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'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

Social democrat Laurentino Cortizo, who won Sunday's presidential election in Panama, is a veteran politician and former agriculture minister of the small Central American country.The 66-year-old businessman and cattle rancher, popularly known as "Nito," wi

Smart tech the new tool for African farmers

Smart tech the new tool for African farmers

How do you manage the trick of feeding school children better and at a lower cost?How do you count the number of mangoes on your farm so that you get a fair price?And what's a clever-but-cheap way for a farmer to cut down his irrigation bill?Agriculture in su

Attacks on Brazil's ecological paradises threaten biodiversity

Attacks on Brazil's ecological paradises threaten biodiversity

Brazil is home to more than half of the world's plant and animal species, but its ecological paradises are facing growing threats from agriculture and mining lobbies who have found a champion in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, experts say.Brazil's rich b

Zimbabwe to pay partial compensation to white ex-farmers

Zimbabwe to pay partial compensation to white ex-farmers

Zimbabwe next month will start paying partial compensation to white commercial farmers whose properties were seized nearly 20 years ago under Robert Mugabe's land reforms, the government said Monday.In a statement, the finance and agriculture ministries said

US agriculture department closes 'kitten slaughterhouse'

US agriculture department closes 'kitten slaughterhouse'

The US Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced it would no longer use cats in research that, according to a watchdog group, involved forced "cannibalism" and resulted in over 3,000 of the animals being put down since 1982.Over more than three decades,

US agriculture department closes 'kitten slaughterhouse'

US agriculture department closes 'kitten slaughterhouse'

The US Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced it would no longer use cats in research that, according to a watchdog group, involved forced "cannibalism" and resulted in over 3,000 of the animals being put down since 1982.Over more than three decades,