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Future meat tax ‘highly probable’

An investor group vocal about environmental issues says food companies and their financial backers should use an internal ‘shadow price’ to account for future costs applied to protein production.

Red tape bogs down EU agricultural support

A simpler planning process and a greater focus on results are needed if EU rural development spending is to become more efficient and targeted, the European Court of Auditors says.

Canadian government, UBC tackle gas emissions

The government’s C$1.8m investment with the University of British Columbia is one of 20 new research projects supported by the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program aimed at emissions mitigation in the ag sector.

Syngenta, USAID partner again on food security

The Swiss agrochemicals company and the development agency have renewed their commitment to work together towards developing agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America, renewing a partnership that began in 2013.

Agri investment needed to ‘root out poverty’

Instead of being ‘poverty traps,’ rural areas can drive economic growth in developing countries, the FAO says.

FAO calls for investment to fight antimicrobial resistance ‘throughout the food chain’

The organization reckons the issue is an increasingly serious threat to public health and food production.

Argentina looks for $9.5bn in water infra financing

The government has turned to the private sector to back 38 projects in drinking water, sanitation, dams and irrigation.

South Korea re-opens to US poultry

Trade groups and the USDA expressed hope that the next step will be an agreement to limit the geographic scope of bans that come in response to future bird flu outbreaks.

Serruya Private Equity backs hydroponics wholesaler

The investment seeks to capitalize on what the company sees as an 'inflection point' in both commercial and personal use of hydroponic equipment.

Summit Agriculture Group raising third farmland fund

The $60m vehicle is the third farmland fund from the Iowa-based firm, which is also active in pork and Brazilian ethanol.