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Agribusiness / Food in Oceania

  • Papua New Guinea pursues value-added tuna processing

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2015/12/28 A regulatory overhaul is paving the way for Papua New Guinea to focus on developing the processing side of its fisheries industry, supporting the country’s plans to become a major downstream player in the world tuna market. The new policy, which includes a requirement that 100% of tuna caught in PNG’s archipelagic waters be processed locally, is expected to boost the sector’s contribution to GDP through better price-added production, higher exports and job creation. The regulations could as well bring about tighter control of the country’s territorial waters, helping authorities address concerns about unregulated fishing practices and preserve business-free access to the EU market.
  • Investors Need to Get Real About Climate Change

    WORLD, 2015/12/11 Try sleeping next a one-hour conversation with Kanayo Nwanze. The president of the UN’s International Fund for Agriculture Development is a perfectly affable guy, but his take on how climate change will lead to a fast-increasing number of violent uprisings and refugee crises that will dwarf Syria’s always leaves me decidedly unsettled. “It’s clear if we don’t recognize the signs before, if we don’t make those crucial links, again poverty, migration, hunger and conflict will continue to make headlines,” Nwanze said in Paris over the weekend. With major climate-change talks unfolding in Paris, he’s calling for “policies and investments that can pre-empt next crises.”
  • New Zealand recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven nations

    NEW ZEALAND, 2013/08/04 New Zealand authorities have triggered a world recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven nations next dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism. New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries said Saturday that the tainted products include infant formula, sports drinks, protein drinks and other beverages. It said nations affected beside New Zealand include China, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.
  • Africa is the place for cheap land deals

    EUROPE, 2013/06/11 Africa is the major target for “land grabs” by foreign investors, according to a new statement on large-scale land acquisitions around the world released on Monday. “Africa is the place for cheap land deals and most investors are from Western nations like the United States and the United Kingdoms,” said Michael Taylor of the International Land Coalition (ILC). Globally some 45 million hectares of land has been or is about to be signed over to foreign investors in Africa, Southern Asia and Latin America. That’s equivalent to 60 % of Europe’s farmland.