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EU and UK reach fishing deal for 2020-21

EU and UK reach fishing deal for 2020-21

EUROPE, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, FARMIMG, FISHING, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Council of Europe has approved the UK′s fishing opportunities and deep-sea stocks for 2020 and 2021, as part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The European Union has agreed to a fishing deal with the UK that could be worth 333 million pounds ($472 million, €388 million) to Britain over the next two years. The Council of Europe approved the UK′s fishing opportunities and deep-sea stocks for 2020 and 2021 on Friday, as part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The post-Brexit fishing deal aims to provide security to the fishing industry on both sides of the English Channel. It will now be turned into EU legislation
Kenya’s authority to begin crackdown on unregistered potato dealers

Kenya’s authority to begin crackdown on unregistered potato dealers

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FARMIMG, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, PAN AFRICA, PEOPLE
You might soon get yourself arrested if you are an unregistered dealer in Irish potato in Kenya. Kenya’s government announced Wednesday it has launch a massive crackdown to apprehend unregistered Irish potato dealers countrywide. According to Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, any dealer of the said crop whether they are the transporter, trader, warehouse, collection center, importer, or exporter who is not registered will either pay a fine of Sh5 million or 3 years imprisonment or both. "The Irish potato regulations were gazetted on December 2019 and thus became law. In this regard, there will be a sensitization exercise on June 8, 2021, and thereafter enforcement will start immediately. Be notified therefore that anyone who contravenes the law will be arrested and arraigned in co...

‘Pind California’: US doctor camps with India’s agitating farmers

Asia, DIPLOMACY, FARMIMG, HEALTH, INDIA, PEOPLE, World Health Organization
Cardiologist puts lucrative practice on hold to aid thousands of farmers protesting against new farm laws outside New Delhi. New Delhi, India – When Dr Swaiman Singh, a cardiologist based in the United States, flew to India for a five-day visit last December, little did he know that his short sojourn would turn into a prolonged mission to save hundreds of lives. The 34-year-old doctor, who has been living in New Jersey for the past 24 years, put his lucrative practice on hold to visit his homeland after getting distress calls from relatives in his native village, Pakhoke, in the western state of Punjab. The villagers told him that a close family friend had died after a massive heart attack at Tikri outside New Delhi, one of three main sites where thousands of Indian farmers h...
ZAMBIA: NBA to destroy 2,000 tonnes of seized GMO seed

ZAMBIA: NBA to destroy 2,000 tonnes of seized GMO seed

African Union, FARMIMG, HEALTH, World Health Organization, Zambia
THE National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has seized over 2,000 tonnes of genetically modified (GMO) maize seed. Communications officer Sandra Lombe said the seed which was yet to be on the Zambian market had been seized and would be destroyed according to the biosafety Act No. 10 of 2007. Lombe said the Authority randomly collected 74 samples of different varieties of maize from some farm fields and warehouses in Lusaka, Central, Southern and Northern provinces and subjected them to GMO test using Polymerase Chain Reaction. “Of these 74 samples, from various farmers across the four provinces, four samples tested positive to genetic modification and have since been seized on site by the Authority. During the investigation the four samples were subjected to tests at local and int...