NEWS

  • Farming innovation debate heats up as Greens grow in Europe 20 Jun 2019 08:16 EurActiv The rise of Green parties in the recent EU elections has raised eyebrows in Brussels, where agriculture stakeholders are trying to find out what is next in the debate about the future of EU farming. The discussion over the need to speed up innovation in …
  • United Kingdom : 230M boost for British beef as China agrees market access 20 Jun 2019 00:37 Tradingcharts.com Jun 19, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) -- British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached between China and the UK. The move could be worth an estimated 230 million for British producers …
  • U.S. trade representative calls for prioritizing initial deal with Japan on farm tariff cuts 19 Jun 2019 18:00 Japan Times WASHINGTON - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday called for prioritizing a deal with Japan on agricultural tariff cuts as part of efforts to strike a bilateral trade agreement. “What I have proposed doing is to try to take care of a …
  • Nigeria: FAO enhances food production in northeastern Nigeria in fourth consecutive rainy season programme 19 Jun 2019 17:48 Relief Web Lush green sprouts mark the arrival of the rainy season in northeastern Nigeria. The faces of farmers are lit with delight as they set to plant for the new farming season, after a dry season when limited crops can be grown. Rainfed farming promises farmers …
  • The Guatemalans who pay the price for the west’s need for nickel 19 Jun 2019 17:13 The Guardian The road to Guatemala’s biggest nickel mine is barely visible through a cloud of red dust, churned up by the 25-tonne trucks that thunder past loaded with ore. From the choking haze a cyclist emerges, weaving between the lorries. On his back he carries a …
  • 'CAP budget cuts could be a reality if countries aren't ambitious on... 19 Jun 2019 15:16 Irish Independent 0 Comments 'CAP budget cuts could be a reality if countries aren't ambitious on environment' - Hogan Farming Independent CAP budget cuts could become a reality if EU countries aren’t ambitious on the environment, EU Commissioner for Agriculture …
  • British beef producers get access to Chinese market 19 Jun 2019 15:01 Tradingcharts.com Jun 19, 2019 (MarketLine via COMTEX) -- The Chinese Government has agreed to accept beef imports from the UK after lifting a ban that was imposed on beef products in 1996. The agreement between the two countries is expected to be worth AGBP230m for British …
  • Campaigners oppose EU proposal to replace veggie burgers with 'veggie discs' 19 Jun 2019 13:50 Independent Vegetarian and vegan campaigners have come out in opposition to the European Parliament’s proposal to ban the use of words such as “sausage” and “burger” to describe meat-free foods. In April, the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural …
  • 'Deep concerns' on possible Mercosur deal outlined by Taoiseach in letter to EU... 19 Jun 2019 09:47 Irish Independent 0 Comments 'Deep concerns' on possible Mercosur deal outlined by Taoiseach in letter to EU Commission Farming Independent Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and three other European leaders have sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean Claude Junker …
  • The poisons we live with 19 Jun 2019 01:22 Punch Newspapers Punch Editorial Board THE phenomenon is an existential threat to public health, which, like in every other aspect of our national life, government has proved its gross incompetence in handling. No food item in Nigeria is safe from poisonous contamination. …