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03 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Producer-Buyer Contract Arrangements Aided by New FAO Legal Guide
GLOBAL - A new legal guide from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is designed to support more equitable contract farming arrangements, and better policy making....
14 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection,...
13 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Rabies Still a Global Problem Despite Simple Prevention
GLOBAL - Rabies is a growing health concern for both pets and owners around the world. Despite there being a 100 per cent preventable vaccine, the deadly viral disease is still taking around...
06 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development...
Crop Industry News from Global Southern African Drought Hammers Livestock Producers
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region....
03 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, according...
30 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global 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...
25 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions...
23 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers....
19 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
01 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Variety of Indicators Show Positive Wool Picture
GLOBAL – Australian wool sales and Chinese acceptance of current market levels are reasons for the wool industry to be optimistic....
21 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
13 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have...
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global 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....
Crop Industry News from Global 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...
07 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Woollens Demand Switches from China to US
GLOBAL – Anti-corruption reforms have distanced China from textile markets as US interest grows in European fabric....
29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
Crop Industry News from Global French and Kiwi Farmers Share Common Ground
GLOBAL – Longstanding trading relationships and an appreciation of grazing systems are uniting stockmen across the globe....
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Crop Industry News from Global Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock...
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global 2015 Lamb Markets to be 'Subdued'
GLOBAL – A subdued 2015 lamb market outlook hinges on supply being tapered by rains coming to Australia and New Zealand....
24 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Scientists Unite to Make African Farming Work Long Term
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...
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How to Achieve World Eradication of Peste Des Petits Ruminants
GLOBAL – Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) must be considered a ‘high priority disease’ if the fifteen year deadline on global eradication is to be met....
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How Do We Ensure Food For Tomorrow?
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...
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global 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...
Crop Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Processing Steps Propelling Goat, Sheep Dairying
GLOBAL - Food research and processing experts are striving to improve how milk from species other than cows is treated with the view to growing the sheep and goat dairy industries....
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