Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Syngenta Biologicals and Intrinsyx Bio Partner to Advance Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovative Biological Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Biologicals and Intrinsyx Bio have joined forces to introduce advanced biological solutions to global agriculture. This collaboration focuses on leveraging Intrinsyx Bio’s proprietary endophyte formulations, which enhance nutrient uptake in plants, reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers and … Read the full press release

Sainsbury’s Pioneers AI Veterinary Technology to Enhance Dairy Cow Welfare

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s has introduced advanced AI veterinary technology in partnership with Vet Vision AI to enhance dairy cow welfare on its farms. This innovative system uses cameras to monitor cow behavior continuously, providing real-time insights that help identify early … Read the full press release

Eurofins and trinamiX Partner to Revolutionize Forage Analysis with On-the-Spot Technology

(IN BRIEF) Eurofins Agro Testing Wageningen has partnered with trinamiX to transform forage analysis by developing technology that allows for immediate on-site testing, eliminating the need for laboratory sample sending. This collaboration leverages Eurofins’ extensive analytical experience and global lab … Read the full press release

Pioneer in Precision Farming: CLAAS Celebrates Legacy with Special Edition Anniversary Machines

(IN BRIEF) CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of combine harvesters, celebrates the production milestone of half a million units since 1936. The company showcases its legacy and future readiness with special edition anniversary machines, including models like LEXION, TRION, EVION, and … Read the full press release

Forest Management: New tool utilizes Copernicus satellite data and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to map, mitigate, and prevent threats to EU forests

(IN BRIEF) The Horizon Europe-funded SWIFTT project introduces a tool using Copernicus satellite data and AI to combat forest threats like insect outbreaks, wildfires, and windthrow. This innovation aims to boost productivity and cost-effectiveness for forest managers and policymakers. Forests … Read the full press release

SWIFTT: A Copernicus-based forest management tool to map, mitigate, and prevent the main threats to EU forests

The solution will increase forest management productivity and cost-effectiveness, and enable forest managers, authorities, and policymakers to deal with forest threats proactively (IN BRIEF) Insect outbreaks, wildfires, and windthrow pose significant threats to European forests, exacerbated by climate change-induced extreme … Read the full press release

MCFA’s Partnership with ENGIE Energy Access Mozambique to Propel Sustainable Cooking Solutions in Mozambique

(IN BRIEF) The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA) has joined forces with ENGIE Energy Access Mozambique to advance clean cooking solutions in Mozambique, backed by EUR 1.3 million in funding. Through ENGIE’s subsidiary in Mozambique, innovative biodigester technology will … Read the full press release

Neste and Valtra Partnership: Driving Global Sustainability with Renewable Diesel

(IN BRIEF) In a significant stride towards sustainability, Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra, a division of AGCO Corporation, proudly announces the utilization of 5 million liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ at its Suolahti factory in Finland. Collaborating with Neste since … Read the full press release

Ferrero Group Releases 15th Sustainability Report, Showcasing Progress Across Key Pillars

(IN BRIEF) The Ferrero Group unveils its 15th Sustainability Report, highlighting significant advancements in its sustainability journey across key pillars such as environmental protection, responsible ingredient sourcing, promoting responsible consumption, and empowering people. Led by Giovanni Ferrero, the Executive Chairman, … Read the full press release

VELUX Group Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Goal with Completion of Agri-PV Solar Park in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The VELUX Group celebrates the completion and full operation of a 54 MWp photovoltaic (PV) solar park in Alhendín, Spain, developed by BayWa r.e. under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This innovative Agri-PV installation combines renewable energy generation … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Impact of Land Consolidation on Arthropod Diversity in Rice Fields

(IN BRIEF) A study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with colleagues from the Netherlands and China, delves into the effects of land consolidation on arthropod diversity in rice … Read the full press release

LANXESS Launches Biosecurity Solutions App for Livestock Protection

(IN BRIEF) LANXESS, a specialty chemicals company, has introduced a new app designed for farmers and veterinarians to bolster biosecurity measures and safeguard livestock during disease outbreaks. The LANXESS Biosecurity Solutions app offers tailored functions including a product finder, push … Read the full press release

Telefónica Unveils New Sustainable NFT Collections in Harvverse Project to Transform Coffee Industry

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica has launched two new NFT collections, ‘Green’ and ‘Carbon’, as part of the Harvverse project, aimed at revolutionizing the coffee industry in Latin America through blockchain technology. These collections comprise 10 NFTs each, representing virtual agricultural assets … Read the full press release

EBRD Partners with Bunge Gıda to Empower Women Farmers in Turkey’s Olive Sector

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending an additional loan of US$25 million in Turkish lira to Bunge Gıda to support their working capital needs while expanding training opportunities for women olive farmers in Turkey. … Read the full press release

DeLaval Chooses SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Global ERP Transformation

(IN BRIEF) DeLaval, a Swedish-based dairy and farming machinery producer under the Tetra Laval Group, has opted for SAP S/4HANA Cloud to revolutionize its ERP system as part of a comprehensive company-wide overhaul. By embracing cloud technology, DeLaval aims to … Read the full press release

BASF Introduces Industrial Compostable ecovio® T 2206 for Greenhouse Twines, Advancing Sustainable Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) BASF has expanded its sustainable food production offerings with the introduction of ecovio® T 2206, a certified industrial compostable biopolymer ideal for manufacturing black twines used in commercial greenhouses for growing annual fruit and vegetables. These twines, made … Read the full press release

Sand to Green: A Sustainable Oasis in Morocco’s Desert

(IN BRIEF) Sand to Green, a beneficiary of the EBRD Star Venture programme, is making significant strides in combating desertification and promoting sustainable agriculture in Morocco. Founded by Benjamin Rombaut, Gautier De Carcouët, and Wissal Ben Moussa, the company utilizes … Read the full press release

Gerrit Marx Appointed CEO of CNH Industrial, Succeeding Scott W. Wine

(IN BRIEF) CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI) has announced the appointment of Gerrit Marx as its new CEO, effective July 1, 2024. Marx will succeed Scott W. Wine, who, after successfully overseeing the delivery of the 2021 Business Plan, has decided … Read the full press release

DEUTZ Launches Greenfield Award to Foster Sustainable Mobility Innovation

(IN BRIEF) DEUTZ, in celebration of its 160th anniversary, initiates the “DEUTZ Greenfield Award” aimed at students and young researchers to foster innovation in sustainable mobility within the off-highway sector. Until May 17, 2024, participants can submit their ideas for … Read the full press release

Evonik Showcases Sustainable Solutions at China Feed Industry Expo 2024

(IN BRIEF) Evonik is set to underscore the importance of supply security and sustainability in its amino acids portfolio at the China Feed Industry Expo 2024. With a focus on animal nutrition, the company will introduce its latest products and … Read the full press release

Amazonia Connect Initiative Promotes Sustainable Livestock Farming in Brazil

(IN BRIEF) Partners, producers, and stakeholders convened in Pará, Brazil, for a gathering centered around sustainable livestock farming, organized as part of the Amazonia Connect program. Hosted by consortium partners including USAID, Solidaridad, Earth Innovation Institute, National Wildlife Federation, and … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €40 Million to Boost Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is allocating €40 million to support the European Agri Transition Fund, aimed at fostering a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food system in Europe. Managed by INOKS Capital, the fund targets SMEs and … Read the full press release

Feed Analysis Reinvented: Intraco Ltd Teams Up with trinamiX GmbH for Advanced Spectroscopy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Intraco Ltd, a prominent exporter of premixes and concentrates, and trinamiX GmbH, a leading provider of mobile spectroscopy solutions, have collaborated to revolutionize feed analysis. Their partnership aims to provide Intraco and its distribution partners with real-time nutrient … Read the full press release

Louis Dreyfus Company Releases First Integrated Report: Highlights Financial Performance and Sustainable Progress

(IN BRIEF) Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) has unveiled its inaugural integrated report, presenting a comprehensive overview of its financial performance and sustainability initiatives for the year ended December 31, 2023. Despite challenges posed by geopolitical tensions and climate-related disruptions, … Read the full press release

Continental’s Study Reveals Global Disparities in Agricultural Digitalization

(IN BRIEF) Continental, in collaboration with Innofact AG, conducted a study titled “Agriculture in transition,” surveying 503 farmers across five countries, shedding light on the digitalization levels in agriculture worldwide. The findings indicate varying degrees of digital adoption, with some … Read the full press release

Driving Green Growth: HeavyFinance Secures €50 Million to Drive Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) HeavyFinance announces a €50 million fundraising for a private credit fund aimed at supporting European agricultural SMEs with tailored finance solutions to advance decarbonization efforts. With the EIF committing €20 million as a cornerstone investor and support from … Read the full press release

EU Bank’s Historic Investment in Mongolia to Combat Overgrazing and Promote Sustainable Development

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has embarked on its largest-ever financing agreement for Mongolia, injecting €54.4 million into a groundbreaking initiative. This initiative aims to address the degradation of Mongolia’s grasslands by promoting sustainable urban development and supporting … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Unveils Comprehensive Automation and Digitalization Solutions for Feed Industry Advancement

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a leading provider of industrial technology solutions, has launched a comprehensive array of automation and digitalization solutions for the feed industry through its Metris digital platform. With a vision for fully autonomous feed plant operations by 2027, … Read the full press release

Burda Partners with Klim to Spearhead Regenerative Agriculture Movement

(IN BRIEF) Burda, a leading media and tech company, collaborates with Klim, an agritech firm, to champion regenerative farming practices aimed at combating climate change and biodiversity loss. Through financial support and expertise provided by Klim’s digital platform, Burda amplifies … Read the full press release

Fostering Growth: Deutsche Bank’s Initiative Revolutionizes Women’s Role in Asian Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Responsibility program in Asia is empowering women in agriculture across the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. Through partnerships and funding, women are gaining access to education, innovative farming equipment, and sustainable practices, enhancing their livelihoods … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Fuels Blue Economy with €20 Million Aquaculture Investment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has announced a €20 million investment under the InvestEU program to support the Blue Revolution Fund, managed by Hatch Blue. This investment aims to boost early-stage aquaculture enterprises, address market deficiencies, and promote … Read the full press release

Evonik Enhances Animal Nutrition Services with Release of US Crop Report Integrated into AMINODat® 6.2

(IN BRIEF) Evonik announces the release of the 2023 US Crop Report, which has been integrated into its AMINODat® 6.2 database, marking a significant advancement in its animal nutrition services. This state-specific data for corn and soybean meal, exclusively from … Read the full press release

Syngenta Partners with Maersk for Biofuel-Powered Ocean Transport, Aiming for Reduced GHG Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Crop Protection has finalized an agreement with Maersk for ocean transport using biofuel, marking a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its logistics operations. Through Maersk’s ECO Delivery solution, Syngenta will utilize certified biofuels … Read the full press release

Syngenta Teams Up with IBM and Maxygen to Revolutionize Agricultural Technology

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Group, a leading global agriculture technology company, has announced key collaborations stemming from its innovation accelerator platform, Shoots by Syngenta, launched in 2023. These collaborations involve partnerships with IBM Research and US biotech firm Maxygen, aiming to … Read the full press release

Yara Brasil and Petrobras Forge Partnership to Drive Decarbonization in Fertilizer and Industrial Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Yara Brasil Fertilizantes S.A. (Yara) and Petrobras have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at exploring potential business collaborations concerning the production and decarbonization of local fertilizer and industrial products in Brazil. With Brazil being … Read the full press release

Sainsbury’s Launches Dedicated ‘Best of British’ Page to Spotlight Locally Sourced Products Online

(IN BRIEF) Sainsbury’s, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has introduced a dedicated ‘Best of British’ page on its groceries website, showcasing over 450 100% British-sourced grocery items. This initiative aims to make it easier for customers to find and purchase … Read the full press release

Equinor and Deepak Fertilisers Forge Long-Term LNG Supply Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Equinor and Deepak Fertilisers have inked a significant 15-year agreement for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), commencing deliveries in 2026. Drawing from Equinor’s expansive global LNG portfolio, which encompasses production from the Hammerfest LNG Plant in … Read the full press release

€160 Million Investment to Safeguard Crete’s Agricultural Heartland from Climate Risks

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) are jointly injecting €160 million into a transformative project aimed at fortifying Crete’s agricultural resilience against climate risks. The initiative, centered around the Platys agricultural … Read the full press release

Capra Robotics Enhances Autonomous Mobile Robots with Telekom IoT Services and Precise Positioning Solution

(IN BRIEF) Capra Robotics, a Danish leader in autonomous robotics, partners with Deutsche Telekom and Swift Navigation to enhance the capabilities of its mobile robots. Leveraging Telekom’s IoT network and Swift’s precise positioning technology, Capra ensures seamless connectivity and accurate … Read the full press release

UK Celebrates World Pulse Day with New Varieties of URBeans

(IN BRIEF) In celebration of World Pulse Day on February 10th, Professor Eric Holub of the University of Warwick introduces new varieties of UK Registered beans (URBeans) aimed at diversifying British cuisine with locally grown ingredients. Named after iconic figures … Read the full press release