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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
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)....
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....
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...
23 May 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Profits Take a Knock for African Poultry Companies
AFRICA - Despite government protectionism and stiffer import duties on poultry imports, chicken producers in Zimbabwe are still constrained and failing to meet demand, while other producers in South Africa and across Africa have also seen profits decline....
10 May 2016
La Niña Now Set to Impact Global Weather
GLOBAL - Experts from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture predict that by the second half of this year it is very likely that climate phenomenon "La Niña" will develop. ...
27 April 2016
EU to Give More Money to Combat El Niño Food Security Issues
GLOBAL - €414 million of new money from the EU is going to support those countries most affected by the current food security crisis caused by El Niño and other factors....
21 April 2016
African Poultry Wrap: Countries Boost Indigenous Chicken Production
AFRICA - Various projects and capacity enhancing projects are taking off in Africa to give support to poultry producers, in a bid to raise their output and deepen profit making in a regional industry that is staving off imports and rising feed-stock costs,...
11 April 2016
FAO Food Price Index Up a Notch
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 151.0 points in March 2016, up 1.0 per cent from February, but almost 21 points (12.0 per cent) below its March 2015 level. ...
01 April 2016
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
30 March 2016
Improving Farming Boosts Peace Efforts
GLOBAL - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council....
21 March 2016
Moy Park Achieves Strong Results in 2015
EUROPE - Major European poultry producer Moy Park has posted strong results for 2015, a period that included the company's acquisition by Brazilian firm JBS....
18 March 2016
Africa Poultry Wrap: African Producers Seek Export Markets but Wary of Feed Costs
AFRICA - African poultry producing countries are bracing for more export deals to other markets outside the continent, with South Africa seeking to have Saudi Arabia open up for poultry imports from Africa’s second largest economy....
15 March 2016
World Animal Feed Additives Market "Poised for Significant Growth"
GLOBAL - A new report projects that the world animal feed additives market would reach $27.9 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5 per cent from 2015 to 2021....
08 March 2016
IPPE Industry Insights: Global Drivers in the Poultry Industry
ANALYSIS - Delair Bolis, Head of the Global Poultry Business for MSD Animal Health, said the two key drivers for the global poultry industry are production costs and consumer expectations. ...
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