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Yesterday, we visited Walker Farm and Walker Animal Feed, located in Bugesera, Rwanda.

Read here what we experienced during our field visit, especially in #pig farming, #crop production, and #feed processing, and how you can benefit from our experience.

Walker Farm raises pigs on a large scale and provides guidance on how to be successful in pig farming by using different methods and techniques tailored for commercial pig farmers.
Walker Farm manufactures grower and finisher feed for pigs and poultry. They are ready to supply you with high-quality feed at an affordable price.
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How did Punjab fare w.r.t #paddy #straw burning this year !

This year burnt area is 14.88 lakh hectares Vs 14.17 lakh hectares paddy acreage burnt till Nov 20, last year

Till Nov 21, Punjab recorded 49,526 farm fire incidents Vs 70,879 field fire cases during last year. Image
This year the total area under #rice cultivation in #Punjab is 30.29 lakh hectares, nearly 4.5 lakh hectares is under basmati rice, while the remaining 25.79 lakh hectares is under paddy. Farmers mostly burn paddy areas as basmati stubble is used for making fodder for the cattle.
Out of nearly 26 lakh hectares of paddy area, #Punjab has already burnt #stubble in 14.88 lakh hectares (57% of the paddy area and 48% of the total rice area in the state) till now. Around 3 lakh hectares (20%) of paddy acreage was burnt in just 5 days from November 14 to Nov 18.
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1/ What is LandX ($LNDX)? How does it work? How does it bring sustainable yields, and how does it overall increase financial inclusivity? Today’s #visualguide, in collaboration with @landxfinance, will answer all the above questions.

#DeFi #RealYield #RealFi #Agriculture Image
2/ You’re probably not that familiar with the problems of traditional farmland financing. The difficulty and opaqueness of the process hinders the farmer’s maximum productivity. Image
3/ @landxfinance involves three main actors: (1) investors, (2) validators and (3) farmers/landowners. Validators act as a bridge between (1) and (3), investors are those who seek exposure to yield-bearing commodities. Image
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and adding more information hoping to help get a clear panoramic on increasing #foodprices and the increasingly looming narrative of #recession 👇
A massive backlog of #grains is piling up in #Ukraine to the tune of nearly 25 million tons due to "#infrastructure challenges" and blocked #ports in the #BlackSea, including #Mariupol - @Reuters reports 📰…
#Ukraine was the fourth-largest corn exporter in the 2020/21 season and the sixth-largest #wheat exporter in the world, according to the #IGC (International #Grains Council).…
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Not sure how on the radar this is for you but the #Chinaflooding season starts in 13 days and it’s already a catastrophe.

An interesting analysis of the situation.

#msm not covering this.

@paul_furber @paulmuaddib61

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The #Crop #Diversity #Experiment funded by @snf_ch can show first results available on @biorxivpreprint. First year results from #Switzerland show 21% and 44% increases in yield in 2- and 4-species #mixtures, respectively. Yield benefits in Spain were 3% and 13%. (1/5)
In a first study we can show that these yield benefits of #intercropping are not due to reduced #weed pressure. Weed abundance was related to crop yield, but not affected by crop #richness, but rather by the presence of #cereals (2/)… @LStefan_AgroEco (2/5)
A second study shows that increased crop yield in mixtures is both related to positive #sampling effects of tall species and positive #complementarity effects through more efficient #nitrogen use… lead @NadineEngbersen (3/5)
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Healthy #soil sequesters #carbon, promotes the growth of nutrient-dense crops, holds more #water, and fights disease. What #farming practices can get you there? A thread:
Cover crops 🌿 When fields are bare, they're vulnerable to #erosion and #nutrient loss. Planting cover crops protects against this, while also smothering weeds, controlling pests, retaining #water, and enhancing #biodiversity.
Crop rotation 🔄 By refusing to plant the same #crop over and over, #farmers can return nutrients to the #soil without synthetic inputs. Crop rotation also wards off pests and disease, which have a harder time adapting with constantly-changing crops.
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There's been a story in a UK tabloid (that I won't name), and @BBCRadio4 of all places; that #rocket #salad causes #cancer due to high levels of #nitrates in the leaves. Here's my take, and what's wrong with the thinking behind it.

A thread.

It's true, #rocket #leaves are hyperaccumulators of #nitrates ; this isn't anything new. It's been known for a long time. Other crops with high nitrate content include #spinach and #watercress

Nitrate content varies according to where the #crop is grown, and is closely tied to the soil #plants are grown in, and the amount of #light they receive. Rocket leaves grown in #winter have higher nitrate content than those grown in #summer

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For 2020 I'm going to try the one photo a day challenge. I'll reply tip this each day with a photo.
Marble Kaleidoscope.

Sony a7iii
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Carew Sconce

Samsung Note 10+
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“3 months in the year – it’s raining #sand in this village...Isaka varsham [sand rain] is part of our lives now, we just live with it,” says M. Basha, a desert cultivator in #Anantpur. ImageImage
#Crop pattern changes, waning #forest cover, an explosion of borewells, the death of a #river–have produced dramatic effects on land, air, water, forests & climate in #AndhraPradesh’s Anantapur district.… @PSainath_org @twrahul #climatechange #Anthropocene ImageImage
Pls read &share the 1st of many stories in our nationwide reporting on climate change series. This is part of a @UNDP_India supported initiative to capture the complex slow violence of #climatechange through the voices and lived experience of ordinary people. Image
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