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There is a Lack of Agriculture and Rural Finance in OIC Countries

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Lahore: 53% of the population of OIC (Organization for the Islamic Conference) countries lives in the rural area which is globally more than the other areas and its commitment to the total agricultural department is 34%. On the other hand, 49% population lives in the rural areas while their commitment to the total agricultural department is 38%. OIC Countries have …

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum

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Located in Dubai, UAE and the first of its kind in the MENA region. A national hub for soil education. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in the Emirate of Dubai. The Museum, a distinctive facility …

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IDB approves more than US $1 billion for education, agriculture and infrastructure projects

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Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank ( IDB ) announced that it will contribute US $1,1 billion towards new development projects in IDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. During its 311th session which wrapped up work today in Jeddah, the Board also reviewed IDB ‘s programs, policies …

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‘SAVE’ Project Awarded for Educating Youth on Green Farming

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AgraME Awards recognise regions leading sustainable agriculture innovations. Recognising the diversity and resilience of the country’s sustainable agriculture industry, the AgraME Awards, which took place last night (13 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, highlighted the best product and farm innovations as well as excellence in Emirati Agribusiness. The Planet Greeners, a team of Agricultural Scientists focused on innovation …

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Edible insects inch one step closer

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By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

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By Natalie Heng Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness about major ethical issues, such as the use of genetically modified strains, but also informing smallholders about new technologies that can improve productivity. These are the conclusions of a panel discussion organised by SciDev.Net, in partnership with the Cornell Alliance for Science, on 10 June, at …

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UAE’s innovative new rain enhancement program draws interest at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

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Alia Mazroui: “Our country could become a world leader in rain science”  Today, Alia Mazroui, Director of the UAE Program for Rain Enhancement Science, outlined the objectives of this ground-breaking initiative to an international audience at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, an event being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy …

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Global Forum for innovations in agriculture launches call for innovations

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Submissions for 2015 event open to all applicants – deadline 31 August 2014 The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), the world’s most influential event for the future of sustainable agriculture, has today launched the Call for Innovations for next year’s event, to be held from 9-10 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The deadline for submissions is 31 August …

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease / Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana …

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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture opened by he UAE Minister of Environment

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Day One of GFIA also saw Keynote Speeches from Bill Gates via video, and Dr Mark Post, scientist behind world’s first lab burger. HE Rashid bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, today inaugurated the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture. The Minister inaugurated the event on behalf of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister …

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