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Worst locust invasion in Sardinia for 60 years

Worst locust invasion in Sardinia for more than 60 years

Millions of locusts have invaded the Italian island of Sardinia, with the province of Nuoro the worst hit.
Global exporters scramble to fill Chinese pork supply gap

Global exporters scramble to fill Chinese pork supply gap

A gap has been created for pork imports onto the Chinese market due to the African swine flu epidemic currently sweeping across the country, which had resulted in the pork...
Venezuelan cocoa exporters scramble to raise cash

Venezuelan cocoa exporters scramble to raise cash

Venezuela has been exporting large quantities of cocoa in recent months, as it is the one commodity in that country not yet subject to US sanctions.
Addressing air pollution on World Environment Day

Addressing air pollution on World Environment Day

A large proportion of the air pollution that plagues many parts of the world is the result of intensive agricultural operations such as livestock farming.
Fall armyworm spreading fast across China

Fall armyworm spreading fast across China

Up to 90 000ha of crops planted mainly to maize and sugar cane in 18 provinces, regions and municipalities across China have now been infested with fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
‘Developing crop solutions tailored to Africa’s needs’

‘Developing crop solutions tailored to Africa’s needs’

Corteva Agriscience is aiming to introduce advanced crop hybrids and crop protection products that will enable farmers in Africa to improve their productivity, income and lives.
‘Historic flooding’ seriously delays US maize plantings

‘Historic flooding’ seriously delays US maize plantings

Farmers in the US have turned to social media to show how far behind they are with the planting season this year, due to the severe weather conditions the country...
Helping farmers in Colombia swop coca for coffee

Helping farmers in Colombia swop coca for coffee

A new programme has been initiated in Colombia to help farmers in the southeastern mountain region of Nariño to convert an estimated 400ha planted to coca into coffee production, according...
Persistent drought forces Australia to import wheat

Persistent drought forces Australia to import wheat

Following two years of below average rainfall in Australia, which has led to severe drought conditions, agricultural production on the country’s east coast has been devastated.
Concerns about EU-South American trade deal

Concerns about EU-South America trade deal

An accord between the EU and the Mercosur trading bloc, comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, could be reached in the next week.
US$16 billion aid plan for US farmers as trade war intensifies

US$16 billion aid plan for US farmers as trade war intensifies

US President Donald Trump’s recent announcement of a US$16 billion (about R231 billion) farm aid package has been met with mixed reactions.
€100 million in Brexit compensation for Irish beef farmers

€100 million in Brexit compensation for Irish beef farmers

Beef farmers in Ireland will be receiving €100 million (about R1,62 billion) in aid to compensate them for falling beef prices due to Brexit-related uncertainties, changes to the value of...

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