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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.
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.
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.
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.
30 May 2021
As India struggles to control the COVID-19 pandemic, protesting farmers have one message for the government: "Repeal the laws and let us go home."
3 Mar 2021
Farmers in Nigeria are currently shutting down poultries and other livestock hubs due to the scarcity and high cost of available commercial feed caused by a shortage of maize and soymeal.
26 Feb 2021
Going by recent incidents in several Nigerian states, it is clear that so long as herds of cattle are free to roam the country and destroy farmlands, it is only a question of time before the bubble would burst.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Therefore, and as a matter of urgency, ranching must be embraced as the immediate and long-term solution to the farmers-herders conflicts, and all Nigerian governors must agree on ranching as the way forward as is being done in places such as the Netherlands, a country slightly larger in size than Benue State but which is the food basket of Europe and the second-largest exporter of food in the world.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So what is Nigeria’s excuse?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ At The Guardian, we say it is time to embrace ranching and put an end, once and for all, to open cattle grazing across Nigeria🇳🇬. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What about you? Let’s have your opinion in the comments section.⁣⁣
24 Feb 2021
Farmers in Lyon use tractors and banners at a demonstration to rally against news that dinner menus devoid of meat are being proposed by schools in French areas whose councillors were voted in on an ecological ticket. It is the case in Lyon, where the mayor, Grégory Doucet, is from the ecological EELV party. He defends the move by saying: "This is not an operation to promote vegetarianism or veganism since we will offer animal proteins to children every day", like fish and eggs.
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 Feb 2021
South Africa's farmers weary as avocados become ripe targets
20 Feb 2021
More than two months after the first farmers set up camps on Indian capital's borders, tens of thousands more have joined them, calling for the repeal of new agriculture laws. The farmers, who have slept outdoors through the winter cold, are being supported by an army of small villages in the northern states neighbouring Delhi.
18 Feb 2021
While Kenya is having some success fighting desert locust swarms, farmers in the north and center of the country face huge losses from ongoing waves of locust swarms.

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