The 'agricultural mafia' taking over Brazil's Amazon rainforest
After a summer of devastating forest fires and flooding, Turkey has become the last G20 country to ratify the Paris Agreement. Although it's among the world's biggest economies, Turkey wants UN climate officials to reclassify it as a developing country. That way, it would gain access to funding that could help Ankara adapt its inefficient farming methods. Our correspondents Shona Bhattacharyya, Ludovic de Foucaud and Hussein Asad report from Central Anatolia, where the country's second-biggest lake – Tuz Gölü or Salt Lake – is drying up.
23 Feb 2021
In India, thousands of farmers have been camping out on New Delhi's borders for almost three months in what's been called the world's largest protest. The government says its new farming laws are essential to modernise the country's agriculture sector. But farmers, both young and old, say they won't bring their protests to an end until the legislation is repealed. They believe the new laws will end up hurting small farmers, who form 80 percent of the sector. Our correspondents Diya Gupta and Thomas Denis report from New Delhi.
22 Sep 2020
The food index rose to 15.18% compared to 15.04% recorded in May 2020 while core inflation, which excludes the prices of volatile agricultural produce that stood at 10.13% in June 2020 compared to 10.12% recorded in May 2020. If prices continue to sow, it will continue to have a devastating effect on the poor households by making it difficult to afford food.
1 Aug 2020
Agricultural workers in Costa Rica - some driving tractors - have held a caravan protest against government austerity policies aimed at curbing public spending amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 Sep 2019
The Federal Government of Nigeria needs to bring back the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure programme (DFRRI), as a means to revamp the country’s agricultural sector. This is according to Akinola Olotu, Senior Special Adviser on Agric and Agribusiness to Nigeria’s Ondo State Government. On the sidelines of First Bank of Nigeria’s 2019 Agric Expo, he joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
6 Aug 2019
In this report, experts identified challenges Agricultural Value Chain in Nigeria and proffer solutions
28 May 2019
Monsanto's controversial weed killer Roundup is used widely by many agricultural firms across Germany. They say consumers are hardly aware of what it would mean to stop using the herbicide.
14 Nov 2018
Nigeria is ready to resume the export of hibiscus leaves, locally known as Zobo, to Mexico. The news was shared by the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS).
15 Jul 2017
Cluster farming will reduce agricultural wastage in Benue by 50% - IFAD.