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Montevideo, November 20th 2018 - 16:14 UTC


  • Wednesday, July 8th 2009 - 08:04 UTC

    Mercosur soy bean reserves stand at a minimum

    Global oilseeds supply depends on a good US crop

    South America’s soy bean reserves suffered a strong reduction following recent sales while the global supply could be affected depending on the US crop and weather in the northern hemisphere according to Oil World latest forecast

  • Friday, June 26th 2009 - 12:49 UTC

    Lula da Silva unveils agriculture 53 billion USD support plan

    “We must be ready for when the hibernating bear wakes up”

    Brazilian president Lula da Silva announced Thursday the 2009/2010 Agriculture and Livestock Plan which will provide the equivalent of 53 billion US dollars in aid, to help farmers take advantage of rising global demand for food. This represents a 37% increase over the previous farm year.

  • Thursday, June 25th 2009 - 06:43 UTC

    Paraguay hosts global conference to eradicate FMD in poor countries

    OIE Director General Dr. Bernard Vallat honoured at the Asuncion National University

    Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo opened Wednesday in Asuncion the world conference on “Foot and Mouth Disease; the way towards global control” organized by FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE.

  • Wednesday, June 24th 2009 - 04:00 UTC

    South American wines help overcome the global crisis

    Argentine, Chile, Brazil, Peru wines are rapidly displacing low and high priced competitors

    As the world grits its teeth and grabs another glass of something to chase the blues away, South American wine producers are watching exports bounce. International wine sales from places like Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru are up in the first quarter of 2009, and industry professionals are saying the crisis has been positive for them.

  • Tuesday, June 23rd 2009 - 07:57 UTC

    New soybean strain completes regulatory submission in Brazil

    According to the US corporation it’s “the first biotech insect-protected product in soybeans”.

    Monsanto announced Monday it has completed regulatory submission in Brazil for its insect-protected Roundup Ready 2 Yield(TM) soybeans. The stacked trait product provides both protection from feeding damage caused by lepidopteran insect pests (moths and butterflies) in Brazil and tolerance to Roundup(R) agricultural herbicides.

  • Monday, June 22nd 2009 - 12:20 UTC

    Agriculture showing more resilience to economic crisis

    FAO does not rule out episodes of extreme price volatility

    Because food is a basic necessity, the agriculture sector is showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than other industries. But the risks could increase if the economic downturn deepens, according to a new report by the OECD and FAO released this week.

  • Sunday, June 21st 2009 - 11:28 UTC

    FAO forecasts second-highest record cereals crop for 2009/10

    The cereals bumper crop had also facilitated replenishment of global reserves to pre-crisis levels.

    With the second-highest recorded cereals crop expected this year and stocks replenished, the world food supply looks less vulnerable to shocks than it was during last year’s food crisis, FAO said in its Food Outlook report published this month. But some potential dangers remain, it also noted.

  • Sunday, June 21st 2009 - 11:26 UTC

    Uruguayan farmers fearful of consolidation in meat sector

    The merger of two Brazilian giants could corner over 30% of abattoir capacity in Uruguay.

    The possible merger between the leading Brazilian meat groups, Marfrig and JBS Bertin could create the largest corporation in the world and among other things dominate over 30% of the Uruguayan cattle demand market.

  • Thursday, June 18th 2009 - 14:54 UTC

    Brazil invests 7.6 billion USD in family farming

    The plan is basically to promote food production

    The Brazilian government confirmed Wednesday that the fund to promote home farming and gardening will have at its disposal 7.6 billion US dollars. This represents a 525% increase since the administration of President Lula da Silva took office in 2003.

  • Wednesday, June 10th 2009 - 07:55 UTC

    Argentina will consume Uruguayan beef for bicentenary celebration

    Argentina will celebrate its bicentenary consuming Uruguayan beef forecasted the president of the powerful farmers’ association Argentine Rural Society, Hugo Biolcati. Production won’t be enough to cover Argentina’s demand next year, “either we bring per capita consumption down from 70 kilos to 50 kilos, or we import beef and it won’t be cheap”.