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Omex Calmax to get calcium into coffee beans

OmexOmex Agrifluids, the UK-based formulator and exporter of soluble plant nutrients, has introduced Omex Calmax, a foliar fertiliser for fruit and vegetable crops including coffee beans, aiming to improve fruit firmness, storability, colour and skin finish

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FAO launches pilot parliamentary alliance for food security in the Philippines

FAO PhiThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched the FAO Legislative Advisory Group-Philippines (FLAG-PH), a move that aims to ensure food security and nutrition in the Philippines

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World's largest non-governmental climate insurance programme for smallholder farmers launched

Linel IMG 3857 4 1VisionFund International, World Vision’s microfinance arm and Global Parametrics, has launched a new climate insurance programme, the African and Asian Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme (ARDIS), that will benefit more than four million people in six low-income countries

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Skills shortage in the agritech sector holding back IoT innovation: Inmarsat

IoT AF FEAGWhile the vast majority of agritech companies are moving towards IoT, a significant proportion lack the staff and skills needed to take advantage of the technology, according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat

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Myanmar farmers gain knowledge on laser levelling

cornfield 441842 640The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded project, Closing the Rice Yield Gap with Reduced Environmental Footprint project (CORIGAP), conducted a basic operator’s training and demonstration of laser-assisted land levelling technology in Letpadan, Bago Region Myanmar. More than 80 farmers were given first hand experience in using laser land levelling technology

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