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06 December 2018
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....
Survey Launched to Improve Neonatal Survival
UK - Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units....
04 December 2018
Maple Leaf Joins Global CEOs to Urge Greater Action on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Maple Leaf Foods reinforced its commitment to environmental leadership as one of 50 major global businesses, and the only protein company, which have published an open letter to the world's governments urging greater collaboration in the fight...
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
Important Step Towards Measuring, Managing & Monitoring Beef, Lamb's Environmental Credentials
UK - Three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to pave the way for a sustainability framework for livestock production in Great Britain....
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....
31 October 2018
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
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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
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,...
09 October 2018
JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
05 October 2018
Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
01 October 2018
Fiji Successfully Executes First Cattle Embryo Transfer
FIJI - Fiji's first embryo transfer program on cattle has been marked a success following the birth of calves or calving stage at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Sigatoka Research Station....
25 September 2018
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts First-of-its-kind Digital Platform
US - Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN yesterday announced its plan to roll out the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and...
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
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