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28 01
2020
Kenya - Garissa to vaccinate livestock amid disease outbreak fears
Garissa will from next week conduct a mass vaccination of livestock against lumpy skin, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and foot and mouth diseases. There is often an outbreak of the diseases after floods and heavy rains like was experienced in November and December.
28 01
2020
USA - FSA offers Risk Management Coverage for hemp in 2020
Hemp is the hot topic commodity as we enter the 2020 growing season. As you may know, hemp is a high value crop, and as is with all high value crops, the risk of growing hemp can be significant.
28 01
2020
India - Farmers fume over yield loss in ‘Andhra Ponni’ due to disease
Rice blast, a fungal disease, haunts farmers, who had raised the Andhra Ponni (BPT-5204 ) variety, in Tiruchi district. With samba paddy harvest getting under way, farmers in some parts of the district have reported a fall in yield due to the disease. While a section of farmers have claimed severe yield loss, sources in the Agriculture Department say that incidence of the disease was confined only to some places where there could have been yield losses ranging from 20% to 50%.
28 01
2020
Brazil - Map negotiates R $ 1.5 billion for contracting agricultural insurance in 2021
In order to continue promoting agricultural insurance as the main tool for risks mitigation relating to climate change, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil will discuss with the federal government the increase of the insurance program's budget to R$ 1.5 billion in the 2021 financial year.
28 01
2020
Iraq - First report of Alternaria alternata on Quince trees
Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is an important fruit tree that is native to the Western Asia region. Currently, it grows widely in countries with moderate and subtropical ecological conditions, including Iraq. The fruits are consumed directly or processed as jams, jellies or marmalade.
28 01
2020
Spain - Storm Gloria causes 62.6 million Euro worth of losses to Valencia's agriculture
According to estimates from the Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (AVA-ASAJA), storm Gloria has caused economic losses totaling over 62.6 million Euro to the Region of Valencia's agricultural sector. Citrus crops, agricultural infrastructure and seasonal vegetables have taken the worst part of a storm that has caused damage by wind, cold, rainfall and hail, mainly in the regions of La Ribera, L'Horta Sud, La Safor and La Marina.