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14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive...
24 November 2016
Finland Creates Animal Protein Feed From Biogas
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on...
28 October 2016
Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
27 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
10 October 2016
Small Farms Need Decent Incomes to Help Eliminate Hunger
GLOBAL - Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers,...
15 September 2016
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial...
14 September 2016
Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the...
08 September 2016
Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation...
02 August 2016
Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making...
01 August 2016
Report Highlights Role of Sheep in Maintaining Uplands
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has released a special report to raise awareness of the "complex jigsaw" of public services provided by sheep farming in hill and upland areas....
28 July 2016
Lynx Reintroduction Ideas Generate More Controversy
UK - Following the recent announcement by Lynx UK Trust that it has identified Kielder Forest as a suitable location for releasing lynx into the British countryside, the National Sheep Association...
10 June 2016
Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production...
18 May 2016
Sainsbury's to Stock Only British Lamb from July
UK - One of the big four retailers, Sainsbury’s, has promised to stock its shelves with 100 per cent British lamb from the start of July....
11 May 2016
USDA Provides $16 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $16.5 million in grants to support research into methods for boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face...
26 April 2016
Agriculture 'Crucial' for Fighting Climate Change
GLOBAL - In addition to reducing poverty and hunger, agriculture can play a crucial role in making the response to climate change responsible and more effective, Maria-Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy...
21 April 2016
Report Urging Consumers to Eat Less Meat for Planet "Riddled with Flaws"
GLOBAL - A new report from the World Resources Institute has urged consumers to reduce their consumption of meat and dairy products to help the environment, but the meat industry has hit back...
20 April 2016
Animal Welfare Concerns Linked to Proposed Lynx Introduction
UK - Following the release of a National Sheep Association (NSA) report on 'The wider consequences of the introduction of Eurasian lynx to the UK', farmers within the UK and further afield have...
12 April 2016
New Report Details Consequences of any Lynx Release in UK
UK - An industry roundtable discussion in London today (Friday 8th April) marked the release of a new report by the National Sheep Association (NSA) on 'The wider consequences of the introduction...
30 March 2016
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
24 March 2016
Creativity in Agriculture Needed to Meet Hunger Goals
GLOBAL - The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable Development Agenda, FAO Director-General...
16 February 2016
Cumbrian Floods Caused Hundreds of Sheep Deaths, Survey Shows
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
28 January 2016
Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
22 January 2016
Ethiopia Faces El Niño Emergency as Livestock, Crops Lost
ETHIOPIA - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into...
15 January 2016
Zimbabwean Sheep, Goat Farmers Destock as Drought Worsens
ZIMBABWE - Cattle producers in Zimbabwe are destocking as drought conditions bite into the beef industry, leading to an increase in the number of slaughtered animals, with the number of sheep...
13 January 2016
OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows...
11 January 2016
OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
30 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....
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....
21 December 2015
FAI Farms: Practicing Sustainable Farming for 10+ Years
ANALYSIS - One commercial farming operation in the UK that doesn't think sustainability is a hot topic that will come and go - it's been working to develop sustainable farming practices for more...
15 December 2015
Breakthrough Climate Agreement Supports Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the approval of the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying that "for the first time ever, food security features in a global...
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