Productivity and environmental improvements are to be boosted in the UK farming sector for decades to come with new landmark legislation.
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Stone fruit production areas such as Little Karoo from Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, through to Prince Albert, have suffered severely from the droughts, with some losing their farms, and many farmworkers without income or jobs.
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Food Price Index hits its highest level in five years amid strong biofuel demand for palm oil and sugarcane.
According to the report by Make UK and Santander, the food and drink sector is worth 15.9 percent of total manufacturing GVA with sales in 2018 of £85.6 billion, an increase of 7.6 percent since 2016.
Developed with companies across the globe, Farmer Connect is said to be a traceability platform powered by IBM Blockchain designed to help increase traceability, efficiency and fairness in the coffee supply chain.
Rising costs of raw milk and new market challenges are said to be amongst the reasons for the company's reorganisation.
According to the FAO, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. Our editor speaks to the founder of Too Good to Go about how it's helping to improve this startling statistic.
The report shows that all of the UK's highest value exported products have grown, with whisky, salmon, wine, gin and pork increasing by over 10 percent on the same period last year.
Chinese gangs have reportedly been spreading rumours, causing panic, infecting livestock and smuggling pigs, as they attempt to exploit the current African swine fever crisis in China.
World food prices rose significantly in November 2019, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Predictions in the report by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph are allegedly made using historical data sources, machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics tools.
A cold and wet autumn has negatively impacted crop yields among potato farmers in North America, and concerns amongst processors are growing. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, from Dalhousie University, explores the potential consequences and how the shrinkflation of fries and chips is a possibility.
The Japanese bank, Nomura, reportedly said that the 50 most vulnerable countries in its Food Vulnerability Index make up 26.1 percent of global GDP, but 59.1 percent of the world.