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Dutch agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

Dutch agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports totalled almost 94 billion euros, compared to 90 billion in 2015. Agricultural products accounted for 85 billion euros and agricultural materials, knowledge and technology accounted for 9 billion: a new record. This means […]

Israeli startup ScanTask showcased in London: How to make Precision Agronomy easily accessible to world farmers

Israeli startup ScanTask showcased in London: How to make Precision Agronomy easily accessible to world farmers

  ScanTask, an under the radar Israeli startup, has showcased AgriTask, a flexible and integrative agronomic management system, which makes Precision Agronomy and agriculture technologies immediately accessible to world farmers. The demonstration took place during the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in London at the Hilton Tower Bridge hotel on November 2-3, 2016. According to the […]

Aussie pasture seeds fuel booming South American beef industry

Aussie pasture seeds fuel booming South American beef industry

Major forage seed distributor Pasture Genetics is preparing to meet Argentina’s growing cattle feed demand and has built a new warehouse in Virginia, South Australia, to house its export product. The company already sells its commodity varieties to Argentina and is in the process of establishing a market for its improved premium range. Pasture Genetics’ […]

Britt-Marie Stegs, founder of #ethicalmeat and Hälsingestintan receives international entrepreneurial award

Britt-Marie Stegs, founder of #ethicalmeat and Hälsingestintan receives international entrepreneurial award

Britt-Marie Stegs and Hälsingestintan awardee in International Women´s Entrepreneurial Challenge 2016. Britt-Marie who has shifted paradigms on the swedish meat market with her mobile abattoirs and ethical beef production, is now ready to take on the international market. She is (together with Isabella Löwengrip and Pingis Hadenius, Lowengrip Care & Color) Swedens awardee in this […]

DNA of banana fungus unravelled for more sustainable banana crops

DNA of banana fungus unravelled for more sustainable banana crops

  An international consortium led by scientists from Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) has unravelled the DNA of Pseudocercospora fijiensis, the fungus that causes the much-feared black Sigatoka disease in bananas. The findings provide leads for increasing the sustainability of banana cultivation, for instance through the development of a resistant banana plant. The results […]

GEO announces a new tool to fight food insecurity

GEO announces a new tool to fight food insecurity

The Group on Earth Observations announced the launch of the Early Warning Crop Monitor, a new tool to fight food insecurity. The announcement was made during the GEO 36th Executive Meeting held in Geneva on 8-9 March. Developed by the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM), initiated by the G-20 Agriculture Ministers, the Early Warning […]

Farm tech gains boosts South Australian grain harvest

Farm tech gains boosts South Australian grain harvest

Advances in farming technology are being credited for an average grain harvest in South Australia despite a major bushfire and challenging weather conditions. The state produced 7.2 million tonnes of grain in 2015/16, slightly down on the 7.6 million tonnes harvested in 2014/15. Although it was the seventh consecutive year the state was above its […]

New research into full spectrum lighting for horticulture

New research into full spectrum lighting for horticulture

Ampleon today announced that it has entered into a collaborative research project with the HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch, The Netherlands into the use of full spectrum lighting for horticultural applications. In addition the project will validate and summarize current research and investigations that are available. Lighting plays an increasing role in […]

Heembouw realising new manufacturing plant for Jiffy International

Heembouw is soon to start the realisation of a new manufacturing plant for Jiffy International in the Netherlands. The new plant will be located at the Oude Maasweg in Zwijndrecht , encompassing 25,000 m2 production area and 550 m2 office space as well as include a harbour facility. ‘Habeon Architects’ stands for the design of […]

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