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Integrated farming delivers sustainable farming

Integrated farming delivers sustainability

Patrick Wrixon, President of the European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture (EISA) gives thought to integrated farming and its positive impact on the environment With global population growth, increased focus on addressing food security and concerns about environmental impact and biodiversity loss, it is essential that farming systems are...
New strategy launched to support bees

New strategy launched to support bees

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced the launch of the National Pollinator Strategy, aimed at supporting bees and other pollinators. National Rail, the Highways Agency, and the National Trust have all signed up to the National Pollinator Strategy. Organisations will plant bee-friendly wild flowers on their sites and will allow...
Ban on pesticide could cost farmers £1.6bn

Ban on pesticide could cost farmers £1.6bn

If a EU pesticide ban comes into force, the value of British food production could fall by £1.6bn and cost 44,000 jobs in the agriculture supply chain, according to a new report... A report by farm business consultants Andersons has revealed that the value of British food could be affected...
A biosecurity and disease control partnership

DARD sheds light on poultry disease control

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland sheds light on how government and the poultry industry are working together to help reduce epizootic diseases. Poultry diseases greatly reduce the efficiency of food production, both in developed and Third World countries. Governments regulate certain diseases where it is in...
biosecurity

A biosecurity and disease control partnership

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland sheds light on how government and the poultry industry are working together to help reduce epizootic diseases. Poultry diseases greatly reduce the efficiency of food production, both in developed and Third World countries. Governments regulate certain diseases where it is in...

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