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Goat and sheep disease causes crisis in Congo

Goat and sheep disease causes crisis in Congo

By Carina Perkins

An outbreak of animal disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is threatening to cause a food security crisis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has warned.

Russia gains halal self-sufficiency

Russia gains halal self-sufficiency

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia reached self-sufficiency in halal meat production last year and exported halal poultry for the first time in its history, statistics have revealed.

Expert warns EU on sustainability

Expert warns EU on sustainability

By Carina Perkins

Europe must take a balanced view on sustainability or risk exporting its meat production, a leading agricultural expert has warned.

Russian pig population under ASF threat

Russian pig population under ASF threat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Experts in Russia have predicted that the continued spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Central-Federal District of Russia could lead to catastrophic consequences for the country’s pork industry.

EU and Brazil sign sustainable agriculture agreement at Rio+20

EU and Brazil sign sustainable agriculture agreement at Rio+20

By Arabella Milehal

Brazil and the European Union have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a dialogue on agriculture following a conference on sustainable and inclusive agriculture held alongside the Rio+20 Summit of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...

UK minister calls for EU review on livestock journey times

UK minister calls for EU review on livestock journey times

By Nicholas Robinson

The agriculture minister for the UK, Jim Paice, has called on the European Commission (EC) at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg to asses the rules surrounding the transport of livestock.

Jobs threat as Vion streamlines

Jobs threat as Vion streamlines

By Arabella Mileham

Dutch-based food and ingredients company Vion has announced more than 630 potential redundancies in its Dutch and German businesses after disappointing result for 2011 prompted the company to accelerate efficiencies outlined in its long-term strategy...

Russian meat group buys agricultural assets

Russian meat group buys agricultural assets

By Carina Perkins

Russian meat processing giant Cherkizovo Group has acquired a number of new agricultural facilities in Central Russia, which it claims will further strengthen its position on the Russian meat market.

Schmallenberg may survive winter, says EFSA

Schmallenberg may survive winter, says EFSA

By Keith Nuthall

The Schmallenberg virus (SBV) may survive this coming winter and infect livestock to the south and east of its current core outbreak areas in Germany, the Netherlands and France, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has warned.

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