All posts tagged with: farming

Even Miley Cyrus can never make farming cool!

Publié 31 mars 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Recently, in my country, there has been a campaign geared towards encouraging young people from Kenya and East Africa to embrace farming as a profession under the banner of “farming is cool”. The campaign encompassed using one of Kenyas young and hip celebrity (Juliani) who has a very large following doing a tour and exposing successful farming ventures by other young people. It also involves Amiran (main Sponsors) promoting their merchandise to the audience. I cannot authorita...


In vitro meat: the new phase of Genetically Modified Organisms

Publié 21 mars 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Would you eat meat produced or grown in the lab? In an article written by Tom Levitt in October, 2012, the new phase of meat production is devoid of its natural process of growth and processing for consumption. This came into reality in August 2013 when the first in vitro meat was launched, cooked and tasted in a news conference in London. In vitro meat, also known as cultured meat, victimless meat, cruelty-free meat, test-tube meat, tubesteak, or shmeat, is an animal flesh pro...


Plight of the Producers in Punjab

Publié 22 février 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that it’s the farmers who produce food for all the people. But the irony is that most of the farmers themselves are deprived of food security in many parts of the world. Now let us look at the problems faced by the farmers in the Sangrur district of Punjab which is proudly called as the “Farming heartland of India.” This is a very complex problem, as about 2000 farmers killed themselves in the state of Punjab due to the following reasons: 1. Increasing cost of...


COMMUNITY GRAIN BANKING - Changing the lives of farmers

Publié 13 février 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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It is a well-known fact that food is the most basic necessity for survival. Then, come the other needs. So, ensuring food security for all the people in the world is the need of the hour. Now, let us look at a case study from the Kashipur District of Orissa, India where establishment of community grain banks by an NGO has changed the lives of the farmers living there. Initially, the people living in that area were heavily dependent on the borrowings from the moneylenders for buyi...


Infiltrating the Soul of Agriculture to Children and Youth

Publié 11 février 2014 no picture Achmad

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These days, children and youth are not concerned and fully ignore agriculture for one simple reason- it's also about farming. It is so disgusting. So, from this statement, we can guess that agriculture is not an interesting realm to be studied. There is a lack of awareness among children and youth. However, there is an effort to help increase awareness on ascertaining agriculture in detail. A magnitude initiative formed or related ways engaging children and youth such as YUNGA. I was admir...