January 2015

Growing urbanisation in East Asia exposes people to climate change impacts: World Bank report

Down To Earth, 30 January, 2015
Poor urbanisation leads to increase in fossil fuel consumption, forces urban migrants to settle on land prone to natural disasters.

Mahyco expects marketing of Bt rice with high salt tolerance from 2018

Business Standard, 22 January, 2015
Hybrid seeds producer Mahyco expects its latest genetically modified Bt rice, effective in mitigating the impact of high salinity, to see commercialisation from 2018-19.

Global Warming May Cause Decline in Worldwide Wheat Production

AZO Cleantech, 15 January, 2014
Future global wheat harvest is likely to be reduced by six per cent per each degree Celsius of local temperature increase if no adaptation takes place. Worldwide this would correspond to 42 million tons of yield reduction.

Why Is The USDA Confusing Farmers By Calling Climate Change ‘Weather Variation’?

IBN Live, 14 January, 2015
“‘Weather variation’ is USDA code for ‘climate change’ — Vilsack.” That was the headline in the E&E News story Monday on U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaking to reporters at the annual convention.

First border haat opens along the Tripura-Bangladesh frontier in Tripura on January 13

The Economic Times, 5 January, 2014
The first border ‘haat’, or market, along the Tripura-Bangladesh frontier will be inaugurated at Srinagar in south district of the state on January 13. “The decision was taken at a recent meeting of the chairpersons of the border haat management committees.

True test for sustainability

Times of Malta, 4 January, 2015
As we have just entered 2015, there must surely be consensual agreement that the true test for any government, entity or business is whether it is contributing to a just and sustainable world and a fairer society by using all the resources at its disposal.

Sugar deficit expected after production cuts

Business Day, 02 January, 2015
Despite a collapse in the oil price and India raising an export subsidy, indications are that the world sugar market is about to shift into deficit territory for a few years.