agriculture value chain News

  • Fostering closer collaboration across the rice value chain

    With increasing challenges in agriculture, and 2015 in particular being a difficult year for farmers in ASEAN, rice farmers need access to technologies to help them increase yields and efficiency. From October 14 to 16, over 100 policymakers and rice experts from across ASEAN countries gathered at the ASEAN Rice Future Forum in Vietnam to discuss how public-private and value chain partnerships ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • U.S. Soybean Farmer Leaders Explore Ghanaian Poultry Value Chain

    The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) organized a fact finding mission to Ghana for grower leaders on the WISHH Committee. Ghana is the  base of Subsaharan market development activities and the AMPLIFIES Ghana project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food for Progress program. E.L. Reed (MO), Levi Huffman ...

  • Food Chain Partnership: A successful decade of ‘Working Together for Sustainable Agriculture’

    Year-around availability of high-quality fruits and vegetables at affordable prices is one crucial demand consumers have today: From February 4 to 6, Bayer Crop Science’s Food Chain Management team welcomed experts and partners from different stages of the food value chain. The key focus was the exchange on views about consumer demands, perfect quality and how to keep consistency of food ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • SAP and PlaNet finance hit critical milestones for social sustainability in Ghana Shea value chain initiative

    Using education, microfinance and information technology, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and PlaNet Finance joined forces last ...

  • New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain on Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat

    A new lending and investment policy tool for financial institutions, unveiled today, aims to reduce the deforestation risk caused by the unsustainable production, trade, processing and retail of soft commodities, especially soy, palm oil and beef. New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally ...

  • Latest agricultural technology innovation

    Companies and breakthroughs most likely to help the world produce more food with less Dwindling water, farmland and fossil-based fertilizers are making it increasingly difficult to feed people today, let alone those expected in the future. Select companies are poised to reinvigorate large scale agriculture with cleantech innovations that help expand yields, increase efficiencies, ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • Making agriculture sustainable

    Agriculture is possibly the most important sector of global activity. It is a source of foods, fibers and, increasingly, fuel. It provides livelihoods and subsistence for the largest number of people worldwide. It is vital to rural development and therefore critical to poverty alleviation. Up to 40% of the land’s surface is used for agriculture, along with 70% of the world’s fresh water supply. ...

  • Diesel efficiency in agricultural production

    The topic of diesel efficiency has only become an increasing focus for farmers in recent decades, following earlier decades of concentrating above all on timely and high quality performance of work with modern agricultural machinery and equipment. The discussion on diesel efficiency, which is still topical today, was triggered not only by rising fuel costs, but also by the environmental policy ...

  • The value of acknowledging societal costs of N2O emissions

    Calculating the costs of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions to society as well as business is vital to understand the true economic gains of reducing N2O emissions, new research suggests. Increasing nitrogen use efficiency by 20% by 2020 could bring global annual benefits to the climate, health and environment worth US $160 (€118) billion, the researchers conclude. N2O is a major greenhouse gas ...

  • The common agricultural policy (CAP) and agriculture in Europe – Frequently asked questions

    Farming in Europe – an overview How rural is the EU? Over 77% of the EU's territory is classified as rural (47% is farm land and 30% forest) and is home to around half its population (farming communities and other residents). How many farmers are there in the EU? 12 million (full-time). ...


    By European Commission

  • New Holland Agriculture Associate Sponsor of World Sustainable Agriculture Congress

    New Holland Agriculture announced it will be Associate Sponsor of the World Sustainable Agriculture Congress, which will be held in Singapore on the 11th and 12th of July 2012. The conference will bring together the whole food value chain, including agribusiness and farming leaders, food manufacturers, NGOs, academics and policy makers to discuss the challenges and solutions needed to achieve ...


    By Marketwire

  • Agriculture: the unlikely earth day hero

    Rising temperatures, erratic weather, population growth, and scarce water resources - along with growing civil unrest and skyrocketing food prices - are putting unprecedented stress on people and the planet. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year, Worldwatch Institute's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Agriculture: the unlikely earth day hero

    Rising temperatures, erratic weather, population growth, and scarce water resources—along with growing civil unrest and skyrocketing food prices—are putting unprecedented stress on people and the planet. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year, Worldwatch ...


    By Praxilient

  • Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

    West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective  regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global actors, West African ...

  • ADB to help Afghanistan rebuild agriculture sector

    Afghanistan's agriculture sector, battered by years of war and drought, is getting support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ADB is extending a US$30 million grant from its Special Funds for the Agriculture Market Infrastructure Project to build facilities and standards in the livestock and horticulture industries. The Afghan government will make an in-kind contribution of $1 million. ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Global Agricultural Films Market 2013 - 2019

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Global Agricultural Films Market 2013 - 2019:Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast" to its huge collection of research reports. Growing population compounded with increasing food demand has put pressure on agricultural productivity, as there is shrinkage in arable land globally. Agricultural films aids in increasing the ...


  • New partnership to promote sustainable mechanization of agriculture

    FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries. The two organizations will work together to manage and disseminate knowledge on sustainable approaches to agricultural mechanization. They will ...

  • Battelle Study Describes Importance of Agriculture and Agbiosciences

    A newly released Battelle study, "Power and Promise: Agbioscience in the North Central United States," finds that agriculture and agricultural bioscience -- "agbioscience" -- are providing crucial wide ranging opportunities for economic growth and job creation in the United States. The study also ...


    By Marketwire

  • General Mills Announces Plans to Reduce Emissions from Agriculture

    Food company General Mills announced this week that it would reduce its supply chain emissions to a target level by August 2015, and cited agriculture as the primary source of those emissions. The company said agriculture emissions “are the single largest source of emissions in our value chain. For this reason, we intend to focus our efforts on achieving agriculture emissions reductions and ...

  • BASF Hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture

    Together with leading experts from the food industry, agriculture, academia and NGOs, BASF laid the foundation to bring forward solutions for sustainability assessment, an essential part of the agricultural business. Under the theme " Perspectives for Agriculture - Progress through Sustainability Assessment", BASF hosted this international symposium on March 21 and 22 in Berlin. "This symposium ...

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