Thursday, June 23rd 2011 - 18:04 UTC

G20 farm ministers agree to boost output and food market transparency

85% of world agricultural output comes from G20

The G20 farm ministers’ summit in Paris agreed on Thursday measures to tackle high food prices in a deal that steered clear of divisive details and paved the way to greater international cooperation on sensitive agricultural issues.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 - 23:33 UTC

G20 agriculture summit to discuss food security and regulating global markets

A non regulated market is a lottery, says French President Nicholas Sarkozy

World food prices that rose 37% in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that needs action from world leaders now, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the two-day Group of 20 agriculture ministers in Paris.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011 - 03:46 UTC

A million acres estancia in north-west Argentina on sale

Estancia Punta del Agua is located in a rich agriculture area

Estancia Punta del Agua, probably the largest ever block of freehold land to come onto the market in north Argentina is being sold by London based agent Savills. The estate in San Juan province in the north west of the country is currently owned by a family company and is described as having enormous potential for agricultural or eco power possibilities.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011 - 03:21 UTC

Argentine-Italian group invests in RD for the Brazilian oil industry

The Argentine-Italian group Tenaris announced it will begin the construction of its Research & Development Center in July 2011. The new facility will be located in the Rio Technology Park at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011 - 02:38 UTC

Brazil targets 5% increase for next crop and loans 67bn USD to farmers at zero rate

President Rousseff wants Brazil to become a world food production power

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff announced an agriculture support plan of approximately 67 billion US dollars with the purpose of increasing by 5% the 2011/2012 harvest of grains and oil-seeds

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 23:08 UTC

US scientists close to producing super-wheat resistant to deadly-rust variants

The new super-wheat is expected to have 15% higher yields

United States scientists say they are close to producing super varieties of wheat that will resist from variants of Ug99, a new and deadly form of wheat rust and at the same time boost yields by as much as 15%.

Monday, June 13th 2011 - 16:20 UTC

Agriculture emergency is Argentine Patagonia because of the volcanic ash

Thousands of sheep have been left without water or food

The Argentine government is expected to announce Monday an agriculture emergency in several Patagonian areas as a consequence of the Chilean Andes volcanic eruption that has covered most of the territory with a blanket of ash leaving thousands of sheep with no water or pasture.

Monday, June 13th 2011 - 11:37 UTC

Volcanic ash cloud reaches New Zealand and Australia

The Puyehue volcano had disrupted flights over three oceans

A cloud of ash from an erupting volcano in Chile has drifted over the Atlantic and Indian oceans to lie over southern parts of New Zealand and Australia, prompting the cancellation of dozens of flights.

Saturday, June 11th 2011 - 11:04 UTC

Chile’s volcanic eruption devastates regions fishing; threatens cattle and tourism

Rivers have turned into a “thick, vaporous torrent of chocolate” with doubled temperature

A week’s ago volcanic eruptions in Chile’s South have crippled the fresh-water fishing industry there and potentially threaten the cattle industry, too.

Thursday, June 9th 2011 - 22:41 UTC

Brazil’s world’s leading chicken exporter in 2011, ahead of the United States

Over four million tons of chicken will be exported this year

Brazil is poised to overtake the United States for the first time ever, as the world’s leading exporter of chicken, with a third of global trade, according to the latest statistics from FAO released this week.


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