Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 06:45 UTC

EU farm losses from trade deal with Mercosur ‘would range 1 to 3 billion Euros’

The sector most affected would be the meat industry

European Union farmers could suffer losses ranking from one to three billion Euros if a trade agreement is finally agreed with Mercosur according to a European Commission evaluation paper on the impact.

Friday, September 30th 2011 - 01:47 UTC

Cuba replacing Sugar Ministry for a holding company ‘efficiency oriented’

Once sugar king, since the fall of the Soviet Union the harvest has plummeted from 8 million to 1.5 million tons

Cuba is closing its once powerful Sugar Ministry in favour of a state holding company charged with pulling the sector out of a long decline, official media announced on Thursday.

Thursday, September 29th 2011 - 06:12 UTC

Ecuador land of exquisite cacao, major sponsor at Chocolate Week in London

One of the top-producing cacao countries in the world

Ecuador has been announced as a major sponsor and exhibitor of the National Chocolate Week in London, the UK’s biggest and most indulgent chocolate celebration.

Wednesday, September 28th 2011 - 00:58 UTC

Argentine 2010/11 crop a “historic record” breaks 100 million tons benchmark

 The area planted with grains and oilseeds was almost 34.5 million hectares

Argentina 2010/2011 crop reached 102.082 million tons of grains and oil seeds, a ‘historic record’, according to an official release from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Saturday, September 17th 2011 - 05:07 UTC

Mercosur consolidates as leading soybean region with 52% of world’s production

By 2020 the region should be producing an additional 50 million tons

In twelve years Mercosur has consolidated as the leading region in soybean production with 52% of the world crop and the potential to further expand area and yields.

Monday, September 12th 2011 - 05:35 UTC

Latest estimates indicate Brazil is heading for another record grains crop

Agriculture minister Mendes Ribeiro Filho, Brazil a world food supplier super power

Brazil latest harvest (2010/2011) should reach 162.9 million tons of grains and oilseeds establishing a new record according to the latest release by the National Supplies Company, Conab.

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 22:24 UTC

World food prices hold steady at near record; cereals climb further, says FAO

US maize crop revised down and high quality wheat pushed the price up 9%.

World food prices remained virtually unchanged between July and August 2011 according to the FAO Food Price Index published Thursday. The Index averaged 231 points last month compared to 232 points in July. It was 26% higher than in August 2010 but seven points below its all-time high of 238 points in February 2011.

Thursday, September 8th 2011 - 05:49 UTC

Mercosur/Asia soy-market forum project brings together leading experts

Soy beans demand from China has transformed Argentine and Mercosur agriculture

Experts from South America, US, Europe, India and China will be discussing next week in Rosario, Argentina the possibility of an Asia-Mercosur grains and oilseeds market in which soybeans will be playing the leading trade role.

Sunday, September 4th 2011 - 23:31 UTC

Blockaded by Argentina, Falkland’ plans to grow its own vegetables and eggs

The Islands has a long and successful experience in growing vegetables in poly tunnel

A quarter of million pounds (approximately 400.000 dollars) is to be used to produce more fruit, vegetables, salad and hen eggs within the Falkland Islands. The Executive Council (ExCo) agreed the funding which is to be administered by the Development Corporation (FIDC) in a bid to reduce the amount of imports into the Islands.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 21:21 UTC

US grain farmers furious with Argentina and Canada advance in the Colombia market

Colombian corn imports for the 2011/12 year are expected to be greater that those of China

Argentina has rapidly displaced the US as the main supplier to Colombia of corn and in near future wheat, with volumes soaring from 99.000 tons in 2007 to over 2.2 million tons currently, points out Agrimoney.


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