Food trends could drive production decisions

16 February 2018 – The agricultural sector is about producing, processing and marketing food and fibre to consumers. Although the natural fibre side of agriculture should never be neglected, the largest portion of the sector remains the production of various food products. Read more…




How Millennials Are Reinventing the Wine Culture

14 February 2018 – Millennials are known for an interesting and unique approach to life. There’s nothing general about millennial lifestyle since the accent is on the individuality. However, with specific habits, and out-of-the-box thinking and philosophy, influence on wine culture is very noticeable. Read more…





Keeping up with climate change: Climate zoning as a tool to fight hunger

13 February 2018 – In countries around the world, farming households are facing the wrath of unpredictable climate patterns. This has not only resulted in hunger-related deaths, but also in an increase in the number of persons living below the poverty line in many developing countries, especially in Africa where vulnerability is high. Read more…


A step towards cleaner oceans: Tracking fishing gear to its original owner

13 February 2018 – In a big step towards cleaner seas and safer navigation, countries agreed on a set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Marking Fishing Gear. When abandoned, lost or discarded at sea, fishing gear, made predominantly of plastic, forms a significant component of marine debris. Approximately eight million tonnes of plastic litter end […]