Farmers spray milk powder on EU Council to protest dairy market overcapacity
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Dairy farmers spray tractorloads of milk powder onto European Council building, saying a planned sale of milk powder stocks would depress prices in Europe and abroad.
17 Mar 2021
Disappointment with mainstream media's portrayal of farmer protests has given rise to new independent journalism. One group has introduced a grassroots, volunteer-run newspaper to cover the demonstrations.
15 Apr 2021
Indian salt farmers work day in, day out for eight months a year to extract salt from handmade wells in a sparse corner of the western Gujarat state. A tonne of salt crystals fetches only 300 rupees ($4.00), but unpredictable rainfall, rising temperatures and frequent dust storms have slashed yields, and made it harder for salt farmers.
27 May 2021
Maskless Indian farmers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to protest against recent agricultural reforms despite appeals from the federal government to call off the gathering amid a deadly second coronavirus wave.
17 Jun 2021
Farmers are fighting a catastrophic months-long mouse plague in eastern Australia, amid fears the rodents will survive winter and boom again in warmer months.
14 Jul 2021
A convoy of members of the self-defense group Pueblos Unidos travels through plantations in the municipality of Ario de Rosales, where they maintain checkpoints and have erected stone trenches. Armed with rifles and travelling in pick-up trucks, the hooded men and women claim to be avocado growers who have revolted against the country's drug traffickers, whose violence has once again escalated in the country.
18 Jul 2021
Forced by the pandemic to swap city living for the rural life they had left behind, Egberto and Prudencia fell back on an old family tradition. Last winter, this Bolivian couple began making chuno using a technique widespread in the Andean region to preserve potatoes through a natural freeze-drying process which allows them to be eaten decades after they are dug up.
20 Jul 2021
Residents and students attend a vigil at the gates of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi to pay homage to Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photographer Danish Siddiqui. The Reuters news agency photographer was killed covering fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan. The Reuters news agency photographer was killed Friday covering fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan. "Danish was a people's journalist... He used to narrate the sorrow and pain of our times through his camera," said one resident. His photos of protests in the neighbourhood against a controversial citizenship law last year were well-known among the residents here.
6 Aug 2021
Nigerian authorities enlist the help of traditional hunters to guard farmers in their fields against attacks from the radical Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
6 Aug 2021
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa. After years of trial and error, today Miros is a pioneer of South Africa's budding truffle cultivation industry.
21 Aug 2021
Solar panels generate electricity in the fields, helping both farmers and climate protection. DW visits a German solar farm — and looks at other places this combination is paying off. How widely can agrovoltaics spread?
13 Sep 2021
Tens of thousands of farmers continue to take to the streets in protest against new farm laws and vow to campaign against Prime Minister Modi's party in key state elections.
27 Sep 2021
Farmer unions in India staged a huge protest to pressure the government into withdrawing its controversial reforms.The protests have been ongoing for 10 months, and joined by several opposition parties.
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