Colombia

Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. GettyImages/jtinjaca

'A nation open to business': Colombia eyes agri-food innovation

By Niamh Michail

With a healthy growth rate, boosted investor confidence and government commitment to innovation, Colombia is re-branding itself as a nation open to business - and, despite challenges, it is "well positioned to move forward", says a report by...

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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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News in brief

Colombia approves non-GMO Reb D stevia from Sweegen-Ingredion

By Stephen Daniells

The Colombian Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB) has approved non-GMO Reb D sweetener derived from the stevia leaf for use as a tabletop sweetener and added to food and beverages.

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Dispatches from Fi South America

The top 5 trends from Fi South America 2018

By Stephen Daniells

From clean label to sugar and sodium reduction, a few trends resonated throughout the 2018 Fi South America expo in Sao Paulo. Here’s our take on what’s hot…