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  • Malaysia, Singapore grapple with prolonged dry spell

    Malaysia, Singapore grapple with prolonged dry spell

    Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing the tiny city-state to ramp up supplies of recycled water while its neighbour rations reserves amid disruptions to farming and fisheries.

  • Japan's mascot shows bear necessities for marketing success

    Japan's mascot shows bear necessities for marketing success

    A clumsy bear mascot for a remote Japanese farming region has rocketed to superstar fame and notched up an unlikely marketing triumph in a nation obsessed with all things cute.

  • This vegetable farm uses seawater and almost no pesticides

    This vegetable farm uses seawater and almost no pesticides

    Ever heard of a farm that uses seawater and almost no pesticides to grow vegetables? That is an initiative being taken in Australia to minimise the use of water and energy in a way that can lower costs to a great extent.At the Spencer Gulf, near Port Augusta in South Australia, Sundrop Farms is turn...

  • Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground

    Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground

    Imagine stepping out of your highrise apartment into a sunny, plant-lined corridor, biting into an apple grown in the orchard on the fourth floor as you bid "good morning" to the farmer off to milk his cows on the fifth.You take the lift to your office, passing the rice paddy and one of the many gar...

  • Rajnath Singh seeks Prime Minister's intervention for relief to sugarcane farmers

    Rajnath Singh seeks Prime Minister's intervention for relief to sugarcane farmers

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to get pending payments of sugarcane farmers released and ensure that sugar mills get on with crushing in cane producing states of...

  • Man offers reward for escaped fish

    Man offers reward for escaped fish

    Norwegian fish farming giant Marine Harvest has promised a 60-euro reward on Monday for any recaptured salmon after a violent storm over the weekend allowed thousands to escape.

  • Opposition strike over Western Ghats report hits normal life in Kerala

    Opposition strike over Western Ghats report hits normal life in Kerala

    Local resistance groups in upland areas, where thousands are settled for generations farming small pieces of lands, have extended support to the protest.

  • Typhoon Haiyan kills eight in China, devastates farming

    Typhoon Haiyan kills eight in China, devastates farming

    The storm that devastated the Philippines has killed eight people in southern China and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to farming and fishing industries.

  • PepsiCo India to scale up collaborative farming model

    PepsiCo India to scale up collaborative farming model

    The company aims to strengthen regions where it is already working with the farmers and also entering new geographies in the country.

  • Narendra Modi plans to build world's tallest statue in Gujarat

    Narendra Modi plans to build world's tallest statue in Gujarat

    "I want cooperation from countrymen in its making. I do not want cannon or sword. I want pieces of iron used in the fields while farming," he said, adding "the project would take four to five years to complete".

  • Rs 224 crores cheated by EMU firms in Erode district

    Rs 224 crores cheated by EMU firms in Erode district

    More than Rs 224 crore has been cheated by 42 EMU contract farming firms in the district last year, police said.

  • Earthquake in western China kills 47 people, around 300 injured

    Earthquake in western China kills 47 people, around 300 injured

    A strong earthquake in a dry, hilly farming area in western China knocked down power lines and damaged scores of homes early Monday, killing at least 47 people and injuring nearly 300, the local government said.

  • Earthquake in western China kills 22 people, 300 injured

    A strong earthquake in a dry, hilly farming area in western China knocked down power lines and damaged scores of homes early Monday, killing at least 22 people and injuring nearly 300, the local government said.

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gives free cellphones to 5,000 farmers

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gives free cellphones to 5,000 farmers

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday distributed free mobile phones to thousands of farmers in Bhubaneswar as part of his government's efforts to empower the farming community with latest technology, an official said.

  • Monsoon rains hit southern Kerala coast

    Monsoon rains hit southern Kerala coast

    The crucial monsoon arrived on cue in Kerala on the southern coast on Saturday, a top weather official said, boosting farming prospects and raising hopes a drought in cotton and sugar growing areas will ease.

  • At Pune prison, Sanjay Dutt to get home-cooked food; could take up farming or baking

    At Pune prison, Sanjay Dutt to get home-cooked food; could take up farming or baking

    Actor Sanjay Dutt, who surrendered in court today, will likely be taken to Pune's Yerawada Jail after paper work is completed at Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail.

  • Nestle to build coffee centre in China

    Nestle to build coffee centre in China

    Nestle plans to build a coffee centre in southwest China's Yunnan province, according to an agreement.According to a memorandum of understanding inked Tuesday by the municipal government of Pu'er and Nestle, the Switzerland-based company will spend 100 million yuan ($15.97 million) to build a coffee...

  • Here's how a village in Maharashtra made itself drought-proof

    Here's how a village in Maharashtra made itself drought-proof

    Lush green vineyards, tons of luscious grapes, acres of maize and jowar, and most importantly, millions of litres of water- images that are in stark contrast to the despair visible across Marathawada's eight districts. This isn't Maharashtra's greene...

  • Bihar potato farmer sets new world record

    Bihar's farmers have done it again. A farmer from Sohdih village of Bihar's Nalanda district has set a new world record in potato production through organic farming this year.

  • Starbucks looks to work with Indian coffee growing communities

    Starbucks looks to work with Indian coffee growing communities

    In order to increase presence in India, US coffee chain Starbucks is looking at ways to work with local coffee growing communities with focus on agronomy, sustainable farming practices and creating jobs.

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