Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

FrieslandCampina increases recycled content of its PET bottles to 100%

(PRESS RELEASE) AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina announces that it will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET) as from February 2021. Due to the fact that PET bottle can only be … Read the full press release

Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 were announced at the virtual Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Awards Ceremony on Monday 30th November. The Prize promotes the use of Galileo, the … Read the full press release

UK Seafood Innovation Fund selects BMT’s AquaDEEP to tackle sea lice infestation in Scotland’s aquaculture industry

(PRESS RELEASE) TEDDINGTON, UK, 14-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT announces that its innovative solutions will be used to address current pressing issues facing aquaculture in Scotland. UK Seafood Innovation Fund, that supports bold and ambitious tech-driven projects that will enable … Read the full press release

EBRD funds hydroponic greenhouse expansion of tomato producer in Turkmenistan

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces 2 million EUR (US$ 2.5 million) loan to Agromar, a Turkmen tomato producer. The loan will support the expansion of Agromar’s production facilities to … Read the full press release

AGRANA offsets 8,150 metric tons of CO2 emissions by transporting 1.25 million tons of beets by rail

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 7-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AGRANA to again transport raw materials in its current sugar beet campaign by rail, which proves to be the most environmentally friendly transport option to deliver beets to sugar production sites in Leopoldsdorf … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Barry Callebaut to produce biochar from cocoa by-products

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut (SWX: BARN), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it will release its fourth Forever Chocolate Report on December 3, 2020 outlining the progress the … Read the full press release

Syngenta launches innovative new insect control technology that is kind to nature but hard on pests

Spiropidion is an innovative new technology that can be used to protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests Spiropidion is safe to pollinators and beneficial insects, providing farmers with … Read the full press release

DSM opens new Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in China

(PRESS RELEASE) SHANGHAI, China, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM further grows in China with the opening of a new Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in Baishazhou Industrial Park, Hengyang City. The new plant is DSM’s second premix plant … Read the full press release

Unilever launches ambition to help people transition towards healthier diets and reduce environmental impact of global food chain

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 18-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational consumer goods company, Unilever announces new annual global sales target of €1 billion within the next five to seven years, from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. The launch of The Vegetarian Butcher … Read the full press release

NORMA Group’s COBRA clamps will be used in the irrigation system of Chalk Hill Wines’ 400-hectare vineyard in South Australia

(PRESS RELEASE) DANDENONG SOUTH, Australia, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group SE (ETR: NOEJ), a German manufacturer of machine joining components, has announced it will provide thousands of its COBRA clamps for the irrigation system of a 400-hectare vineyard in … Read the full press release

EBRD finances Sojaprotein’s expansion and supports Serbia’s agribusiness potential with €25 million loan

EBRD loan of €25 million to Serbia’s Sojaprotein Company to expand production to meet increasing demand from international customers Promoting Serbia’s huge potential in agribusiness (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 30-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) … Read the full press release

New Holland Agriculture announces exclusive supply agreement with Maschio Gaspardo for the manufacture of selected Disc Harrow and Subsoiler

New Holland extends its offer of tillage implements through a new partnership with Maschio Gaspardo Disc Harrows and Subsoilers will be introduced under the agreement and sold under the New Holland brand name The new tillage products will be available … Read the full press release

Large-scale study by University of Cambridge: globalisation may be decreasing the security of global supply chains

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 26-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge researchers have just released their large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources finding that globalisation may be decreasing, rather than increasing, … Read the full press release

Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM to connect 732 fishing vessels active in the Maldives Economic Exclusion Zone to Inmarsat’s Fleet One maritime broadband services

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, British mobile satellite telecommunications company, has announced that together with Cobham SATCOM, provider of mission critical products and services at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for over 75 years, … Read the full press release

Barclays to support farmers reach carbon net zero goal through Agri-Tech

Campaign launched as research reveals that UK farmers could be carbon neutral within 15 years 8 in 10 farmers believe they will be carbon neutral by 2035 Two-thirds of farmers say sustainability is one of their top priorities Shoppers willing … Read the full press release

Kontali takes over Seafood TIP to expand analytical capacity, sector coverage and geographical presence

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Solidaridad, an international civil society organisation active in over 50 countries around the world, has announced that the acquisition of Seafood TIP B.V., working towards increasing the level of transparency in the seafood … Read the full press release

Ørsted and Yara partner to replace fossil hydrogen with renewable hydrogen in the production of ammonia

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 5-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara (OTCMKTS: YARIY), a Norwegian chemical company leader in the production of fertilizers, has announced it will partner with Ørsted (CPH: ORSTED), the world’s leading offshore wind developer, over developing a pioneering project … Read the full press release

Yara’s Durban plant awarded AA1000 certification for social and ethical standards

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 2-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian chemical company, Yara announces that its Industrial Solutions plant in South Africa has been awarded an AA1000 certification for social and ethical standards. It’s the first business within Yara, and only the … Read the full press release

South African leading R&D seeds company Sensako now part of Syngenta Seeds

Sensako is a leading South African R&D seeds company with a strong wheat market position Acquisition will accelerate Syngenta Seeds’ entry into South African seeds market Allows Syngenta Seeds to accelerate introduction of Viptera trait technology to address fall armyworm … Read the full press release

Unilever streamlines its Group legal structure under a single parent company, Unilever PLC

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ ROTTERDAM, 11-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company Unilever announces plans to combine its current dual-headed legal structure under a single parent company, Unilever PLC. This move will create a simpler company with greater strategic … Read the full press release

Moldovan agricultural firm Terrarica to upgrade machinery with financial support from EBRD and the EU

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that a joint financing facility of the bank and the EU helped Terrarica to purchase machinery for agriculture production, including new tractors, auxiliary … Read the full press release

Turkish pulses producer Yayla gets EUR 25 million loan from EBRD

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The multilateral developmental investment bank EBRD has announced it is financing the day-to-day operations of the Turkish pulses producer Yayla with €25 million loan in the form of working capital. Yayla is facing … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial successfully resumes more than two thirds of its manufacturing operations around the world

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) announces resumption of manufacturing operations is proceeding according to plan, and observing all COVID-19 health and safety protocols on a global basis. Employee health and safety … Read the full press release

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

NWO: Technology Area (TA) projects in the Chemicals, Agri&Food, and Energy sectors scheduled to start in 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Three Technology Area (TA) projects are scheduled to start in 2020. A consortium led by Geert-Jan Boons (Utrecht University) will link allergenic proteins to complex sugars to open new avenues for preventing … Read the full press release

CLAAS opens first CLAAS Harvest Centre in Eastern India

(PRESS RELEASE) HARSEWINKEL, Germany, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CLAAS in India opened one of its kind CLAAS Harvest Centre at Memari, West Bengal. The inauguration was attended by Dr. Jens Oeding, President Region Asia, CLAAS KGaA and Mr. Jay Singh, … Read the full press release

World’s first AI app aimed at monitoring animal welfare launches in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) VIBY J, Denmark, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dairy company, Arla Finland launches Arla Iris, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology application that gives latest information on animal welfare to its consumers in Finland. Arla Iris gathers data on cleanliness, … Read the full press release

ChemChina and Sinochem consolidate their agricultural assets to form new holding company, Syngenta Group

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 6-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ChemChina and Sinochem announce the creation of Syngenta Group. The new holding company is the consolidation of both companies’ agricultural assets. Mark Patrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Syngenta Executive … Read the full press release

GULFTECH ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO FRESH CUT PRODUCE MARKET WITH ACQUISITION OF ABL, S.p.A.

Gulftech expands to fresh cut produce market with strategic acquisition of ABL, SpA (PRESS RELEASE) MODENA, Italy, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gulftech International, Inc. (“Gulftech”) based in Denver, Colorado, USA, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ABL … Read the full press release

Agritech: Inmarsat, ApisProtect to deploy IoT to connect apiaries around the world

Inmarsat delivers highly reliable hybrid satellite/cellular and LoRaWAN technologies to ensure that ApisProtect can provide services to beekeepers no matter how remote their location is Severe food shortages can occur across the world without a healthy bee population (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release