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27 April 2016
View news from Global EU to Give More Money to Combat El Niño Food Security Issues
GLOBAL - €414 million of new money from the EU is going to support those countries most affected by the current food security crisis caused by El Niño and other factors....
25 April 2016
View news from Global Agriculture 'Crucial' for Fighting Climate Change
GLOBAL - In addition to reducing poverty and hunger, agriculture can play a crucial role in making the response to climate change responsible and more effective, Maria-Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General for Natural Resources has said....
21 April 2016
View news from Global Report Urging Consumers to Eat Less Meat for Planet "Riddled with Flaws"
GLOBAL - A new report from the World Resources Institute has urged consumers to reduce their consumption of meat and dairy products to help the environment, but the meat industry has hit back by saying the report is inaccurate and flawed....
View news from Global Global Decline in Beef Consumption in 2015 Linked to Health Fears
GLOBAL - New figures released by Euromonitor International, a UK based market research firm, show that global meat consumption grew by 2 per cent in volume in 2015 compared to 2014 figures, writes Eoin McCarthy....
18 April 2016
View news from Global Southern African Countries Work to Control Foot and Mouth at Borders
SOUTHERN AFRICA - To curb the spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from Zimbabwe, Botswana in 2003 started a massive project to erect a 2, 4-metre high electric fence to run 813 km along their common border, writes Ian Nkala....
12 April 2016
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Up a Notch
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 151.0 points in March 2016, up 1.0 per cent from February, but almost 21 points (12.0 per cent) below its March 2015 level. ...
05 April 2016
View news from Global New Study: Real-time PCR Uncovers Trich Prevalence in Bulls in Mexico
GLOBAL - The bovine trichomoniasis (trich) prevalence in Mexico was unknown among breeding bulls prior to a collaborative study with the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH), said Ivan Leyva-Baca, DVM and PhD at Thermo Fisher Scientific....
04 April 2016
View news from Global Brazil's Beef Exports to Rise as China Doubles Volume
ANALYSIS – Despite domestic challenges, South America's beef exporters are set to increase exports by an estimated 11 per cent in 2016, according to the Rabobank global beef quarterly report....
30 March 2016
View news from Global Improving Farming Boosts Peace Efforts
GLOBAL - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council....
29 March 2016
View news from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
23 March 2016
View news from Global Creativity in Agriculture Needed to Meet Hunger Goals
GLOBAL - The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable Development Agenda, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the Forum for the Future...
16 March 2016
View news from Global 2015 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Out Now
GLOBAL - The BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey constitutes the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind, using state-of-the-art analytic tools. More than eight thousand samples taken from 75 countries worldwide in 2015 alone....
09 March 2016
View news from Global Infographic: The Global Mycotoxin Threat 2016
GLOBAL - The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine risk to livestock animal production....
08 March 2016
View news from Global Mycotoxin Testing and Survey Results: Biomin Webinar
GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about monitoring mycotoxins using available detection methods. ...
04 March 2016
View news from Global Global Food Prices Steady in February
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month....
26 February 2016
View news from Global Technology Could Take Agriculture Halfway to Climate Targets
EU - Unless greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption are reduced substantially, EU climate targets will not be met, according to a new study from Swedish researchers. ...
23 February 2016
View news from Global CattleFax: Expectations for Global Beef Trade
ANALYSIS - CattleFax analysts predicted $294 per head added value for US cattle producers from exports for 2016 – a $66 drop per head from 2014 values....
View news from Global Latest Foot and Mouth Reports: Southern African Countries; Kuwait
GLOBAL - Several outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease have been reported in different countries over recent weeks....
19 February 2016
View news from Global Delacon Joins New Partnership to Meet Challenges in Animal Nutrition
US - Delacon announces that Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses, including the new business unit, PMI Nutritional Additives, will be its exclusive partner in the United States for phytogenic feed additives....
15 February 2016
View news from Global Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo has said....
10 February 2016
View news from Global Food Insecurity in South Sudan Exacerbated by Livestock Raids
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people - nearly 25 per cent of the country's population - remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe,...
09 February 2016
View news from Global Latest Bluetongue Reports: New Outbreaks in France, Austria, Ecuador
GLOBAL - Case of Bluetongue virus have been reported in various countries in the last few weeks, with Ecuador the latest country to detect the disease....
05 February 2016
View news from Global Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
01 February 2016
View news from Global Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Top List for Farm Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
29 January 2016
View news from Global Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
View news from Global Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics, and communicate the importance of veterinary medicine...
View news from Global Remote Atlantic Island Looks for Agricultural Advisor
GLOBAL - The inhabitants of the world’s remotest inhabited island have called on the NFU to find them a farmer to come and improve agriculture....
19 January 2016
View news from Global Latest Bluetongue Reports: More French Cases, Brazil Finds Zoo Outbreak
GLOBAL - In the last few weeks, various countries around the world have reported bluetongue outbreaks....
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