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04 March 2013
Training Equips Rural Women with Agricultural, Business Skills
INDIA - A training programme to enhance the entrepreneurial and agriculture technology skills of a network of rural women called ‘Info Ladies’ was held last week from 26 – 28 February....
28 February 2013
Farm Bureau Urges New Ag Labor Guestworker Programme
US - A new, modern guestworker program for agricultural workers is needed so that US farmers and ranchers can continue growing food, tending livestock and contributing to the nation’s economy,...
13 February 2013
India State Food Ministers Discuss National Food Security Bill
INDIA - The Union Food Ministry has called a meeting of State Food Ministers today, to have detailed consultations on the National Food Security Bill before it is again discussed Parliament....
11 February 2013
FAO Examines Children's Work in Livestock Sector
GLOBAL - FAO has published a report entitled 'Children's Work in Livestock Sector: Herding and Beyond', which highlights the number of under 18s working in farming across the world and the consequences...
07 February 2013
NFU Calls for Fairness Ahead of Crunch Meeting
EU - European leaders will meet in Brussels this week to try and reach a unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget for the period 2014- 2020. ...
06 February 2013
Minister Announces New Minimum Wage for Farmworkers
SOUTH AFRICA - The new minimum wage for farmworkers for the next three years has been pegged at R105 per day, the Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant announced in Pretoria....
04 February 2013
Efforts to Reduce Farming Dangers Showing Progress
NEW ZEALAND – Farm safety and rural depression initiatives have had positive effects on the welfare of the rural population, according to Federated Farmers of New Zealand. ...
24 January 2013
Easier to Apply for Farm Payments Using New Online System
UK - It will be quicker and easier to apply for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes under a new integrated online payment system, Farming Minister David Heath announced....
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