Sustainable Crop Management in Sand-Deposited Areas, An Initiative by RARS, Lakhimpur
A study on the sand and silt-deposited areas of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts conducted by the Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), North Lakhimpur, under Assam Agricultural University (AAU) has suggested sustainable crop management for improvement of agro-ecosystems dominated by sandy soils.
Ladakh Organic Farmers Meet for Development of Sustainable Ag
At Leh Polo Ground, the first ever Ladakh Organic Farmers meet held and it was chaired by United Nations Ambassador for Mountain Development Partnership, Drigung Skyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche.
£3M Awarded To Boost Sustainable Agriculture
To improve the sustainability of UK farming, 10 new interdisciplinary projects have received a share of £3M. The funding was awarded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) alongside 12 industry partners.
USD 37-mn Received for Sustainable Agriculture Project.
To undertake a project on sustainable agriculture, the government has received a grant-in-aid of USD 37 million i.e, about 250 crore.
Sustainable Ag News: Sustainable Agricultural Project by Banro Foundation.
Promoting sustainable agriculture and economic self-sufficiency is a challenge and critical task in the eastern DRC. So to tackle this challenge, the Banro Foundation in 2015 shifted its primary focus to sustainable agriculture. This is being pursued mainly through the Fundi agricultural project, this project is located 15 kilometres from the Company’s Namoya mining project.
Dow Implements Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil
The Dow Chemical Company announced that Dow AgroSciences Brazil is working with Brazilian farmers from the state of Mato Grosso to implement more sustainable agricultural practices that will generate climate benefits for the mitigation of Rio 2016’s direct carbon footprint.
Sustainable Palm Oil Production and Supply by Cargill
Cargill has acquired the Poliplant Group, a move that will improve the company’s ability to meet increasing demand for traceable and sustainable palm oil. The acquisition was completed on Dec. 30, 2014.
The new operations comprise approximately 50,000 hectares of contiguous, planted smallholder and company land adjacent to Cargill’s existing palm oil operations in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Grand Valley State University's Sustainable Agriculture Project
The Sustainable Agriculture Project is, of course, a physical place, a scientific station, where students can go to research plants, the environment, human-environmental interaction, systems thinking, and community. It is also a laboratory in that it is a space where students can (literally) get their hands dirty while learning quantitative and critical thinking skills relating to soil, water, plant life, climate change, and the environment.
Projects supported by SARE
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education supports many projects which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).
New Americans Farmer-Training program by Cultivating Community with NASAP
Cultivating Community inherited the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) from Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in 2009. Currently based mostly at the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon, ME, and at smaller satellite sites in Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, this refugee and immigrant farmer-training program empowers New Americans to launch independent farm businesses, to adopt new leadership roles in the community, and to attain increased economic independence for themselves and their families.