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19 02
2019
Thailand - Rice insurance continues
The cabinet has approved a rice insurance scheme for the 2019 season worth 1.74 billion baht, aiming to cover 30 million rai of farmland. The scheme, operated by the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), covers six types of natural disaster -- floods, drought, storms, cold, hail and fires.
19 02
2019
Nigeria - Planning for rainy season through agric insurance
Rainy season, across the world, is a blessing to farmers, as plants have enough water to keep them alive and give farmers good harvest. Africa, no doubt, has a deep culture rooted in farming as it was mainly the source of livelihood of our fore-fathers before the advent of civilisation.
19 02
2019
UK - Oilseed rape crop losses as pesticide ban and weather take toll
The Kleffmann Group study shows wide regional variations in the UK winter crop, with the eastern region losing 7.29%, but some parts of the country sustaining far greater falls. The reasons behind the falls were varied, it said, but included damage caused by crop pest cabbage stem flea beetle.
19 02
2019
Ghana - Fire destroys mango plantation near Dambai
A mango plantation of about 45-hectares near Dambai, in the Krachi East Municipality of the Volta region, has been consumed by wild fire. Michael Gyato, Deputy Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources who owns the farm told the media that although bushfires were a common occurrence in the region, he suspects arson because a similar incident occurred in 2009.
19 02
2019
Tanzania - Country loses Sh 222bn yearly to drought
Tanzania is losing a staggering Sh221.7 billion ($96.6million) a year due to drought affecting maize and legume yields, according to a recent study. Total annual losses amount to 306,805 tonnes, with maize accounting for 246,823 tonnes and legumes 59,892 tonnes, the Country Synthesis Report 2018 reveals.
19 02
2019
Global organic acreage grows by 20%
Based on data from late 2017, the world market for organic products has reached a value of 90,000 million Euro. The United States is in the lead, with 40,000 million Euro, and is followed by Germany (10,000 million), France (7,900 million) and China (7,600 million).