ambia, with a surplus of over 800 000 tonnes of maize from the last farming season, should consider selling to Zimbabwe through a guaranteed payment by the World Bank, the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has observed.
Even if climate change stays within the recognized target limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels, temperature changes could still make damaging heat waves much more common over the U.S.
Portugal is a major agricultural power in Europe or the world. None of the farmers do not have areas of thousands of hectares, and large landowners in Romania, or the best quality soils. But this does not prevent to get production to make them jealous of farmers everywhere. And neither could it be otherwise.
Officials in Argentina, the world’s second-largest exporter of corn, will consider increasing export quotas at a meeting of government officials and agricultural producers today, an industry group said.
Arusha. The Selian Agricultural Research Institute (Sari) in Arusha has developed drought resistant maize varieties which can help sustain cultivation of the crop in drought-prone parts of the country.
Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s largest seed company, raised its full-year earnings forecast and reported second-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates as U.S. farmers bought more genetically modified corn.
ZAMBIA has recorded a six percent reduction in maize production in the 2011/2012 farming season. Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Emmanuel Chenda said in Lusaka yesterday that the drop is mainly due to crop diversification by farmers and poor rainfall patterns in some parts of the country.
BEIJING/CHICAGO (Reuters) - China Grain Reserves Corp (Sinograin), which manages the state grain reserves, may have signed deals to import U.S. corn and it is ready boost purchases to replenish depleted reserves if the prices are attractive.
BEIJING - Chinese farmers are set to expand corn acreage more than 2 per cent t his year to reach its largest spread ever, despite a growth rate flat with last year, as record domestic prices and grain subsidies by Beijing cut into soy acreages.
By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, April 13 (Reuters) - Argentina's corn crop hasbeen walloped by the drought that hit the Pampas grains belt atthe height of the Southern Hemisphere summer, the governmentsaid...
Catalina Salvador, an 87-year-old peasant farmer who grows pumpkins, beans, and above all corn on her small plot of land, was one of the opponents of transgenic crops who took part in the traditional corn festival in San Juan Ixtenco in the central...