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21 July 2017
North Korea’s Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO...
11 July 2017
German Cows to be Flown to Qatar to Meet Dairy Demand
QATAR - A herd of 140 German cows will be flown to Qatar this week to help the country meet its dairy demand as it struggles under the Saudi-led blockade....
06 July 2017
Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability
GLOBAL - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the...
26 June 2017
Swiss Dairy Farmers Urged to Adapt to Climate Change
SWITZERLAND - As temperatures climb and growing seasons change, milk producers across Switzerland must cooperate with one another to improve their grassland management practices if they want to break even, says an official agriculture report....
23 June 2017
Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought, Then Floods in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
19 June 2017
After the Storm: Haiti’s Mobile Vets Help Restore Livelihood
HAITI - Since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October last year, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the most affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the enormous humanitarian response....
09 June 2017
Kenyan Dairy Farmers Told Not to Rely on Rains for Livestock Feeds
KENYA - Small holder farmers are yet to fully adopt feeding practices that are less reliant on rain, the Kenya Dairy Board has said....
29 May 2017
Farmers Advised to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
25 May 2017
Tyson Teams Up with World Resources Institute on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation...
15 May 2017
Farmers Urged to Keep Safety Top of Mind
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
05 May 2017
PMK Urges Govt to Prevent Cattle Deaths
INDIA - The PMK (Pattali Makkal Katchi), a political party, has urged the Tamil Nadu government to implement drought mitigation measures to prevent cattle deaths....
Temperature Pushes Up Prices of Eggs, Milk and Poultry
INDIA - In the last few days, Puneites have indeed been feeling the pinch of the soaring temperature, this time on their pockets. ...
03 May 2017
Raw Deal for Dairy Farmers Despite Hike in Milk Price
KENYA - Dairy farmers are worried as the prices of processed milk more than doubled in most outlets across the country, yet they are not reaping the windfall....
02 May 2017
Agency Distributes Animal Feed to Save Livestock
KENYA - The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has distributed animal feed worth Sh4 million to assist pastoralists who have migrated to Mt Kenya region due to the ongoing drought....
06 April 2017
New Report Says Benchmark for Action Needed to Avoid Future Disasters
GLOBAL - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released...
Extended Disaster Assistance for Primary Producers Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for primary producers affected by flooding in central and south-east Queensland, but flagged that more support may be needed as the full economic impact of Cyclone Debbie becomes clearer....
29 March 2017
Farming Becoming Riskier Under Climate Change
GLOBAL - Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it...
23 March 2017
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
15 March 2017
New Drought Declarations Show Bush Still Doing it Tough
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
10 March 2017
North American Livestock Production Plays Smaller Role than Told to Public
US - An Air Quality Specialist with the University of California Davis says livestock production in North America plays a much smaller role in contributing to global warming than the public would be led to believe, according to Bruce Cochrane....
06 March 2017
Drought, Conflict Worsen Food Security in Africa
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that drought and conflicts are worsening food security across Africa, especially in the east, amid strong global harvests....
17 February 2017
Climate Change May Hit India's Milk Products by 3M Tonnes/Year by 2020
INDIA - India, the world's largest milk producer, may see a loss of milk production by over 3 million tonnes (MT) per year by 2020 due to frequent climate change and it may also lead to a decline in per capita consumption, industry experts said. ...
11 January 2017
Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges....
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
30 September 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
21 September 2016
Cash Flow Warnings as Northern Ireland's Cattle Forced Indoors After Bad Weather
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Ulster Farmers’ Union president, Barclay Bell, has warned that many farmers in Northern Ireland are facing a long winter – with all the cash flow implications that has for businesses already under pressure because of poor prices....
26 August 2016
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
 
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