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04 December 2015
Climate Change Puts Food Security Progress At Risk, USDA Says
US - Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on global food security and its implications...
Replacing Beef Herd with Trees "Nonsense Ideology", IFA Says
IRELAND - Environment Chairman of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Harold Kingston, has described remarks recently made by environmental commentators that Ireland’s beef herd should be replaced with trees as “nonsense ideology"....
03 December 2015
Hand-in-Hand Approach Needed to Address Hunger and Climate Change
GLOBAL - Providing support to developing countries and their agricultural sectors is essential for the global goals of eradicating hunger and tackling the challenges of climate change, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva....
02 December 2015
How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted upon the agriculture industry over the past decade....
30 November 2015
Dairy UK Wants Climate Agreements to Continue
UK - Trade association Dairy UK has called for the continuation of Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) as part of the Government’s review of energy taxes for manufacturing businesses....
26 November 2015
Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic resources in times of climate change....
12 November 2015
Trees Provide Money-Making Opportunities for Land Owners
UK - Land owners have the potential to make money and tackle climate change at the same time, by "selling" the carbon absorbed by trees on their farm....
How Can Dairy Businesses Survive Winter?
ANALYSIS - It has been a tough year across the agricultural sector, with dairy being one of the hardest hit. Melanie Jenkins looks at what steps dairy farmers can take to weather the storm this winter....
04 November 2015
UK's Agri-Environment Scheme Too Confusing, Say Farmers
UK - Farmers and growers say the new agri-environment scheme in this country is too complex to take part in, according to a new survey by the NFU....
21 October 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why Manure Matters
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertiliser, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
16 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....
15 October 2015
EU Committee Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
02 October 2015
EU Air Quality Policy Will Hit the Livestock Sector Hard
EU - Copa and Cogeca have called for realistic and achievable targets to be included in the Review of EU Air quality Policy, warning that emission reduction targets for methane and ammonia are unrealistic and will severely damage the EU livestock sector...
23 September 2015
Farmers Union Anger at SEPA Charging Proposals
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has slammed proposals from Scotland’s environmental body to significantly hike many of its charges. ...
11 September 2015
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....
09 September 2015
Six Point Plan For Sustainable Dairy Development in Asia
ANALYSIS - A six point plan has been put forward for a regional strategy for sustainable dairy development in Asia....
27 August 2015
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
25 August 2015
College Values Farm Manure at £14,000
SCOTLAND – Slurry and manure produced by a farm in the Scottish borders has been given an equivalent nutrient value worth £14,000....
20 August 2015
Research Model Shows Hazardous Antibiotic Levels in Environment
GERMANY - Several antibiotics could be present in hazardous levels in the environment after manure spreading, new research from sustainability scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg shows....
29 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....
24 July 2015
Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
17 July 2015
Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
16 July 2015
Organic Farming Needs More Direction to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
US - Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Oregon (UO) researcher has said....
08 July 2015
Dairy Industry Cutting Water Use
UK - A progress report has shown that UK dairy companies are becoming more efficient with water, reducing water intensity by 13 per cent since 2008....
06 July 2015
Livestock Event 2015: Ensure Youngstock are Healthy and Productive
UK - The health and welfare of young stock, particularly in the dairy sector, are receiving more and more attention not only from the farmers themselves, but also vets, nutritionists and pharmaceutical companies....
03 July 2015
Dairy Is Part of a Sustainable Diet
UK - The consumption of dairy products in the UK has seen a decline in whole milk and a rise in low fat milk products and a gradual rise in cheese consumption....
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