Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

The six best start-ups for 2017 have been decided MUNICH, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), a joint innovation platform of BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration … Read the full press release

UK and Brazil experts: ancient South Americans domesticated wild rice 4,000 years ago

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered. Experts from the UK and Brazil have found the … Read the full press release

Yara International ASA 3Q 2017 results will be released on Thursday 19 October 2017

OSLO, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara International ASA third quarter 2017 results will be released on Thursday 19 October 2017. The results will be available at www.yara.com from 08:00 CEST.The results will be presented at 09:30 CEST by President and CEO Svein Tore Holsether and CFO … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich: Formation of unwanted aromas in wine due to forest fires explained

MUNICH, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it … Read the full press release

EBRD invests in green economy in the Western Balkans

Meat and dairy by-products could make regional economies greener LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach commits the Bank to raising its investment in the green economy to 40 per cent of annual business volume by 2020. This … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

MUNICH, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL), a joint innovation platform spearheaded by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme. The best start-ups out of a total of 265 entries … Read the full press release

Bayer to commercialize Bayfolan™ Cobre and Bayfolan™ Aktivator for foliar uses in various crops worldwide

Proven amino acids enhance integrated crop management / Biostimulants Bayfolan™ Cobre and Bayfolan™ Aktivator for foliar uses / Products stimulate plant growth and improve resistance to stresses MONHEIM, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer and SICIT 2000 S.p.A., Arzignano (Vicenza), Italy, the … Read the full press release

Syngenta signs non-exclusive licensing agreements for the Enlist E3 Event and the Conkesta Enlist E3 stack in soybeans

Non-exclusive licenses include Enlist E3™ event and Conkesta E3™ stacked trait in soybeans and Enlist Event in corn Enables Syngenta to offer growers more choice with greater trait and genetic diversity BASEL, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta announced today that it … Read the full press release

New Holland Agriculture rolls out new mobile app to maximise the efficiency and performance of its combine harvesters

Harvesting excellence every time with ideal settings provided by the app and personalised by the operator Issue resolution with the optimisation tool. TURIN, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New Holland Agriculture has developed a new application for mobile devices to maximise the … Read the full press release

Import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade® corn trait

Import approval granted for food and feed use Agrisure Duracade offers proven control of corn rootworm Enables access to the latest Syngenta hybrids and genetics in the USA BASEL, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta announced today that it has received notification … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help dairy farmers in the restoration and conservation of nature

FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and WNF want to reward, with innovative approach, dairy farmers with restoration and conservation of farmland biodiversity Amersfoort, Netherlands, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FrieslandCampina, Rabobank and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have joined forces to help dairy farmers in … Read the full press release

Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. acquired by SGS

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (CIGI), based in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. GENEVA, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CIGI is a USDA licensed agency inspecting grains and bi-products for export and domestic quality settlements with … Read the full press release

Inmarsat study: agritech businesses help food producers meet import requirements through the use of IoT

The use of IoT for environmental monitoring is helping businesses meet import requirements in more countries than ever LONDON, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new Internet of Things (IoT) research study from Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, … Read the full press release

LMU project to foster the sustainable use of water in agriculture

A new LMU project explores ways of monitoring global water consumption. Its primary goals are to determine the total volume of water required for food production, and develop incentives to encourage the sustainable use of water. MUNICH, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to appeal U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. rule on halting its rBST related ads in U.S.

Viby J, Denmark, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth … Read the full press release

Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven launch new spin-off for sustainable agricultural products

GHENT, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven have launched a new spin-off: Aphea.Bio. This new company will develop sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against diseases. Aphea.Bio … Read the full press release

SGS and Transparency-One will enable Mars Food to share details of its rice supply chain from farm to fork

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mars Food has launched revolutionary supply chain solution Transparency-One, with SGS and supported by Blippar, to help the company realize its 2020 ambition of sourcing UNCLE BEN’S® rice from sustainable sources. SGS and Transparency-One, the next … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial’s New Holland Agriculture takes over the direct distribution and support of its products in South Africa and neighbouring markets

TURIN, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 7th, New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, announced at a press conference that is opening a new branch to distribute and support its products and services in South Africa and neighbouring markets. … Read the full press release

Solidaridad: Lestari tea certification set to become the Indonesian domestic standard

UTRETCH, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New goals for the next four years seek to position the Lestari tea certification as the Indonesian domestic standard. The new vision for the programme is also designed to provide guidance for policies that incentivize sustainable … Read the full press release

BASF strengthens its operations network for certified palm products

20 production sites worldwide now certified according to the RSPO standard BASF is Gold partner of the RSPO European Roundtable Good progress has been made in the changeover to certified sustainable palm oil products Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF … Read the full press release

Volvo Trucks developed new self-steering truck to help Brazilian sugar-cane growers

Volvo Trucks has developed a new self-steering truck that can become a significant productivity booster for Brazilian sugar-cane growers. The truck, which is used to transport newly harvested sugar-cane, is steered with great precision through the fields in order to … Read the full press release

K+S completes 30% share purchase of Al Biariq for Fertilizer Plant Co., Ltd in Saudi Arabia

KASSEL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 June 2017), K+S successfully completed the 30% share purchase of Al Biariq for Fertilizer Plant Co., Ltd (Al Biariq) in Saudi Arabia announced on December 19, 2016. With this purchase, K+S intends to participate in … Read the full press release

Solidaridad hosted producer-to-producer event in Nicaragua to support sugarcane producers achieve Bonsucro certification

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 19-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As an integral part of the PanAmericaña programme, a regional platform for learning and exchange, Solidaridad hosted a three-day producer-to-producer event in Nicaragua together with the support of SER San Antonio mill. The event … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce combined heat and power plants supply energy in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK

2 CHP plants for tomato greenhouse in Belgium go into operation 10 year Long-term service agreement signed Rolls-Royce gensets deliver a total electrical output of 270 MW in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 26-Apr-2017 — … Read the full press release

bwcon Looking for European Agtech and FoodTech Start-ups

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN member bwcon is looking for your disruptive business ideas or R&D results with high market potential addressing the agrifood market! Eligible for submission are concepts with a high-tech or ICT-focus targeting the following sectors: Precision agriculture solutions … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

Symrise Is the Newest Member of WBCSD

GENEVA, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise AG has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances as well … Read the full press release

Eni and FAO discuss possible partnerships in developing countries

ROME, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, and the Director-General of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Graziano da Silva met today in Rome at the Organization’s headquarters. Eni’s CEO and FAO’s DG discussed … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH Startup Acceleration Program now open for applications

MUNICH, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL) is now starting their Startup Acceleration Program for the second time. Young companies with agricultural innovations can apply for the program from now until the end of May. The best product … Read the full press release

New funding for pulses and rice producer boosts agribusiness in Turkey

Family business looks to new markets LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to agribusiness in Turkey, the EBRD is providing a €20 million loan to Yayla Agro, a family-owned producer of pulses and rice in Turkey. An ambitious … Read the full press release