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Pacific Engagement Program for Animal Health

The Chief Veterinary Office’s Pacific Engagement Program for Animal Health has been preparing for Pacific Week of Agriculture being held in Fiji from 6 to 10 March 2023. The team has collaborated closely with the department’s Trade, Market Access and International Division, the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Subregional Office […]

Public objections process on EU Wine Agreement

Australia is negotiating amendments to the Australia-European Community Agreement on Trade in Wine (Wine Agreement). As part of the negotiation the Australian Government is running a public objections process on wine geographical indications (GIs) proposed by the EU. A public objections process provides stakeholders an opportunity to have their say and formally lodge an objection to the […]

Agricultural R&D investment on the rise

The Australian agriculture sector has increased its investment in research and development (R&D) over the past ten years, contributing to growth in the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of Australian farms. Executive Director of ABARES Dr Jared Greenville said the rise in funding was a welcome sign for agricultural sector. “Total agricultural R&D funding in 2020-21 […]

World – Cigarettes Containing Tobacco – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

In 2016, the global cigarette paper exports stood at X tons, ascending by X% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of […]

Indonesia palm oil export curbs, biodiesel plans to hit world vegoil supplies

INGAPORE/JAKARTA, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A move by top palm oil exporter Indonesia to restrict shipments and boost domestic biodiesel consumption is set to squeeze global vegetable oil supplies already undercut by lower output in Southeast Asia and Latin America. Edible oil buyers, including price-sensitive consumers in South Asia and Africa, will bear the brunt […]

India’s Sugar Output Could Fall Further as Cane Matures Early

India is set to produce lesser sugar than previously estimated by industry bodies and government agencies, with the cane crop maturing early and losing weight due to weather conditions in key growing regions, farmers and traders told Reuters. Lower sugar output could prevent the world’s second-biggest exporter from allowing additional exports, potentially supporting global prices, and […]

2900 quarantine turkey poults nearly ready to fly the coop

Australia’s state-of-the-art avian quarantine facility is filling the role of midwife to nearly 3000 turkey poults in Victoria. The team at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility in Mickleham together with industry experts have nurtured 2900 turkey eggs from Canada during their minimum 13-week quarantine period. All poultry including […]

Agriculture, fisheries and forestry export snapshot 2022

2022 was a record year for Australian agricultural exports. Exports to most markets were up, including big increases to Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. China remained Australia’s most valuable single market. Record Australian agricultural exports in 2022 Australia exported a record $78.1 billion of agricultural products in 2022. Compared to the 2018-2021 […]

Heineken Takes Control Of Kingfisher Beer Maker United Breweries

Heineken NV, the world’s second largest beer maker, has taken control of the country’s largest brewer United Breweries Limited (UBL), cementing its position in a vast market where beer consumption could grow from a low base. The Dutch brewer said on Wednesday it had it had bought 3.96 crore shares in UBL to push its […]