Famous agricultural areas in the world – Provence, France

The already wonderful places in Provence, in the south-east of France, have a special color in June and July, due to the huge lavender plantations, and the whole region becomes a large violet plain. Lavender is inseparably linked to Provence, just like cotton is linked to the Cotton Belt in the USA. It’s the soul… Read More »

Organic chicken feed – a short guide on the nutrition of organic chickens

The opportunity to invest in setting up an organic chicken farm is all the more important as demand for quality organic products is on the rise. In an organic system, the chicken feed must come from organic sources, for example from certified farms. Since the number of these farms is not high enough yet, many… Read More »

New Zealand’s attempt to eradicate a bacterial disease will cause the killing of more than 150,000 cows

The government of New Zealand announced recently that it will sacrifice over 150,000 bovine heads to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis bacterial disease after reaching an agreement with the zootechnics sector. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “difficult” the decision to implement this plan over the next 10 years and it will cost about 526 million… Read More »

11 most expensive spices in the world

Spices have played an important part in our daily lives since the beginning of history; references to spices appear in several ancient writings. Archaeologists have discovered spices in Egyptian tombs dating even before 3000 BC; they were used for embalming because of their conservation properties. In the middle ages spices played an important role in… Read More »

The economic benefits of algae farms

Microalgae are suitable sources for producing biofuels and absorbing CO2 emissions from thermal power plants. Algae, which smell so bad and are dangerous when they invade beaches, have become a new problem for the inhabitants of many coastal regions. But they can also be a source of “green oil”. Not the big algae that fill… Read More »

Top 13 best egg laying chicken breeds

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has indicated that in 2015 the value of world egg production was 55 billion dollars and the production of eggs reached 70.4 million metric tons. Before World War II, the largest egg production was obtained from small farms that had around 400 chickens, but today in the… Read More »

Rarest horse breeds in the world

The first horses were domesticated approximately 8.000 – 7.000 years ago and had an important role throughout history in the development of civilization. Horses were used in battles, in agriculture, forestry and other types of activities. Horses were grown for recreational purposes just since the 18th century. Although there are more than 350 horse breeds… Read More »