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14 January 2016
El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
USDA Reports: Winter Wheat Surprises with Second Lowest Planting since 1913
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports on Tuesday with implications for the grain and livestock markets, but the winter wheat planting survey stole the show coming in at only 36.609 million acres...
13 January 2016
Brazil's Ag Exports at Record Levels in 2015
BRAZIL - The amount of soybeans, corn, fresh chicken, coffee and pulp sold abroad in 2015 registered a record for Brazil's agribusiness trade....
17 December 2015
Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
20 October 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
14 October 2015
Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
11 September 2015
US FAA Addressing Drone Challenges, Promises
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its efforts to address the challenges and promises offered by Unmanned...
Farm Environment Subsidies Have Positive Effect
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge has suggested that subsidies provided to farmers to protect the environment do have a positive effect....
28 July 2015
More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
29 June 2015
Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
28 May 2015
Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
China Targets End of Agricultural Waste
CHINA - China has set a target to achieve "zero discharge" of agricultural waste by 2030....
14 May 2015
US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University....
13 May 2015
Biofuel Sustainability Dependent on Location
AUSTRIA - Growing biofuels instead of other crops can have a significant impact on climate depending on the location, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems...
12 May 2015
Biofuel Production Between Vegetable Crops Viable
US - Using double-cropping systems to grow biofuel crops in the same fields as vegetables can produce reasonable yields of both, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
11 May 2015
G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
08 May 2015
FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
28 April 2015
Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
24 April 2015
Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
23 April 2015
FAO: Soil Degradation 'Alarming'
GERMANY - The importance of soils for global food production was highlighted by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the start of Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Soy Can Help Clean Up Oil Spills
US - Soy lecithin can be used as a chemical dispersant to help clean up oil spills, researchers have discovered....
20 April 2015
Rice Conservation Meeting Sets the Stage for Sustainability Talks
US - Earlier this week, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited hosted meetings for contributing partners in the Sustaining the Future of Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)....
Can Bioenergy Sustainably Contribute to Future Energy Supplies?
BRAZIL - A report by an international scientific organisation showed that bioenergy can help to meet energy demands in the future, despite concerns over increasing food supply requirements....
16 April 2015
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production...
15 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
10 April 2015
US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
09 April 2015
Adapting to Climate Change May Create New Environmental Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a new study from the University...
08 April 2015
FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
07 April 2015
Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
31 March 2015
New Soy Sourcing Guidelines Welcomed by AIC
EUROPE - New Soy Sourcing Guidelines from the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) have been recognised by The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) as an important...
 
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