Close collaboration between scientists, researchers and farmers has helped agriculture in the Czech Republic to take significant digital steps and increase its competitiveness. An increasing number of Czech farmers have embraced the idea of “producing more with less input” through the application of technology-based precision farming practices.
Several families in Marsabit County are counting heavy losses after hundreds of goats died following heavy rains. According to Hurri location chief Bonaya Racha, 504 goats died in Hurri Hills shortly after rains hit the area last week on Thursday. One family reportedly lost 324 goats on Thursday evening and another 130 on Friday.
On a satellite image looking down over a Kranji Countryside peninsula in the north of the island, a pocket of green emerges from the grey sprawl that envelops almost all of the 720 square-kilometer home to 5.6m residents. This is farmland, packed with business raising all manner of stock, from frogs and arowana fish to goats and dairy cows.
Billions of dollars will be required to address the devastating impact of the drought on the country’s farming community, the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmer's Union (NECFU) has predicted. The President of the grouping, Ndahafa Nghifindaka warned that farmer’s losses attributed to the persistent drought were amounting to over N$300 million, while it will take years to address the losses.
According to a recent survey released by Munich Reinsurance America Inc., the popularity of drones is flourishing on the farm, with three in four U.S. farmers (74%) currently using or considering adopting the technology to assess, monitor and manage their farm. The online survey, which polled 269 U.S. farmers, was conducted by Qualtrics in April 2018.
India is a country where the inconsistent monsoon coupled with natural disasters like floods and drought badly affect agricultural output and the welfare of the farmer. Recent farmer agitations have reflected the distress faced by the farming community which had accumulated over several seasons of poor output and therefore poor return on investment.
Wednesday's storms are an example of the severe weather we get in the La Crosse area. In a region with a high number of farmers, that severe weather can make for hardships during the growing season. With snow falling into May, weather already shortened this year's growing season. Different parts of the season bring new challenges for farmers.
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