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07 December 2018
NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
06 December 2018
Pakistan Seeks Belarusian Technology for Dairy Sector
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has sought Belarusian technologies to improve milk processing and dairy production as a next step to the bilateral agreements signed three-year back to initiate agriculture technology projects....
Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
Call for Transformative Changes to Food Systems
GLOBAL - Earlier this week, José Graziano da Silva called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body....
Herders Advised to Ditch Traditional Cattle for Grade Cows
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged livestock farmers in Narok to shift to keeping grade cows to maximize their profits....
27 November 2018
Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
26 November 2018
Food Diversity Expresses Cultural Heritage; Key for Healthy Diets
GLOBAL - Tackling hunger and malnutrition requires investing in local agricultural production to bring greater diversity to people's diets, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said over the weekend....
23 November 2018
Eradication Isn’t the End of the Rinderpest Story, Says FAO
GLOBAL - Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest....
21 November 2018
Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
19 November 2018
Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
16 November 2018
Dairy UK Calls for Urgent Answers on Brexit
UK - Dairy UK Chairman Paul Vernon yesterday spoke out, calling for urgent answers on Brexit and the threat to stability for business and the dairy sector....
02 November 2018
President Commissions Dairy Plant
ZIMBABWE - President Mnangagwa commissioned Innscor Africa Holdings’ Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa on Wednesday....
Dutch Dairy Giant to Help Rural Women in China Earn More
CHINA - Dutch global dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina NV said it plans to train 3,000 poverty-stricken women from rural areas to become maternity nannies in the next three years, and provide nutritional products for 7,000 children in need....
01 November 2018
Agriterra, FrieslandCampina to Continue Partnership
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, Hein Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of FrieslandCampina, and Marc Calon, Chairman of the Board of Agriterra, signed an agreement to extend the partnership between the two organisations for another period of five years....
31 October 2018
Govt of Canada Announces New Working Groups for Dairy Sector
CANADA - Canada's farmers and food businesses are vital to Canada's prosperity, creating good jobs, growing the middle class, supporting rural communities, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers....
Union Hits Road to Determine Future Agricultural Policy for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include....
30 October 2018
FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies...
29 October 2018
Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
25 October 2018
The European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) unites the beef value chain from farm to fork
The launch of the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) emphasised the need to collaborate and to unite the European beef industry on its sustainability journey....
19 October 2018
Time to Reflect on Local Govts' Efforts, Say Food Systems Planning Experts
US & CANADA - Governments across the US and Canada have made strides in their food systems planning efforts, with many recognizing within the past decade that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure...
18 October 2018
'No Back-sliding on Backstop and No Time Limit,' Says IFA
IRELAND - Yesterday, the IFA held a National Council meeting in Dublin in which IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and its agri-food sector,...
17 October 2018
FrieslandCampina: Milk Products Fit in a Sustainable Diet
NETHERLANDS - Every day, FrieslandCampina aims to provide the world’s population with the healthiest nutrients. Its milk products play an integral role, as they are a natural source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2 and B12 and phosphorus. This makes...
IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
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