Each day we are listening to what GFN members are talking about. Believing in the power of ideas, here’s a recap of topics that have recently been top-of-mind discussions with our farmers world-wide:
- Resilience/Risk Management and Barley after a lost crop of corn; The barley is expected to be a great intercrop; Will harvest next month – Uruguay
- Rice harvest, Japan gives subsidies to grow rice for livestock feed, to prevent the price of rice (for people) to collapse – Japan
- Peanut harvest – Mexico
- CIPHET event (Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology) to foster collaboration between farming communities and ag processing, and mushroom training at Punjab Agricultural University – India
- Cover crops contrast: after very heavy rain, some local farmers experienced damages to the soil, but not the ones practicing no till – Denmark
- Harvest is over, yields were lower due to lack of rain, but thanks to good regenerative practices, there was moisture in the soil to produce a decent yield – Canada
- Carbon: will farmers be recognized as the ones that have been capturing it for ages?
- Rain that will allow for this crop and planting the next one to go well – Argentina
- Tomato importing – UAE
- Drought – South Africa
- Rice harvesting in India where price is fixed by central government for all rice varieties and providing post-harvest services – India
- Planting soybeans – Brazil
If you’d like to learn more about what is top-of-mind to our farmers contact Mary Boote, GFN CEO, [email protected].