Sainsbury’s CEO selected to be keynote speaker at City Food & Drink Lecture

Simon Roberts, chief executive officer at Sainsbury’s, will headline the 2024 City Food & Drink Lecture at London’s Guildhall as its keynote speaker. The event, which for more than two decades has brought together some 700 industry leaders from food, drink and agriculture, will take place on Monday 11th March. Roberts joined the retailer at […]

British Berry Growers launch policy board in hopes of ‘securing future’ of industry

British Berry Growers, which represent nearly all of the commercial soft fruit growers in the UK, have formed a Campaign and Policy board to advocate for the industry’s pressing needs.  “The value of UK berry production is an estimated £800 million at farm gate and accounts for approximately 33,000 jobs across the country,” Nick Marston, […]

Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture: Africa Organics Fuels Morocco’s Date Value Chain Revolution

Comprehensive Feasibility Study Lays Groundwork for a Sustainable, Vertically Integrated Date Value Chain In a progressive stride towards sustainable agricultural practices in Morocco, Africa Organics has spearheaded a meticulous feasibility study, representing the Subnational Climate Fund (SCF). This initiative is a part of SCF’s global mission to uplift mid-sized subnational infrastructure projects across developing nations, […]

Five projects backed by Tesco, WWF show innovative work to protect food chain

Five companies that have been working with Tesco’s suppliers as part of the 2022 Innovation Connections Programme which is also headed by the WWF discussed progress they’ve made over the past year in their research projects. Those projects are mainly geared toward enviromental preservation, conservation and the limiting of carbon in the atmosphere. Currently, 60% […]

Cultivating Goodness: Insights from the 20th Banana Time convention in Ecuador

In the heart of banana cultivation, the 20th International Banana Time Convention in Guayaquil organized by the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE) showcased not just the bountiful harvests of Ecuador’s banana industry, but also the extraordinary commitment of its farmers to social responsibility and technological innovation. One of the defining features of this […]

How one company’s innovative drones could change agriculture in the UK

ABZ Innovation, a Hungary-based drone pioneer, is readying its technology for use in the UK that could help alleviate Britain’s farm labour shortage. The drones have seen success in five countries in Europe, buoyed by their lower-cost, high-efficient means of spraying fields and orchards. The revolutionary technology allows farmers and growers to benefit from a […]

Ukraine getting help from UN and World Food Programme to safely restart farming

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched in Ukraine a joint program in collaboration with land mine action partner Fondation Suisse de Déminage (FSD) to support smallholder farmers and rural families most affected by the war.  The program has already started in Kharkivska oblast. It […]

Macfrut 2023: New vertical farming structure from Italian firm could be game-changer

Vertical farming has been around for a while in multiple forms for a variety of different products. With efficient use of space and water, this modality is aimed at growing as many plants as possible in a sustainable way, the main priority for the global agriculture industry today.   Some vertical structures, like the one presented […]