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Small-scale irrigation schemes' fillip to food security

Farmers-asiaAs food prices escalate globally, a new study finds that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

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Mercy Corps to launch mobile banking for farmers

Mobile-banking01The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps has launched a multi-country programme that will use mobile technologies to give farmers in the developing world a package of services to increase their harvests

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Census on Agriculture and Fisheries to be conducted in Philippines

Rice-fieldsBeginning February 2013, the enumeration for the Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) will be conducted in all regions and provinces in the Philippines

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North China’s corn production may be greater than last year

China-cornCorn production in North China is projected to be about 3.5mn metric tonnes greater than last year provided weather conditions remain favorable

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FAO Food Index rises after three months; grains and sugar drive increase

Sugar-FAOThe FAO Food Price Index climbed 6 per cent in July 2012 after three months of decline

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