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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 […]

Louis Dreyfus Commodities acquires grain terminal in Azov, Russia

Louis Dreyfus Commodities acquires grain terminal in Azov, Russia

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Vostok LLC acquired today a grain terminal in Russia’s Rostov region. Currently under development, the terminal is located on a 20-hectare landplot in the Azov district on the river Don, and includes two berths and six silos. Upon completion, it will be used for the transshipment of grains on sea-river vessels with […]

Social enterprises push forward Agritech practices

Social enterprises push forward Agritech practices

With approximately one billion people worldwide employed in the agricultural sector – equating to one third of the global workforce (Source: ILO, 2011) – more and more social entrepreneurs from across the world are developing new technology solutions that help maximise farming yields and financial benefit the local communities who rely on agriculture for their […]

Treasure hunt in the rye

Treasure hunt in the rye

Scientists from the Julius Kühn-Institut in Quedlinburg are protecting the future of rye bread. Behind this simple mission statement lies some highly complex plant research. The team under breeding research scientist Dr. Bernd Hackauf has set itself a difficult task: they are working on mapping the rye genome. “We want to understand which parts of […]

China-UK dialogue on science, policy and food security

China-UK dialogue on science, policy and food security

In order to ensure food security for its sizeable population, China needs to find ways of overcoming pressing environmental challenges and developing a science to policy interface. That was the key message of the China-UK Summit for Environmental Science to Policy Roundtable held last month in Beijing, featuring leading Chinese and UK scientists. Researchers from […]

Russian Machines and AGCO announce completion of joint venture transaction

Russian Machines and AGCO announce completion of joint venture transaction

Russian Machines Corporation, which is a part of Russia’s leading diversified industrial group Basic Element, and AGCO Corporation, a leading global producer of agricultural equipment announce that they have completed a joint venture deal. The deal signifies the start of operations of “AGCO-RM” for production of agricultural equipment. The strategic alliance will allow both companies […]

Holland Center launched in China

Dutch Minister Ploumen for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation launched the Holland Center in Shanghai in China on Monday 27 October 2014. The center is aimed at strengthening the business collaboration between Chinese and Dutch companies in the agri & food sector. Customised help is being offered to businesses to increase the chances in the […]

New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania

New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania

Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Rony Swennen, a professor […]

Puna Culinary Festival features farm-to-fork culture and traditions of Hawai’i island

Puna Culinary Festival features farm-to-fork culture and traditions of Hawai’i island

Kalani announces The Puna Culinary Festival, September 21-­‐28, 2014, an invitation to experience the abundant harvest of Hawai‘i Island and interact directly with the region’s growers, farmer’s market purveyors, and food enthusiasts. Throughout the eight-­day festival, attendees will enjoy meals prepared by top chefs, cooking classes, sustainable farm tours, market visits, thought-­provoking workshops and other […]

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