This newsletter edition highlights news the agri-food sector. In the past months, the production costs increases were a big concern. Innovations to ease the disruptions became an important discussion as well.
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First shipping of Ukrainian grains left Odesa port this morning
After the deal among Ukraine and Russia, it is expected wheat prices decline in the following days. The ship left for Lebanon this morning.
Carbon farming is giving healthier soils and opening new market
Farmers from a pilot initiative in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Germany already benefit from selling carbon credits to local companies. Changing pesticides, planting trees that absorb carbon monoxide and rotating crops are some of the changes implemented in the program. Now, the EU extended the opportunity to all members.
FAO promotes green agriculture and ransforms agri-food systems
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched its programme “one country, one product” to enhance efficiency and resilience of key European agri-food products. The programme also wants to reduce the environmental impact of key agri-food chains to boost sustainability in the long term.
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