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23 10
2017
Oman - Agricultural insurance policy to be extended to livestock, fishermen
An agricultural insurance policy, which was launched under the auspices of Dr. Fuad bin Jaffer bin Mohammed Al Sajwani, minister of agriculture and fisheries on Monday, will be extended to cover livestock and fishermen later. The present policy, which is the first phase of the whole programme, is for covering the risks of vegetable farmers in Oman.
23 10
2017
India - Telangana government for tweaking crop insurance policy
The State government wanted amendments to the existing Central government crop insurance policy under “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’ to provide farmers with insurance support during crop damage. The Union government had launched the insurance scheme across the country, subsequently the State government notified the scheme and asked farmers to avail the opportunity by paying premium.
23 10
2017
India - Farmers demand full compensation for crops damage
The Tamil Nadu Farmers Association is demanding full compensation for crops destroyed by wild animals. In a letter to the forest department and agriculture department, the association said the government-fixed rate of Rs 25,000 per acre for crop damage was becoming inadequate and that the compensation does not reach the farmers.
23 10
2017
USA - Fires destroy Sonoma County marijuana crop; millions in taxes at risk
When Erich Pearson awoke before dawn and found his rural Trinity Road community on fire, he woke up his housemate, checked on a neighbor and drove straight to the Glen Ellen farm where workers were in the midst of the harvest rush for his SPARC dispensaries. When Pearson arrived, fire seemed to surround the ranch, an old turkey farm off Highway 12, with flames destroying drying and trimmed plants in the barns and smoke singeing plants still ripening in the dirt.
23 10
2017
Rwanda - Meteo Installs Four New Automatic Weather Stations to Improve Forecasting
The Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo Rwanda) has installed four new automatic weather stations as part of efforts to expand its observation network and improve climate and weather forecasting. The new stations have been installed in Kigali (Gitega station), Kamonyi (Gacurabwenge station), Gakenke (Rushashi station), and Rwamagana (Rwamagana station). The weather stations were acquired with support from the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA).
23 10
2017
India - Unseasonal rain dashes farmers’ hope for good harvest
Incessant rains over the last few days have reportedly spoiled the farmers’ hope for good paddy harvest in many parts of this district. According to farmers, owing to good rainfall this year, there was chance of good harvest. However, the low pressure-induced rains flattened paddy saplings in hectares of water-logged farms at the time of maturing, they said. Besides, vegetable cultivation has also been badly affected by the unseasonal rainfall in many pockets, it was learnt.