Tuesday, May 3rd 2011 - 00:41 UTC

EU/Mercosur trade negotiations resume in Paraguay

EU Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht

Bilateral negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and European Union delegates are scheduled to resume Tuesday in Asunción, Paraguay.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011 - 00:32 UTC

Farmers warn European Parliament of ‘catastrophic impact’ of trade accord with Mercosur

COPA president Sonnleitner heads anti-Mercosur campaign

European farmers insisted Monday before the European Parliament on the “catastrophic impact” that a trade agreement with Mercosur could have for the EU agriculture.

Thursday, April 28th 2011 - 18:48 UTC

EU report quantifies losses for farmers from a trade accord with Mercosur

Losses mainly for the beef sector could reach 3bn Euros annually by 2020, says the report<br />
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A week before the next round of negotiations for an ambitious association and trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, a paper from the EU Joint Research Study centre, JRS, quantifies the alleged losses of such a deal for European farmers.

Tuesday, April 26th 2011 - 16:10 UTC

Paraguay has over a million hectares planted with corn

Paraguay is experiencing a boom in corn with an area planted of over a million hectares compared to 600.000 hectares a year ago, according to the country’s Soybean Farmers’ Association president agronomist Francisco Regis Mereles.

Monday, April 25th 2011 - 18:59 UTC

Falklands’ market garden approaches 25th anniversary against all odds

Tim Miller unloading produce at Stanley Growers Market Garden

Almost twenty five years after its inception, and despite setbacks primarily brought about by Falklands/Argentine politics, the bustling market garden, Stanley Growers, on East Falkland Islands, now prides itself on being in the top three countries in the cruise ship catering world for the quality of its produce.

Monday, April 25th 2011 - 07:42 UTC

Coffee prices at highest since 1977 pushed by poor harvest and weak dollar

The International Coffee Organization expects supplies to fall behind demand for fourth year running

Coffee prices topped 3 US dollars a pound in New York for the first time since 1977, as prospects of another production deficit combined with a sliding dollar to encourage fund buying.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 09:41 UTC

Cuba admits food imports bill is up 25% and “miracles are running out”

The Castro ruled island must import 80% of food supplies

Cuba announced Friday that it will have to spend 25% more than its original estimates to pay the cost of food imports due to the international surge in commodity prices.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 02:20 UTC

EU agriculture impact report before presenting “proposal list” to Mercosur

Dacian Ciolos, no market access offers at the next EU/Mercosur round in Asuncion

The European Commission will be presenting in the next weeks a report on the consequences for the European agriculture of a trade agreement with Mercosur, announced EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos following a Thursday meeting of the Agriculture Council in Luxembourg.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 02:10 UTC

UK celebrates Sunday Malbec World Day, Argentina’s flagship grape variety

Meet the Wine Director’ dinner with Phil Crozier (Photo

Wines of Argentina are gearing up for its first ever Malbec World Day, a global celebration of Argentina’s ‘hero’ grape variety, according to worldwide drinks industry news Harpers Wine & Spirit.

Wednesday, April 13th 2011 - 18:17 UTC

EU ‘animal well being’ group warns about Mercosur livestock conditions

Sonja van Tichelen, Director of Eurogroup for Animals: extremely alarming situation

The Eurogroup for Animals called on the European Union to demand from Mercosur farmers associations and governments the same ‘animal well-being’ requisites and regulations which their European counterparts must comply with.


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