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13 November 2020
Public banks encouraged to share funding fairly, as data shows that poor farmers are receiving little financial help
As the world's 450 public development banks held their first summit this week, committing to put the global economy on a greener and more resilient path, data showed poor communities hit hard by climate change are receiving little financial help....
10 November 2020
New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
09 November 2020
Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
08 November 2020
RABI commissions large-scale survey into farmer well-being
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) has commissioned England and Wales' largest ever research project into farmer well-being. ...
07 November 2020
Landowners and farmers are key when addressing the UK's environmental crisis
New research from ecological consultancy EPR finds that despite delays in the UK's environmental legislation, farmers can begin environmental recovery efforts by taking advantage of existing incentive scheme. ...
06 November 2020
EFSA examines the welfare of cattle at slaughter
ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue. ...
05 November 2020
October’s world food price index rises for five straight months
World food prices rose for a fifth month running in October, completely recovering from the shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and posting gains in most sectors....
30 October 2020
Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
29 October 2020
Canada begins consultations to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers
The Canadian government is seeking feedback on mandatory employer-provided accommodation as it begins consultations on improving living conditions for foreign workers. ...
USDA stands by its latest estimate of China’s corn imports
The US Department of Agriculture is defending its forecast of China’s corn imports despite analysts noting the high sales price....
Webinars explore the benefits of fodder beets as winter livestock feed
A New Zealand-based expert will take part in a series of webinars - aimed specifically at sheep, beef and dairy - on the use of fodder beet as a crop to feed livestock over the winter....
27 October 2020
Rift valley fever infections in humans more likely to come from mosquitoes than cattle
A group of international researchers have mapped the dynamics of a rift valley fever infection in Mayotte and found that human infections were more likely to come from mosquito bites than through contact with infected livestock. ...
23 October 2020
Field Test to Help Dairy Farmers Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
Indian dairy farmers will be able to trial a new portable testing kit that can help target antibiotics to treat cows and buffalo, and tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)....
22 October 2020
More can be done to reduce the negative impact of EU agriculture
A new study exploring the future of the agriculture sector in the European Union stresses that efficiency and replacing high climate impact inputs can reduce negative impacts. ...
University of Calgary receives animal health research boost
The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in farmer-led research and animal health diagnostics at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ...
21 October 2020
UK extends its BVD Stamp it Out project
Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp it Out initiative in England due to COVID-19 delays. ...
18 October 2020
What does the wider public think of EU food and farming?
Key public opinion research showcases how sustainability, rural vitality and food security play into perceptions of EU food and farming. ...
15 October 2020
NCBA welcomes additional research on brucella species
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association commends the USDA for increased research on brucella species in large animals. ...
13 October 2020
Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans
Nearly a decade ago, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate...
10 October 2020
New research suggests that New Zealand's beef and sheep farms are approaching carbon neutrality
Independent research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral and strengthens calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration....
09 October 2020
Arbiom demonstrates scale-up of wood-to-food technology
Biotechnology pioneer Arbiom achieves continuous process operations in demonstration programme of its wood-to-food technology....
08 October 2020
UK farming risks collapse unless it prioritises the natural environment
New research demonstrates the business case for farming while prioritising the natural environment. ...
05 October 2020
UK faces significant challenges in meeting net zero carbon goals for livestock
A new report warns that currently available technologies will not be able to deliver on the UK farming sector's goal of net zero carbon emissions. ...
02 October 2020
Convenience remains the top priority for UK shoppers
Market research shows that speed and ease of cooking drive the shopping choices for UK consumers, with 75 percent of households purchasing "value added" meat products last year. ...
30 September 2020
Milkmen expand their business during UK lockdown
New AHDB analysis shows that UK consumers turned to doorstep delivery of milk during lockdown, bolstering milk delivery businesses. ...
29 September 2020
AHDB data shows UK shoppers restricting purchases due to COVID-19
Price is on the rise as a key purchase driver as new AHDB research reveals a third of UK consumers have seen a change in household employment status in the wake of COVID-19....
28 September 2020
USDA earmarks $1 million to study COVID-19 in US beef supply chain
The US Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain....
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