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Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells world not to interfere as Amazon burns

President Jair Bolsonaro responds angrily to world interference on forest fires raging Brazil's Amazon believed to be illegal acts perpetrated by Brazilian farmers.

Make it official, offer land to Chemor farmers, urges PSM

PSM says the farmers whose land has been given to the Perak football team have not been consulted but party welcomes offer to give them alternative plots of land.

Perak govt offers evicted Chemor farmers alternative land

It says the farmers can rent land at a new location in Tanah Hitam, Chemor.

Help us, farmers appeal to Perak footballers given their land as...

The group hopes the team will appeal to the Perak menteri besar on their behalf so that they can continue farming.

US and 15 others slam EU regulation of farm products at...

The US and 15 other countries criticise the EU for its 'hazard-based' approach to regulating pesticides and other 'critical tools' used by farmers that is damaging livelihoods worldwide.

Probe Pahang MB immediately, Ramasamy urges IGP

DAP's P Ramasamy says Fuzi Harun should look into the matter as more than 100 police reports had been lodged against Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.

Pahang MB should resign

Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail’s reason for evicting farmers and destroying 60 farms has been shown to be false.

Low India inflation is double-edged sword for Modi before polls

Narendra Modi's stint as Prime Minister has resulted in low inflation due to falling food prices, cutting farmers’ incomes and pushing up debt levels.

India announces US$10.5 billion farmer income scheme ahead of elections

Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in a landslide in 2014, promising to create millions of jobs.

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology says Queensland’s Daintree River rose to 12.60 meters - a level not seen in over a century.

Trump defends trade policies to farmers, vows fair deal with China

The US president says his trade policies will deliver long-term benefits for the American heartland.

Drop in rubber prices force tappers to work part-time

The government's rubber floor price of RM2.50 is still not enough to make ends meet.

Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law

It would also allow for the production, import and export of marijuana.

Why the drastic cut in allocations for farmers, fishermen, asks PH...

Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim says the onus is on the agriculture minister to protect the interest of farmers and fishermen.

Sort out PTPTN mess, urges PH backbencher

Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Abdul Karim says he does not want to be part of a government that lies to the people.

Why are farmers, fishermen left out of Budget 2019, MP asks

Jempol MP Mohd Salim Mohd Sharif accuses Pakatan Harapan of neglecting those in rural areas.

Philippines rights groups begin investigating killings of farmers

The killings are the latest in the country that is the deadliest in Asia for land and environmental activists, according to UK-based advocacy group Global Witness.

Japan’s ageing rice farmers face uncertain future

Many fear Japan's rice industry will be unable to hold its own in a competitive global market.

Felda activist Mazlan Aliman to head Farmers’ Organisation Authority

Amanah assemblyman Muhammad Faiz Fadzil meanwhile will head the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia.

Philippine farmers risk death to save crops from killer typhoon

Residents of the storm's ground zero, in Baggao on the eastern flank of Luzon island, knew they would be hit full-force, but losing their livelihoods was a disaster they were willing to risk everything to prevent.

Final stage reached for Penang Hill Unesco listing attempt

Lead scientist Siti Azizah Mohd Nor says while the dossier has yet to be submitted to Unesco, the process of compiling the documents has been surprisingly smooth.

Young, rich and ambitious: Nigeria’s ‘gentleman farmers’

He identified Nigeria's agricultural sector as one of enormous potential where he can make the most impact. Today, he is a pioneer in hydroponics.

Farmers file first legal action against PH government

They are challenging the government's decision to suspend their group, saying it was unfair and not done according to the law.

Modi keeps pledge to boost crop prices in bid to woo...

Higher guaranteed returns over the cost of production may help boost incomes of farmers, a key voter base for Modi who faces a general election in early 2019.