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27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Water Management Crucial for Sustainable Food
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe...
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
23 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Boosts Animal Disease Control, Food Security in Response to Syria Crisis
MIDDLE EAST - The FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year....
11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Strengthening the Direct Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Public Institutions
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
06 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014....
04 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
ANALYSIS - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
03 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Cargill Completes $12.5 Million Investment in South Africa Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg,...
26 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Kansas and Scottish Laboratories Join to Tackle Bunyaviruses
GLOBAL – Two universities are partnering across the Atlantic to combat a family of viruses which includes Schmallenberg, first detected in the UK in 2012....
25 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global 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
Crop Industry News from Global Global Sheep Meat Production Rising
ANALYSIS - Global sheep meat production has been rising over the last three to four years having seen a gradual slide since heights of 2007....
20 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Phil Hogan EU Commissioner Will Address US Conference
GLOBAL - EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is scheduled to address the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Virginia, US, with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today, 19 February....
19 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
17 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
12 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Crunching Genomes to Fight Livestock, Poultry Diseases
GLOBAL - FAO and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are teaming up to develop high tech tools to fight bird flu and other infectious diseases in farm animals....
06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Meat Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised December 2014 value....
04 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
30 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Feed Industry Discusses Critical Issues at 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting
GLOBAL - The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials...
28 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
Crop Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting...
Crop Industry News from Global Urgent Assistance Needed After Malawi Flood
MALAWI, AFRICA - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food...
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Input intensive agricultural development as a model is no longer sustainable, says a world food spokesman....
Crop Industry News from Global What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently....
16 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global New Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the worlds resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable and non-renewable resources...
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Addressing Foot Rot in Sheep Through Five Steps
ANALYSIS - A five point flock management programme means farmers now have a strong chance of controlling sheep lameness levels. ...
09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Food Price Index Declines in December 2014
GLOBAL - 2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline....
07 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Acquistion of Novartis Completed
GLOBAL - Elanco has finalised its acquisition of Novartis Animal Health....
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