Ukraine: Over 200,000 hectares of agricultural land put back into use since beginning of the year

Ukraine’s and non-governmental operators’ bomb disposal units have inspected and brought back into use over 200,000 hectares of agricultural land since the beginning of the year. “Our bomb disposal experts from Ukraine’s State Emergency Service, State Transport Special Service and Read More …

Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s agriculture dept directed to confiscate ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa home department has directed agriculture department to strictly monitor and confiscate calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN)-based fertiliser keeping in view its possible use in terrorist activities. The home department says, according to a document, that CAN-based fertiliser are conveniently Read More …

Cambodia: Anti-tank mine blast severely injures farmer in Battambang

An anti-tank mine exploded while a farmer was ploughing in Battambang province on Friday. The blast caused severe injuries to him and destroyed his tractor. The victim, Phon Phet, 28, was clearing the land for a cassava plantation when the Read More …

US to arm Kyiv with depleted uranium tank shells

The US has announced it will send controversial weapons to Ukraine as part of more than $1bn (£800m) in military and humanitarian aid. Russia condemned the move to equip US Abrams tanks with shells strong enough to pierce conventional tank Read More …

UK: Photo ID required to buy ammonium nitrate from October

Farmers, growers and buying co-operatives are being warned about an impending change in the law which will require them to provide photo ID when purchasing ammonium nitrate fertilisers from 1 October 2023. According to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), the Read More …

Ukraine: Agencies join forces with deminers to reclaim agricultural land

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have designed a new joint programme for smallholder farmers and rural families most affected by the conflict. The goal is to clear farmland impacted by the fighting of Read More …

The Radioactive Legacy of Depleted Uranium Ammunition Comes to Ukraine

The United Kingdom is sending Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine equipped with armor piercing depleted uranium rounds. Countries like the U.S., U.K., and Russia manufacture ammunition using depleted uranium because the metal is heavy and dense, making it ideal to Read More …

Ukraine has a plan for mine clearance for sowing

An action plan for mine clearance of agricultural land for the sowing campaign was approved on Monday, 20 March, following the results of the meeting of the National Mine Action Authority. Thus, the simplified procedure for obtaining a permit for Read More …

Ukraine: Combine harvester blown up on enemy mine in Kryvyi Rih district

In the Kryvyi Rih district, a combine harvester was blown up after it ran over an enemy mine. The driver is alive. Yevhen Sytnychenko, the head of the Kryvyi Rih District Military Administration, said this in a Telegram post, Ukrinform Read More …