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Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, cause more land conflicts, and leave workers in poorer nations without protection as they struggle to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights groups said on Friday.

Gunmen kill at least 20 farmers in Sudan's Darfur: tribal chief

Gunmen kill at least 20 farmers in Sudan's Darfur: tribal chief

Gunmen killed at least 20 people, including children, who were visiting their farms in Sudan's wartime Darfur region for the first time in years, a tribal chief said Saturday.

Delhi pollution levels spike as farmers burn crop stubble

Delhi pollution levels spike as farmers burn crop stubble

The Indian capital was Wednesday shrouded in a grey haze as air quality plunged with increasing burning of crop stubble by farmers in neighbouring regions.

US farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

US farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

The US Department of Agriculture has to date paid out $8.52 billion in direct payments to American farmers as part of the 2018 aid program, designed to offset losses from trade tariffs by China ...

Water pipeline for illegal settlements in West Bank will harm Palestinian farmers

Water pipeline for illegal settlements in West Bank will harm Palestinian farmers

Israeli plans to build a 7-kilometer long water pipeline between two illegal settlements in the north of the West Bank is going to harm several Palestinian farmers whose land will be affected ...

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Along the Iraqi banks of the Euphrates river, one question dominates the conversation. What killed the fish?

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

The wet weather was the first farmers in some areas had seen for more than a year, and even included hail.

Vegetable prices jump in India as farmers go on strike

Vegetable prices jump in India as farmers go on strike

Farmers began their 10-day protest on Friday to press demands such as farm loan waivers and higher prices for produce such as cereals, oilseeds and milk.

Thailand offers $1 bn loan to struggling jasmine rice farmers

Thailand offers $1 bn loan to struggling jasmine rice farmers

Thailand's rice management committee said on Monday it will offer loans worth $1 billion to jasmine rice farmers struggling with falling prices, on a condition that they store the grain for six months to slow down market supply.

Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather

Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather

Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing a surge of interest in irrigation among small-scale farmers as climate change brings more erratic weather and as rising populations in countries from Nigeria to Kenya ...

Farmers to receive coconut levy funds

Farmers to receive coconut levy funds

Coconut farmers may finally get what they have long been hankering for –the multi-billion coconut levy funds.

Two killed in Philippines as police disperse drought protest

Two killed in Philippines as police disperse drought protest

Two people were killed in the southern Philippines after clashes between police and thousands of drought-hit farmers protesting over a lack of food, a demonstration leader said Saturday.