Oversupply of cocoa may affect the price of chocolate

The International Cocoa Organization draws the attention to the crisis of overproduction of cocoa on the world market. The Organization’s estimates show that cocoa production would rise this year by 15%, leading to a surplus of about 264,000 tons. It is just the beginning of a crisis that could spill over into subsequent years. The… Read More »

No-till farming – Pros and Cons

Farmers around the world are constantly looking for new solutions to improve production and find better and more effective methods for the conservation of natural resources. If some farmers are using hydroponic warehouses to save less water and chemical substances, others are using no-till farming in order to make the best use of the soil’s… Read More »

No more Dutch cows in Turkey

Political tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands are now affecting the economic relationship between the two countries. Disputes on diplomatic level emerged from the Dutch government’s decision to ban ministers from Turkey to conduct a campaign in favor of extending the power of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result, Bulent Tunc, the chairman… Read More »

Hydroponic warehouses – a solution for desert areas?

  Humankind is in a perpetual search for new means of food production to ensure the necessary food resources for growing populations. Climate change and impending water crisis bring a cloud over conventional agriculture. Countries like Bangladesh and Yemen, as well as Germany and the US have come to seek alternative techniques to obtain vegetables… Read More »

Deal of the year in the agricultural industry: ChemChina acquires Syngenta

  The year of 2017 is marked by a transaction with a huge impact on how world agriculture will look like in the coming years. Thus, the national company of chemicals in China, ChemChina will end this year the acquisition of a majority stake in Syngenta, one of the largest leading agricultural companies. Currently, ChemChina… Read More »

The Oldest Cultivated Cereal in the World sparks new interest as a “Super Grain”

Historically speaking, the progress in agricultural development can be broadly split into four periods. From the first period when it first appeared on earth, to the “invention” of a stable agriculture about 10,000 years B.C., human beings hunted and gathered their food. A combination of climate change and a massive hunting followed the end of… Read More »

Romania has become the Largest Producer of Honey in Europe

The global market for bee products has been marked in recent decades by numerous and intense trade between producing and consuming countries. The intensity of the dynamic shifts was determined mainly by the importance of such products, recognized not only as food but as medicine. Changes in food consumption patterns were also recognized, especially in… Read More »

What is the real price of Valentine’s Day flowers?

The first evidence when February 14 was recognized as an important date goes back to the year 498, when three saints were named by Pope Gelasius I, the date of their celebration being this day. But the holiday remains associated with the name of St. Valentine of Rome, who was sent to prison for officiating… Read More »