Category: agriculture

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The Chickpea Market

I was driving home from Melbourne a couple of weeks ago when my lovely wife sent me a text asking me to pick up a few things on my way home. After over 3 hours of driving I was ready...

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CIMMIT Mexico

It’s exactly a month today since we visited the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by it’s Spanish acronym CIMMIT in the Yaqui Valley in Mexico.  If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the...

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Californian Ag

is unforgettable, deep top soil and water on tap. Sun drenched nuts so hot they melt your taste buds. Woah ah oh aha oh a With apologies to Katy Perry. I had no idea before last week that California is...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Days 3 & 4

Day 3 of the CSC was mostly taken up with learning about a large industrial complex situated just out of Reims known as the ‘Industries and Agro-Recourses Cluster’. The complex contains several world-class facilities dedicated to Bio based products and...

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Contemporary Scholars Conference – Day 2

Day 2 opened up with Edwin Van Raalte who is business manager for the Executive Board of the Rabobank Group. His bio stated that he is responsible for ‘developing the international food & Agri strategy (Banking4Food) at Rabobank’ and his presentation was...

Some of the pastors cabbages (hybrids!) and young banana plants. You can also see the beginning of the irrigation system. 0

Dream Job

Last month I returned from 2.5 weeks of farm and agricultural visits to Uganda in Africa. Following that and a few weeks on the tractor planting this years crop, I been able to process some of my experiences and offer...

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10 Ugandan Agricultural Learnings

Here are a few of the interesting things that I’ve learned about Agriculture as it is practiced here in Uganda. Climate – is tropical with little day to day temperature variation. Minimums in the teens rise up to maximums in...

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A summary of Australian agriculture

If you are at all interested in Australian Agriculture as I am, then check out this video. It was a talk and Q&A session by Donald McGauchie AO given at the Royal Melbourne Show recently around the subject of ‘Capacity...

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Two Red Eyes

The last time I caught a 6am red-eye flight from Adelaide was in early 2008. I was a Graduate web-developer and I was flying to Melbourne to take part in a 2 day company induction program, being held at one...

Local Foreign Ownership – Further Reading 0

Local Foreign Ownership – Further Reading

My previous post about foreign ownership in our local area managed to beat a couple of media outlets to press by a few hours. If you’re interested in further reading about the local land purchase these 2 articles appeared online...