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New Zealand schools to teach pupils to avoid dairy and meat

New Zealand has implemented a new climate change curriculum in schools that advises learners to avoid consuming dairy and meat.

Relief aid for US farmers to mitigate massive losses

It is estimated that billions of dollars worth of food is going to waste in the US as farmers are faced with massive surpluses in production due to disruptions to...

Oil price crash, COVID-19 weaken grains and oilseed markets

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a serious impact on international grains and oilseed markets.

Sharp increase in Brazilian exports despite COVID-19 crisis

Brazil has increased its agricultural export presence in eight countries around the world in recent weeks, amid large-scale lockdowns of populations aimed at containing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

North American agri suffers as beef processing plants close

The increasing closure of meat processing plants in the US and Canada amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, will have a marked impact on the agricultural economies in those countries.

Spike in sales of citrus, baking goods amid global lockdowns

The lockdowns that have been put in place in many countries around the world, due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, have seen consumer demand for certain commodities increase sharply.

Global fibre demand falters due to COVID-19 uncertainty

The impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic is being felt across the global fibre industry, with production, logistics and retail sales being brought to a grinding halt.

Global COVID-19 lockdowns boost urban farming

Lockdown restrictions in many countries around the world due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic have resulted in the growing trend of people growing fruit and vegetables at home.

Thousands of litres of milk dumped in US as pandemic deepens

With US dairy farmers forced to dump thousands of litres of unprocessed raw milk daily amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, farm level milk prices for 2020 is expected to...

Rice and wheat price volatility surges due to pandemic

Countries rallying to ensure local food supply are restricting exports amid uncertainty over how long the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic will last and continue to affect trade.

Migrant worker restrictions fuel fears of harvest delays in EU, UK

Lockdowns in countries around the world, imposed by governments to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), along with travel bans and restrictions on movement is posing a...

Chinese farmers adapt to coronavirus with online buying

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has prompted many Chinese farmers to source vital supplies online in preparation for the spring planting season in that country.


How to improve the oil yield of a sunflower crop

Dr Safiah Ma’Ali, a senior researcher at the Agricultural Research Council’s Grain Crops Institute, outlines a recent South Africa study demonstrating that farmers can significantly improve sunflower oil content and...
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