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08 12
2016
India - C'Garh implements PM crop insurance scheme
The Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme has been implemented for the Rabi season 2016-17 in the entire State, officials informed. The crops covered are wheat, (irrigated) wheat (unirrigated), Alsi, potato and 'Tiwda' and several other crops. Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal directed the Department officials to spread awareness among the farmers regarding the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Crop Insurance Scheme during the current Rabi season.
08 12
2016
Vietnam - Elephants destroy crops
In certain parts of Vietnam farmers are having to deal with a peculiar pest, much larger than the usual a farmer has to deal with. According to the Quick-reaction Task Force in the Phu Ly commune of Vinh Cuu district, from January to April 2016, wild elephants entered residential quarters 69 times and caused 71 cases of crop damage.
08 12
2016
India - Rabi crop loss survey to be taken up after Dec. 15
Minister for Agriculture, has said that a survey to assess crop loss due to extended severe drought condition during rabi this year would be taken up after December 15. Minister was here to participate in the demonstration of Drill Sown Rice (DSR) and mechanised bailing of paddy fodder at Charakunta village in Ballari taluk on Tuesday.
08 12
2016
USA - Grain indemnity voting period coming to a close
Friday is the last day for farmers to cast ballots in Texas' grain indemnity fund referendum, a measure that would use fees to provide additional crop insurance for some producers. This is the second time such a referendum has been put to a vote in the state - in 2012, a similar measure was presented to voters but did not pass. A member of the referendum's governing board previously said that misinformation was to blame.
08 12
2016
Philippines - 6 Luzon LGUs awarded for climate change adaptation programs
Ten local government units (LGUs) received a maiden Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for cities and municipalities for their exemplary programs to mitigate the impact of climate change. The CLAD Awards is a project of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) as conceptualized with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and Senator Loren Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience.
08 12
2016
Spain - Rainfall causes damage to Vinalopo grapes
The rainfall recorded in recent days (and weeks) in the region of Medio Vinalopó is proving very beneficial for its agriculture after the severe drought it had been suffering for years. However, according to the agricultural union La Unió de Llauradors, the abundance and persistence of rainfall is also taking a "very negative toll" on table grape crops in Vinalopó, where the harvest of the Aledo variety, the one eaten in Spain as part of the New Year's Eve celebrations, is currently underway.