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Thread 1/8: Respond positively to #covid19uk by...

Buying local, planting and saving #seeds and re-localising #food production!

In this thread we share how and why- read on and please RT!

gaiafoundation.org/navigating-cor…
2/8: In response to the #coronavirus crisis, our friends @LandworkersUK are calling for emergency measures to ensure the resilience of our domestic food supply in the months ahead- a new '#DigforVictory!'

This needs government support. Here's why:

landworkersalliance.org.uk/lwa-measures-f…
3/8: Whoever you are, wherever you are, there are things you can do to support local, nutritious, #climate friendly #food production...

#covid19uk #COVID19
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How #CoronavirusOutbreak will kill #poultry #Haryana

The #eggs used to sell for Rs 5/piece in winters & between Rs 3.25 to 4 in summers. Now, prices of eggs have fallen to Rs 2.90/unit and there were no takers for culling worthy birds even for a price as low as Rs 10-12
#Farmers used to buy a day-old broiler chick from the hatcheries for Rs 40-45. After feeding the chick for a month, a full-grown broiler(1.5 kg), fetched a price of Rs 80/kg

However, with a steep fall in the demand, now #chicken, broilers are not fetching more than Rs 25 per kg.
#Hatchery #farmers are equally distressed since their one-day-old broiler that costs Rs 20-25 and was selling for Rs 40-45 earlier, is not finding a customer even for Rs 3.

Poultry was already reeling due to a hike in the prices of feed, but now, their situation is precarious.😟
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President Donald Trump's Public Schedule

The White House
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020
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There’s a lot of talk around comparative 🇬🇧/🇺🇸 standards when it comes to #food and future #trade deals; but what do these differences mean in practice? ⤵️

[Thread, 1/10]
EGGS 🥚

🇬🇧 - Minimum legal requirement of enriched cages (750 sq cm) + perch, nest box & litter.

🇺🇸 - No federal laws on hen welfare; voluntary guidelines suggest cages of 432 sq cm.

US 🍳 costs = 28% lower. That’s no yolk.

2/10
CHICKEN 🐓

🇬🇧 - Only potable water permitted to wash carcasses. Legal maximum stocking densities/AMR protocols apply.

🇺🇸 - No legal maximum stocking densities in major 🍗 producing states - Pathogen Reduction Treatments (eg chlorine dioxide) required to wash carcasses 🦠

3/10
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#Farmers are standing up for some basic needs, the #FarmersBillOfRights. We need these in order to survive as producers & caretakers of our shared land, water, soil, & communities. Join our fight!
Thanks to the original co-sponsors: @RepDebHaaland, @chelliepingree & @CoryBooker
@RepDebHaaland @chelliepingree @CoryBooker Learn more about the #FarmersBillOfRights by reading this quick synopsis: bit.ly/3bjDITB
@RepDebHaaland @chelliepingree @CoryBooker 1) RIGHT TO FAIR, OPEN MARKETS: We need #competitive marketplaces to buy seeds, supplies & goods, & sell the fruits of our labor. It's become nearly impossible for independent rural businesses to compete with multinational #monopolies. Farmers need strong #antitrust. #bustupbigag
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Direct tax proposes a new optional #tax regime optional for taxpayers.
Under the new tax regime – tax rates are as follows
Up to 5 lakhs – 0%
5 lakhs to 7.5 Lakhs – 10%
7.5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs – 15%
10 Lakhs – 12.5 Lakhs – 20%
12.5 Lakhs to 15 Lakhs – 25%
More than 15 Lakhs – 30%
DDT has been removed. #DDT will be taxed in the hands of individuals at their slab rate. With DDT scrapping, govt lets go of Rs 25,000 crore revenue.
Audit Turnover threshold has been increased from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 5 crores. #Budget2020
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What did #famers get in #Budget, where @nsitharaman claimed, "Our Govt is committed to the goal of doubling farmers income by 2022"

P.S-Acc to Dalwai committee,"real income of farmer, should increase by 10.4%/year,which has been increasing less than 2.5% in last 5 years
@nsitharaman @_YogendraYadav @aviksahaindia @sayantanbera @seemay @Ghair_Kanooni @Subytweets @sritara @srinivasanravi @DrSarvapriya @RURALINDIA Govt allocates 9.3% of the budget to #Agri, allied,irrigation & #rural development, which was 9.8% last year. Factoring Inflation, Real Increase in allocation is actually negative.

Is this enough ?
Will this increase #farm income, prop up #rural demand ?

@mkvenu1 @PreetiSMenon
@nsitharaman @_YogendraYadav @aviksahaindia @sayantanbera @seemay @Ghair_Kanooni @Subytweets @sritara @srinivasanravi @DrSarvapriya @RURALINDIA @mkvenu1 @PreetiSMenon Govt allocated 1.58 lakh crore to #agri, allied sectors & irrigation i.e. 5.2% of the total budget. Last years budget had allocated 1.52 lakh crore, which was 5.45% of the budget i.e. reduced spending !

👉Will this double #farm income by 2022 ?🙄
@rssurjewala @MonaAmbegaonkar
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In 3 days I cycled 🚴‍♂️ 250+kms across villages in Kumbakonam.

Why? There is a discourse in the media about #India but I wanted to seek the truth about India.

What started as a self-indulgent hobby helped me embark on a self-discovery journey.

🧵on my return-to-your-roots trip,
Place: Most of the time I cycled through the scenic routes that go from one village to another, never-ending lush green paddy fields on either side of the road, my gratitude to #farmers 🙏

I bathed on the #water bodies on my route, it helped me beat the heat during the day
I'm in 💕 with these people

The most striking factor was how close-knit the communities are.

During the course of my ride, I answered 100+ locals asking me what a stranger like me was doing in their #village

Kids waving at you as you cycle by is almost unconditional love.
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#UttarPradesh (U.P.) is India’s most populous state and represents nearly 15% of India’s total Parliamentary seats.
It is quite literally, the “Heart of India.”

The following thread cites certain indicators to examine, the state of U.P., over the last 2 years. @Virvij
1. #UttarPradesh is the worst performer in the country, when it comes to the national health index.

#Health

livemint.com/Politics/dVHbN…
2. #UttarPradesh is the worst performing state in the country, when it comes to girls education.

#Education

theprint.in/india/educatio…
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1/9 Income surcharges, the whole story.

#farmers #farmersprotest #exploitation #Holland #EU
2/9 Given that the salaries in Europe are much higher than on the world market, the European Commission proposes to lower the salaries in Europe in 2010 to the world market level and to compensate for the difference through income support.
3/9 A salary of, for example, € 15 per hour is reduced to € 3 per hour, supplemented by a fixed monthly amount of € 1920 (€ 12 x 160 hours). Overtime is not supplemented with this income supplement.
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A detailed #thread on the important #schemes launched by Sri #NarendraModi led #BJP Govt.

Sri @narendramodi ji has launched many #welfare schemes. These #schemes varies from welfare of #Farmers, #housewives, #labourers, #students to small #shopkeepers etc.
@PMOIndia @BJP4India
1. PM-KISAN: This scheme promises to pay all poor #farmers (small and marginal farmers having lands up to 2 hectares) Rs 6,000 each every year in 3 installments through Direct #Bank Transfer. It would reportedly benefit around 14.5 crore farmers all over #India.
2. Pradhan Mantri #Kisan Pension Yojana: To address the problems of farm sector distress, the Modi 2.0 Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide small and marginal #farmers with a minimum Rs 3,000 per #month fixed #pension, costing Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum to the exchequer.
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No no no no no. This article on dirty manure biogas doesn't give the reader an accurate sense of the DANGERS here, and contributes to the false narrative that this is safe. It's not. @nprDanCharles I hope this changes your mind. 1/ n.pr/37nd7U1
First, Blakely Hildebrand and Devon Hall are powerful advocates against this problem. I'm sure they spoke volumes about it, but very little made it into the article. I want to clear the (manure biogas discharge laden) air. /2
To start off, @foodandwater has done a lot of great education work around this issue. I'd suggest a primer by reading this foodandwaterwatch.org/insight/biogas… /3
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What's our #beef with beef?

Public interest on #climate, #biodiversity & #diet is rightly growing

#Meat is often at the heart of the debate but it's important we look past headlines & unpick the detail

THREAD 👇

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #BBCOne 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
Our #meat comes from different #farm systems

When animals are grazed on grass, as in #organic, this can have positive impacts on #climate & #nature. Intensively produced #grain-fed chicken & pigs can have the opposite effect

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
🐄🐖🐔 Intensively farmed animals are almost always fed on #grain & imported #soya

The production of animal feed can exhaust soils and drive #rainforest clearance

This is devastating for the #climate & #biodiversity

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #Meat 👉ow.ly/MjQ150xjJI9
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Why India should not sign #RCEP

🇮🇳 signed Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN,Korea & Japan,with whom overall trade deficit increased to $41.8 billion 2019 from $15 bill in 2011 & $5 bill in 2006

Imagine d trade deficit spike with #China after RCEP, which is $ 53.6 billion
26.15% of the GVA from India’s #agri sector in 2016-17 was constituted by livestock. Further, 66.93% of the value of livestock output was from #milk i.e. roughly every fifth rupee in agri comes from #dairying. Now, imagine, opening this sector to cheap #milk imports thru #RCEP.😟
Canada allows a small amount of imported products duty-free/low tariffs. Higher amounts attract steep tariffs– 245% on #cheese or 298% on #butter, shielding Canadian farmers from foreign competition, & we on d other side r devising way to flood India with cheap imports thru #RCEP
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@AlexChalkChelt @MollyMEP @mpmwilko @MartinChelt and George Penny are seated at St Andrews. Interesting discussion looks to follow 👀 #QTCheltenham #climate #yourview
The event is now in motion - our distinguished Chair, Professor Janet Dwyer, has invited the panel to say a few words about the purpose of the event @AlexChalkChelt believes the challenge is real but ‘very much achievable’
DISAGREEMENT: @MollyMEP has already thwarted @AlexChalkChelt view that technology plays an important role in fighting climate change. “It’s system change not climate change” is her response
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Thank you Mr President #Farmers are #ForgottenNoMore Keep America Great❗️
Trump Doctrine right here👇👆 #FriendsAlliesPartners
🇺🇸❤️🇯🇵
🇺🇸❤️🇯🇵 Thank you Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and #Japan #FriendsAlliesPartners
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“The Chinese miracle is over.”

In a wide-ranging conversation, top radio talk show hosts and senior @EpochTimes staff provided context to an audience of media professionals about some of the most important headlines regarding #China. theepochtimes.com/the-chinese-mi…
John @batchelorshow, a talk show host on WABC in New York, said the #TradeWar has highlighted how “China’s business model is broken.”

US #Tariffs have taught companies they can move their supply chains out of #China, without being subject to unfair trade practices.
@batchelorshow Tom @sullivanradio of #TalkMedia Network said he’s spoken with #Farmers and residents in the heartland states most affected by #China’s retaliatory #Tariffs on US #Agricultural products; they support President Trump tackling the #Chinese regime’s trade policies.
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Today, our Founder, Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founders and Managing Director, Kenneth Obiajulu were live in Ibadan, Oyo State for the launch of the Oyo State - Farmcrowdy Agribusiness Program.

#Farmcrowdy #EmpoweringFarmers @oyostategovt #Farmers #Agriculture
The event had in attendance The Governor, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde and Deputy Governor of Oyo State, 8 Commissioners (Agriculture, Land, Water etc), Kenton Dashiell, the Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Delivery, IITA & Larry Umunna, the Regional Director of Technoserve.
We shared our plans for Oyo State and secured a partnership that will let us engage 50,000 farmers.

We are very excited about this great achievement and look forward to greater feats.

#Farmcrowdy #EmpoweringFarmers @oyostategovt #Farmers #Agriculture
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1. #News ~ President Trump and Melania touch down to meet the Queen, Charles and Camilla and receive a 21-gun salute at Buckingham Palace as Britain rolls out the red carpet on state visit dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
2. #News ~ President Trump can help the UK out of the Brexit madness. The president's visit could not be more timely. washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
3. #News ~ …👠 Fashion Notes 👠: Melania Pays Homage to London in Gucci breitbart.com/entertainment/…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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Narmada Valley project had a target of irrigating 1.79 million Ha through a 74,000-km canal network. However, 40 years after the tribunal award, only 36% of d network--27,189 km--has been constructed. Gujarat could only supply irrigation water to 628000 Ha i.e. half its target.😏
Imagine the state of affairs of data fudging, when #Gujarat Govt claims in state assembly,that #agri growth is 11%/annum in 2018, but #CAG puts d figure at 3.6%.
👉U can believe in whatsoever u like, but the truth remains d truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste
@rachitseth
#Gujarat Model
👇
The revisions of Narmada project’s command area are ad-hoc & not systematic. If there r #industries coming up near a town, the Govt will revise the command area, saying it is to bring drinking water to people, & these revisions r not disclosed to the #farmers.😏
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I think we can all agree that food is pretty important for survival.

Climate Change is already impacting food security- it is not a distant, ambiguous concern: 

More than 1 million acres of US cropland ravaged by floods

reut.rs/2Uly0eC

#ClimateActionNow #foodsecurity
Cascading impacts of deadly flooding around the world includes "food supply shocks"
bit.ly/2OVoGZN

"A “whiplash” between very dry periods, followed by very wet periods, is exactly what we can expect from climate change"

#foodsecurity #ClimateChange #agriculture
...North America is not immune - bit.ly/2OVphL1

Already ‘There’s bleeding going on’ in U.S. farm economy, ag lender says, due in part to extreme weather

A prolonged downturn “has impacted farmers of all ages, experience levels and sizes”

#extremeweather #farming #farm
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Performance of @narendramodi ji 🙏

👉No of un-electrified villages - Zero

👉Length of #RuralRoads -1,93,524 km

👉 Beneficiaries under #PMJDY - 34,03,00,000

👉#LEDs distributed under Ujala -
32,37,96,170

👉#LPG connection under Ujala -
6,26,96,939(1/6)

#MiddleClassWithModi
👉Amount of #GST collected till Dec18
-1,61,16,92,00,00,000 ₹

👉Subscribers Under Atal #pension -1,24,00,000

👉Gram Panchayat Connect #opticalfibre -1,23,489

👉#DBT -₹59,88,13,30,00,000

👉Children Vaccinated under Misson #Indradhanush -3,37,000(2/6)

#MiddleClassWithModi
👉Loans sanctioned under #MudraYojana -15,59,30,035

👉Houses completed under #PMAY -
1,48,00,000

👉No of #Farmers registered on e-NAM -1,40,00,000

👉Total no of free treatment under #AyushmanBharat-9,93,103

👉Open defecation Free #villages- 5,48,452(3/6)

#MiddleClassWithModi
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In just about two hours, Prime Minister @narendramodi’s government will present its last budget before elections due later this year. Experts say they’re expecting big announcements as it will be the last chance to woo voters, announce policy intent ahead of polls.
Ahead of #Budget2019, markets have opened higher.
Interim Finance Minister @PiyushGoyal begins presenting the last #Budget of the @narendramodi government.

It's expected to be a populist budget- with several policies likely to be announced with an eye on the 2019 polls.

Experts make last pitch for fiscal prudence.
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