FAO’s chief economist maps way to mitigate shocks to Agri & food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chief economist Maximo Torero Cullen has mapped the ways the world can mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put the world on a crisis footing, with unprecedented actions to restrict movements and plans for r...Read more

Rabobank expects global sugar deficit of 6.7 MMT during ’19/20 season

Rabobank anticipates a 6.7million metric tonne global deficit through the 2019-20 season (i.e., between October 2019 and September 2020), as deep cuts in Thai and Indian production are partially offset by higher prospects for Brazil.  Looking ahead to 2020/21, the analysts’ early expectations point to ...Read more

Dairy firm Valio’s net sales grows by 3 percent in year 2019  

  Domestic net sales increased by half a percent and international net sales by about 7 percent.The work that began in 2018 to improve business profitability advanced as planned and was reflected in the improvement in the milk return. Valio pays all profit to dairy farms Valio is a company owned by 4,700 F...Read more

Graines Voltz acquires BASF’s Vegetable Seeds & Agricultural Solutions Division

Graines Voltz, a French floral and vegetable seeds distributor, has signed a pact with BASF to buy its Agricultural Solutions division, HILD Samen. Set up in Germany’s Marbach, HILD Samen is a part of the vegetable seeds business of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. The division’s diverse p...Read more

India’s sugar output down 21 percent till 15th March: ISMA

According to latest report by ISMA, during 2019-20 , 457 sugar mills started crushing operations as against 527 mills which operated last year i.e., 70 mills.215.82 lakh tons of sugar has been produced till 15th March 2020 as against 273.65 lakh tons produced last year by 15th March 2019.   As on 15th ...Read more

Equinom expands operations to North America

Non-GMO seed-breeding specialist Equinom, Ltd., is expanding and operations. The company will open offices in the US to serve the North American market. This move will accelerate the company’s penetration into the global food market and bring it closer to key farming communities and grain handlers, as well a...Read more

Delair and BASF join hands for agricultural research & solutions

BASF and Delair announced their collaboration to scale up BASF’s research and development projects for seeds, traits and crop protection. The delair.ai platform provides enterprise-focused workflows and industry-specific analytics and will help BASF turn its visual drone data into actionable insights and ult...Read more

Anseme to launch new variety of Pea 'AN BEST' for Indian Market

One of Italy's leading companies in the seed production sector, Anseme, will soon roll out its new variety of pea 'AN BEST'. The company is known throughout the world and has been providing its consumers with quality seeds since 1952.  Due to the growing demand for a fresh pea in India, pea seeds will be in ...Read more

FarmERP ties up with Phoenix Group for 'Climate Intelligence Data'

Pune-based agritech enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform FarmERP has partnered with UAE-based agrifoods, resources and direct-to-consumer brand Phoenix Group to digitise their business. Under this partnership, FarmERP will act as high-end technical support to make projects more sustainable and traceable fo...Read more

Syngenta Ventures to back start-up WeedOUT for first species-specific biological herbicide

Israel-based biological crop protection technology start-up WeedOUT recently announced the first close of a Series A round led by Syngenta Ventures to tackle weeds that are resistant to chemical herbicides such as glyphosate. If effective, this product could be revolutionary for the bio-crop protection space; it&r...Read more

Willowood Crop Sciences to start operations in Jammu & Kashmir

Willowood Crop Sciences, a global agrochemical company announced the launch of business operations in Jammu & Kashmir. In a one-day event organized in Srinagar at Sher-I- Kashmir International Convention Centre, Srinagar, the company addressed the invitees. Many celebrated dignitaries like Deepak Kachru (Joint...Read more

Corteva introduces non-neonic seed treatment

Corteva Agriscience has recently launched a new seed treatment for use on cereals, peas, and lentils that targets wireworm larvae, cutworm larvae, pea leaf weevil, and armyworm. Lumivia CPL is a non-neonicotinoid-based product that uses a new mode of action to control pests. “It is a mode of action that wor...Read more