181115 Japanese Agriculture
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Japan introduces healthy yield and advanced farm technology

Source: siasat.com Farmers in Naruto city of Tokushima prefecture in Japan are cultivating sweet potatoes. Those potatoes grown on well-drained sandy soil near the sea are special bland called ‘Naruto Kintoki’. These are more sweet and expensive than normal sweet potatoes. Farmers are using latest cultivation methods to not only …

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GFIA Africa: the platform for innovative technologies to combat climate volatility and drought

The South African agricultural sector is bracing itself for what has been described as one of the worst droughts that the country has experienced in decades. The lack of adequate summer rainfall combined with depleting water levels in major dams have already resulted in the introduction of water restrictions and …

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151015 Irrigation
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Netafim advances the use of treated wastewater in irrigation

Netafim has announced that using treated wastewater in drip irrigation worldwide increases the supply of water available for agriculture, thereby helping to combat food scarcity. Global water use has been growing at more than double the rate of the world’s population growth during the last century. And with the global …

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081015 Arizona farming
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Arizona agriculture creates framework to protect water supply

Source: westernfarmpress.com About 60 leaders from Arizona’s diverse farming industry huddled in September for the Arizona Agriculture Water Summit. The goal was to identify agricultural water issues across the Grand Canyon State and how the food and fiber industries should work together to protect its vital and threatened water supply. Farmers, …

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Views of the UAE from the wing of a plane involved in cloud seeding. Photo: National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology
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Rainfall stimulating programme launched by UAE

A programme aimed at stimulating rainfall to increase water security in the UAE has been launched by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Source: The National Managed by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), the Dh18.3 million programme will recruit scientists and researchers over the next three years to …

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