Green Revolution

Draft National Aflatoxin Policy Ready for Cabinet Approval

The draft national policy for the control of aflatoxins in food and feed will soon receive Cabinet approval for full implementation to protect human and animal health. The policy would also help increase the incomes of food value chain actors by reducing aflatoxin contamination in food and feed. Aflatoxin contamination …

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Why political parties are important for the development of the nation

Historically, political parties all over the world have played a major role in transforming the lives of modern nation states. With the exception of a few countries, almost every country in the world has party-driven democracies. In some countries it is a single party or bipartite, but to a large …

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To rebuild Labor’s broad electoral coalition, we need a renaissance – LabourList

All successful political parties form a coalition. The Labor Party is no different. We have, during our 121 year history, been a partnership between two main groups of people. One of our traditional hearts and another more liberal, mainly metropolitan in the other. Simplistically represented to me as the Daily …

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Green minister calls on farmers to reduce fertilizer use

Irish agriculture needs systemic change to put it on the path to resilience, according to Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture. Speaking to Seanad Eireann this week, she called on farmers to reduce fertilizer use and protect soil biology. “We have become addicted to feeding …

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The secret of this Indian scientist for a better life: the humble chickpea

Indian scientist Rajeev Varshney in a research plot at ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India ICRISAT Indian scientist Rajeev Varshney has spent decades learning all about chickpea, probing the depths of its genome to uncover the secrets of yield, nutrition, drought tolerance, and pest and disease resistance. Varshney, who is currently director of …

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Dessalegn in Tanzania for high-level conversations on transforming food systems

By Louis Kalumbia Dar es Salaam. Former Ethiopian Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) Hailemariam Dessalegn arrived in the country yesterday, Friday July 9, 2021. Mr. Dessalegn is expected to meet with President Samia Suluhu Hassan to discuss the …

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima conclude state visit to Germany – Royal Central

On July 6 and 7, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands made engagements for the second and third day of their state visit to Germany. On Tuesday, Their Majesties started the day with a visit to the Bundestag, the German Parliament, where, after a meeting with the President …

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Bill Gates should stop telling Africans what kind of agriculture Africans need

Africans have long been told that our agriculture is backward and must be abandoned for a 21st century version of the Green Revolution that allowed India to feed itself. Western science and technology, in the form of science and technology-modified seeds, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, petroleum-powered machinery and artificial irrigation …

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Fighting hunger is fighting climate change

If India is to achieve the sustainable development goal of zero hunger, it must get rid of climate-damaging agricultural policies, say Dr Manoj Dora and Arabinda Padhee of the Brunel Business School at the International Crop Research Institute for the semi-arid tropics … Food is a common thread linking the …

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