Jan 08

A GLIMPSE into the future of Agribusiness

A GLIMPSE into the future of Agribusiness

How will we feed 3 billion new people within the next 40 years?

An article in the recent edition of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Review provides a new platform for considering this question. Authors Aidan Connolly, vice president of corporate accounts at Alltech, and Kate Phillips-Connolly, Centre for Global Business Systems, Trinity College, Dublin, have organized seven key obstacles under the acronym GLIMPSE.  They provide a thorough examination of each obstacle and the associated opportunities.

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Dec 19

Dialogue at 2011 Presidents’ Club Translates to Article Addressing China’s Food Industry

Dialogue at 2011 Presidents’ Club Translates to Article Addressing China’s Food Industry

After several decades of rapid growth and prosperity, China will emerge as the world’s largest economy by 2020. With the challenge of feeding a population exceeding 1.2 billion, China is calling for greater quantities, higher quality and more variety of food products. According to agriculture business leaders, several economic factors are shaping China as a branded food industry.

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Dec 12

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

The Danish Parliament has ratified a new protocol for the use of antimicrobials in animal production.  In announcing the changes which also introduced new standards for welfare, the Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries Metti Gjerskov stated “the new rules provide an incentive to make sure that medicine is given only to individual animals in need of treatment and not to the entire herd as a matter of course” She added “this is a significant step in the further reduction of the use of antimicrobials in farming and is a very important part in the fight against antimicrobial resista

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Jun 20

Sustainability for Ireland’s Beef and Dairy Producers

Categories: Dairy Cows, Sustainability
Sustainability for Ireland’s Beef and Dairy Producers Padraig Brennan, Bord Bia

“We view the issue of sustainability as being critical to the Irish beef industry,” said Padraig Brennan, describing the beginning of the environmental sustainability program that is being rolled out to all members of Bord Bia’s Beef Quality Assurance Scheme. “In the last 18 months we’ve visited about 22,000 out of a total of about 32,000 farms that are members of our scheme.” Bord Bia is working with each of their member farmers to develop a carbon footprint measurement process and identify methods that they can use to reduce that footprint.

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