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Project to grow India’s world-leading dairy industry

Project to grow India’s world-leading dairy industry

The Indian government approved a Rs108,8 billion (R22,4 billion) 12-year plan, from 2017/2018 to 2028/2029, to grow its dairy industry, already the largest in the world.
Call to arms for global dairy industry

Call to arms for global dairy industry

Dairy plays a key role in feeding the world and the industry must respond dynamically and forcefully on a global level to those who challenge its nutritional and environmental integrity.
Stop blaming us for river pollution – New Zealand farmers

Stop blaming us for river pollution – New Zealand farmers

New Zealand farmers are fighting back from environmental militants’ claims that they are solely responsible for poor water quality in the country’s rivers and streams.
TPP11 moves to alter Trans-Pacific Partnership after US exit

TPP11 moves to alter Trans-Pacific Partnership after US exit

Negotiators for the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries will present a proposal to TPP members when they meet at the Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit in Vietnam in November.
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International beef cattle show could benefit SA farmers

Farmfair International (FFI), one of Canada’s largest beef cattle shows, has been designed to provide buyers and sellers with a venue in which to do business.
Multi-million pound scheme to improve livestock in Africa

Multi-million pound scheme to improve livestock in Africa

A £5,5 million (R93,6-million) scheme aimed at improving the health and productivity of farm animals in sub-Saharan Africa has been launched by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Netherlands scrambles to undo eggs disaster

Netherlands scrambles to undo eggs disaster

The Netherlands poultry industry is making a concerted effort to undo the damage to its reputation after eggs it produced and exported was found to be contaminated with insecticide.
Australia’s mutton may soon be lamb

Australia’s mutton may soon be lamb

The Sheepmeat Council of Australia will soon vote on a proposal to change the country’s definition of lamb to mirror that of its market rival, New Zealand.
Brazil gives GM sugarcane a go

Brazil gives GM sugarcane a go

Brazil, the world’s largest sugarcane producer, recently approved the commercial use of genetically modified sugarcane.
Extreme El Niño still expected, even if global warming halts

Extreme El Niño still expected, even if global warming halts

An international research group has found that the number of extreme El Niño events will increase, even if global warming stabilises.
Legal challenge for NZ predator eradication project

Legal challenge for NZ predator eradication project

New Zealand’s plan to be to predator-free by 2050, has suffered a blow, following a legal challenge from a small group of opponents.
EU farmers concerned at proposed agricultural budget cuts

EU farmers concerned at proposed agricultural budget cuts

Farmers across the EU are reportedly calling for the EU Commission not to implement any cuts in the bloc’s agricultural spending.
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