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Morocco’s Grain Imports Seen Rising to Record by UN on Harvest

Morocco’s Grain Imports Seen Rising to Record by UN on Harvest | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Morocco’s grain imports are set to jump 35 percent to a record in the 2013-13 season after cold weather and a drought curbed local wheat and barley production, the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization said.

 

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Russia Wheat Restrictions Spell Opportunity for France

European wheat shippers will be the winners if Russia continues to restrict grain supplies leaving the country.
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France honors Egyptian Agriculture Minister

France honors Egyptian Agriculture Minister | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll granted his Egyptian counterpart Adel el-Beltagy the Order of Merit in appreciation of his efforts to develop agriculture in Egypt.
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COP21 : après Lima, un accord à Paris en 2015 ?

COP21 : après Lima, un accord à Paris en 2015 ? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Les 195 pays participant aux négociations climat sous l'égide de l'ONU doivent aboutir à un accord contraignant les engageant à réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Cet accord devrait être conclu lors de la 21e conférence des parties (COP21) du 30 novembre au 11 décembre 2015 au parc des expositions du Bourget, au nord de Paris.

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Tunisia: 22MTD donation from EU to the agricultural sector

Tunisia: 22MTD donation from EU to the agricultural sector | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A financing agreement for the pilot program of activities planned under the European Dialogue on Agricultural and Rural Development will be signed by Secretary of State for Development and International Cooperation Noureddine Ben Zekri and Ambassador of the European Union in Tunis Laura Baeza on December 16, 2014, in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture.

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Agriculture Ministers agreed to strengthen EU policies for young farmers

Agriculture Ministers agreed to strengthen EU policies for young farmers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, December 15, a large number of member states supported Presidency conclusions on strengthening the EU policies for young farmers exploring possible solutions complementing the CAP (common agricultural policy) tools in favor of young farmers to reduce the existing barriers to enter in the sector, is explained in a press release from the institution.

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Big on the Farm: Looking back to 2014 & ahead to 2015

Big on the Farm: Looking back to 2014 & ahead to 2015 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A major market downturn is just one of several dominating stories in agriculture in the last year. What's ahead now?

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5th Arab Congress On Fishery Resources, Food Security Kicks Off in Algiers

5th Arab Congress On Fishery Resources, Food Security Kicks Off in Algiers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The 5th Arab Congress on Investment and Exploitation of Fishery Resources and Food Security started Monday in Algiers with the participation of several Arab ministers and representatives of Arab and regional organizations.

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Agricultural Turkey rapidly becoming importer of farm goods

Agricultural Turkey rapidly becoming importer of farm goods | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Volatile agricultural production conditions are forcing Turkey to boost food imports, increasing the country’s dependence on abroad amid the tough inflation climate.

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Sardinia-Lebanon-Egypt project for green energy in farming

Sardinia-Lebanon-Egypt project for green energy in farming | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The project will set up systems to valorize forestry and agriculture resources and raise awareness about biomass as an energy source to reduce the abandonment of rural and mountainous areas in Italy, Lebanon and Egypt. 

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Importation de blé par l'Algérie : plus de 2 milliards de dollars en 10 mois

Importation de blé par l'Algérie : plus de 2 milliards de dollars en 10 mois | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

La facture des importations de blé par l'Algérie  a dépassé les deux (2) milliards de dollars sur les dix premiers mois de  l'année 2014, soit une hausse de près de 10% comparativement à la même  période de 2013, a appris mardi l'APS auprès des Douanes.


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Algérie : naissance d'un observatoire des filières agricole et agroalimentaire

Algérie : naissance d'un observatoire des filières agricole et agroalimentaire | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Un observatoire national pour les filières agricole et agroalimentaire (ONFAA) a été mis en place, mercredi à Alger, dotant le secteur agricole d'un outil fournissant des informations sur les prix et les marchés agricoles ainsi que d'aide à la décision.


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L'insécurité alimentaire s'aggrave malgré la production mondiale record de céréales

L'insécurité alimentaire s'aggrave malgré la production mondiale record de céréales | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

La production mondiale de céréales devrait atteindre un niveau record en 2014, ce qui n'empêche pas l'insécurité alimentaire de s'aggraver à cause des conflits et de l'épidémie d'Ebola notamment, annonce jeudi l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO).

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FAO: Poor countries must unite to secure food supply

FAO: Poor countries must unite to secure food supply | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has urged the world’s poorest countries to work harder with one another to be able to develop in time to meet their food security challenges.

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Abu Dhabi conference to ponder solutions to food waste

Abu Dhabi conference to ponder solutions to food waste | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Second edition of EcoWaste to explore strategies to manage an issue that sets back Mena region by 60b annually
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Saudi to end domestic wheat purchases

Saudi Arabia will stop buying domestically-grown wheat in two years' time and rely completely on imports of the grain, the water-short kingdom's new agriculture minister said recently.


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Coveney calls on EU to use dairy market management tools

Coveney calls on EU to use dairy market management tools | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Simon Coveney, has called on the Commission to consider all possibilities including dairy market management to stabilise EU dairy markets.

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Scrapie from sheep could infect humans with 'mad cow disease', study finds

Scrapie from sheep could infect humans with 'mad cow disease', study finds | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Tests find a link between the infectious agent behind scrapie with fatal human brain disease, sporadic CJD, which caused major health scare in 1990s.

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Egypt launches $350m domestic grain storage revamp project

Egypt launches $350m domestic grain storage revamp project | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Egypt is revamping 93 of its regional wheat storage facilities to cut wastage and improve efficiency, as part of an estimated US$350m development plan.

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European Union: Further six Rural Development Programmes approved (Not Ireland's)

European Union: Further six Rural Development Programmes approved (Not Ireland's) | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The European Commission has given the green light to a further six Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) for the 2014-2020 period to provide different forms of support and investment in rural Europe.Taken together, the RDPs for mainland Finland, mainland Portugal  and the German regions of Sachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt  will see more than €10 billion of public funding invested in rural areas, more than €6billion of which from the EU budget.

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Pig plague threatens Europe

Pig plague threatens Europe | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Europe’s valuable pig industry is threatened by a plague on its eastern borders with vast destructive potential known as African swine fever. Scientists are fighting back. 

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France to increase its food safety workforce in 2015

France to increase its food safety workforce in 2015 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Less and less controls and a complex administration… says ‘ La politique de sécurité sanitaire des aliments’, a report
presented to the minister of agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, last week, which paints a grim picture of France’s food safety policy.

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Tunis : baisse de la production de l'huile d'olive en Europe, une aubaine pour le pays ?

Tunis : baisse de la production de l'huile d'olive en Europe, une aubaine pour le pays ? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Le Syndicat des agriculteurs de Tunisie (Synagri) s'est déclaré préoccupé de l'absence d'une stratégie rigoureuse et audacieuse à même de renforcer les exportations de l'huile d'olive et d'impulser cette activité, d'autant que la récolte de l'huile, de cette année, est considérée parmi les meilleures depuis dix ans. Selon un communiqué publié lundi 15 décembre, à l'issue de son conseil national, le syndicat souligne l'impératif de fixer un prix régulateur pour permettre à l'Office national de l'huile (ONH) d'intervenir, en cas de besoin, au niveau du marché intérieur.


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France : le groupe coopératif Invivo veut être deux fois plus gros dans 10 ans

France : le groupe coopératif Invivo veut être deux fois plus gros dans 10 ans | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Grâce à des acquisitions et partenariats à l’international, dans plusieurs entreprises et secteurs d’activité, Invivo lance un projet stratégique sur 10 ans pour devenir un acteur agricole majeur sur la scène mondiale. Le groupe coopératif assure que ce développement « ne se fait pas sur le dos des adhérents, mais en dehors ».


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Lebanon market opens for live export

Lebanon market opens for live export | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Coalition Government has announced the opening of a sixth live export market for 2014.

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Italy reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Venice region

Italy reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Venice region | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Italy has reported an outbreak ofthe highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a turkey farm inthe northeastern part of the country near Venice, the World Organisation.

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