agriculture

Jun. 27, 2022

Pakistani Government Launches Agricultural Development Program

The new government in Islamabad will continue previous olive growing projects as part of its initiative to modernize the agricultural sector.

Jun. 22, 2022

Northern Italy's Drought Continues to Worsen

Farmers’ associations estimate that crop yields will be significantly impacted as local authorities put limits on the amount of water available for irrigation.

Jun. 17, 2022

Italy Investing €3B to Convert a Quarter of Farm Land to Organic by 2027

The announcement came after a study determined organic agriculture can cut production costs for farmers.

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Jun. 17, 2022

Brussels Wants at Least €53B for European Agriculture in 2023

The funding will be used to mitigate the impacts of the global food security crisis, invest in sustainable agriculture and prevent environmental degradation.

Jun. 15, 2022

World Bank Investing Nearly €30B to Improve Global Food Security

The global development bank will invest in making food systems more resilient to climate extremes, disease, conflict and trade disruptions.

Jun. 15, 2022

Italian and Croatian Olive Growers Test New Carbon Credit Project

Over the three-year duration of the project, 160 farmers covering 1,877 hectares sequestered 6,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

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May. 25, 2022

French Farmers Feel Impacts of Worsening Drought

A lack of rainfall last autumn and winter combined with low soil moisture and water levels means water restrictions are already being implemented across southern France.

May. 20, 2022

Worsening Drought Conditions Predicted in Southern and Central Europe

Water stress has already reduced expected winter crop yields in Italy and Spain. Exceptionally dry conditions are expected to continue for the next few months.

May. 16, 2022

Record Heatwave and Drought in Pakistan Threaten Crops and Olive Farming

The unprecedented heatwave also has caused glacial floods and power outages. Further temperature rises are expected.

May. 11, 2022

Syngenta CEO: Ukraine Crisis Calls for Shift Away from Organic Farming

Erik Fyrwald warned that focusing on following organic agriculture protocols instead of sustainable practices will exacerbate global food insecurity.

May. 9, 2022

NASA Climate Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig was among the very first researchers who investigated the connections between climate change and agricultural output.

May. 1, 2022

Study: Multi-Year Droughts Will Significantly Impact European Agriculture This Century 

In the last 250 years, droughts throughout Europe have been progressively worsening. A new study found prolonged droughts may become more severe than originally estimated.

Apr. 28, 2022

Chile’s Ongoing Drought Leads to Water Rationing in Santiago

Six millions residents in the capital are feeling the tangible effects of the 12-year drought. The rest of the country is not faring much better.

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Jan. 7, 2022

Andalusian Officials Criticize Loss of Funding for Farmers in Proposed Ag. Policy

Andalusia’s regional agriculture minister warned that the current Common Agricultural Proposal in Spain would lead to 53 percent of farmers losing funding.

Dec. 22, 2021

E.U. Moves to Block Deforestation-Derived Imports, Including Some Palm Oil

A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Dec. 22, 2021

Global Agriculture Loses Billions of Working Hours to Heat, Study Says

New research shows that billions of working hours have been lost to excessive heat globally. The trend will accelerate in the next decades as the planet warms.

Dec. 20, 2021

La Niña Is Back, Bringing Rain and Drought for Second Straight Year

The World Meteorological Organization predicts that La Niña will result in cooler, wetter weather in Australia. California, Europe and South America will experience much warmer, drier weather.

Dec. 8, 2021

Calif. Olive Farmers Should Blame Their Government for Inability to Compete with Spain, Not the E.U.

Uncle Sam paid U.S. farmers a record-high $46.5 billion in 2020. Olive farmers in California missed out.

Dec. 6, 2021

European Parliament Approves CAP Reform Amid Strong Opposition

Supporters of the new Common Agricultural Policy said it will more fairly distribute funds to small farmers. Opponents said it does too little on climate change.

Nov. 29, 2021

Europe’s Agricultural Production Fell Slightly in 2020

A Eurostat report found that production costs are on the rise while income derived from agriculture fell in several E.U. countries.

Nov. 8, 2021

Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Record Levels, Report Warns

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the volumes of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to grow. Agriculture emissions are also on the rise.

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