Category Archives: Agriculture

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Yara Launches YaraAmplix™ Biostimulants to Enhance Crop Resilience Amid Climate Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Yara, a global agricultural solutions provider, has introduced a new brand of biostimulants called YaraAmplix™ to help farmers combat the challenges posed by climate change on crop production. These biostimulants are formulated with natural ingredients such as seaweed … Read the full press release

Yara International and Northern Lights Sign Historic Agreement for Cross-Border CO2 Transport and Storage

(IN BRIEF) Yara International, a global ammonia player, has entered into a significant commercial agreement with Northern Lights, a CO2 transport and storage provider, to enable the cross-border transportation and storage of CO2. This collaboration aims to reduce Yara’s annual … Read the full press release

Urban Agriculture Could Transform Glasgow’s ‘Food Deserts’ and Reduce Inequality, New Research Finds

(IN BRIEF) New research conducted by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Florida State University, USA, suggests that adopting an innovative approach to urban agriculture could help Glasgow’s ‘food deserts’ become sources of healthy and affordable produce, ultimately reducing … Read the full press release

NIB Provides €50 Million Loan to Kemijoki Oy for Hydropower Innovation and Fish Migration Projects

(IN BRIEF) The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a 15-year, €50 million loan agreement with Kemijoki Oy to support the company’s investment program from 2023 to 2027. Kemijoki Oy’s program focuses on modernizing and maintaining its hydropower assets and … Read the full press release

Yikri Wins European Microfinance Award 2023 for Innovative Poverty Alleviation in Burkina Faso

(IN BRIEF) Yikri, supported by Entrepreneurs du Monde, has been awarded the prestigious €100,000 European Microfinance Award 2023 by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg. Yikri focuses on social microfinance as a means of poverty alleviation, … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina Secures €496 Million in ESG-Linked Notes for Long-Term Financing

(IN BRIEF) Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has successfully secured €496 million (approximately $567 million) in long-term financing through the issuance of ESG-linked notes. The offering received significant interest from investors in Europe and North America. The funds will be used … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut Appoints Amr Arafa as Chief Digital Officer to Drive Tech-Enabled Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Barry Callebaut, a leading cocoa and chocolate products manufacturer, has appointed Amr Arafa as its Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to spearhead the company’s commitment to becoming an agile and tech-enabled organization. In this newly created role, Arafa will … Read the full press release

Continental Unveils Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Smart Farming at Agritechnica 2023

(IN BRIEF) Continental, a leading technology company, is showcasing its extensive product and service portfolio tailored to the agricultural sector at Agritechnica 2023. Under the theme “Our Smart Farming. For your harvest of tomorrow,” Continental presents a range of sustainable … Read the full press release

ZF Unveils Advanced Agricultural Technology Solutions at Agritechnica 2023

(IN BRIEF) ZF, a leading technology company, is showcasing innovative technology solutions for the agriculture sector at Agritechnica 2023. The company’s offerings include vehicle motion control, drive line technology with continuously variable transmissions, braking technology with brake-by-wire solutions, electrification solutions … Read the full press release

MAN Engines Introduces Hydrogen Combustion Engine for Sustainable Agriculture and Off-Road Applications

(IN BRIEF) MAN Engines has unveiled the MAN H4576, a hydrogen combustion engine designed for sustainable drive solutions in agricultural machinery and off-road applications. Based on the proven engine base of the D3876 diesel engine, the MAN H4576 offers a … Read the full press release

Enhancing Agricultural Precision: Bosch Engineering’s Sensor Solutions Unveiled

(IN BRIEF) Bosch Engineering, a pioneer in sensor technology, is introducing advanced sensor systems to enhance automation in agriculture. These high-performance surround sensors are designed to make farming more efficient and sustainable, particularly for agricultural machinery and autonomous field robots. … Read the full press release

BASF Subsidiary, trinamiX, Introduces On-the-Spot Crop Quality Assessment Tool at Agritechnica

(IN BRIEF) trinamiX, a subsidiary of BASF SE, will introduce its innovative technology for on-the-spot nutritional analysis of crops at Agritechnica, a major agricultural machinery trade fair in Hanover, Germany. The system includes a durable handheld device, a user-friendly mobile … Read the full press release

In Ovo Secures €40 Million Loan from European Investment Bank to Scale Up Ella® Technology for Ethical Poultry Egg Production

(IN BRIEF) Dutch AgriTech company In Ovo has entered into a €40 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to advance its proprietary Ella® technology. The technology enables the early identification of the sex of eggs through high-throughput … Read the full press release

Dairy Giants FrieslandCampina and Hochwald Collaborate to Slash Costs and Carbon Emissions Through Milk Exchange

(IN BRIEF) Dairy companies Hochwald and FrieslandCampina have entered into a partnership to optimize milk collection and reduce transport costs and CO2 emissions. They will exchange member milk between their cooperatives, reducing the distance between dairy farms and processing locations. … Read the full press release

McDonald’s and FrieslandCampina Forge Green Partnership to Slash Dairy Supply Chain Emissions

(IN BRIEF) McDonald’s and FrieslandCampina have initiated a strategic partnership with the goal of accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the production of dairy products supplied to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium. This collaboration builds on … Read the full press release

Sustainability at the Forefront: EIB and Crédit Agricole Italia Inject €400 Million into Business Expansion

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Crédit Agricole Italia have signed a €400 million agreement to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and agricultural companies. A significant portion of this funding, over 25%, will be directed towards environmental … Read the full press release

Honeybees Are Selective Pollinators, Influencing Their Health and Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) An international research group conducted a study to understand which plants honeybees prefer when collecting nectar and pollen. Contrary to the perception of honeybees as generalists, the research found that they are selective in their choices. Honeybees’ selection … Read the full press release

Continental to Showcase Innovative Smart Farming Solutions at Agritechnica 2023

(IN BRIEF) Continental, a technology company, is set to unveil its latest smart farming solutions at Agritechnica 2023, under the theme “Our Smart Farming. For your harvest of tomorrow.” These solutions include AI-based systems, autonomous mobile robot solutions, sensors, and … Read the full press release

Anglo American Showcases Low-Carbon POLY4 Fertilizer Production at Woodsmith Project

(IN BRIEF) Anglo American plc is hosting a visit for analysts and investors to its Crop Nutrients business, focusing on the Woodsmith project in North Yorkshire, UK. Woodsmith is designed as a modern underground mine to produce POLY4, a natural … Read the full press release

CLAAS Appoints Frank Sommer as Senior Vice President Global Purchasing

(IN BRIEF) Frank Sommer, who has been responsible for finances in the CLAAS Business Unit Grain for five years, has assumed the role of Senior Vice President Global Purchasing, effective October 1, 2023. This change is part of organizational adjustments … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Albania’s Agribusiness and Tourism Sectors with €2 Million Loan to Union Bank

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a loan of up to €2 million to Union Bank to bolster financing in Albania’s agribusiness and tourism sectors, essential for the country’s economic growth. Union Bank becomes … Read the full press release

Ombrea Acquisition Enhances TotalEnergies’ Commitment to Green Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has successfully acquired Ombrea, a leading French agrivoltaics company. Ombrea, established in 2016, specializes in integrating agriculture and solar power generation. With this acquisition, TotalEnergies aims to accelerate the development of agrivoltaic projects in France and worldwide, … Read the full press release

Arkema Boosts Global DMDS Production for Renewable Fuels

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a leading producer of dimethyl disulfide (DMDS), is increasing its global production capacity of this vital additive at its Beaumont site in the United States. DMDS plays a crucial role in converting vegetable oils and agri-food waste … Read the full press release

Cargill and Solidaridad Form $4.6 Million Global Partnership to Enhance Farmer Livelihoods and Sustainable Farming Practices

(IN BRIEF) Cargill and Solidaridad have initiated a strategic global partnership aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of farmers, promoting climate-friendly farming practices, and advancing conservation and responsible land use. Over a three-year period, the $4.6 million program will impact approximately … Read the full press release

Environmental Threat Looms Over Central Asia’s Fertile Fergana Valley Due to Uranium Legacy

(IN BRIEF) The Fergana Valley, a crucial agricultural region in Central Asia, faces a looming environmental crisis resulting from decades-old uranium mining activities. The aftermath of Soviet-era uranium mining, marked by abandoned mines, open tunnels, and improperly managed waste dumps, … Read the full press release

Carbon Markets: A Path for Small-Scale Farmers to Combat Climate Change and Boost Income

(IN BRIEF) The changing climate poses significant challenges, including wildfires, unpredictable rainfall, and heatwaves. To address these issues, there’s a global need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon markets, including voluntary carbon markets, provide a way to assign value to … Read the full press release

EBRD Provides $20 Million Loan to Boost Egypt’s Agribusiness Sector through Afia International

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is bolstering Egypt’s agribusiness sector with a $20 million loan to Afia International, a prominent manufacturer of edible vegetable oils and ghee in the country. This financing will primarily support … Read the full press release

EIB and COFINA Partner to Advance Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal with €26.8 Million Funding

(IN BRIEF) Compagnie Financière Africaine (COFINA) in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Commission support, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the development of sustainable agricultural value chains. This agreement … Read the full press release

BASF Agricultural Solutions Hosts Global Farmers’ Delegation at UN Headquarters

(IN BRIEF) BASF Agricultural Solutions organized an event called “United for the Biggest Job on Earth” at the United Nations headquarters to bring together a global delegation of farmers from Europe and the United States. The event aimed to address … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Provides €15 Million Loan to CrowdFarming for Sustainable Agricultural Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €15 million venture debt loan agreement with CrowdFarming, an online platform connecting European farmers directly with consumers. Supported by the InvestEU program, this financing will enable CrowdFarming to enhance its … Read the full press release

Peruvian Cocoa Industry Adapts to European Regulations on Deforestation with Support from Solidaridad

(IN BRIEF) Peru’s cocoa industry, experiencing rapid growth in exports, faces the challenge of complying with new European Union regulations aimed at reducing deforestation in agricultural commodities. Solidaridad, in collaboration with partner organizations and the Peruvian government, is coordinating efforts … Read the full press release

Neste Addresses USDA Report on Suspected Fraudulent Palm Oil Shipments as Company Continues to Uphold Supply Chain Integrity

(IN BRIEF) The USDA Biofuels Annual Report for September 2023 suggests that Neste, a renewable products refinery in Singapore, may have received fraudulent volumes of used cooking oil (UCO), specifically virgin palm oil from Indonesia, exported fraudulently as UCO via … Read the full press release

Bayer Invests EUR 220 Million in Future of Regenerative Agriculture and Crop Protection Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Bayer is making a significant investment of EUR 220 million in research and development (R&D) at its Monheim site in Germany, focusing on its Crop Protection business. This represents the company’s largest single investment in Crop Protection in … Read the full press release

Pairwise and Bayer Extend Collaboration to Develop Gene-Edited Short-Stature Corn for Smart Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) Pairwise and Bayer have entered into a new five-year, multi-million Dollar collaboration focusing on gene-edited short-stature corn. Building on their initial partnership for corn, soy, wheat, cotton, and canola, this collaboration aims to optimize and enhance gene-edited short-stature … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s Bee and Pollination Festival Celebrates Vital Role of Pollinators and Biodiversity

(IN BRIEF) The annual Bee and Pollination Festival will be held at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, showcasing the importance of pollinators in ecosystems and agriculture. The event, taking place on August 26 and 27, will feature talks by … Read the full press release

Port of Ipswich Continues 18-Year Streak as UK’s Top Agricultural Export Port

(IN BRIEF) For the 18th consecutive year, ABP’s Port of Ipswich has maintained its position as the leading export port for agricultural products in the UK, surpassing other major ports like London, Bristol, and Great Yarmouth. The recently published UK … Read the full press release

EBRD Partners with PrivatBank to Provide €60 Million Risk-Sharing Instrument for Ukrainian Agribusiness and Critical Industries

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has initiated a strategic partnership with Ukraine’s PrivatBank by issuing a €60 million risk-sharing instrument to facilitate €240 million in newly originated loans for critical industries, particularly agribusiness. PrivatBank, a … Read the full press release

Yara Strengthens Leadership Team with Executive Appointments to Drive Strategic Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Yara, an international agricultural company, has announced executive appointments to its leadership team. Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand has been named EVP Corporate Development. Ankarstrand, who previously held roles as CEO of Yara Clean Ammonia, SVP Yara North America, and … Read the full press release

Yara, Bindewald & Gutting, and Harry-Brot Collaborate to Decarbonize German Cereal Cultivation with Green Fertilizers

(IN BRIEF) Yara Germany, the Bindewald & Gutting Milling Group, and Harry-Brot have formed a partnership to decarbonize cereal cultivation in Germany by using green fertilizers produced with renewable energy sources. Norwegian ammonia generated through hydropower will be processed into … Read the full press release

Seafood with a View: Study Shows Consumers Willing to Pay More for Locally Caught Fish in Sight of Active Fisheries

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of York and The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen conducted a study in the Scottish inshore fishing towns of Mallaig and Oban, revealing that consumers are willing to pay significantly more for seafood if … Read the full press release