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Austerity-weary farmers hold protest march in Athens

Some 2,000 Greek farmers protested in Athens on Tuesday over increases to their tax and social security contributions amid the government’s ongoing austerity…

Some 2,000 Greek farmers protested in Athens on Tuesday over increases to their tax and social security contributions amid the government’s ongoing austerity…

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Iraqi agriculture in ruins as ISIL leaves trail of destruction

As the battle to rout ISIL from Iraq reaches its bloody crescendo, the world can catch a glimpse at the militant group leaves in its wake.

As the battle to rout ISIL from Iraq reaches its bloody crescendo, the world can catch a glimpse at the militant group leaves in its wake.

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Bolivia battles biblical plague of locusts

Bolivia is under a state of emergency after a vast agricultural area of around 1000 hectares has been laid to ruin by a plague of locusts.

Bolivia is under a state of emergency after a vast agricultural area of around 1000 hectares has been laid to ruin by a plague of locusts.

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The UN needs a new generation of leaders: view

At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.

At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.

Business

ChemChina, Syngenta work to appease EU competition watchdog

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

ChemChina and the Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngentahave responded to concerns by the EU's competition regulator over their merger.

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Fresh bird flu cases emerge in France

Thousands of farm birds have been put to the slaughter to combat the spread of avian influenza in France's foie gras heartland.

Thousands of farm birds have been put to the slaughter to combat the spread of avian influenza in France's foie gras heartland.

Science_technology

Making the most of precious water in Morocco

Morocco is at the forefront of eking the best out of poor soils and a harsh climate where water is scarce, and is boosting its rural agriculture with innovative, environmentally-friendly projects

Morocco is at the forefront of eking the best out of poor soils and a harsh climate where water is scarce, and is boosting its rural agriculture with innovative, environmentally-friendly projects

Science_technology

Digging deep to help Europe's soil

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

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Cheers! The Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived

It is the annual autumnal party that wine enthusiasts and fun lovers across the world can’t ignore!

It is the annual autumnal party that wine enthusiasts and fun lovers across the world can’t ignore!

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Climate change is good news for England's wine industry

England's wine industry is booming. Climate expert Alistair Nesbitt's research helps both the winegrower and global climate science.

England's wine industry is booming. Climate expert Alistair Nesbitt's research helps both the winegrower and global climate science.

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UK farmers adapt to climate change

In southeastern England, Euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie met with Stuart and James Scarff, father and son managing a huge family farm.

In southeastern England, Euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie met with Stuart and James Scarff, father and son managing a huge family farm.

Environment

Morocco launches Triple A initiative to challenge climate change

COP 22 host nation Morocco takes over from France to launch the Triple A initiative (Adapting African Agriculture) to the challenges of climate change. Morocco faces the same difficulties as other Af

COP 22 host nation Morocco takes over from France to launch the Triple A initiative (Adapting African Agriculture) to the challenges of climate change. Morocco faces the same difficulties as other Af

Environment

World's largest oasis threatened by climate change

Morocco launches a sustainable environmental protection program promoting local products and ecotourism as well as the conservation and development of oases

Morocco launches a sustainable environmental protection program promoting local products and ecotourism as well as the conservation and development of oases

Culture

Coffee, cocoa and fair trade in Peru

In this episode of Peru Life we travel to the mountains where coffee and cocoa abound.

In this episode of Peru Life we travel to the mountains where coffee and cocoa abound.

Science_technology

The future of food technology

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

Business

Bayer to buy Monsanto in latest agrochemicals consolidation

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

Business

Bayer raises bid price for Monsanto

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

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French wine production plunges after bad weather

Winemakers in France have been hit by drought, hail and spring frost that’s seen production plunge by at least ten percent.

Winemakers in France have been hit by drought, hail and spring frost that’s seen production plunge by at least ten percent.

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Low milk prices plague French dairy industry

French food giant Lactalis said it would renegotiate milk prices with French farmers after 400 of them protested outside the company’s headquarters in Laval this…

French food giant Lactalis said it would renegotiate milk prices with French farmers after 400 of them protested outside the company’s headquarters in Laval this…

Business

ChemChina Syngenta takeover moves closer with US government approval

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

Special_reports

Animal cruelty: is violence inherent to abattoirs?

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.