What an experience flying in to New Delhi overnight to speak at the Economic Times SDGs Summit! Learned so much about the Agriculture scene in India, and issues like their high rates of farmer suicides per region. Truly reinforced my mission to empower our farmers in Asia and the Pacific, and bring to light these issues so we can work toward tangible solutions!
‘Til next time, India!
Hear the story of Maria, @especiateconmigo, from a small town in Spain...
“One day I was chopping a tomato, and realised that it was as beautiful as it was tasteless, and remembered the aromatic tomatoes of my childhood.
That day I made a decision: to grow all the fresh produce I eat.
It was 7 years ago that I started my organic vegetable garden in a small village in Spain – Higuera de las Dueñas – and today, all vegetables I put on my plate are from my farm.
I’ve learnt to eat seasonal produce and adapt to what is growing best at each moment.
I also strive to use native seeds and preserve ancient species, and I enjoy sharing and saving my own seeds.
I love it when tiny seeds start to germinate, it is magical for me to see how seeds come to life.
I grow throughout the year, and prepare my own no-dig beds – I love seeing how plants grow so strong and vibrant in no-dig soil. There is no need to break the structure of the soil obtain great results.
A healthy soil grows healthy plants.”
What is one thing you’d do to change the food system?
“The first time I heard the Henry Kissinger quote "who controls the food supply controls the people" I was shocked, and many questions came to my mind. Who decides what we put on our plates? When you live in a big city like Madrid where most food is sold in hypermarkets it is hard to choose your food.
One of the things I would work for would be to stop the globalization of seeds, which would be a long process involving governments strong lobbies.
There are also some immediate actions that we, the people, could do:
We can look out for traditional or ancient varieties that can hardly be found in regular shops, as well as seasonal, local and organic produce, and choose small shops over hypermarkets, where most the fruit and vegetables – even the organic ones – are sold in plastic boxes and wrapped with plastic film.
I believe in many individual actions leading to a big change.”
We went to Yakima to shoot the hop selection for Ballast Point Brewery.
Dari setiap wilayah binaan di program Lumbung Desa, ruang lingkup pertanian yang dikembangkan memiliki varian yang berbeda-beda. Ini didasarkan pada potensi alam yang dimiliki dan bisa dikembangkan dari daerah tersebut.
Misalnya di Ciwangi, wilayah ini masuk ke dalam wilayah yang mempunyai lahan sawah terbesar dalam skala desa di Kabupaten Garut. Ada dua kelompok petani yang dibina untuk meningkatkan produktifitas padi disana.
Setiap panen (dalam waktu 3-4 bulan), tiap kelompok petani yang dibina bisa menghasilkan 6-10 ton padi. Itu berarti, rata-rata penghasilan per-anggotanya di kisaran 1-2 Kwintal.
Sahabat, tahukah, #SinergiZakat sahabat juga turut serta berperan dalam meningkatkan produktifitas hasil pertanian di desa-desa binaan Lumbung Desa, lho! Karena zakat yang SF himpun, sebagian mengalir untuk pemberian modal dan pembinaan para petani tersebut.
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It's with great joy that we share some wonderful news from the @projectorigincoffee team.
As a Christmas gift to our team, Project Origin have donated a shade drying tent to Guji Masina washing station, on our behalf.
The structures were made and paid for locally, and also supported local trades as well as the people of the station itself.
These tents will be used to control drying methods and create unique experiences from Masina, in addition to the CM Selections range that already comes from here.
A SWEET REVIVAL
During the 60s over 20,000 hectares of sugarcane was under cultivation in Kerala. Today it has shrunk to less than 1,000 hectares; Uttar Pradesh, the biggest producer in India, has over 2000 times the area under cultivation. Besides rising wages and erratic monsoons, a major reason for this drastic shrinkage was the discovery of the profitable excavation of clay from the fields to make bricks.
Despite being a water-intensive crop, sugarcane cultivation is witnessing a renewed interest in the state probably spurred by the intense rainfall the past few years. And of course, by the vast acreages of paddy fields that are lying unused. These are naturally irrigated and well-drained areas making them suitable for the crop.
Spearheading this revival is Kizhakkambalam, the verdant eastern suburb of Kochi, where a large number of farmers have started cultivating sugarcane in their own farms and/or land taken on lease. Providing them with the required support is Twenty20, the development arm of the Anna Kitex Group; farmers are given varieties of sugarcane that are high in sucrose content and possess better resistance to rot disease, help with tilling the land, in draining the water in case of flooding and providing expert technical advice. "Come the harvest season in February, 2020, we will be proving that sugarcane has to be brought back as one of the most viable and lucrative crops," says Suresh, a farmer. "And by using land that were erstwhile paddy fields, we are paving the way for employing a vast, unused resource available all over the state." #agri#sustainablefarming#sugarcane#agriculture#farmingphotos#farming#farmer#fields#paddyfield#csr2#csr#corporatesocialresponsibility#cane#responsibility#aerialphotos#dronepic#aerialselfieforacause#djiphantom4pro#twenty20villages#kizhakkambalam#annakitex#kitex#annakitexgroup
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Catfish Farming in Nigeria: Required Facilities
As with almost any other farming business in any location, starting a Catfish farming business in Nigeria requires you have some important fishing equipment on the ground, where you can comfortably set up your farm and without which you are yet to start.
Piece of Land: You would unavoidably need an area of land to start your fish farming business, but it all depends on what you can afford. If it’s for a small scale Catfish farming business, then you can use a space as small as 1.5 square meters by 1.5 square meters. However, if you have some extra cash to spare, especially since you’re the bigger your space, the more fishes you can rear; which also means the more returns you’re looking at, then you use half a plot of land or even a full plot.
Fish Ponds: You can get a space or land for yourself but the construction of fish ponds, not very likely. You need to hire the service of a pond construction expert/engineer. It must be carefully set up and the plumbing works must be accurately connected. An error here might mean the beginning of the end of the business. You can use concrete or plastic ponds
Overhead Tank: The overhead tank is the water reservoir for the fishes. The tank might have an independent borehole or it can share from your own domestic borehole (if it’s around your house). Using chemically treated water is not good for rearing healthy fishes.
Fingerlings: There are various recommended farms where you can get your fingerlings from. Through appropriate consultation with farming experts or specialists in fingerlings, you can evaluate fingerlings. If possible, check from a few of the recommended farms before making a pick on the stock of fingerlings as catfish fingerlings are of different breeds, and it is very important that as a catfish farmer, you take your time to identify fast-growing and disease-resistant breeds of fingerlings to ensure profitability in a Catfish venture. <<<< Continue in the comment session. >>>>
Strawberries! And the indefinite fruit fantasy of every middle class family (only applicable to 90skids) settled on the Indian plains. But yes ofcourse we all had tasted the fruit in ice-cream, candies, chocolates, falooda, yet only as a flavouring agent! We would crave for holding the red beauty in our hand and relish each bite with the utmost satisfaction (similar to Katrina Kaif drinking every sop of slice😂). However, growing it in your backyard in Jharkhand (atleast in my city Deoghar, or near by places) was out of question.
Strawberries want to flower and come to harvest in cool to warm weather. The ideal temperature for strawberry growing is 60°F to 80°F; those temperatures allow strawberries to develop strong roots and take up nutrients necessary to produce lots of flowers and fruit. And thefore their growth was not suitable for our climate.
Yet, here we are! All thanks to my parents and the great patient gardener soul within them. They did it! My mother toiled hard to grow them in our kitchen garden, monitoring the growth every single day and chearing with joy every single time when asked about her ultimate success! She had turned as a 4 year old newly awarded with her first crayons! She sent us (me and my elder sister) the progress report everytime, snapping pictures from her smartphone, that too herself. And that's a BIGGGG news. She learned to use the camera only to send us the harvest photos.❤️. She guarded the fruit gold with utmost care, covered it with a bucket every single night, religiously, to save it from the mischievous squirrels of our garden. Guess, the God and the squirrel loves her dearly! They let her have her first harvest unharmed. 😁
So here it is guys and girls, the great red, organic, homegrown, first of its kind, strawberry!
P.S. When asked about the taste she said - " Dekhne Mei jitna Sundar h, khane Mei nai. Khatta mitha laga'. 🙃 (It does not taste as good as it looks. Taste sweet and sour) .