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EU decides to ban Indian mangoes and vegetables because of Pest contamination

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European Union member states decided yesterday to ban the import of five types of fruit and vegetables from India, after several batches were found to be contaminated by pests such as fruit flies, the bloc’s executive said. The prohibition, which goes into effect in May, covers mangoes, aubergines, the taro ...

Fruit and vegetables export rises up in Pakistan

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Fruit exports (22.82%) and vegetable exports (10.90%) registered positive growth during the first eight months of the current financial year compared to the same period of last year. During the period from July-February, 2013-14, about 505,342 metric tons of fresh fruit worth US$ 338.242 million exported as compared to exports ...

Agriculture turning into nightmare for small Indian farmers

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ndia, the world’s second largest food producer, is witnessing growing distress and declining confidence in agriculture as most small and landless farmers, with less of a stake, are found to quit farming The recent unseasonal heavy rains, thunder and hailstorms originating from unusually intense western disturbances from the Mediterranean interacting ...

NFP Short training Scholarships for Green professionals

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  If you want to improve your professional skills but don’t have time and money to pursue full-time studies, you may opt for a short training course in the field of your interest in Netherlands by Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) administered by Nuffic. Find below the lists of Short training ...

Malaysia: Import of vegetables, fruits to be reduced by 2020

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The import of several types of vegetables and fruit will be reduced by 2020 consistent with efforts to boost local outputs, in line with the Self Sufficiency Level (SSL) policy. Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had set up a 'war room' to ...

Afghan traders protest against 'illegal' taxes at checkposts

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  Afghan vegetable and fruit traders recently took to the streets in a protest rally against the alleged collection of illegal taxes at various police and security forces checkposts while transit food-consignments en route to Afghanistan via Torkhum border, demanding the government to take prompt action against the responsible officials, ...

India: Worsening situation for mango exporters

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Indian mango growers are facing a tough season, first some areas of southern India were hit by the rain and hail which also damaged the grape crop, now there are reports that the EU will not allow the Alphonso mangoes in. One Indian trader said that it was bit too ...

British homeowners spend £30,000 on their garden over a lifetime, a study has found.

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British homeowners spend £30,000 on their garden over a lifetime, a study has found. Researchers found the typical green-fingered adult will spend a third of the amount on plants alone. The rest of cost includes keeping the lawn, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees in tip-top condition, as well as forking out ...

Samples of Key food crops head to Arctic 'doomsday vault'

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More than 20,000 crops from more than 100 nations have arrived at a "Doomsday vault" in the Arctic Circle. The latest delivery coincides with the sixth anniversary of the frozen depository in Svalbard, which now houses more than 800,000 samples. The shipment includes the first offering from Japan, where collections ...

Food security threat to Tanzania because of Crop diseases

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Tanzania has come under food security threat because of the uncontrollable spread of crop diseases in its two main regions of the Lake Zone. The diseases as mentioned by OFAB (Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa) are Cassava Mosaic, Brown Streak, Maize Lethal Nicrosis and Banana Wilt. Almost 90% of ...
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