A new Filipino law requires all students to plant 10 trees in orde,r to graduate​

A new Filipino law requires all students to plant 10 trees in order to graduate​

Students in the Philippines must plant at least 10 trees in order to graduate from elementary school, high school, and college, CNN reported.The initiative comes from a bill passed by the Philippine Congress earlier this month.The trees can be planted in either forests, mangroves, reserves, urban areas, abandoned mining sites, or in indigenous territory, according to the bill.Its goal is to help promote "inter-generational responsibility" over environmental protection. Here's one way to plant 175 million trees within a year: get young people to do it for school.On May 15, the Philippine Congress officially passed a Bill stating that all students from elementary school, high school, and college (roughly equivalent to primary school, secondary school and university) must plant at least 10 trees in order to graduate, CNN .The trees can be planted in either forests, mangroves, reserves, urban areas, abandoned mining sites, or in indigenous territory, according to .According to CNN, the trees must be also appropriate for the area's climate, and indigenous tree species are preferred.The Bill – named the "Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act 2016" – was introduced by congressman Gary Alejano to promote "inter-generational responsibility" over environmental protection."While we recognise the right of the youth to a balanced and healthy ecology… there is no reason why they cannot be made to contribute in order to ensure that this will be an actual reality," Alejano wrote in the Bill's explanatory note.He added that the initiative would see at least 175 million new trees planted every year, totalling over 525 billion additional trees "in the course of one generation".Under the Bill, the country's Education Department is responsible for implementing the new rule, while others, such as the Environment and Agriculture Departments, will establish nurseries, supply seedlings, identify suitable planting sites, and monitor the trees' progress.Alejano said that even if the trees' survival rate was 10 per cent, this would still amount to 525 million additional trees in the country.He added that these trees will become the students' living legacy to the environment and future generations.

TADB calls for SADC member states to reach more smallholder farmers

Polly Galita joins speakers at Polly Galita joins “Ripe for disruption: exploring the tech revolution in African agriculture” panel organized by Bobab

We're happy to announce that Polly Galita (Founder, TIOMANgrow) will be joining Chris Henderson (Practical Action) and Katharina Zechner (Project Manager, Agri Tech Programme, GSMA) as a speaker on the panel “Ripe for disruption: exploring the tech revolution in African agriculture” organized by Bobab - a social enterprise dedicated to connecting science, tech and business professionals working in and for Africa.                 From blockchain and AI to drones and vertical farms, new technologies promise to revolutionize agriculture and agribusiness in Africa. However, do the bells and whistles of the latest tech innovation mean we risk neglecting baseline technologies that can deliver the greatest impact on the ground in Africa? In this first event of the series, we explore the challenges and opportunities of scaling up disruptive agricultural technologies across the continent and whether or not they really warrant the hype.  Key discussion points: Challenges and opportunities in applying and scaling up new technologies in agricultureLow-tech, high-impact technologies improving yields across Africa Building research capacity for resilient agriculture systems on the continent  This is Event 1 in ‘The Future of Agriculture in Africa’ campaign, a series of three events exploring the challenges and opportunities defining agriculture and agribusiness in Africa today, as well as those that will come to shape it in the future. We’ll be tackling a range of issues including disruptive on and off-farm technologies, multi-disciplinary collaboration, job creation with off-farm tech innovation and opportunities in agricultural financing. In person and live-streamed to out global online community, join us as we spotlight the latest scientific, technological and commercial innovation happening in and for Africa, and the people and organizations making it happen. With insights canvassed from across Africa and around the world, we will identify a number of key recommendations that will be published after each event.

TADB calls for SADC member states to reach more smallholder farmers

TIOMANgrow and I Can Farm Global Botswana partnership

TIOMAN is delighted to announce the partnership with I CAN FARM GLOBAL bringing TIOMANgrow to Botswana; a platform for smallholder farmers that provides free live SMS notifications with daily weather reports, pest and disease warning and with the support of the Botswana Government crop import restrictions information.  TIOMANgrow is an exclusive membership for smallholders, supported by a network of agents known as TiG agents.  The TiG agents visit the smallholders in their farms, equipped with smartphones to sign up smallholders to the membership using the TIOMANgrow App.  The application process captures information on the smallholder, including which crops they are growing, when they will be available to harvest, the location and other valuable information.   The TIOMANgrow platform supported by I CAN FARM GLOBAL in Botswana is expected to provide employment, especially for youth in rural locations as well as helping smallholders improve yields and market access.  The partnership with I CAN FARM GLOBAL also provides field training, technical support via a call center and social media groups, routes to market and the ability for the smallholder to apply for asset-based loans. The food and agricultural organization (FAO) expects the global food demand to rise with 50% until 2050 while also suggesting that by some estimates, if nothing is done to change the present trends, the integration of agricultural markets could lead 1.7B farmers to be forced to leave agriculture over the next few decades.  Brining Agtech solutions to the people who need them the most, the smallholder farmers could reverse this trend and allow them to stay competitive enough to preserve in the coming years. 

TADB calls for SADC member states to reach more smallholder farmers

TADB calls for SADC member states to reach more smallholder farmers

The Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) has called for new and innovative approaches in serving smallholder farmers in order to revolutionalise SADC's agriculture with new vigor. Read complete article here:https://ippmedia.com/en/business/tadb-calls-%C2%A0-sadc-member-states-reach-more-smallholder-farmers​

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TIOMANgrow and I Can Farm Global

 Botswana partnership

TIOMAN is delighted to announce the partnership with I CAN FARM GLOBAL bringing TIOMANgrow to Botswana; a platform for smallholder farmers that provides free live SMS notifications with daily weather reports, pest and disease warning and with the support of the Botswana Government crop import restrictions information. 

 

TIOMANgrow is an exclusive membership for smallholders, supported by a network of agents known as TiG agents.  The TiG agents visit the smallholders in their farms, equipped with smartphones to sign up smallholders to the membership using the TIOMANgrow App.  The application process captures information on the smallholder, including which crops they are growing, when they will be available to harvest, the location and other valuable information.  

 

The TIOMANgrow platform supported by I CAN FARM GLOBAL in Botswana is expected to provide employment, especially for youth in rural locations as well as helping smallholders improve yields and market access. 

 

The partnership with I CAN FARM GLOBAL also provides field training, technical support via a call center and social media groups, routes to market and the ability for the smallholder to apply for asset-based loans.

 

The food and agricultural organization (FAO) expects the global food demand to rise with 50% until 2050 while also suggesting that by some estimates, if nothing is done to change the present trends, the integration of agricultural markets could lead 1.7B farmers to be forced to leave agriculture over the next few decades.  Brining Agtech solutions to the people who need them the most, the smallholder farmers could reverse this trend and allow them to stay competitive enough to preserve in the coming years.

 

TADB calls for SADC member states to reach more smallholder farmers
TIOMANgrow - platform for smallholder farmers

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