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New Zealand free fruit for schools programme 'excellent'
New Zealand fruitWednesday January 20, 2016 5:58AM ET
In Marlborough, New Zealand, a programme aimed at delivering free fruit to schools began after the 2002 National Children's Nutrition Survey revealed only two out of five children received the recommended daily servings of fruit.
Scientists from Mexico made first domestic fungicide
Fungifree ABWednesday January 20, 2016 4:32AM ET
A team of specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has produced the first fungicide developed in the country.
Thailand trying to drill wells amid drought and water shortages
Thailand droughtWednesday January 20, 2016 2:55AM ET
Thai authorities are rushing to drill thousands of wells to ensure enough water for drinking and washing, as farmers grapple with a drought and a months-long water shortage.
Russian, Iranian agriculture ministers to discuss exports
Alexander TkachovWednesday January 20, 2016 2:35AM ET
Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachov held talks with Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati as part of a visit to Teheran. The two sides are expected to discuss trade cooperation.
Food import in Colombia increased 7.4 percent
Colombia foodTuesday January 19, 2016 7:15AM ET
Colombia's food import levels increased by a 7.4 percent by the end of 2015, president of the farmers society Rafael Mejia said.
South Korea bans imports of U.S. poultry due to bird flu
PoultryTuesday January 19, 2016 5:15AM ET
South Korea halted the imports of U.S. poultry and poultry meat following new cases of bird flu. This ban comes just two months after the Asian country resumed the shipments.
Broccoli prices in Spain increase 921% from origin to destination
BroccoliTuesday January 19, 2016 4:14AM ET
After several months of relative calm, the Index of Prices from Origin to Destination (IPOD) in December revealed that the good results of the previous months have come to an end.
China starts beef imports from Hungary
Hungarian beefTuesday January 19, 2016 2:55AM ET
China's first-ever shipment of imported beef from Hungary has arrived in Shanghai, local authorities said.
MMO opens €243 million European Maritime Fisheries Fund in England
MMOTuesday January 19, 2016 2:30AM ET
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in England. The scheme brings much needed benefits to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors as well as coastal communities.
Global wheat supplies raised 1.2 million tons
WheatMonday January 18, 2016 8:50AM ET
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) by the USDA week shows that global wheat supplies for 2015/2016 are raised 1.2 million tons on both increased beginning stocks and production.
U.S. Dept of Agriculture studying Brazil's agricultural success
Brazil soybeansMonday January 18, 2016 8:15AM ET
Over the last 25 years, the U.S. farmer has become increasingly aware of the impact of South American agricultural output on the global supply of grains and oilseeds.
Real-time fishery management reduces bycatch
FisheryMonday January 18, 2016 7:14AM ET
A new study has found that using real-time management polices to regulate fisheries can reduce the accidental bycatch juvenile fish and endangered species with less economic impact on fishermen.
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