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Farmers at centre of environment conservation


Burundi may be the smallest among the five countries in the East African Community (EAC), but stands out as the giant in environmental conservation and management. Farmers have been mobilised and taught about soil erosion control measures. Particularly, growing trees on hills and slopes. Large tracts of land in this largely hilly country have been […] Continue Reading

How the budget can boost agriculture


Indian agriculture witnessed high growth since mid-1960s due to introduction of dwarf high-yielding varieties of wheat and paddy complimented by higher use of fertilisers and other inputs, favourable policy regime in agriculture prices and marketing and quick adoption of such technologies by the farmers. However, growth slowed down for about a decade after mid-1990s but […] Continue Reading

Afforestation project to cover 14 Hazara divisions

By implementing Green Growth Initiative in the forestry sector, “Billion Trees Tsunami Afforestation Project” has been kicked off by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in entire province, including 14 Forest divisions of Northern Forest Region of Hazara Division. According to the project document, out of Rs.14334.72 million programme outlay for a period of four years, Rs.886.364 million […] Continue Reading

Creating impacts in forestry research and development projects in Nepal


ACIAR’s forestry project FST/2011/076, which is undertaking research on enhancing agroforestry and community forestry systems in Nepal, has been conducting its activities for the past 19 months and already we are beginning to see some short term impacts. Many farmers in the project sites have indicated that they need access to better germplasm if they […] Continue Reading

Environment Minister lauds Great Green Wall Agency

The Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Mallam, has lauded the activities of the National Agency for Great Green Wall (NAGGW) for its efforts, including provision of improved seedlings to communities affected by desertification. Mallam who made the commendation at a one-day Stakeholders forum organised by NAGGW in Katsina state recently, said that the efforts of […] Continue Reading