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How much do African states spend on agriculture?

Most African countries have not reached the Malabo target of investing 10 per cent of their national budgets in agriculture. But focusing only on the Malabo target disguises the fact that public investment in agriculture has nevertheless risen significantly. To make African agriculture more resilient to shocks and improve food …

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Akinwumi Adesina: Nigerian food import policy could destroy African business!

The AfDB president, formerly a minister of agriculture for Nigeria, said that the policy risks turning the country into an import-dependent nation. July, 2024… Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, has said the decision by Nigeria’s government to allow large-scale food importation risks destroying the country’s agriculture sector. Akinwumi Adesina …

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Dr. İbrahim Ortaş: Is it possible to prevent stubble burning?

With increasing temperatures, news of stubble fires in many regions of our country frequently come to the fore. In the last three days, sparks from stubble fires in Çanakkale/Gelibolu have spread to forested areas, causing several villages to be evacuated. Every fire in the region, where Türkiye’s most significant victory …

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French agriculture’s wild swing between right and left…

President Emmanuel Macron’s call for a snap election on 30 June has upset the European political landscape, including that of agricultural policies, particularly in France, the biggest agricultural country in the EU. Early polls in France, ahead of the election on 30 June and 7 July, suggest increasing polarisation. Macron’s …

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The left struggles to mobilise farmers in Europe…

During this electoral campaign, agricultural issues have taken centre stage due to the spectacular protests staged by farmers across Europe since January.   Right-wing parties have made more efforts to capitalise on these protests for political gains. Left-wing parties, from greens to socialists, struggle to prove they can be farmers’ best …

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Do we need a biofuel police?

At the Transport and Energy Council on Thursday (30 May), France, Germany and the Netherlands called the European Commission to launch controls in third countries to reinforce measures against imports of fraudulent biofuels.  The Hague, Berlin and Paris urged the bloc’s executive to intensify the ongoing investigation on Chinese biodiesel exports to …

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Campaigners pressure member states for ambitious food waste reduction targets!

No time or food to waste in the EU… With around 10% of the food made available to EU consumers going down the drain – and just six years to meet the 2030 UN target of halving food waste – it is fair to say that there is neither time …

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Next-generation farming, sowing the seeds of data-driven agritech success…

From seeds to satellites, agriculture has come a very long way. Today’s farms increasingly deploy drone technology, 5G mobility, and soil monitoring solutions from the deep tech sector. Farmers are adapting to AI as the agrifood and tech sectors blend ripe innovations. [Shutterstock] Farmers are adapting to AI as the …

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Food prices to increase as temperatures rise due to climate change…

By JESSICA BOXALL & MICHAEL HEAD… Climate change and specifically rising temperatures, may cause food prices to increase by 3.2 percent per year, according to a new study by German researchers. As climate change continues to worsen, this price inflation will mean that more and more people around the world don’t have …

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Dr. Nazan An – Dr. Tufan Turp: Drought may change the flavour of grapes!

The effects of climate change on viticulture areas in Türkiye were investigated. According to the results of the study, drought and increasing temperatures in the next 30 years will cause quality and flavour changes in grapes. Dr. Nazan An According to a new study investigating how viticulture areas in Türkiye …

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