Environment

Zimbabwe's $300 million agricultural plan has received a mixed response

Mixed response to Zimbabwe livestock development plan

By Ceaser Mhukahuru, in Harare

The Zimbabwe government’s plan to roll out a $300 million (m) livestock development programme aimed at resuscitating the country’s ailing meat production sector has prompted mixed reactions from industry experts.

The President of Belarus has proposed that farming take place at Chernobyl

Belarus’ president pushes for farms in Chernobyl exclusion zone

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the country’s government to prepare a decree allowing agricultural activity, including the building of poultry, pig and cattle farms, in an area of the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl power...

Pork CRC-supported Ryan Chen graduated with a PHD from Flinders University

Algae may help reduce emissions on pig farms

By Oscar Rousseau

Adding algae to wastewater may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help pig farmers become more environmentally friendly, the Australian Pork Cooperative Research Centre (Pork CRC) claims.

As governor of Georgia, Sonny Perduegained experience of managing a big farm state

Perdue confirmed as US agriculture secretary

By Oscar Rousseau

America’s meat trade has reacted warmly to news that Donald Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, has finally been confirmed by the US senate. 

Belching cows emit methane gas which punctures the planet's ozone layer

NFU vows to continue fight against methane emissions

By Andrew Burnyeat

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says livestock producers need to keep up their efforts to reduce methane emissions, but said factors outside agriculture must be investigated as new research shows greenhouse gas levels are rising.

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