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08 March 2021
Comprehensive handbook on measuring and reducing GHG emissions
The greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane, which are largely produced in agriculture, play a decisive role in climate change. ...
Why empowering women and girls is critical for sustainable food security
Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19, say UN food agency heads on International Women’s Day...
17% of food wasted at consumer level – UN report
UN research estimates that 17% of food available to consumers was wasted in homes, retail outlets and restaurants in 2019....
07 March 2021
What happened at the US NFU Convention last week?
The US National Farmers Union enacted new policy positions and voiced support for American faming and ranching families at its 119th Convention last week....
04 March 2021
Indigenous groups in the Amazon sue retailer Casino over rainforest destruction
Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia have sued retailer Casino in a French court on 3 March over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon....
03 March 2021
UK farming and animal welfare organisations react to Trade and Agriculture Commission report
The Trade and Agriculture Commission has issued an interim report as UK agriculture begins its post-Brexit restructuring....
Japanese companies go high-tech in the battle against food waste
Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way....
02 March 2021
UK ranks sixth in the world for food security - new report
The 2020 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) has found that the UK ranked sixth out of 113 countries in food security and the overall strength of its food system....
01 March 2021
AHDB launches Carbon Week to support UK farmers
AHDB is bringing UK farmers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting in a series of free webinars starting on 1 March. ...
Farming unions react to EU's strategy on climate change
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca have welcomed the release of the European Union's climate change adaptation strategy. ...
28 February 2021
Insect protein expected to crawl ahead in 2020s
Rabobank predicts that demand for insect protein could reach 500,000 metric tonnes by 2030. ...
26 February 2021
EU moves to become climate-resilient
The European Union has developed a new strategy on adapting to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change....
French government faces opposition over meat-free school canteens
The mayor of Lyon faces sharp criticism after deciding that only vegetarian meals would be temporarily served in schools due to meat supply problems....
25 February 2021
FACA expands its membership and begins developing climate policy
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance is expanding its membership and has announced new policy working groups focused on developing a set of specific proposals to address the climate crisis. ...
Compassion in World Farming is accepting entries for its 2021 awards
Compassion in World Farming is welcoming entries for its annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards programme and will focus on welfare-friendly innovation and sustainability. ...
24 February 2021
UK Environment Secretary outlines approach for future agriculture policy
Defra Secretary George Eustice has said that the UK can work towards self-sufficiency in food production and that farmers can face the future with confidence. ...
US Senate confirms Tom Vilsack as USDA secretary
The US Senate voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as head of the Department of Agriculture on 23 February, returning the former Iowa governor to the job he held under ex-President Barack Obama....
CP Foods partners with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based animal feed
CP Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based protein from black soldier fly larvae to drive Thai agriculture towards sustainable growth....
OSI tackles biggest carbon emitters for maximum reduction in emissions
OSI's Cool Farm Tool can help cattle farmers track and curb carbon emissions....
McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
23 February 2021
USRSB to shore up feedyard and auction market sectors with new sustainability modules
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has unveiled additional sustainability resources for the feedyard and auction market sectors. ...
Level up rural Britain to turbocharge Britains green economy
An ambitious and revolutionary approach to levelling up rural Britain can create jobs, boost green economic growth, increase exports and improve the wellbeing of the entire nation, a new report from the NFU highlights....
BSAS holds its first ever virtual conference
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) will explore cutting edge research in animal science, agriculture, policy and education in its first ever virtual conference. ...
Australia enacts tougher penalties for those who undermine biosecurity laws
New biosecurity legislation will give courts the ability to impose higher penalties for those who flout the law. ...
22 February 2021
China redoubles focus on food security in newly released policy document
China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step-up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after the COVID-19 pandemic, a major policy document issued late Sunday showed....
17 February 2021
Amazing Cows Hold Promise in Pioneering Sustainable Food Systems
In today’s climate change narrative, animal-based agriculture often endures criticism for its alleged contributions to the global problem. With some naysayers ranking the industry second only to the population explosion as a root contributor to global...
16 February 2021
Research says New Zealand dairy is world’s most emissions efficient
New research shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest carbon footprint – at half the emissions of other international producers....
15 February 2021
Australian beef producer sustainability survey now open
Beef producers are being encouraged to participate in the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework’s (ABSF) annual survey that helps to promote and protect the industry as well as track performance....
 
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