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Can Henna Bio Fences Save Indian Farmers?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indian farmers are facing severe crop losses due to a variety of reasons: wild boar and wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, the effects of global warming, and the lack of manual farm labour. Many wild animals have changed their habitations, going from forests to farm fields because of man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and destruction in the forest areas.

You Reap What You Sow: Top Food Companies Ban Cruel Gestation Crates

"Their suffering is intense, widespread, expanding, systematic and socially sanctioned. And the victims are unable to organize in defence of their own interests." -- Henry Spira, founder, Animal Rights International

Kilimo Salama: Farmers in Kenya Cash in on a New Microinsurance Program

"Insurance...offers significant capacity and ability to understand, manage, and spread risks associated with weather-related events...increasingly so in developing countries and economies in transition." -- Evan Mills, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory[1] It's not easy being a farmer in Kenya, where less than a fifth of the land is suitable for cultivati

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