Brazilian president Lula da Silva has increased subsidized farm loans as part of a national agriculture funding plan as he aims to strengthen ties with the sector, which has been driving the economic activity of the country.
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Consultants and banks estimate that fertilizer consumption in Brazil will increase this year, with projections suggesting a range of 2.5% to 10% growth in deliveries. This increase is driven by producers’ need to replenish the volumes used in their crops as input prices have fallen.
Controversy in the UK over pension funds and London's commitment to keep to the Paris Agreement goals. In effect this Wednesday, the climate finance campaign Make My Money Matter revealed that UK’s pension funds should review their US$ $112 billion (£88 billion) worth of investment in equities and bonds of fossil fuel firms, as the funds are not anywhere near on track for aligning their portfolios to the Paris Agreement goals.
People in South Korea woke up on Wednesday legally younger than they had been on Tuesday, and in many cases. The mass de-aging was down to a new law coming into effect, which scrapped a traditional age counting system, leaving South Koreans using the international standard method.
A 2,000 year old fresco depicting what might be a predecessor of the classical Italian Pizza has been found in the ruins of the city of Pompeii. Archeologists assume that the flat bread portrayed in the fresco, next to a wine goblet, may have been eaten with fruits such as pomegranate or dates, or dressed with species, pistachio and a type of pesto sauce.
Argentina has announced it will finance 130 million Pesos (some US$ 250,000 at the current free market exchange rate) for Project EAAF 2023 which refers to Phase 3 of the Humanitarian Project for the identification of fallen combatants buried in the Falkland Islands.
The Airbus A400M Atlas has taken over the lead of the RAF's tactical airlift of troops and equipment following the decommissioning of the Hercules C-130.
According to a survey released Tuesday by Global Forest Watch (GFW), a forest monitoring platform developed by the University of Maryland, Brazil has lost 1.8 million hectares of primary rainforests, mostly in the Amazon, a 15% increase between 2021 and 2022, thus topping the list of nations in such a situation, followed by the Republic of Congo, Bolivia, Indonesia, and Peru.
According to a study published on Wednesday by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Colombia and Venezuela have been considered the “least peaceful” countries in Latin America due to socio-political conflicts and internal violence.