Call for Proposals: BayWa Smart Farming Challenge

BayWa is looking for innovative solutions that use new technologies, ideas and products to support sustainable agriculture. As the global population continues to grow every year, so too does the demand for agricultural products. To continue feeding the world without damaging the environment is one of the greatest challenges faced by society, and can only be achieved by increasing the efficiency and sustainability of agricultural production. BayWa invites submissions that look to tackle this challenge by combining satellite data with other data sources in an innovative and commercially viable way, and where possible, by using machine learning/artificial intelligence to process the data.
Application Deadline in 3 months

Integrating the RFID identification system for Charolaise breeding bulls with 3D imaging for virtual archive creation

The individual electronic identification (EID) of cattle based on RFID technology (134.2 kHz ISO standard 11784) will definitely enter into force in European countries as an official means of animal identification from July 2019. Integrating EID with 3D digital images of the animal would lead to the creation of a virtual archive of breeding animals for the evaluation and promotion of morphology associated with economic traits, strategic in beef cattle production.

FFAR Call for Research Proposals: Advanced Animal Systems, Health-Agriculture Nexus, Next Generation Crops, Soil Health, Sustainable Water Management, Urban Food Systems

Seeding Solutions applicants are required to complete a pre-proposal. As our Seeding Solutions program supports innovation and partnership, grantees are required to provide matching funds from non-federal sources and identify an innovation that addresses an intractable problem in food and agriculture within one of FFAR’s Challenge areas.
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Call for Proposals: Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation in Africa

In the framework of the implementation of the Member state funds to “Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation”, AU-IBAR will undertake to utilize these funds to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector. The beneficiaries of this call of proposals will be members of the newly formed African Union networks; African Youth in Livestock Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN) and the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) and other African youth and women engaged in the animal resources value chain in Africa.
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The EU-supported PigHeat project used pig fur for the generation of energy

Pig hair, as a waste by-product from meat processing, currently represents a cost to slaughterhouses for treatment and removal. One innovation turns this output it into a useful input for the generation of energy.

Call for applications: Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill announce a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. Start-ups, private companies and NGOs are encouraged to submit bold solutions that can sustainably lift people out of hunger.
Applications are closed

A Diagnostic Device for In-Situ Detection of Swine Viral Diseases: The SWINOSTICS Project

In this paper, we present the concept of a novel diagnostic device for on-site analyses, based on the use of advanced bio-sensing and photonics technologies to tackle emerging and endemic viruses causing swine epidemics and significant economic damage in farms.

Proagrica Highlights Top Data Trends for Agribusiness in 2019

For businesses in the supply chain, data solutions can form the backbone of sustainable growth, ensuring robust internal operations that are future-proofed and primed for data integration and insight which presents a potential landscape of dynamic new services and ways of working adding value to both businesses and their customers.

Vietnam announced a list of 13 key agricultural products

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has announced a list of 13 key agricultural products of Vietnam.The list includes rice, coffee, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, tea, vegetables and fruit, cassava and cassava products, pork, meat and eggs, tra fish, shrimp, wood and wood products.

Call for Nominations: World Food Prize Foundation - Food Security and Agricultural Champions

The World Food Prize Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its globally renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.
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Call for Applications: 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
Applications are closed

Interactions between Trees, Crops and Animals: Experiences in a novel Bioenergy-Livestock system in the UK

Managing the interactions between trees, crops and animals is an on-going challenge for agroforestry farmers. This paper reports on interactions between trees, crops and both wild animals and livestock in the establishment years of a novel UK agroforestry system combining short rotation coppice for energy production with livestock production.

Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
Applications are closed

India launched Free Mobile Application for Farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has developed Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on the critical parameters.

Bayer helps farmers keep sows healthy with new BCS SowDition smartphone application

BCS SowDition enables accurate and standardized body condition scoring of sows in four simple steps, contributing to better health and management.

Application of the IoT technologies in the poultry chain

The growth of poultry relies on the environment in which the bird feels comfortable, as well as on good-quality feed and water. In this use case, the performance of the poultry production chain is optimised through IoT driven technologies.

An Integrated Animal Husbandry Livestock Management System

A wearable collar based device with sensors wear to a neck of the animal is designed in helping user to better manage the animal’s dynamic information retrieving and analysing over a wireless network. Farmer can monitor animal condition at distance via wireless communication and take timely actions in case of emergency. Cloud based frame work has been proposed for livestock Animal Husbandry which with be beneficial IoT healthcare solution.
4 months ago

Cool roofs with high solar reflectance for the welfare of dairy farming animals

Ensuring livestock welfare in dairy farming promotes the production capacity of the animals in terms of both quantity and quality. In welfare conditions, the animals can produce at their full potential.

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

EU's Call for Proposals: Bio-based fertilisers from animal manure

Projects shall demonstrate processes for recovery of mineral nutrients and production of novel fertilisers from animal manure.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Fund has 4 areas of focus: 1. Species Research 2. Habitat Protection 3. Conservation Education 4. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: Alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production

Activities shall focus on developing and testing new, efficient and targeted alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: ERANETs in agri-food

The agri-food sector needs to take more advantage of the potential of digital technologies. Relevant technologies may include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data technologies, remote and localised sensing.
Applications are closed

Online information system for data collection of cattle quality

The purpose of this research is to produce the prototype of an online information system for data collection of cattle quality in Semarang regency.

Application Progress of Agricultural Internet of Things in Major Countries

Agriculture is the important application field of the agricultural Internet of Things. With the development of information technology and computer network technology, IoT (Internet of Things) has entered various fields such as agricultural production, management, management, service and so on.

Call for Applications: The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship

The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners).
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Startups Registration Form: Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit is a world class community of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors that invests in early-stage startups in AgriFood ecosystem, led by seasoned entrepreneurs that are working to solve the world's greatest challenges in value chain agrifood with technology, while leading the sustainability revolution.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Development of Implantable Wireless Sensor Nodes for Animal Husbandry and MedTech Innovation

In this paper, we report the development, evaluation, and application of ultra-small low-power wireless sensor nodes for advancing animal husbandry, as well as for innovation of medical technologies.
a year ago

More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed

Having more robust and accurate models for predicting enteric methane emissions from livestock is important, Hristov pointed out, because these emissions represent a significant portion of global greenhouse gases blamed for causing climate change.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Agri-Aqua Labs

In the area of crop production there is a fundamental interest in deciphering the dynamic responses of plants as they (pre)adapt to local conditions or adjust their growth and development to changes in the environment within their plasticity range. These adaptive traits are all the more important as plants are sessile and therefore require effective strategies to deal with uncertainty and to tolerate rather than avoid stress.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Improving Animal Welfare - Organic and low-input Farming

EU animal welfare legislation has evolved on the basis of scientific knowledge, improving the quality of animals' lives taking into account citizens' expectations and market demands. Nevertheless, a number of problems remain unsolved and the sector faces challenges to cope with them. Research is needed to further improve the management of animal welfare, by looking into new opportunities offered by technological developments, development of appropriate business models and linking animal welfare with other production parameters, including animal health and environmental performance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

A Values-Based Approach to Exploring Synergies between Livestock Farming and Landscape Conservation in Galicia (Spain)

This study explores the values of dairy and beef cattle farmers, the assumptions that underpin them, and the various ways that these lead farmers to combine food production with the provision of other ecosystem services, such as landscape conservation and biodiversity preservation. This paper draws on empirical research from Galicia (Spain), a marginal and mountainous European region whose livestock production system has undergone modernization in recent decades, exposing strategic economic, social and ecological vulnerabilities.
a year ago

Precision livestock farming at Brazil’s Fazenda Santa Fé cattle farms increases ranches’ productivity

Despite its remote location, this farm could be key to shaping the future of agriculture, even far beyond Brazil. That’s because the Bosch Precision Livestock Farming system is being used here for the first time.
a year ago

The SmartCow project, an integrated research infrastructure in the European cattle sector

INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, won the call for the European project INFRA-IA, for its proposal of integrating research infrastructures (RIs) for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector: SmartCow.
a year ago

Impact of precision livestock farming on work and human- animal interactions on dairy farms. A review

Precision livestock farming can have a positive impact on dairy farmers’ work and can be attractive for young people. However, if the tools are not adapted to farmers’ needs and skills, PLF can also lead to negative impacts on farmers and animals.
a year ago

AgroCycle – developing a circular economy in agriculture

In the context of the agrifood chain, the ‘circular economy’ aims to reduce waste while also making best use of the ‘wastes’ produced by using economically viable processes and procedures to increase their value.
a year ago

Africa Call for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

Project proposals around this general theme should seek to connect research, innovation to the society at large. In particular Research projects that offer solutions and promote innovation are encouraged.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Farming systems to improve the sustainability of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems

PRIMA-IS is launching a call for research and innovation (RIA) proposals to mobilize the Euro-Mediterranean scientific communities, stakeholders and private entities and to support a wide range of research and innovation projects expected to produce a socio-economic impact in the near future.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Localized Agri-Food Systems and Biodiversity

The studies focus on Nordic low-intensity livestock systems related to species-rich semi-natural grasslands. All the studies show that low-intensive agriculture and use of semi-natural grasslands may play an important role in maintaining biodiversity on both small and large scales.
a year ago

Combination of Multi-Agent Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks for the Monitoring of Cattle

This study arises from the necessity to obtain a technological tool that faces this state of the art limitation. As novelty, this work presents a multi-agent architecture based on virtual organizations which allows to deploy a new embedded agent model in computationally limited autonomous sensors.
a year ago

FAO points the way for low-carbon animal products to support nutrition and rural livelihoods

As demand for meat and other animal products grows robustly, especially in developing countries, the question of equity and efficient distribution grows in importance.
a year ago

Call for Project Proposals: Innovative Solutions for Agriculture in Africa

The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.
Applications are closed
a year ago

The North American Meat Institute Releases MyMeatUp 2.0 App, Improves Transparency, Allows Consumers to Determine Where Meat Comes From

The North American Meat Institute unveiled an updated version of its popular MyMeatUp app, the first-of-its-kind free mobile app aimed at helping shoppers, particularly millennials, individuals between ages 18 and 35, become informed, confident purchasers of meat and poultry.
a year ago

FAO launches new Climate-Smart Agriculture web platform

FAO has produced a new sourcebook for how to implement "climate-smart" approaches to agriculture, launched today at the Agriculture Action Day on the sidelines of the COP23 climate summit in Bonn.
a year ago

Precision Livestock Farming in Egg production

Specific contents include: (1) an overview of evolution in the egg industry that is reflective of what is now known as PLF and the new trend of egg production, (2) prominent characteristics of modern egg production systems that necessitate further development and adoption of PLF technologies, (3) some examples of PLF tools or technologies for establishment of science-based production guidelines or applications in field operations, and finally (4) outlook of PLF for egg production.
a year ago

The Future of Agriculture is Digital: Showcasting e-Estonia

In this article, we present successes of Estonia’s digital agenda and argue for coordinated farmer-centered actions for digitization of agriculture at the EU level.
a year ago

AfDB launches Pilot Programme to Cultivate the Savannah in eight African countries

The initiative will start by bringing approximately two million hectares of savannah in eight African countries, Ghana, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, and Mozambique, under the cultivation of maize, soybean, and livestock production in optimum conditions.
a year ago

Applying Proximity Sensors to Monitor Beef Cattle Social Behaviour as an Indicator of Animal Welfare

This paper outlines the background and methodology to explore the potential for proximity sensors as a continual welfare monitoring device, related to an animal’s freedom to express normal behaviour.
a year ago

Design and Implementation of Large-scale Pig Farm Big Data Acquisition system based on IoT

Pig farm environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, light, harmful gas content like ammonia and carbon dioxide, as well as pigs’ daily behavioral data, such as sit and walk, feed intake, make up pig farm big data, which is important basis for accurate control of pigs’ health.
a year ago

Smart Computing and Sensing Technologies for Animal Welfare: A Systematic Review

The goal of this review is to systematically survey the existing literature in smart computing and sensing technologies for domestic, farm, and wild animal welfare.
a year ago

Energy and Carbon Impact of Precision Livestock Farming Technologies Implementation in the Milk Chain: From Dairy Farm to Cheese Factory

In this study, the application of advance technologies in milking parlors modified not only the on-farm management but mainly the procedure carried out in cheese making plant.
a year ago

Cargill Acquires Sri Thai feed mill in Thailand to expand Animal Nutrition Business

The feed mill has ceased production, and the plan is to begin production in a year. Once fully operational in May 2018, the plant will employ around 50 employees and produce 72,000 MT of feed per year for swine and poultry customers in the Eastern and Northeastern areas of Thailand.
2 years ago

A Review of Sustainability Enhancements in the Beef Value Chain: State-of-the-Art and Recommendations for Future Improvements

This paper reviews the main discussions that occurred during this event, along with the key lessons learned, messages, and strategies that were proposed to improve the sustainability of the global beef industry.
2 years ago

Public-Private Partnerships to improve productivity and reduce costs in the Poultry sector in Ethiopia

Focusing on two regions of Ethiopia, Amhara and Tigray, the partnership seeks to improve productivity and reduce costs by increasing access to improved poultry breeds and training smallholder farmers to raise them effectively. EthioChicken imports improved breeds, as well as mills and supplies feed and vaccines to ensure their survival and health.
2 years ago

Nanotechnology in agriculture, livestock and aquaculture in China. A review

The major points are as follows: (1) nanotechnologies used for seeds and water improved plant germination, growth, yield, and quality. (2) Nanotechnologies could increase the storage period for vegetables and fruits. (3) For livestock and poultry breeding, nanotechnologies improved animals immunity, oxidation resistance, and production and decreased antibiotic use and manure odor.
2 years ago

Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative to use Blockchain technology for Meat Traceability

Blockchain technology allows for public verification of information in the food chain. Shoppers and diners will be able to scan QR codes on Grass Roots products to learn where the meat came from and how the animals were raised. The "digital history" of the meat will also include stories of the people, from farmer to butcher, who contributed in crafting the final product.
2 years ago

OECD and FAO see Slower Growth in Demand keeping World Food Prices Low

Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets, according to the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published today by the OECD and FAO.
2 years ago

Circular Economy: Livestock farmers introduce Renewable Energy plants on their Farms to maximize the potential

Copa and Cogeca organized a press trip this month on livestock farmer Daniel Coulonval holding where a renewable energy plant has been developed on the farm to produce electricity for 350 households using manure from the cattle.
2 years ago

Government of Canada invests in Research to Reduce Methane Gas Emissions in Cattle

The study led by the University of Lethbridge will investigate whether the use of biochar, a feed supplement, in beef cattle diets improves the efficiency of digestion and reduces the amount of methane gas produced.
2 years ago

Climate-Smart Livestock Systems: An Assessment of Carbon Stocks and GHG Emissions in Nicaragua

Livestock systems in the tropics can contribute to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing carbon accumulation. We quantified C stocks and GHG emissions of 30 dual-purpose cattle farms in Nicaragua using farm inventories and lifecycle analysis.
2 years ago

Supplying the Energy Demand in the Chicken Meat Processing Poultry with Biogas

Through this study, the energetic viability of using biogas from poultry litter in supplying the demand for the refrigeration process was found. The meat processing unit studied has the potential to process about a hundred and sixty thousand chickens a day. The potential biogas production from poultry litter is 60,754,298.91 m3.year-1.
2 years ago

New insights into Meat by-products utilization

Meat industry generates large volumes of by-products like blood, bones, meat trimmings, skin, fatty tissues, horns, hoofs, feet, skull and viscera among others that are costly to be treated and disposed ecologically. These costs can be balanced through innovation to generate added value products that increase its profitability.
2 years ago

CowLog – Cross-Platform Application for Coding Behaviours from Video

The framework allows the development of packaged cross-platform applications using features from web browser (Chromium) as well as server side JavaScript from Node.js. The program supports using multiple videos simultaneously and HTML5 and VLC video players.
2 years ago

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050

In the next 30–40 years, growing demand for meat, milk and eggs will drive significant growth in the African livestock sector. This presents substantial risks to the environment, public health and livelihoods, but also meaningful opportunities for economic growth.
2 years ago

Philippines allow the importation of 7 million kilos of pork

Meat importers will be allowed to bring in 7-million kilos of pork to stabilize the price in the market.
2 years ago

Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017

The goal is to facilitate the operation of agribusinesses and allow them to thrive in a socially and environmentally responsible way, enabling them to provide essential agricultural inputs and services to farmers that could increase their productivity and profits.
2 years ago

Policies for Reintegrating Crop and Livestock Systems: A Comparative Analysis

The reintegration of crop and livestock systems within the same land area has the potential to improve soil quality and reduce water and air pollution, while maintaining high yields and reducing risk.
2 years ago

The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries announces an investment of USD 7.4 million in a Beef Exporter in Ethiopia

The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) announces an investment of USD 7.4 million in Verde Beef Processing PLC, an Ethiopian beef producer. The capital provided by Norfund will help VBP become the largest cattle processing operation in Eastern Africa by enabling the construction of a state of the art abattoir and meat processing facility, currently underway, and also fund working capital for the business.
2 years ago

Thai CP Group to invest 2 billion USD to produce Pork and Chicken in the Philippines

Thailand’s largest agricultural corporation, the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), is investing an estimated $2 billion in the Philippines over the next five years to produce pork and chicken both for the local and export market.
2 years ago

Wireless Data Management System for Environmental Monitoring in Livestock Buildings

This paper identifies limitations of the current environmental monitoring system and suggests a range of networking technologies that can be used to increase usability. Consideration is taken for the networking of environmental monitoring units, as well as the collection of recorded data. Furthermore, the design and development of a software system that is used to collate and store recorded environmental data from multiple farms is explored.
2 years ago

FAO and USAID launch Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 project

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 aims to facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and consultation among livestock, health and environment stakeholders in order to identify opportunities and threats associated with the long-term development of livestock.
2 years ago

Low Emissions Development of the Beef Cattle Sector in Uruguay

This publication is intended to contribute to the implementation of the livestock and climate change development agenda. The study evaluates the potential for improving productivity while reducing enteric methane emission intensity from beef production in Uruguay.
2 years ago

Recent Advances in Wearable Sensors for Animal Health Management

This review paper discusses the scope of different wearable technologies for animals, nano biosensors and advanced molecular biology diagnostic techniques for the detection of various infectious diseases of cattle, along with the efforts to enlist and compare these technologies with respect to their drawbacks and advantages in the domain of animal health management.
2 years ago

CNH Industrial at the forefront of the Internet of Things in Agri-Food

The project will focus on 19 use cases throughout Europe and will seek to provide solutions for five agri-food areas: arable farming, dairy, meat, vegetables and fruits by taking into account their specific requirements and challenges. The IoT technologies will be evaluated, as well as their societal impact to better understand the adoption of such technologies.
2 years ago

Palm Oil and Beef Cattle Integration System: A Strategy To Accelerate Beef Production in Indonesia

The purpose of this paper is to describe the prospect of the integrated palm oil-beef cattle production system, technology development and policy framework.
2 years ago

How is the European Union doing in terms of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries?

This publication covers production data and includes a wide variety of indicators such as the size of farms and the prices of agricultural products as well as data related to aspects that are relevant for the environmental features of agriculture (e.g. irrigation methods, use of pesticides, or wood used for energy).
2 years ago

Food Transparency and Knowledge: 2 Trends Shaping Meat & Poultry Market in the U.S. Food Industry

Animal welfare and sustainability also play a role in their decision, as does how the animal is fed grass or vegetarian, for example. In this respect, consumers are likely weighing the effect of feeding choice on the quality, taste and healthfulness of the dish.
2 years ago

Cargill Invests $48.6 Million To Expand Poultry Processing Operations In Thailand

The expansion will create 1,400 new jobs and add to the more than 13,500 employees that the company currently employs across 14 locations in the country. Cargill will engage several independent smallholder broiler farms in the local community to meet the increase demand in broiler chicken.
2 years ago

The Design of Policy Instruments towards Sustainable Livestock Production in China: An Application of the Choice Experiment Method

The results show significant heterogeneities in farmers’ preferences and valuations for livestock pollution control policy instruments within the three scales. All policy instruments effectively increased the manure eco-friendly treatment ratio for medium-scale farms, and household-scale farms showed little change in the manure eco-friendly treatment ratio under all policy instruments.
2 years ago

Impacting Indian Farmers’ lives through Science Biotech-Kisan & Cattle Genomics

Biotech-KISAN is a new programme that empowers farmers, especially women farmers. Cash crops and horticulture can be a major source of income but the vagaries of climate, disease and market often prevent this. Farmers are eager to use scientific tools that can mitigate these factors. The Department of Biotechnology is partnering to stimulate these exciting directions.
2 years ago

Production of Bovine Meat in Vietnam – Opportunities for Exporting Thai Livestock

With the increased demand for meat of bovine animals (beef and buffalo meat), Vietnamese producers need to be more strategic in their plans in order to be proficient to supply local demand. They also need to compete with foreign imports.
2 years ago

Survey Results on the Cluster of Livestock Industries (in Japan)

Japan’s livestock industries, especially dairy, beef and pork industries, are expected to be seriously damaged after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes into effect, because trade boarder measures for them will be abolished or significantly reduced.
3 years ago

Conventional and Organic foods: A comparison focused on Animal Products

The term “organic” denotes a product of a food production system that is socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. The organic food market is growing in response to an ever increasing demand for organic products.
3 years ago

Modeling and Implementation of Cattle/Beef Supply Chain Traceability Using a Distributed RFID-Based Framework in China

In recent years, traceability systems have been developed as effective tools for improving the transparency of supply chains, thereby guaranteeing the quality and safety of food products. In this study, we proposed a cattle/beef supply chain traceability model and a traceability system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the EPCglobal network.
3 years ago

Potential Benefits of TPPA On Malaysia's Agrofood Sector

Malaysia started the negotiations to participate in the TPPA on October 2010. The Ministry of International Trade and Investment was mandated to coordinate Malaysia's participation in the TPPA negotiations. There are 21 areas of negotiations that include market access in goods, technical barriers to trade, competition, rules of origin, custom cooperation, e-commerce, capacity building and trade remedies.
3 years ago

Philippines Eyes Organic Chicken Exports To South Korea

The Philippines is eyeing the possibility of producing organic chicken on a commercial scale for future export to South Korea, following the South Korean government’s approval on July 25, 2016 for the 2 Philippine poultry facilities to export chicken meat to South Korea as previously announced by Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat.
3 years ago

Agribusiness Market Growth Pushed by Nanobiology, APAC and Americas to 2020

Nanotechnology applications in global agribusiness are considered the new industrial revolution, and both developed and developing countries are investing in this technology to secure a sizeable market share.
3 years ago

Augmented Reality in the slaughterhouse - a future operation facility?

The present case study sums up the results of an initial attempt to adapt the emerging technology of Augmented Reality (AR) to support routine operations performed in Danish slaughterhouse facilities. Our aim is to reveal the applicability of off-the-shelf components and programming platforms to the trimming and boning process for pork bellies.
3 years ago

Vietnam's Vinh Long province invites investment in Agriculture

Investors can also engage in seven pig and beef cattle farming projects, worth VND10 billion – 50 billion (US$448,400 – 2.24 million) each. Nguyen Minh Tho, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the administration plans to support the 43 projects with about VND97.2 billion (US$4.36 million), sourced from the State and local budgets.
3 years ago

Beef Cattle Farms’ Conversion to the Organic System. Recommendations for Success in the Face of Future Changes in a Global Context

Dehesa is a remarkable agroforestry system, which needs the implementation of sustainable production systems in order to reduce its deterioration. Moreover, its livestock farms need to adapt to a new global market context. As a response, the organic livestock sector has expanded not only globally but also in the region in search for increased overall sustainability.
3 years ago

Economic Feasibility of Biogas production in Swine Farms using time series analysis

This study aimed to measure the economic feasibility and the time needed to return capital invested for the installation of a swine manure treatment system, these values originated the sale of carbon credits and/or of compensation of electric energy in swine farms, using the Box-Jenkins forecast models.
3 years ago

Supplying the Energy demand in the Chicken meat processing Poultry with Biogas

Through this study, the energetic viability of using biogas from poultry litter in supplying the demand for the refrigeration process was found. The meat processing unit studied has the potential to process about a hundred and sixty thousand chickens a day.
3 years ago

Development of a Remote Monitoring System for Henhouse Environment Based on IoT Technology

To monitor multiple environmental factors of henhouses in modern chicken farms, a henhouse online monitoring system based on wireless sensor network was developed using wireless sensor technology and computer network technology.
3 years ago

Recoupling crops and livestock offers energy savings to Northeast dairy farmers By Kristen Devlin / Penn State

Using farm-scale equipment and manure from a neighboring dairy farm, the researchers grew feed grains -- corn and soybean -- and forage crops -- alfalfa, corn silage, rye silage, red clover and rye -- on 12 acres, one 20th the scale of a 240-acre farm.
3 years ago

High-protein canola meal beneficial for growing pigs

High-protein canola seeds have thinner hulls than conventional canola seeds. As a result, the meal derived from these seeds has a lower proportion of fiber, and a greater proportion of protein and oil, than conventional canola meal.
3 years ago

Invest in Cattle Farming and Beef Supply Chain in Indonesia

In practice, the easiest way to engage in the livestock business in Indonesia, is by collaborating with local companies, which could take the form of joint ventures, supplying and consulting. Simultaneously improving the quantity and quality of local beef production will require a substantial investment effort.
3 years ago

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