to Permaculture (Apr 27). Add to calendar: Google | Outlook | iCal | Yahoo! Learn about gardening with nature as your ally. Look at the patterns and processes in nature and apply them to growing food for

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JOHNSTONE: Give trees a chance Mr. Ritz – Leader Post – Regina Leader-Post


Regina Leader-Post

JOHNSTONE: Give trees a chance Mr. Ritz – Leader Post
Regina Leader-Post
Despite Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz's repeated assurances that the Agroforestry Development Centre will continue to operate in 2013 and that buyers for the 640-acre site are being sought, the dismantling of the 111-year shelterbelt centre and tree

Monsanto, Dow & Co. team up on GE

When arch-competitors Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences make a GE seed deal and both come out looking very smug, you have to wonder. When, five days later, Monsanto and Bayer CropScience announce a deal to cross-license their competing GE seed technologies with each other, you should probably start to worry.

What are all these deals about and why should you care? Because these agreements are the latest, most visible way that the Big 6 pesticide/biotech companies are speeding up the consolidation —and their control — of the world’s seed markets.

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Nigerian, 9 others named finalists for 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa – Premium Times


Premium Times

Nigerian, 9 others named finalists for 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa
Premium Times
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) – Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatrofa seeds. • AgriProtein (South Africa) – An

Changing cellulose-forming process may tap plants’ biofuel potential

Changing the way a plant forms cellulose may lead to more efficient, less expensive biofuel production, according to Penn State engineers. “What every biofuel manufacturer wants to do is to get to the sugars,” said Jeffrey Catchmark, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering. “But the structure of cellulose itself can be an obstacle.”

Colombia: Campesinos of Asoquimbo Liberate Lands under Control of Emgesa … – Upside Down World


Upside Down World

Colombia: Campesinos of Asoquimbo Liberate Lands under Control of Emgesa
Upside Down World
“Jaguos por el Territorio” are cleaning the underbrush from an area adjacent to the Magdalena River waiting for the next waning moon to plant plantains, yuca and other food crops without chemicals and using different agro-ecology methodologies.

Get Out Greenbelt: Permaculture Class, Magic Wands, Funny Hats – Patch.com

Get Out Greenbelt: Permaculture Class, Magic Wands, Funny Hats
Patch.com
Below, find a list of fun activities and events going on around Prince George's County this weekend. To submit something to the Patch calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then on the green "Add an event" button at the right side of

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Accor Continues To Reinvent Hotels, Sustainably – Hospitality Net – Hospitality Net (press release)


Hospitality Net (press release)

Accor Continues To Reinvent Hotels, Sustainably – Hospitality Net
Hospitality Net (press release)
Accor's reforestation program, Plant for the Planet, is proof of the Group's firm commitment to sustainable development and focuses on supporting local agroforestry projects around the world. Over 1,400 hotels have joined the Plant for the Planet

Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists – AfricanBrains


AfricanBrains

Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists
AfricanBrains
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) – Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatrofa seeds. • AgriProtein (South Africa) – An

Heard on Campus: David Wallinga of the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

“The most affordable foods, the most inflation-resistant foods, the most accessible foods are the least healthy foods. … When you marry this information to the information on what our policies do at the farm level, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that what Americans are overeating is exactly what we’re incenting our farmers to produce.”
— David Wallinga, senior adviser in science, food and health at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis. Wallinga delivered the 2013 M. E. John Lecture on April 19 in the Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. His talk, titled “Growing Health: A Vision for U.S. Food and Agriculture Policy,” was sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education, and by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Small-scale patterns of meiofauna in a bryophyte covered tufa barrier (Plitvice Lakes, Croatia)

Publication date: Available online 25 April 2013
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): Tvrtko Dražina , Maria Špoljar , Biserka Primc , Ivan Habdija
Meiobenthic fauna is complex and essential part of the stream benthos and it is known as intermediaries from bacteria to higher trophic levels. However, the dynamics and mechanisms regulating this community at small-scale largely have been neglected. This study was carried out to determine meiofaunal dynamics in a small scale-patterns influenced by flow velocity and other abiotic and biotic factors. We examined meiofauna within bryophytes on a tufa barrier in Plitvice Lakes National Park using a detailed taxonomic approach of various meiofaunal groups and their feeding guilds. We choose three microhabitats (slow, medium, fast) differing significantly in flow velocity above bryophytes. Bdelloid rotifers were the most abundant group in microhabitat with highest flow velocity, while in other two microhabitats nematodes and monogonont rotifers prevailed in abundance. Data on environmental variables and main meiofaunal taxa and feeding guilds were analyzed using redundancy analysis. This analysis indicated that microfilter feeding guild (e.g. bdelloid rotifers) was strongly affected by interaction of flow velocity and POM fractions. Other feeding guilds were influenced by temperature, oxygen and/or pH and did not prefer high flow velocity. Suction-feeder nematodes and microfilter-feeder rotifers were dominant on temporal and spatial scale, indicating their good adaptations on frequently disturbed conditions that prevailed on bryophyte covered tufa barrier. Our results provide comprehensive survey of diversity, density as well as trophic structure of meiofauna in aquatic bryophytes. Differences in meiofaunal composition and density between three microhabitats suggest that the meiofauna is relevant indicator of environmental changes even at small-scale pattern.

Ritz says Agroforestry Development Centre will operate in 2013, but wind-down … – Regina Leader-Post


Regina Leader-Post

Ritz says Agroforestry Development Centre will operate in 2013, but wind-down
Regina Leader-Post
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz gave hope to supporters of the Agroforestry Development Centre in Indian Head when he said this week that the tree nursery and shelterbelt centre will continue to operate under federal ownership in 2013 and that buyers

Permaculture Design Class to be held at Community Garden Saturday – Brownwood News (blog)

Permaculture Design Class to be held at Community Garden Saturday
Brownwood News (blog)
IMG_6389 This Saturday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m., the Community Garden class series continues with an Introduction to Permaculture Design. Many feel overwhelmed with seemingly self-destructive trends in human culture, including natural resource

Green thumbs gear up for gardening extravaganza

It’s time to plant, prune, prepare beds and spruce up the landscape. Residents from around the region can get a head start by visiting the Garden Fair and Plant Sale hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County on May 18 at the Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.

ICBA and EAD publish books on soil – Khaleej Times – Khaleej Times

ICBA and EAD publish books on soil – Khaleej Times
Khaleej Times
for crop production; salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants; biosaline agriculture and agroforestry; microbiological interventions for marginal soils; opportunities and challenges in using marginal waters, and soil and water management in irrigated

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Innovation Prize for Africa announces 2013 finalists – Bizcommunity.com – Bizcommunity.com

Innovation Prize for Africa announces 2013 finalists – Bizcommunity.com
Bizcommunity.com
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) – Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatropha seeds. AgriProtein (South Africa) – An

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Innovation Prize for Africa announces 2013 finalists – WorldStage


WorldStage

Innovation Prize for Africa announces 2013 finalists
WorldStage
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) – Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatrofa seeds. • AgriProtein (South Africa) – An

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Innovation in Africa is alive and well: IPA announces its 2013 finalists – Ventureburn

Innovation in Africa is alive and well: IPA announces its 2013 finalists
Ventureburn
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) — Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatrofa seeds. AgriProtein (South Africa) — An

Innovation in Africa is alive and well: UN-backed IPA announces 2013 finalists – Ventureburn

Innovation in Africa is alive and well: UN-backed IPA announces 2013 finalists
Ventureburn
Agroforestry Model Farm (Sudan) — Innovator Muna Majoud Mahoamed Ahmed created an agro-foresty model farm in Khartoum that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatrofa seeds. AgriProtein (South Africa) — An

ICBA and EAD Publish Two Books On Soil – WAM – Emirates News Agency

ICBA and EAD Publish Two Books On Soil
WAM – Emirates News Agency
for crop production; salt-tolerance mechanisms in plants; biosaline agriculture and agroforestry; microbiological interventions for marginal soils; opportunities and challenges in using marginal waters, and soil and water management in irrigated

Panel on permaculture, gardening, local foods will be at Farmington Museum … – Farmington Daily Times

Panel on permaculture, gardening, local foods will be at Farmington Museum
Farmington Daily Times
"Getting started seems like a big issue with many people I meet who have the impulse, without the know-how or nerve, to start their own garden," said Teofanov, a lifelong activist, permaculture designer, teacher and local foods enthusiast. "The myth is

Guest blog: African communities tackle malaria

This year, we mark World Malaria Day by highlighting communities here in Africa that are winning the battle against this deadly disease. Locally-led programs from Senegal to Kenya to Ethiopia are employing malaria control methods that are safe for human health and environmentally sustainable. And it's working.

Over the past decade, our organizations — based in West and East Africa — have watched as global malaria control efforts focused in on a small handful of tactics: indoor spraying of insecticides, insecticide treated bed nets, treatment of malaria cases and preventative treatment for pregnant women. We've also seen the resulting rise of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and resistance to drugs in humans, along with worrisome health impacts of the insecticides being used.

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Joel Salatin ‘world’s most innovative farmer’ visits Britain – Permaculture Magazine


Permaculture Magazine

Joel Salatin 'world's most innovative farmer' visits Britain
Permaculture Magazine
Jump to Navigation. log in register · Permaculture: Inspiration for Sustainable Living. Main menu. Home · Contact · About · What Is Permaculture? Magazine · Subscribe · Advertise · Classifieds · Courses · Shop. Search this site: Joel Salatin 'world's

A year after the launch of Planet 21, Accor strengthens its leadership … – Travel Daily News International


Travel Daily News International

A year after the launch of Planet 21, Accor strengthens its leadership
Travel Daily News International
This year, the program took on new momentum by increasing support for local agroforestry projects in the hotels' own communities. Since the launch of Planet 21 and the establishment of the partnership with Pur Projet and Tristan Lecomte, 13 new

Area colleges and universities are thinking beyond Earth Day – Medill Reports: Chicago


Medill Reports: Chicago

Area colleges and universities are thinking beyond Earth Day
Medill Reports: Chicago
at Illinois State University that required students to tweet @SustainISU about their green action and a special symposium to answer questions about genetic engineering of plants by the University of Illinois Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

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Permaculture Takes Root in Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz California – SantaCruz.com


SantaCruz.com

Permaculture Takes Root in Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz California
SantaCruz.com
"It's spring time,” proclaims permaculture teacher David Shaw, as he clutches a hunter green steel digging fork. “Time to go.” Indeed, signs of spring are all around: bees are gathering nectar from budding lavender, bird songs ring out from every

Harper Government boosts food production and economic growth in Africa – Newstime Africa

Harper Government boosts food production and economic growth in Africa
Newstime Africa
Today, in recognition of Earth Day, Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, announced an agro-forestry initiative that will improve food production, reduce poverty and help African

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the cleverest journo of them all? – Politicsweb

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the cleverest journo of them all?
Politicsweb
The Order of the Baobab, we learn, takes its name from the baobab tree, which was chosen as a symbol because of its "endurance and tolerance, its vitality, its importance in agro-forestry systems, and its use as a meeting place in traditional African

Food Safety Modernization Act means changes for producers, processors

Proposed new Food and Drug Administration regulations developed under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, will affect how Pennsylvania farmers, processors and retailers operate. But the devil is in the still-to-be-finalized details, and implementing the most sweeping changes to the nation’s food-safety laws in more than 70 years will require collaboration, communication and education.

The trouble with agriculture and how to fix it – The Guatemala Times (blog)

The trouble with agriculture and how to fix it
The Guatemala Times (blog)
And so the advances of agroforestry in understanding the biophysical, ecological, social and economic aspects of tree–soil–crop interactions were slow to be accepted in the world of 'development' and 'modernization'. But after some time and much work

Berry College featured in the Princeton Review as a green leader – Rome News Tribune

Berry College featured in the Princeton Review as a green leader
Rome News Tribune
Students gain ample learning opportunities through research projects in biodiesel fuels, agroforestry and recycling. “We strive to teach the head, the heart and the hands and in doing so we work diligently to remain good stewards of the environment

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How Runa is Empowering Ecuadorian Farmers – Triple Pundit – Triple Pundit


Triple Pundit

How Runa is Empowering Ecuadorian Farmers – Triple Pundit
Triple Pundit
We are working on building markets not just for Guayusa but also for other crops that are grown in these agroforestry garden systems that they have. We are also looking at land use, environmental sustainability and supporting traditional methods of in

Groups call for halt to sell-off of Agroforestry Development Centre at Indian Head – Regina Leader-Post


Regina Leader-Post

Groups call for halt to sell-off of Agroforestry Development Centre at Indian Head
Regina Leader-Post
REGINA — An informal coalition of farm groups and municipalities is calling on Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to halt the dismantling of the Agroforestry Development Centre at Indian Head to give the group time to develop a business plan to keep the

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Webinar to examine gas development in Loyalsock State Forest

Possible shale-gas development in the Loyalsock State Forest in Lycoming County will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension. To be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, “Information on Potential Loyalsock State Forest Natural Gas Development” is a special presentation recently added to a monthly series of one-hour webinars.

Harper Government Boosts Food Production and Economic Growth in Africa – Marketwire (press release)

Harper Government Boosts Food Production and Economic Growth in Africa
Marketwire (press release)
Today, in recognition of Earth Day, Pierre Lemieux, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, announced an agro-forestry initiative that will improve food production, reduce poverty and help African

Accor Celebrates the First Anniversary of Sustainability Program PLANET 21 ! – Hotel News Resource

Accor Celebrates the First Anniversary of Sustainability Program PLANET 21 !
Hotel News Resource
Accor's reforestation program, Plant for the Planet, is proof of our hotels' growing commitment to sustainable development. This year, the program took on new momentum by increasing support for local agroforestry projects in the hotels' own communities.
Accor's PLANET 21 plants 8000 trees Voxy



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IDB – INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK : Brazil’s Acre gets $72 million … – 4-traders (press release)

IDB – INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK : Brazil's Acre gets $72 million
4-traders (press release)
The Brazilian Amazon state of Acre will receive a $72 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the second phase of its sustainable development program, which seeks to boost the contribution of the forestry and agroforestry

Badal’s blue print for agri-diversification – Latest News From Punjab


Sahara Samay

Badal's blue print for agri-diversification
Latest News From Punjab
Moong bean (0.6 lakh hectare), Kinnow (0.8 lakh hectare), Guava and Pear (0.2 lakh hectare), Agro Forestry (three lakh hectare), Groundnut (0.2 lakh hectare) and Vegetable (0.5 lakh hectare), he added. Mr Badal said that the Diversification plan would
Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – SME Times SME Times


Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification Hindustan Times
CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification Punjab Newsline

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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – SME Times – SME Times


Sahara Samay

Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – SME Times
SME Times
These include maize (5.5 lakh hectare), cotton (seven lakh hectare), sugarcane (2.6 lakh hectare), fodder (5.5 lakh hectare), agro-forestry (three lakh hectare) and other cash crops. "The diversification plan would be instrumental in ensuring long term
Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification Hindustan Times


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Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification – Hindustan Times


Sahara Samay

Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification
Hindustan Times
lakh hectares), cotton (7 lakh), sugarcane (2.6 lakh), guar (30,000), fodder (5.5 lakh), arhar and moong pulses (60,000 hectares each), kinnow (80,000), guava and pear (20,000), agro forestry (3 lakh), groundnut (20,000) and vegetables (50,000
Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – News Track India Newstrack India


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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – News Track India – Newstrack India

Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – News Track India
Newstrack India
Under the plan, nearly 27 lakh hectares of land under paddy cultivation will be shifted to growing of other crops. These include maize (5.5 lakh hectare), cotton (seven lakh hectare), sugarcane (2.6 lakh hectare), fodder (5.5 lakh hectare), agro
Badal-unfolds-blueprint-for-agriculture-diversification- Punjab Newsline



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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – TwoCircles.net


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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation
TwoCircles.net
These include maize (5.5 lakh hectare), cotton (seven lakh hectare), sugarcane (2.6 lakh hectare), fodder (5.5 lakh hectare), agro-forestry (three lakh hectare) and other cash crops. "The diversification plan would be instrumental in ensuring long term
CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification Punjab Newsline



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CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification – Punjab Newsline

CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification
Punjab Newsline
The Chief Minister also asked the team to incentivize the cultivation of Pulses, Maize, cotton, sugarcane besides promoting horticulture and Agro-Forestry in a big way by giving handsome subsidy to the farmers for the purchase of equipment and

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