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22 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
15 September 2016
Historic Chinese Poultry Supply Downturn to Strengthen World Markets
GLOBAL - The global poultry industry is on the road to recovery following recent supply reductions in the US and Brazil, expected lower feed prices and, most importantly, because of the historic market downturn in the Chinese poultry industry, according...
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance....
Food Service Giant Compass Group Joins Cage-Free Egg Trend
GLOBAL - International contract caterer Compass Group PLC has announced a global commitment to go cage-free for all its shell and liquid egg supplies by 2025....
30 August 2016
Latin American Restaurant Chain Alsea Switches to Cage-Free Eggs
GLOBAL - Alsea, the largest restaurant operator in Latin America, announced it will switch to a 100 per cent cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain in Mexico, Latin America and Spain by 2025. ...
26 August 2016
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
US Poultry Export Potential Driven by Avian Flu
ANALYSIS - The risk of high-path avian influenza (HPAI) is expected to have a major impact on US poultry exports in the next few years, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
24 August 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Zambian Supplies Firm as West Africa Suffers Bird Flu Woes
AFRICA - Despite problems with weather patterns, rising imports and disease outbreaks, prices and supplies of poultry products in leading Southern African markets continue to firm up, while chicken production in West Africa could be affected by shortages...
22 August 2016
Rabobank: Poultry Leads US to Largest Increase in Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
05 August 2016
Global Dairy, Meat Price Indices Rise
GLOBAL - The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases....
04 August 2016
Low Prices Stimulate Poultry Meat Import Demand as Trade Forecast to Rise
GLOBAL - Modest growth is foreseen for poultry meat production in 2016, with output forecast to rise by 1.1 per cent to 116.2 million tonnes, according to the latest Food Outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations....
25 July 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Disease Outbreaks Wreak Havoc in West
AFRICA - Africa once again battled this month to contain an outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 in poultry, with the disease spreading to Cameroon, reports Tawanda Karombo....
14 July 2016
Vigilance Needed in Fight Against H5N1 Bird Flu in Africa
AFRICA - The outbreak in Cameroon has brought the number of Central and West African countries battling highly pathogenic avian influenza up to six, with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calling for heightened surveillance and prevention efforts....
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the transatlantic trade talks (known as TTIP)....
12 July 2016
Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
05 July 2016
Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
23 June 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Poultry Producer Problems in West Africa Trump Growth in East Africa
AFRICA - Power supply constraints in Africa have spread to the western region of the continent and are impacting on poultry producers, in a region that is also suffering new outbreaks of avian influenza, writes Tawanda Karombo....
22 June 2016
EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country should stay in or leave. Here is an overview of what the...
16 June 2016
High Demand for Beef, Poultry Meat and Eggs in Africa Creates Opportunities
AFRICA - Demand for beef and other meat products remains strong in Africa, despite most producers in regions such as southern Africa and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) looking to grow exports into the European Union and other...
13 June 2016
Bill Gates Donates Chickens to Lift People Out of Poverty
GLOBAL - In the past week, Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has been speaking out about the benefits of keeping chickens for families living in poverty....
06 June 2016
Industry Insights: Increased Production, Improved Animal Welfare Meet Global Needs
ANALYSIS - The growing population, increases in household income and water scarcity are key drivers for the protein industry, and technology that can increase production and improve animal welfare will be important in meeting these challenges, according...
02 June 2016
Global Poultry Production Predicted to Grow Through 2016
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said....
01 June 2016
Restarted US Poultry Exports Shake Up Global Trade, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The return of the US in many global poultry markets is shaking up global trade streams, with other exporters starting to defend their market share via price concessions, according to the Rabobank Global Poultry Quarterly Report for Q2....
26 May 2016
Amazon Soy Moratorium Extended Indefinitely
GLOBAL - European feed associations FEFAC and FEDIOL have welcomed the indefinite extension of the Amazon Soy Moratorium, which guarantees market access only to soy products that are not grown on deforested land, and are free from slave labour or threats...
25 May 2016
New Central American Plan to Eradicate Low-Path H5N2 Bird Flu
CENTRAL AMERICA - Central American agriculture ministers and poultry organisations met in San Salvador at the headquarters for the International Regional Organisation for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) last week and developed a plan to eradicate low pathogenic...
 
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