Energy and Environment

New International Alliance for Regenerative Agriculture Wants to Reward All Positive Impacts
October 14, 2022

New International Alliance for Regenerative Agriculture Wants to Reward All Positive Impacts

Regenerative is hot. The European Commission wants more regenerative agriculture in Europe in 2030, supporting ecosystem recovery and increasing carbon capture in the soil. However, financial incentives are still lacking.
Farm tool expanded to optimise nitrogen use and evidence impact on water quality
October 11, 2022

Farm tool expanded to optimise nitrogen use and evidence impact on water quality

With pressure mounting on farmers to measure and reduce their impact on water quality, Trinity AgTech has launched an enhanced module within their natural capital navigation tool, Sandy.
Yara calls for urgent action to reduce Europe’s food dependency on Russia
October 10, 2022

Yara calls for urgent action to reduce Europe’s food dependency on Russia

Yara calls on the European Union and national governments to act urgently and decisively to ensure Europe reduces, and not strengthens, its dependency on Russia for food and fertilizers.
RPE recognized for outstanding achievement in promoting renewable energy
October 03, 2022

RPE recognized for outstanding achievement in promoting renewable energy

The nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) on Sept. 15 presented the 2022 Green Power Leadership Awards, awarding six organizations and one individual for their roles in promoting and expanding the use of clean, renewable energy.
PEI potato farmers worried excess moisture caused by Hurricane Fiona may damage crops
September 30, 2022

PEI potato farmers worried excess moisture from Fiona may damage crops

Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato farmers say they are concerned excessive moisture in the fields caused by the storm Fiona may lead their produce to rot in storage - though they hope that is not the case.
NEPG: Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares
September 15, 2022

NEPG: Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares

During its last meeting prior to Potato Europe 2022, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that global potato production in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 7 to 11 %.
Patata cosechada.
September 04, 2022

Campaña de la patata: se prevé una reducción de la cosecha por las olas de calor

Las altas temperaturas afectan a la producción de patata de A Limia, con menor cantidad de tubérculos y de menor tamaño. Variedades como la Agria son de las más afectadas. Conocemos las previsiones cuando comienzan a arrancarse las plantaciones de temprano.
French potato producers describe the 2022 campaign as 'catastrophic'.
August 31, 2022

French potato producers describe the 2022 campaign as 'catastrophic'

Faced with a historic collapse of potato yield potential due to extreme heat and drought extreme heat and drought, the French Potato Producers Group, UNPT, calls for an immediate reaction from economic agents and public authorities to support the French production.
Potato partners secure GBP 2 million (USD 2,3 million) investment funding to sustain the future of potato growing.
August 26, 2022

Potato partners secure GBP 2 million investment funding to sustain the future of potato growing.

The Net Zero Hectare project has secured GBP 2.06 million (about USD 2.36 million) in funding acquired from The Farming Innovation Programme, run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in cooperation with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
After Millennia of Agricultural Expansion, the World Has Passed Peak Agricultural Land
August 23, 2022

After Millennia of Agricultural Expansion, the World Has Passed Peak Agricultural Land

Humans have been reshaping the planet’s land for millennia by clearing wildlands to grow crops and raise livestock. As a result, humans have cleared one-third of the world’s forests and two-thirds of wild grasslands
CIP’s Annual Report 2021 ‘From lab to field to scale’ now available online
August 21, 2022

CIP Annual Report 2021 From lab to field to scale now available online

The Lima-based International Potato Center’s (CIP) work to reduce hunger and malnutrition, boost farmer resilience, and catalyze income improvements generated benefits for men and women in more than 30 countries last year.
Simplot's 4Sight 2030 Goals
August 20, 2022

Simplot's 4Sight 2030 Goals

Recently Simplot, a potato processor and a supplier of a wide range of agricultural products, highlighted its sustainability goals. Covering all aspects of the agricultural value chain, gives Simplot on edge...
Why the food industry needs to think about sustainability.
August 16, 2022

Why the food industry needs to think about sustainability

When businesses behave with sustainability, it’s not only society that benefits – this can also help bring in new business. Stefaan Kennis, Director of Strategy, Market Intelligence and Sustainability at TOMRA Food.
España: El calor reduce la cosecha de la patata de Álava.
August 12, 2022

España: El calor reduce la cosecha de la patata de Álava

Las intensas olas de calor que están teniendo lugar a lo largo de los últimos meses están ocasionando que en los cultivos alaveses de patata el número de tubérculos por planta sea menor de lo esperado.
McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods partner to launch the CAD 1M Future of Potato Farming Fund to help improve soil health through regenerative farming practices
August 11, 2022

McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods establish a 'Future of Potato Farming Fund' (CAD 1 million) to help improve soil health through regenerative farming practices

McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods Limited announce the 'Future of Potato Farming Fund' by investing CAD 1million in education, demonstration, and cost-sharing grants to support potato farmers
Equipment manufacturer Sormac awarded top energy rating for its new production facility
August 08, 2022

Equipment manufacturer Sormac achieves the top energy rating for its new production facility

Equipment manufacturer Sormac consistently made sustainable choices during the realization of its new production facility. It resulted in the highest achievable energy label (A +++++) by the Dutch Government
Ecuador: Se reduce la producción de papa en Tungurahua.
August 02, 2022

Ecuador: Se reduce la producción de papa en Tungurahua

La producción de papa de Tungurahua dejó de abastecer a mercados de otras ciudades desde hace tres años de manera definitiva. La paratrioza fue una de las causas para interrumpir el proceso.
Recogida de patatas en Honcalada.
August 01, 2022

Norte de Castilla: Las altas temperaturas castigan la producción de patatas, cuyos arranques son generalizados

Los arranques de patatas en las variedades tempranas ya se han generalizado en Castilla y León. Colombas, ágatas o algunas rojas son los pintorescos nombres de la mercancía que, a día de hoy, está en el mercado.

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