It goes without saying that for a continent where agriculture provides about two-thirds of employment and accounts for about two-thirds of the world s arable land
, the sector cannot continue to operate at subsistence levels especially when it is realised that the continent spends US $35 billion on food imports each year while a quarter of its population suffer from hunger or malnutrition.
Annual average arable land
rents fell by 7% during the first half of the year and by 9.
Annual average arable land
rents in the UK fell by 7% during H1 and by 9.
Only about 4% of South Sudan's arable land
is reportedly utilised for agriculture, yet over 7%of the country's population are actively engaged in the sector to improve livelihoods.
Given the water scarcity, unfriendly climate for farming and meagre arable land
, the UAE only produces 16 to 19 per cent of its food annually.
By end-January 2015, nearly 67A 000 agricultural producers will receive an additional sum of BGN 15 in redistributive payments for farms of 1-30 hectares (10-300 decares) apart from the main subsidies per hectare of arable land
Commercialisation of hydroponic farming is a viable answer to Mena countries suffering from a lack of arable land
and climate that are unsuitable for the mass production of food, said an industry leader.
The construction process involved several thousand hectares of land, including arable land
Despite the numerous government incentives for agricultural development, vast spaces of arable land
stand uncultivated, which costs the state 6 million euros a year.
Ismail briefed Al-Khalifa who are on a visit to the country during these days, when he met him at his office, on the investment opportunities in Sudan, particularly in the agricultural domain, urging the Bahraini investors to invest in Sudan, revealing allocation of arable land
area of about 100,000 acres in the Northern State to the State of Bahrain all procedures of which have been completed, explaining that the coming days will witness the signing of an agreement on this issue between the State of Bahrain and the National Authority for Investment.
GREAT WAR Inquiries show that whilst arable land
in the vicinity of the famous course has been ploughed up for agricultural purposes, so far the actual running track of the Grand National and other races has not been interfered with.
The government classifies 78% of this arable land
under the euphemistic "spontaneous pastures" label, while the rest--barely 3% of the total--is used as croplands.
with organic farming represented just over 2% of the total area of arable land
He said every year many plots of arable land
become dormant and unusable through division of fields among relatives, adding that the situation has the potential to end agriculture completely in Turkey within 50 years.
23 acres of good quality arable land
at Astley which sold for PS530,000 (PS9,430 per acre).