The Philippines represented by Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) executive director Dr. Libertado C. Cruz signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Consortium for Japanese Veterinary Medicinal Products Manufacturers (CJVM) and Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE).
Spain has experienced with no rain since October of last year, the drought has affected the entire country.
The Department of Agriculture (DA), has reported, the recent two successive powerful typhoons that run havoc to Luzon for a week have damaged agricultural crops amounting to Php 7 billion pesos (US$ 163 million dollars).
The heat wave began a week ago in the Plain states (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota) and is expected to spread east through the weekend.
By year 2020, developing countries will consume 100 million metric tons more meat and 223 million metric ton more milk than they did two decades ago.
About 40 percent of the total value of agricultural output worldwide consists of meat, milk, eggs and fiber.
In Europe, more than half the breeds kept by farmers at the turn of the century are now extinct. And the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 28 percent of the world’s livestock breeds are at risk of extinction within the next 20 years.
Research by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in a variety of rural financial systems suggests that local approaches work best and that traditional banking practices don’t work for the rural poor because there is no leeway in providing financial services to the poor that applies in every location.
Enset is a banana plant that is quite different from the fruit bearing banana that each one of us is familiar with. It bears no fruit but nevertheless yields abundant source of food. It has been a staple crop in Ethiopia.