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  • European Union supports agriculture in São Tomé and Príncipe

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2017/01/23 São Tomé and Príncipe and the European Union (EU) signed a cooperation agreement worth 6.7 million euros on Thursday in São Tomé to fund the development of agriculture in the archipelago, announced the European representative, Helmut Kulitz. The document, which is valid for four years, was signed by the São Tomé minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities, Urbino Botelho and Helmut Kulitz, who said the funding allocated would be used to implement agricultural projects, particularly in cocoa, coffee and pepper plantations.
  • Polish tractors ploughing a furrow to Africa

    POLAND, 2016/06/17 The new transaction worth $50-million (44-million-euro) provides for the delivery of 2,400 tractors, tools and spare parts and includes equipping an assembly hall and service centres located in Tanzania. It's Ursus' third transaction in Africa. "We believe that our currently realized contracts will facilitate negotiations with prospective partners because Ethiopia is the benchmark for other African nations," CEO Karol Zarajczyk said. The Sole transaction as well covers sugar cane trailers and the construction of a tractor assembly plant in the country. Polish tractor maker Ursus signed a huge contract with Tanzania's National Service Corporation Sole. The contract was Ursus' third deal in Africa, a market that many Polish entrepreneurs are looking to boost.
  • Portugal’s Portucel increases investment in pulp project in Mozambique

    PORTUGAL, 2016/01/26 Portuguese pulp and paper company Portucel plans to increase investment in Mozambique from US$2.3 to US$3 billion, the company’s director in Mozambique, Pedro Moura, said. Moura, in an interview with Reuters, said the increase in investment was the result of “technological developments of equipment producers” and would increase pulp production capacity. Portucel’s forestry and industrial project for the production of paper pulp and energy in Mozambique is expected to create 7,500 direct jobs and export worth US$1 billion per year.
  • German multinational, the Bosch Group, wants to help lift the quality and returns from Ethiopian coffee

    GERMANY, 2015/12/08 German multinational, the Bosch Group, wants to help lift the quality and returns from Ethiopian coffee by supplying better processing equipment and expertise. "We believe that technology is the best way that the coffee industry can move up the price chain in Ethiopia and compete globally. This is why the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) works with companies like Bosch to make this a reality," Vandan Rughani, the Managing Director of Bosch East Africa said last week in Addis Ababa. He was speaking at the initial International Coffee Processing and Packaging Round Table organised and paid for by the Group, specifically, Bosch Packaging Technology. According to a statement, participants came from UNIDO, several industrial and agricultural institutions, large business, small and medium business owners, farmers, civil society inclunding local and international aid agencies. Central to the talks was agreeing on a strategic bid to enhance food security.
  • FLEG summer camp brings together young foresters from 6 countries

    AZERBAIJAN, 2015/08/30 A summer camp will bring together young foresters from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine in Azerbaijan from 2-9 August in the framework of the EU-funded forestry programme FLEG II. The major goal of the camp is to foster cooperation and joint initiatives part the young foresters through meetings, excursions, field trips and research, inclunding leisure-time, according to Euro East.
  • French farmers block imports from Germany and Spain

    FRANCE, 2015/07/28 French farmers have been trying to block farm products coming in from Germany and Spain since Sunday evening (26 July) as part of a wider turmoil against falling prices. Farmers have used trucks to block six routes from Germany to prevent trucks with agricultural products coming in, French news agency AFP reported Monday. “We let the cars and everything that comes from France pass,” said Franck Sander a representative of a farmers' union, who noted that around one thousand farmers participated in the turmoil.
  • Italy supports agricultural development in Angola

    ITALY, 2015/07/22 The governments of Angola and Italy plan to sign a memorandum of considerate on agriculture, as part of a three-day visit to Luanda Italian Minister Maurizio Martina began Monday, according to Angolan news agency Angop. The Italian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry is due Tuesday to attend the Italy-Angola Business Forum, taking place on the sidelines of the 32nd edition of the Luanda International equitable (Filda) . During his remain in Angola, Maurizio Martina is due to meet with the Minister of Trade, Rosa Pacavira and the Secretaries of National for Industry and Fisheries.
  • Cheap dairy imports after the EU scrapped milk quotas

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, 2015/05/04 Bosnian authorities are preparing a response to EU's Food and Veterinary Office, FVO, in which they will outline how they aim to meet conditions that would open up the EU market to Bosnia's dairy farmers. The EU market remains closed to Bosnia’s dairy farmers because the country does not meet EU hygienic standards has not harmonized all the relevant laws in this sector. Bosnia’s dairy industry lost one of its biggest markets at the same time as neighbouring Croatia joined the EU in July 2013.
  • Africa: Unique Global Gathering Highlights Indigenous Peoples' Role in Fighting Poverty and Hunger

    WORLD, 2015/02/13 Fifty representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations from all over the world gather tomorrow at the International Fund for Agriculture Improvment(IFAD) headquarters in Rome to discuss the importance of traditional knowledge in eradicating poverty and hunger and transforming rural communities. The participants in the forum represent additional than 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples who live in some 70 nations around the world, a lot of of them in rural areas. "Indigenous peoples are long-valued partners for IFAD," said Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the United Nations (UN) agency specialized in rural development. "From the local biodiversity they have protected and enhanced over generations, to their incomparable knowledge about the ecosystems that they manage - indigenous peoples' traditional knowledge is a source of inspiration to everyone who works for sustainable rural transformation."
  • Georgia, Russia mull further agricultural, trade cooperation

    GEORGIA, 2015/01/20 The Georgian and Russian delegations discussed various opportunities for further cooperation in agro products and trade fields at the Green Week 2015 exhibition in Germany on January 19. Zaza Dolidze, Chief of Georgia’s National Food Agency, signed an agreement with Sergey Dankvert, Chief of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) under the Green Week 2015, which envisaged the export rules for the Georgian green products. The agreement said until the national system of laboratory expertise was established in Georgia, the Georgian and Russian sides should jointly implement preliminary procedures of the green products’ phytosanitary certification.