Policy reviews published recently by the UN suggest former Soviet Union countries Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan could boost growth and create more jobs by attracting investment into their agriculture, textile and tourism sectors.
One of the U.S largest retailer, Target, will be implementing vertical farms in a new way of producing and sourcing food.
A Japanese farmer has used Google’s open-source machine learning library to build a machine that can identify and sort cucumbers automatically.
UK retailer Tesco has launched a consumer awareness campaign for milk sold in its stores.
Bayer AG has upped its takeover offer for Monsanto to about US$65 billion in a bid to overcome the US seed company’s resistance to the deal.
In 2014, Japan started exporting rare, cube-shaped watermelons produced in Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture. Currently, the fruit, which is intended to be used as ornaments, sell for 10 000 yen (about R1 500) each.
The demand for lemons is growing significantly in domestic and international markets. Eben Kruger of citrus production and export company, GOGO Fruit, in Marble Hall, told Farmer’s Weekly that there was a global shortage of lemons due to increased demand.
Demand for lamb and mutton in China has increased amidst soaring pork prices, with imports in May increasing 18% to achieve a total of 27 000t.
Brazil has expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral ties with Kenya by increasing exports and imports between the two countries, according to Standard Media report.
At the island’s new irradiator facility, Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is used to suppress reproduction in this pest. SIT involves rearing and irradiating large...
Dutch agricultural exports reached record levels in 2015, according to the Netherlands national statistics office, CBS.
A new global seed and pesticide giant may be on the rise after German drug and chemical giant, Bayer, recently offered US biotechnology company, Monsanto US$62 billion in a take-over bid.