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FAO AND SABRİ ÜLKER FOUNDATION TO HELP CHILDREN TO CUT FOOD WASTE AT HOME…

Press release… FAO collaborates with Sabri Ülker Foundation on educating children in pre-school and primary schools on reducing food waste at home. 18 January 2021, Ankara, Turkey – The majority of food waste still occurs at the household level, making it imperative for the consumer households to be informed and change their behavior. To …

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VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION FOR BRAZIL IN 2020 IS 168 B DOLLARS…

The Gross Value of Agricultural Production (VBP) in 2020, based on information from November, is an estimated R$885.8 billion (168 billion dollars) that is 15.1% above the value in 2019, which was R$769.8 billion. The VBP of crops increased by 19.2% and livestock by 7.3%. Seven products from crops raised …

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GROWING SYNERGY BETWEEN CHINA AND US IN AGRICULTURE…

By Hu Bingchuan There is no doubt that China and the United States have provided useful experience in agricultural development for human progress, especially for developing countries. The US leads the world in agricultural modernisation and output, and China is transitioning from smallholder farming to modern agriculture, having made huge …

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CYBERWORKS ROBOTICS ANNOUNCES THE INITIAL SALE OF SELF-DRIVING TOW-TRACTORS…

Cyberworks Robotics announces the initial sale of 18 autonomous (self-driving) tow-tractors to Fernlea greenhouse. This represents the first deployment of autonomous tractors in an industrial greenhouse anywhere in the world. The order represents the first batch of up to 90 autonomous tractors expected to be delivered to Fernlea which is …

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FAO LAUNCHES THE UN’S INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 2021…

A means to improve nutrition and reduce food loss and waste, says Director-General… The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, has launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV) with an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and …

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JAPAN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE; “GENETICALLY MODIFIED TOMATO” NOT TO BE CONSIDERED GMO

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries made a statement that the “genetically modified” tomato will not be considered GMO. Japan distinguishes gene editing techniques from other genetic engineering techniques. The first example in this regard was a tomato whose genes were …

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A NEW REGIONAL PROGRAMME FOR FOOD SECURITY FOR THE MEMBER COUNTRIES OF ECO TAKES SHAPE…

Press release… Ankara Turkey – The 1st Consultation Meeting on updating the Economic Cooperation Organization Regional Programme for Food Security (ECO-RPFS) was held on 9 December with the participation of the representatives of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), ECO-Regional Coordination Center for Food Security (ECO-RCC), representatives from the ECO member countries as well as …

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OVEREXPLOITATION OF VITAL FISH STOCKS IN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA DECREASES…

Marine ecosystems and fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black seas have increasingly been stripped of their resources by humans over the decades, but the latest data suggests a corner has finally been turned in the overexploitation of the region’s vital fish stocks. According to a recent report on the State …

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WORLD COFFEE PRODUCTION FORECAST 7.0 MILLION BAGS HIGHER THAN 2019…

2020/21 Forecast Overview World coffee production for 2020/21 is forecast 7.0 million bags (60 kilograms) higher than the previous year to 175.5 million. Brazil is forecast to account for most of the gain as its Arabica crop enters the on‐year of the biennial production cycle and Robusta reaches record output. …

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DR. HÜSEYİN TOROS: GLOBAL WARMING AT ‘BOILING POINT’

‘We must put an end to all kinds of waste,’ says Turkish scientist… Referring to increasing trends of extreme weather events, especially high temperatures, Turkish scientists warned the world may find itself at a point of no return if humanity does not learn necessary lessons. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on …

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