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10 Ways to Support the Next Generation of Farmers

10 Ways to Support the Next Generation of Farmers | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Over the last 30 years, the average age of farmers has steadily increased. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that half of all current farmers are likely to retire in the next decade, leaving a large gap for the next generation to fill. Fortunately, a new wave of food pioneers, mostly from non-farming backgrounds, is turning to careers in agriculture. This career path comes with its fair share of hurdles. “Capital and land top most young farmers’ lists” as their biggest challenges. Here are 10 ways to help the next generation of farmers nourish future consumers

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UK farmers winning GMO-free export market

UK farmers winning GMO-free export market | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The EU has a permissible level of 0.1% GMO material, but Turkey has a zero-tolerance policy. Meeting this requirement is also complicated by a shortage of shippers able to reassure importers that they can meet the zero-tolerance rule.

So Turkey is looking to new suppliers in western Europe where shippers rarely encounter GMO crops.

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Bangladesh - farmers say no to GM vegetables

Bangladesh - farmers say no to GM vegetables | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Plans to introduce a controversial GM variety of brinjal (aubergine / eggplant) in Bangladesh are opposed by 100 civil society organisations around the world. As Mae Wan Ho reports, the issue is arousing powerful passions ...

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Monsanto Offers Brazilian Farmers Royalty-Free Soybeans

Monsanto Offers Brazilian Farmers Royalty-Free Soybeans | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Monsanto Co., the world’s biggest seed company, agreed to waive two years of royalties on its Roundup Ready soybean seeds for Brazilian farmers who agree to forgo claims in a patent dispute.

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Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers

Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The dirty secret of the food movement is that the much-celebrated small-scale farmer isn’t making a living. After the tools are put away, we head out to second and third jobs to keep our farms afloat. Ninety-one percent of all farm households rely on multiple sources of income. Health care, paying for our kids’ college, preparing for retirement? Not happening. With the overwhelming majority of American farmers operating at a loss — the median farm income was negative $1,453 in 2012 — farmers can barely keep the chickens fed and the lights on.

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Multilayer vegetable farming: Small holder community innovates for improved production

Multilayer vegetable farming: Small holder community innovates for improved production | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
Farmers often try new ideas in their fields and develop many local technologies by innovations and adaptations. These innovations are based on deep knowledge of the local environments, ecologically and environmentally sound. This paper documents such an innovative practice of vegetable cultivation developed by marginal farmers in a mid altitude Himalayan village of the Uttarakhand state in India.
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Improved Seed Improves Ethiopian Farmers’ Lives

 

After a successful trial, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations in 2013 began introducing high yielding seeds to Ethiopia’s small-scale farmers. The farmers are now reporting significantly increased crop yields and greater crop resilience to disease and drought because of the new seed varieties. IPS spoke to the farmers about the improved seeds and how it has impacted their household income and food security.

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