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  • EU Agri-Food Exports: positive trend remains

    Brussels, Belgium ‒ After several months of outstanding export performance, the value of EU agri-food exports went down quite significantly in August 2015 compared to July. This drop by EUR 1.45 billion (-13%) was even more pronounced than the drop in export values immediately after… Lees verder →

  • Alltech aquires Masterfeeds

    Dunboyne, Ireland – Alltech and Masterfeeds announced that they have entered into a share purchase, under which Alltech will acquire 100 % of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds, from Ag Processing. This will provide Alltech complete ownership of Masterfeeds LP, a leading commercial animal nutrition… Lees verder →

  • Big data add value to crop farming

    Utrecht, The Netherlands ‒ Data-intensive farming is coming, according to Rabobank‘s latest report From Intuitive to Fact-Based Farming. Rabobank predicts “smart farming” practises, using big data, could easily add USD $10 billion a year to the value of field crop farming on a global scale,… Lees verder →

  • Accenture DSM

    Biological solutions for agriculture

    Heerlen, The Netherlands ‒ DSM and Syngenta announced an R&D partnership to develop microbial-based agricultural solutions, including bio-controls, bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants. The companies aim to jointly commercialize solutions from their discovery platform. Collaboration The collaboration aims to accelerate the delivery of a broad spectrum of… Lees verder →

  • Barentz International expands in USA

    Hoofddorp, The Netherlands ‒ Barentz International and US based AmTech Ingredients LLC announced their strategic cooperation for the production and distribution of specialty ingredients across the United States of America. Leading AmTech Ingredients is a leading producer and supplier of powdered specialty food ingredients. With… Lees verder →

  • App for swine feed recommendations

    Boxmeer (The Netherlands) – Trouw Nutrition has launched an online swine feed recommendation application (app) for every phase of production. The tool helps farmers to determine the ideal feed formulation for breeding, growing and finishing swine based on a wide variety of variables. Tool Currently,… Lees verder →

  • Build a smarter food system

    Utrecht (The Netherlands) ‒ The food and agriculture industry must increase production, availability and access to food significantly over the next ten years if it is to meet the demands of a larger, increasingly urban global population. Against a backdrop of uneven growth and soft… Lees verder →

  • Conference: Shaping the future of food safety

    Milan (Italy) ‒ More than 600 food safety experts from 70 countries gathered in Milan for the EFSA’s scientific conference “Shaping the future of food safety, together”. The conference was held during Expo Milan from October 14th till 17th. Linked EFSA’s Executive Director, Bernhard Url,… Lees verder →

  • Local governments demand a simpler CAP

    Brussels (Belgium) ‒ A simpler more flexible Common Agricultural Policy will reduce the impact of the volatility of the market and revitalise rural economies, EU local and regional leaders have said. Reduction In its report adopted today, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) welcomed… Lees verder →

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    ESA gives voluntary contribution to FAO IT

    Vienna (Austria) ‒ At its Annual Meeting 2015 held in Vienna, Austria, ESA European Seed Association handed over a voluntary financial contribution of 300.000 euro to the FAO International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources in Food in Agriculture (FAO IT). Donation ESA had announced this… Lees verder →