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CIHEAM Press Review : November 2012

You can download the CIHEAM Press Review November 2012

 

You will find in it various articles about Euro-Mediterranean Agriculture, Food and Environment

 

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Scientists discover the earliest known evidence of plant cultivation in the Levant

Scientists discover the earliest known evidence of plant cultivation in the Levant | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
It was in the Middle East that hunter-gatherers first started to switch to plant cultivation, thereby initiating the first movement towards organised agriculture. This is why the region is popularly k
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Agriculture and green energy: the GR.ENE.CO project launches protocol in Lebanon

Agriculture and green energy: the GR.ENE.CO project launches protocol in Lebanon | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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9.8 million Syrians suffering from food shortages

9.8 million Syrians suffering from food shortages | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme confirmed, on Thursday, that about 9.8 million Syrians are currently suffering from food insecurity, including 6.8 million who require urgent food aid.The two organisa...
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Agriculture ministers to meet in September on EU dairy 'crisis'

Agriculture ministers to meet in September on EU dairy 'crisis' | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Luxembourg Presidency decided to convene an extraordinary Agriculture Council meeting due to growing concern about the economic crisis in the dairy sector
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Turkey: important warning concerning pistachio nuts

Turkey: important warning concerning pistachio nuts | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Turkey’s Chambers of Agriculture Union (TZOB) Chairman Semsi Bayraktar, announced that an increase is expected in the production of pistachios, and to prevent a drop in prices, exports need to be increased. 

Bayraktar, in a written statement, stresses that in the years 2013 and 2014 the pistachio harvest experienced a decline, but this year 150,000-160,000 tons of production is expected. 

Fluctuations in production lead to instability in price, states Bayraktar. “An increase in pistachio production is expected and to prevent prices from falling too much, export channels need to be enforced.”

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Olive oil prices surge due to drought and disease in Spain and Italy

Olive oil prices surge due to drought and disease in Spain and Italy | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Producers say this year’s harvests are worst they have seen, as consumer demand begins to outstrip supply
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Portugal: les feux de forêt, un problème national

Portugal: les feux de forêt, un problème national | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Chaque année, des milliers d’hectares partent en fumée. L’année 2003 avait battu tous les records, avec 472 000 hectares détruits par les flammes et 18 personnes décédées. Diverses explications sont avancées : l’exode rural, une prévention qui reste insuffisante, des équipements pas à la hauteur de la situation, un manque de surveillance des pyromanes fichés, etc.

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Le Brésil souhaite devenir le plus grand exportateur de produits agricoles au monde

Le Brésil devrait devenir le premier exportateur de produits agricoles et alimentaires dans le monde, selon le rapport annuel sur les perspectives agricoles 2015-2024 de l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et de l'Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques (OCDE), publié le 16 juillet. 



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Un deuxième canal de Suez mis en service 148 ans après le premier

Un deuxième canal de Suez mis en service 148 ans après le premier | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Les travaux, qui ont duré un an, ont coûté plus de 7 milliards d’euros.
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Improved Irrigation Services for Farmers in Morocco

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$150 million project to address more efficient water use in agriculture, one of Morocco’s core sectors as it generates 40% of jobs nationwide.
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10 innovative projects for Mediterranean dairy sector

10 innovative projects for Mediterranean dairy sector | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
In 2014, LACTIMED launched an innovative project competition to reinvigorate the Mediterranean dairy sector and to illustrate that innovation and entrepreneurship can go perfectly hand-in-hand with traditional expertise and local resources.
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Vers l'éradication de la pêche anarchique en Tunisie

Vers l'éradication de la pêche anarchique en Tunisie | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Le ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources hydrauliques a lancé une stratégie nationale pour lutter contre la pêche anarchique qui menace la pérennité et le développement du secteur. 


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Striking French farmers block all access to tourist attraction Mont St Michel

Striking French farmers block all access to tourist attraction Mont St Michel | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Mont St Michel – the most popular tourist site in provincial France – was cut off from the world by angry French farmers on Monday.
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Forest certification: innovating to ensure sustainable Mediterranean forests

Forest certification: innovating to ensure sustainable Mediterranean forests | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Forestry experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region have met in Barcelona to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable valorisation of Me...
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COP21 : aux collectivités d'encourager les comportements éco-citoyens

COP21 : aux collectivités d'encourager les comportements éco-citoyens | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A l’occasion du sommet mondial Climat et territoires qui s’est tenu à Lyon les 1er et 2 juillet 2015, le président François Hollande...
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What's in a name? U.S, EU battle over "feta" in trade talks

What's in a name? U.S, EU battle over "feta" in trade talks | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Philip Blenkinsop/Reuters BRUSSELS - European Union plans to seal the world's largest free trade deal with the United States are threatened by intractable differences over food names, none more so than the right of cheese makers to use the term...
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Record 137,000 migrants cross Mediterranean Sera to Europe in the first half of 2014

Record 137,000 migrants cross Mediterranean Sera to Europe in the first half of 2014 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A record-breaking 137,000 refugees made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015 - and nearly 2,000 died en route, a UN report has said.
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Will Educate Girls for Food: A Plan to Fight Poverty in Egypt

Will Educate Girls for Food: A Plan to Fight Poverty in Egypt | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Every month they go to school, they bring home rations that their families can rely on instead of turning to child labor.
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French farmers blockade border roads in protest against cheap imports

French farmers blockade border roads in protest against cheap imports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Demonstrations against falling prices prevent over 400 trucks from bringing in goods from Germany and Spain as president insists government is ‘by their side’
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Grenier du Maroc, la région du Doukkala bat tous les records

Grenier du Maroc, la région du Doukkala bat tous les records | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
La campagne agricole 2014-15 au niveau de la région Doukkala-Abda a été marquée par une production record pour les principales filières.
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Algérie: Sid-Ahmed Ferroukhi nommé ministre de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche

Algérie: Sid-Ahmed Ferroukhi nommé ministre de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Sid-Ahmed Ferroukhi pour l’Agriculture et la Pêche -
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La myriade d’objectifs de développement complique les négociations onusiennes

La myriade d’objectifs de développement complique les négociations onusiennes | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Un nouveau cycle de négociation s'est ouvert à New-York pour finaliser l’agenda du développement post 2015. Les discussions entre le Nord et le Sud pourraient se tendre sur la question de moyens de mise en œuvre des ODD, et leur évaluation.  
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La bactérie tueuse d'oliviers, Xylella fastidiosa, découverte en Corse

La bactérie tueuse d'oliviers, Xylella fastidiosa, découverte en Corse | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Les nombreuses mesures prises par la préfecture de Corse depuis avril n'ont pas pu empêcher l'arrivée de la bactérie tueuse d'oliviers et de châtaigniers Xylella fastidiosa. Elle a été découverte sur un plan de myrte, à Propriano, en Corse du Sud. Le site va être désinfecté ce jeudi. Une enquête administrative a été déclenchée.
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Les nombreuses mesures prises par la préfecture de Corse depuis avril n'ont pas pu empêcher l'arrivée de la bactérie tueuse d'oliviers et de châtaigniers Xylella fastidiosa. Elle a été découverte sur un plan de myrte, à Propriano, en Corse du Sud. Le site va être désinfecté ce jeudi. Une enquête administrative a été déclenchée.

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Italian group seeks funding for project to grow crops underwater

Italian group seeks funding for project to grow crops underwater | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
An Italian company has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to fund a project that is cultivating crops such as strawberries, basil, lettuce and beans 20ft beneath the surface of t
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Turkish pavilion at EXPO Milano presents the country's finest cultural treats

Turkish pavilion at EXPO Milano presents the country's finest cultural treats | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
With its theme, ‘Digging into History for Future Food, and set up on an area of 4,000 square meters, the Turkish pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015 shows the peculiar place of food and agriculture in Turkeys long history...
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