The quick reply from the World Animal Health Organization, OIE, acknowledging that the two cases of 'mad cow' reported in Brazil were atypical and China's willingness to accept the diagnosis, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture should strongly mitigate the impact on beef exports to China and Hong Kong.
Paraguay's Agriculture Minister Moisés Santiago Bertoni Tuesday highlighted the cooperation framework his country will have with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the period 2022-2031.
World Trade Organization country members resumed this month fisheries subsidies negotiations following the August break and the chair of the rounds Ambassador Santiago Wills from Colombia said the objective was to produce a clean text on fisheries subsidy rules ahead of the 12th ministerial conference next December.
Brazil' Ministry of Agriculture confirmed over the weekend the existence of two atypical cases of Bovine Encephalopathy Spongiform, BES, commonly known as mad cow which triggered the immediate temporary suspension of beef exports to China from Sunday 5 September, according to an official release.
The suspicion of a possible mad cow case identified in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has further paralyzed activity in the country's abattoirs, and consequently the price of live cattle. A release from the Association of Brazilian abattoirs in the representation of the industry confirmed the situation.
The Argentine Government's policies restricting meat exports have taken their toll on livestock production and slaughter, bringing down domestic consumption as prices went up, just what the measures were supposed to avert, according to a Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR) report released Friday.
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture confirmed it was investigating a suspected case of mad cow in the central state of Minas Gerais. The situation dating to August 31 caused abattoirs and meatpacking plants to stop the purchase of cattle with an immediate downfall in prices, expected to continue until the situation is cleared.
The Government of Argentina has extended the cap on meat exports until October 31, claiming it was because the measure had been effective in helping curb domestic prices.
The Chinese biologist Qu Dongyu, who has been serving as Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to rely on innovation and digitalization to speed up the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Disruptions of global maritime transport and major rivers struck by insufficient water flow to allow vessels to navigate are threatening beef exports Mercosur, including Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, when prices for food commodities are rising all over the world.