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  • ARGENTINA: Country To Resume Pork Imports From The United States

    ARGENTINA, 2017/08/22 Argentina will any minute at this time resume importing pork from the United States for the initial time since 1992, according to reports. The announcement came a few days next U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Argentinean President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires. According to a White Home statement, the United States is the world's leading exporter of pork, and this agreement opens a potential market of $ 10 million per year for American pork producers.
  • Agricultural development Argentina AGD to lead Argentina’s agricultural drive

    ARGENTINA, 2017/03/04 As Argentina opens its economy to the world, its key agribusiness sector – long the mainstay of its economic increase – seeks a reinvention through technology and better trade and commerce agreements worldwide. The Worldfolio sits down with Roberto Urquía of AGD, which is part Argentina’s most prominent agribusiness companies, to discuss these changes. AGD is a purely Argentine company which has made the change from simply exporting raw materials to a diversified portfolio inclunding price-added, branded products.
  • Africa: Unique Global Gathering Highlights Indigenous Peoples' Role in Fighting Poverty and Hunger

    WORLD, 2015/02/13 Fifty representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations from all over the world gather tomorrow at the International Fund for Agriculture Improvment(IFAD) headquarters in Rome to discuss the importance of traditional knowledge in eradicating poverty and hunger and transforming rural communities. The participants in the forum represent additional than 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples who live in some 70 nations around the world, a lot of of them in rural areas. "Indigenous peoples are long-valued partners for IFAD," said Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the United Nations (UN) agency specialized in rural development. "From the local biodiversity they have protected and enhanced over generations, to their incomparable knowledge about the ecosystems that they manage - indigenous peoples' traditional knowledge is a source of inspiration to everyone who works for sustainable rural transformation."
  • South Atlantic: “Fewer catches as illex squid season ends”

    ARGENTINA, 2014/12/19 The final statement on the squid fishery in 2014 states that 61 jiggers caught a total of 147,439 tonnes of squid in 270 fishing trips, which were performed in over 5,360 working days, with a daily average catch of 26.1 tonnes. In the area adjacent to the Argentine Sea additional than 253,000 tonnes were caught, and around the Falkland Islands, the capture amounted to 288,000 tonnes of the cephalopod. Since March, catches in the south of latitude 44° have depended on the south-Patagonian stock (SSP), while to the north, during May and June, catches depended solely on the north-Patagonian stock from Buenos Aires (SBNP) on the outer shelf, Pescare informed.
  • The idea is that the label and seal identify Argentine produce with premium quality

    ARGENTINA, 2014/06/16 Argentina is promoting the use of the distinctive label of “Mar Argentino, Salvaje y Austral”, for fishery produce traded by Argentine companies. The Federal Fisheries Council, CFP, is responsible for the implementation of the initiative which aims to incorporate the origin seal and promotional brochures. CFP has a draft resolution with the protocol to be followed by the entrepreneurs interested in incorporating it in their packaging. The initiative has been delayed two years from its original plan which was targeted to be launched in 2013. The idea is that the “Mar Argentino” label and seal distinguishes fishery products exported from Argentina and becomes a symbol of quality, with the endorsement of the national state.
  • fed's Fisher Pushes For End To Stimulus

    UNITED STATES, 2014/02/23 The Federal Reserve has done additional than enough to help the economy and should continue to reduce the size of its massive bond-buying plan, according to Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Speaking at the University of Texas in Austin, Fisher reiterated his view that monetary stimulus should be has been used as a crutch in lieu of wise fiscal and regulatory policies from Congress. "It is my firm belief that the fault in our economy lies not in monetary policy but in a reckless and feckless federal government that simply cannot get its fiscal and regulatory policy geared so as to encourage business to take the copious all of money we at the Fed have created and put it to work creating jobs and growing our economy," Fisher said.
  • FAO urges greater access to non-traditional dairy products

    WORLD, 2013/11/27 The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday urged governments to invest in programmes that help poor families keep small dairy livestock. In a statement on a book, entitled: 'Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition', it stated that milk and dairy products from underutilized animals such as llama, donkey or yak should be additional widely used to counteract high cow milk prices. The book co-authored by FAO livestock industry officer, Mr. Anthony Bennett, said there was huge scope for developing other dairy species and highlighted the nutritional and economic resources of these animals. Mr. Bennett said that non-traditional sources of dairy, alongside other species that were by presently used for milk like buffalo, goat and sheep, could improve nutrition part the majority vulnerable groups.
  • Californian Winery Enters Cambodian Market

    CAMBODIA, 2013/11/12 California-based winery E. & J. Gallo has entered Cambodia and is offering four of its additional economically priced brands in an effort to introduce locals to wine without breaking their budget, company representatives said Monday. “Cambodia, inclunding other markets in Asia, is perfect for wines at our price level,” said Jonathan Chang, Asia-Pacific regional director of E. & J. Gallo. The winery started importing its four brands—Carlo Rossi, Barefoot, Gallo Family Vineyard and Apothic—last month, but announced its entrance Monday evening to a crowd of about 150 businesspeople at the InterContinental Hotel at an event attended by U.S. Ambassador William Todd.
  • Food commodity markets are becoming more balanced

    WORLD, 2013/11/11  “The prices for most basic food commodities have declined over the completed few months. This relates to production increases and the expectation that in the current season, we will have additional abundant supplies, additional export availabilities and higher stocks,” said David Hallam, Director of FAO's Trade and Markets Division. Food commodity markets are becoming additional balanced and less price volatile than in recent years thanks to improved supplies and a recovery in world inventories of cereals, according to FAO's Food Outlook statement published on Friday. The sharp increase in 2013 cereal production mostly stems from a recovery of maize crops in the United States and record wheat harvests in CIS nations. World rice production in 2013 is expected to grow only modestly.
  • Spanish vessel allegedly illegally fishing in Argentine waters must pay 1.1 million Euros

    ARGENTINA, 2013/07/16 According to Spanish sources, even at the same time as dissenting with the sanction, the owners of the vessel Pesqueras del Bon who sent two high ranking envoys of the company to Puerto Madryn, are prepared to pay the fine so that the ‘Piscator’ can abandon Argentina as any minute at this time as possible. The Argentine government confirmed a fine of 5.3 million Pesos (approx 800.000 Euros) and another 300.000 Euros to liberate the forfeited catch on board, mostly squid, of the Spanish flagged vessel ‘Piscator’ caught last 2 July allegedly illegally operating in Argentine waters and which remains retained in Puerto Madryn.   The 72 metres long fishing vessel with its crew of 30 is docked in the Patagonian port since July 2, and crew and officers have been treated correctly and are allowed to go ashore and move around the city with not much restriction, according to Manuel Garcia Pastoriza and General Manager Carlos García from Pesqueras del Bon.