News List - All I have met a friend on Facebook in Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija in the Philippines who has asked me for $200 to pay for his rice-crop fertilizers, specifically Triple 14 and 1620 Urea. He has told me that his rice-harvest yield this year has not offered him enough profits to pay for his annual rice-crop fertilizer-payment this year.
To help meet the needs of Tribal Nations and provide transparency and pricing information, we recently developed the National Tribal Grown, Produced or Harvested report. Pictured here is a Native American Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe youth tending to a rice crop on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota
Female farm labourers walk through minimum-till rice crop in the farm of Samir Jawa at Jundla village. Women play a critical role in agricultural development, but are vastly underrepresented in agricultural research. A grant to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research will provide two-year fellowships and mentoring, so that hundreds of women scientists can continue their educations and take up careers in agricultural research. (Karnal, India, 2009)