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‘GREEN CORRIDORS’ FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE IN EIMA INTERNATIONAL…

Press release… EIMA International: The “green corridors” for foreign businesspeople are coming The organizational offices of the world exhibition of agricultural machinery launch the procedures required to authorize the arrival of foreign businesspeople to the exhibition. Due to the small number of nations that cannot benefit from the preferential route …

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SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE SOLUTION FOR PANDEMIC RECOVERY…

This week, the global forestry advisory body to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released details on how sustainable forest management and forest products are well-positioned to drive a healthy, green, and inclusive recovery as we continue to face serious challenges related to Covid-19 around the …

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US DUBS EU’s ‘farm to fork’ AGRICULTURE PLANS ‘PROTECTIONIST’

Washington could complain to the World Trade Organisation if the European Union goes ahead with a farming strategy that it believes “protectionist”, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue warned last week. “The impact on transatlantic trade can be extremely problematic,” Purdue told European journalists in a teleconference, adding that he had …

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HAPPY WORLD EGG DAY!

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. On World Egg Day, events are held across the world celebrating the egg. The first World Egg Day was celebrated in 1996 and since then we have seen a variety of wonderful events taking place internationally, with people …

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FAO: PRICE INDEX FOR FOOD COMMODITIES ROSE IN SEPTEMBER

Press release… 08 October 2020, Rome – The benchmark price index for food commodities rose in September, led by vegetable oils and cereals, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1 percent from August …

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PANDEMIC PUSHES 115 MILLION PEOPLE INTO EXTREME POVERTY!

As many as 115 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty this year due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned on Oct. 7.     That is a devastating reversal after decades of progress, and higher than the bank previously estimated, even as recently as August, …

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FIRST GMO WHEAT TO BE PRODUCED IN ARGENTINA…

BOGOTA, Colombia  Argentina has become the first country in the world to approve HB4 drought-resistant transgenic wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA, the government has confirmed.   “HB4 technology provides seeds that are more tolerant to drought, minimizing production losses, improving the capacity of plants to adapt to situations of hydric …

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OCTOBER 1; HAPPY INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY!

International Coffee Day marks the celebration of one of the most loved beverages. On this day, people across the world recognise the efforts of those who are associated with the coffee industry. Moreover, as per Internationalcoffeeday.org, this year, the focus for everyone is to appreciate millions of framers who go the …

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS OF FOOD LOSS AND WASTE!

First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste observed on 29 September 2020… 29 September 2020, Rome/Nairobi/New York – At the global event marking today the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners urged …

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REDUCE FOOD LOSS AND WASTE?

Globally, around 14 percent of food produced is lost between harvest and retail. Significant quantities are also wasted in retail and at the consumption level. When food is loss or wasted, all the resources that were used to produce this food -, including water, land, energy, labour and capital – go to …

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