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25 February 2015
Drought-Stricken Cape Verde Receive Animal Feed, Crop Seeds
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following...
24 February 2015
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
23 February 2015
Understanding the Impact of El Niño on the World's Agriculture
GLOBAL - During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods...
17 February 2015
Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the...
23 January 2015
Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers...
20 January 2015
Mostly "Good" Ukrainian Winter Crops After Big Export Year
UKRAINE – Crop production and exports from Ukraine increased last year and present winter crop progress is good, reports the Ministry of Agriculture Policy and Food....
13 January 2015
Favourable Weather Boosts Brazil Soybeans
BRAZIL - Over the weekend rains have been favourable in Mato Grosso, one of Brazil’s largest soybean growing states, providing good moisture for the growing crops....
09 January 2015
How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
06 January 2015
Substantial Decline Seen in US High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels
US - The US Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, which saw substantial depletion over a two-year period. ...
30 December 2014
Model Shows Wheat Harvest May Fall with Global Warming
GLOBAL - New research in the UK using models predicts a six per cent reduction in global wheat harvest for each 1°C of global warming....
19 December 2014
Ozone Pollution can Reduce Crop Yields
INDIA - The experiments conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have shown that ozone pollution can potentially reduce the crop yields, Indian minister of state for agriculture,...
17 December 2014
California Drought: What's the Latest?
ANALYSIS - California is currently experiencing its worst drought since the 1970s. With much of the state now flooding, Gemma Hyland asks: Is it enough to end the dry spell?...
12 December 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
11 December 2014
Russia Snow Impacts Markets
RUSSIA - Fears around winter crop condition in parts of Russia and Ukraine look to be subsiding for now as forecasters project less harsh temperatures and greater snow cover in the coming days....
09 December 2014
Voyage to the South Pole on a Tractor - Mission Complete
ANTARCTICA - An engine running for 584 hours, using 650 gallons of fuel has culminated in a successful expedition to the South Pole....
03 December 2014
India’s Rabi Area Coverage Down to 36.09 Million Hectare
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi area coverage at 36.09 million hectares as oF November 28, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
27 November 2014
Much to be Thankful for, but Challenges Remain for Farmers
US - Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
20 November 2014
Will Snow Decrease the US Winter Wheat Area?
US - Winter wheat planting progress in the US is now behind last year’s pace, and at around the slowest pace seen since 2009, writes Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
19 November 2014
Big Freeze Arrived at Right Time for South Plains Cotton
US - The first major spell of cold weather arrived in the South Plains last week, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton....
18 November 2014
Dry Spring Affects Australia Wheat - But How Much?
AUSTRALIA - The implications of a particularly dry spring in some parts of Australia are now coming to light in terms of crop production; however it appears that things aren’t as bad as once...
12 November 2014
Editors Comment: What Should We Expect this Winter?
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
11 November 2014
One Year On Typhoon Haiyan Affected Farmers Bouncing Back
PHILIPPINES - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient...
06 November 2014
Improved Bhutan Cereal Production Forecast for 2014
BHUTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 monsoon season crops, millet, rice and maize, is currently underway and will continue until December. FAO forecasts the 2014 rice and maize outputs at 80,000 and...
Expected Floods to Ruin Somalian Crops
SOMALIA - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of Africa...
Winter Weather: What to Expect
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
05 November 2014
Delayed, Erratic Monsoon Rains to Reduce Cereal Production
INDIA - Harvesting of the 2014 main “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway. Late and below-average monsoon rains over the main cereal producing areas in June...
04 November 2014
What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
28 October 2014
Editors Comment: Till or No-till? That is the Question
ANALYSIS - In the past week there has been a seeming U-turn on the ongoing tillage debate, with new research suggesting no-till farming is the way to go, writes Gemma Hyland....
MHP Reports Strong Performance Across all Sectors
UKRAINE - Integrated chicken, meat processing and grain company, MHP has reported good performance in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014 despite the economic-political challenges...
24 October 2014
Brazil Soy Forecast Scaled Back as Dry Weather Persists
BRAZIL - Weather has been the main focus for the oilseeds complex of late. Recent weeks have seen wetter than usual weather in the US bringing delays to soyabean harvest progress, writes Brenda...
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