I suspect that the vast majority would not, citing reasons of safety and noise, and possibly even anti-social behaviour.
To allow any one interested in the Year of The Farmer 2012 to discuss the events and post pictures, and to provide a platform to continue the debates of agriculture.
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The final word written at the end on the year by the event organisers;
“The Australian Year of the Farmer has finally come to an end, and it is now time to deactivate our website.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Year in so many ways.
There were literally thousands of events and activities, big and small, held by communities, schools, governments, agricultural shows, and various institutions and individuals from right across Australia.
Your wonderful contribution helped make the Year a great celebration of Australian agriculture and the rural communities that support it.
One of the aims of the Year was to accentuate the many positives associated with Australian agriculture, whilst also acknowledging that farming is hard work and can be affected by many factors beyond the control of an individual farmer.
In that context, we hope the Year of the Farmer might be seen as a starting point for a broader and deeper national discussion on the future of agriculture in this country.
This is especially important as we move rapidly towards a global population with over two billion more people than we have today. Australia has an opportunity – indeed a responsibility – to ensure it shoulders its share of the load particularly when it comes to feeding all these extra people.
So please contribute to the debate as it develops in the coming months – the future of Australian agriculture depends on it. “
In this spririt this new website has been launched to allow anyone interested to discuss farming related issue as well as the Year of the Farmer events from 2012.
Note: this website is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with the people behind the Year of the Farmer. The site contains user generated content. Please address any complaints for breach of copy write, or to ask us to remove content to [email protected]
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Researchers developed a new method to produce fuel of pig waste, using a plant called duckweed.
Able to thrive in the animal waste, duckweed produces more starch per hectare than the corn, the researchers say. The more tiny flowering plant was tested for its adaptation to two major works: cleaning of animal contamination and clean bio-fuel supply.
Duckweed consumes nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium and iron, making it a potential source to fix not only the gaps in which collects waste from the farms, but any type of wastewater.
Duckweed, they discovered, has a great appetite for animal waste, quickly overgrow in leafy starch that can then be converted into ethanol. The current supply for the majority of U.S. ethanol.UU. It is the corn that is grown at the industry level, and requiring large amounts of pesticides fertilizers, toxic fuel intensive, while the use of duckweed is more efficient and more environmentally friendly.
Chile is one of the more open countries in the world to accept foreign investment in sectors of the economy, said the World Bank in a report that delivers accurate data on laws and regulations affecting foreign direct investment for the first time.
“Chile, Guatemala and Peru are among the most open economies of the world, almost without restriction on foreign ownership”, stressed the report “Investments that cross borders”.
According to the results of the report, in the case of Chile, the 33 sectors covered by the indicators (including banking, insurance, electricity, telecommunications, agriculture) are fully open to the participation of foreign capital, which is repeated in the case of Guatemala.
Other economies in the region, such as Mexico, Venezuela or Bolivia, restrict foreign in certain sectors such as transport, energy or media investment.
Even so, the report highlights that the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean imposed few restrictions on foreign equity ownership.
Conversely, economies such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam restrict foreign participation in many economic sectors.
“Countries with populations under (such as Chile, Montenegro and Rwanda) have opened more of its sectors to foreign direct investment. In contrast, (such as China, India and Mexico) largest economies can rely more on the momentum of its big markets to attract investments “, highlighted in the report.
Latin America is the region of the world in which it takes more time opening a branch of a foreign firm, with an average of 74 days, against 42 days at the global level.
Among the slowest countries in establishing a branch of a foreign company are Haiti, Venezuela and Brazil, with an average of 212, 179 to 166 days respectively.
By contrast, in Chile are needed only 29 days, figure that is close to 21 days of average in the countries of the Organization for cooperation and economic development (OECD). “Chile is very well evaluated. One of the processes is shorter in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chile is quite competitive in this indicator,”said DF specialist policy and promotion of investment from the World Bank, Kusi Hornberger.
The report concludes that countries that show a good performance indicators tend to attract more foreign direct investment. “You can look at the future and say they will attract more investments, but on average, countries that have stronger institutions and more rapid procedures to attract more investment”, Hornberger said.
FAO estimated that figure to funds that the country needs to promote again the activity.
(Agencies) – Jacques Diouf, director general of the United Nations food and Agriculture (FAO), said that Haiti needs $ 800 million (mdd) for the relaunch of agriculture after the earthquake of January 12.
Diouf announced the figure within the framework of an international session with delegates from 28 countries that began yesterday in Santo Domingo and that discusses Haiti’s reconstruction plans.
After the earthquake, the Haitian Government developed a plan that was $ 700 million dollars investment in the agricultural sector needs, although yesterday the representative of FAO raised the amount to 800 million dollars.
According to Diouf, the financing for the agricultural sector has only covered until 20% of the needs of the sector, therefore stressed the importance of continue supporting agriculture and ensure food about 10 million of the country’s population.
In addition, the owner of the FAO recalled that before the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the organization worked in farm programs amounting to 40 million dollars that were giving good results, but after the disaster it was necessary to reconsider the priorities.
Among the most urgent actions said they are those aimed at ensuring the next planting seasons, in particular, which takes place from March until may, reported 60 percent of agricultural production in the country.
FAO has also focused on actions of reordering of river basins and reforestation, as well as others aimed to encourage the cultivation of vegetables, Diouf said.