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Water and coastal resource management in the Mediterranean

Water and coastal resource management in the Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The objective of the workshop was to develop the capacity of stakeholders in the partner countries in integrated management of natural resources with a focus on water and coastal resources. It aimed to demonstrate the connectedness of resources, specially river basins and coastal areas.

 

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La France compte réduire les pesticides de 50% d'ici 2025

La France compte réduire les pesticides de 50% d'ici 2025 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Après l'échec du plan Ecophyto, le ministre de l'agriculture Stéphane Le Foll présente une nouvelle méthode reposant sur la recherche et l'innovation et repousse l'objectif d'une réduction de 50% des pesticides de 2018 à 2025.
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EU asks France to return €1.45 billion of fraudulent farming subsidies

EU asks France to return €1.45 billion of fraudulent farming subsidies | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The European Union has admitted it overpaid €1.45 billion of agricultural subsidies to France – and now it wants the money back. 

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Spain: Drop in consumption of fruit and veg

Spain: Drop in consumption of fruit and veg | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

October was a bad month for the consumption of fruit and vegetables in Spain. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, the demand fell by six percent, and there were sharp declines in the consumption of bananas, stonefruit, green beans, tomatoes and cabbage. 

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Agriculture: et si l'Europe s'engageait du côté des plus faibles?

Agriculture: et si l'Europe s'engageait du côté des plus faibles? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

En février prochain aura lieu à Paris l'édition 2015 du SIMA, qui est aux machines agricoles ce que le salon de l'automobile est aux voitures: un rassemblement mondial annuel, un événement majeur pour la profession. Les exploitants agricoles présents feront certainement part de leurs inquiétudes. Parmi elles, comme souvent, ils s'en prendront peut-être à la concurrence internationale et à la construction européennequi les soumettent à des pressions de performance énormes.

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Algérie : Projet de transformation des déchets de cuir en fertilisants agricoles

Algérie : Projet de transformation des déchets de cuir en fertilisants agricoles | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Le groupe industriel public des cuirs
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Can A UK Startup Revolutionise Agriculture?

Can A UK Startup Revolutionise Agriculture? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

"This is the greatest thing in agriculture for the last 100 years.” Peter Blezard is honing his pitch ahead of a meeting with US investors and with a background in marketing he is clearly not someone who believes in underselling a product. But then again, as founder and chief executive of UK-based biotech company Azotic, Blezard is offering a deceptively simple fix to a major environmental problem.The problem in question is nitrogen pollution.

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La France va devoir rendre à l’UE un milliard d’euros d’aides agricoles

La France va devoir rendre à l’UE un milliard d’euros d’aides agricoles | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

La France va devoir rendre à l’UE plus de 1 milliard d’euros d’aides agricoles versées à tort, pour cause de fraudes et d’erreurs, pour la période 2008-2012.

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EU to allocate €25 million to assist Armenia’s agriculture

EU to allocate €25 million to assist Armenia’s agriculture | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The European Union is allocating €25 million to Armenia to develop the agriculture and raise the living standards of farmers.

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The EU and GM - Will It 'Let GM Crops Flourish' or Stop GM Being Used 'Under Any Pretext'?

The EU and GM - Will It 'Let GM Crops Flourish' or Stop GM Being Used 'Under Any Pretext'? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

It is worth noting that research into the health risks of GM crops and of both Roundup and glyphosate continues, and the GM industry still faces the possibility of a fatal blow from new scientific evidence, confirming what many studies have already said.

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Even War Can't Stop Lebanon's Wineries

Even War Can't Stop Lebanon's Wineries | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Despite enduring a brutal civil war, a massive influx of Syrian refugees, and the new threat of ISIS, Lebanon's winemakers won't stop producing great wine

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Favourite banana variety risks extinction from fungal disease

Favourite banana variety risks extinction from fungal disease | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and 30 other organisations have estimated that a strategic global plan to contain the disease could cost $47m to implement.

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Nutrition a new arena for climate change politics

Nutrition a new arena for climate change politics | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The political clash over climate change has entered new territory that does not involve a massive oil pipeline or a subsidy for renewable energy, but a quaint federal chart that tries to nudge Americans toward a healthy diet.

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Lower production of European olive oil an opportunity for California brands

Lower production of European olive oil an opportunity for California brands | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Olive oil prices are predicted to rise next year due to poor harvests in Italy and Spain that are expected to drop production levels by 34 and 54 percent respectively, and many companies in the U.S.

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Back to the Future: Capitalizing on the Traditional Greek Diet is a Key Part of Solving the Crisis for Greeks

Back to the Future: Capitalizing on the Traditional Greek Diet is a Key Part of Solving the Crisis for Greeks | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The evidence of the international scientific community is compelling in favor of the Greek Mediterranean Diet, and the market is in love with anything Greek, while at the same time Greece is in such a tough situation. It is time for Greeks, all over the world, to believe in and promote our diet, an integral part of our national wealth and use it as an indisputable natural resource to combat the painful and unprecedented Greek crisis.

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Europeans should eat less meat, but EU keeps silent

Europeans should eat less meat, but EU keeps silent | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The agricultural sector is a growing sector causing global warming, but the EU is wary of telling its citizens to reduce meat consumption.

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European organic food and beverages market: France hosts world’s largest organic wine show

European organic food and beverages market: France hosts world’s largest organic wine show | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

This week France is hosting the world's largest organic wine show, The Millésime Bio, evincing Europe's increasing involvement with the Organic Food and Beverages.

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Spanish bananas request help against advance of non-EU bananas

Spanish bananas request help against advance of non-EU bananas | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Members of the Association of Banana Producers of the European Union (APEB) held a meeting with the French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, where they have requested support for the creation of a common front with the governments of Spain and Portugal for the undertaking of continuous monitoring of the entry of non-EU bananas into the European Union and the adoption of measures to prevent serious damage to the European banana sector.

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Turkey: Agriculture in ill repair as fertile lands snapped by industry

Turkey: Agriculture in ill repair as fertile lands snapped by industry | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Once praised as being one of the few self-sustaining countries in agriculture, Turkey is today rapidly becoming more dependent on imports as its arable lands are being devoted to industrial investments and construction projects.

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Nano-matériaux dans les aliments : le retour du principe de précaution

Nano-matériaux dans les aliments : le retour du principe de précaution | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Le projet de moratoire sur les nano-matériaux dans les aliments déposé par certains députés européens illustre parfaitement... Articles liés Produits alimentaires, Les Experts de L'Usine, Agroalimentaire - L'information de l'industrie

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L’Algérie veut augmenter l’investissement dans l’agriculture via des incitations aux opérateurs

L’Algérie veut augmenter l’investissement dans l’agriculture via des incitations aux opérateurs | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

 « Nous sommes disposés à accorder davantage de facilités aux investisseurs dans le secteur agricole. Nous estimons également qu'il est de notre devoir de lever toutes les contraintes administratives et de simplifier les procédures afin de permettre aux hommes d'affaires d'investir dans ce secteur économique stratégique », a affirmé le ministre algérien de l’agriculture, Abdelwahab Nouri.


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Barilla Foundation Presents Italy's Milan Charter: A Global Food Deal For Expo 2015

Barilla Foundation Presents Italy's Milan Charter: A Global Food Deal For Expo 2015 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation today introduced for the first time theMilan Charter – an Italian global food deal proposal that will be presented at the Universal Expo in Milanlater this year – at the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington D.C. 

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EU Meat Exports to Russia ?

EU Meat Exports to Russia ? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The way could be reopened for the restoration of exports of pork and pig meat products to Russia. The new move follows a series of bi-lateral meetings between the EU Commission, several European countries and the Russian veterinary authority Rosselkhoznador during Green Week in Berlin last week.

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EU: MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods

EU: MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should have a country of origin label which is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said the Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on Wednesday evening (22 January) in a non-binding resolution.

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EU: Agriculture priorities discussed at meeting

EU: Agriculture priorities discussed at meeting | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Latvia holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2015, influencing and organising the EU’s agenda for the six month period before the role is taken over by Luxembourg.

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Tunisie : Culture de la tomate, Les agriculteurs voient rouge

Tunisie : Culture de la tomate, Les agriculteurs voient rouge | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

En Tunisie les cultivateurs de tomates demandent une augmentation du prix de vente de leur production de tomate de transformation.

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