All news articles for January 2019

The US and Brazil has high hopes for the pork market despite the threat of ASF

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Promising pork prospects despite ASF woes

By Ashley Williams

The Brazilian and US market is feeling optimistic about the growth of its pork industry during 2019 despite the threat of African swine fever (ASF) hanging over most pig producers.

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Patented precision ag-tech promises Latam farmers big savings

By Niamh Michail

Israeli ag-tech firm Taranis says its precision agriculture tools can boost yields and cut costs - and is already doing so for millions of hectares of farmland in Latin America. “This is a one-of-a-kind patented technology," says its CEO.

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Mexican firm files patent for extruded chickpea flour

By Kacey Culliney

A Mexican firm has developed a method to make extruded chickpea flour, high in protein and fiber with good bioavailability, opening up options for nutritional food product development, it says.

Self-monitoring systems could eventually be available to Brazilian meatpackers

Brazil eyes self-monitoring systems for meatpackers

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristina Dias has revealed in an interview with international news organisation Reuters that the Brazilian Government is in negotiations to implement a self-monitoring system for meatpackers.

Tunisia has re-opened the market for Argentine beef after six years

Argentina re-opens Tunisia market for beef

By Ashley Williams

Following a six-year absence, Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture has revealed it will ship its first 25 tonnes of boneless beef to Tunisian agribusiness Farah.