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EFCO to construct a large processing plant in Altai

Russian agro-industrial giant EFCO is planning to build a large-scale processing plant in Altai region. The region is logistically advantageous. A large oilseed crushing plant will be built in Altai region, in the southern Russia. The agro-industrial company EFCO, Russia’s top producer of special fats and margarine, is looking for a site in Altai region to build a modern plant, …

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Technology Academy to be opened in Turkey after Germany and China

Machinery Exporters’ Association (MEA) and Deutsche Messe Technology have signed a cooperation agreement that will make Turkey the third country to establish a Technology Academy. MEA and Deutsche Messe Technology shook hands for a collaboration maintaining the technical partnership established in Germany. Turkish machine producers will be able to receive consultation from Germany with the agreement involving technology transfer and …

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Ukraine boosts wheat exports to Middle East by nearly 50%

Ukraine’s wheat exports to Middle East have increased by 46% in the first 4 months of the 2017-18 season. Ukrainian farmers exported 829,100 tons of wheat to the Middle Eastern countries, which have traditionally been key markets for the country, over the first four months of the 2017-18 season (July 2017-June 2018). This figures amount to a 46% increase. Wheat …

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Myanmar rice exports hit 50-year record

Myanmar is estimated to export up to 2.8 million tons of rice worth a maximum of $800 million this year, reaching a 50-year peak. Demand for rice produced in Myanmar has risen to its highest level in 50 years in the current 2017-18 marketing year. U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, said rice exports of …

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FAO and Nibulon collaborate for food security in Egypt

FAO and Nibulon, Ukrainian grain exporter, have signed a partnership agreement on increasing the efficiency of producing, storing, and transporting grain in Egypt, an effort that will definitely help strengthen food security. UN-affiliated Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Nibulon, a Ukrainian company with over 25 years of experience in the field of grain production, storage, transportation and export, signed …

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LDC sells fertilizers business to Landmark Operations

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) came to an agreement with Landmark Operations, the Australian ag-retail business to sell its fertilizer and inputs distribution business. Netherland-based agribusiness company LDC has entered an agreement to sell its Australian fertilizer and inputs distribution business, Macrofertil Australia Pty Ltd, to Landmark Operations Ltd, the Australian ag-retail business of Canada-based Agrium Inc. Incorporated in October 2013, …

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Wheat production reaches 21.5 million tons in 2017

Domestic production of wheat, which constitutes the top item of Turkey’s agricultural products, rose to 21.5 million tons with an increase of 4.4 per cent in 2017. According to the data of Turkey Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), agricultural production of Turkey increased by 4.2 percent in cereals and other crops, 1.8 percent in vegetables, 9.7 percent in fruits in 2017. Production …

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Wheat cultivation area reduced to 7,7 million hectares in Turkey

Özkan Taşpınar, Chairman of National Cereal Council (NCC) announced that wheat cultivation areas which were 9 million hectares 10 years ago reduced to around 7,7 million hectares. Taşpınar warns cultivation areas below this figure will bring about the problem of production inadequacy in drought years. ‘2017 Cereal Season Assessment Panel’ was held by Edirne Commodity Exchange and National Cereal Council …

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East African countries flock to Uganda for corn

Uganda, East African country, is receiving a recompense for its corn harvest. The neighboring countries, which have suffered a decline in corn production due to drought, flocked to Uganda for corn. Uganda exported 38 thousands tons of corn to its neighbors in one month. Uganda, the eastern African country, is experiencing abundance in corn production this year, while the other …

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Corn and wheat shortage in Kenya

Kenya faces a huge decline in corn and wheat production due to drought and pest infestation. Food security is at stake in the country, where corn production is expected to drop 25 percent this season. East African country Kenya is facing a food shortage following declined in maize and wheat production in the North Rift region, the country’s grain basket, …

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