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Is the Biggest Global Container Port Closed?

Article by: Hari Yellina The global shipping congestion is threatening to turn into a multi-year tale as fresh Chinese lockdowns stifle trade at some of the world’s busiest ports. Shanghai, China’s largest metropolis and home to the world’s busiest container port, is under lockdown as officials battle just another outbreak of COVID-19. An increasing number of […]


Live Cattle Exports to Vietnam Slowed Down

Article by: Hari Yellina The first live cattle shipment from Darwin to Vietnam left East Arm this week, kicking off what is expected to be another difficult year for trade to Vietnam. In 2021, the number of cattle transported from Australia to Vietnam nearly halved, to 160,000, compared to nearly 300,000 in 2020. According to […]


Chinese Officials Embrace Alternative Protein Research

Article by: Hari Yellina China has made it clear that they are serious about building a fake food business rapidly. The world’s largest importer of animal-based protein is quickly implementing President Xi JinPing’s direction to accelerate the development of alternative proteins. Last month, President Xi directed his agriculture authorities to seek protein sources other than traditional animal […]


Global Update: New Zealand Resumes New Apple Season

Article by: Hari Yellina Every year in the middle of February, New Zealand’s apple season starts and lasts until August or September. Apples from New Zealand are aromatic, juicy, and luscious. They have a lovely appearance and flavour, and they are highly popular on the market. Furthermore, apples fare better in storage and transportation when […]


Indonesia Palm Oil Ban a Shock for Many

Article by: Hari Yellina Late last week, Indonesia, the leading producer of palm oil, shocked global consumable oil markets by announcing an immediate ban on palm oil exports. Global oilseed prices have risen even more this year. It might be huge news for Australian canola growers, who are currently benefiting from the greatest prices on […]


Wheat Stocks Running Low in Egypt

Article by: Hari Yellina Following a tender published two days earlier by the General Authority for Supply Commodities, Egypt returned to the global wheat market last week, completing agreements on Wednesday to buy 350,000 metric tonnes, the majority of which will come from Europe. Potential suppliers should present Free on Board (FOB) offers for a […]


Global Overview: Avocados

Article by: Hari Yellina Avocados are still as popular as ever around the world, with sales in most regions maintaining relatively consistent despite ongoing logistical challenges and rising costs. Some are even doing better than normal, with an unusually healthy market for this time of year in France. Some countries will not be exporting to Russia […]


Europe Plans to Fill Gap Left by Ukraine

Article by: Hari Yellina Traditional agricultural commodity flows around the world have been significantly interrupted as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As both countries play a critical role in delivering grains and vegetable oils to customers around the world, this has brought global food security into sharp focus. The two grain production behemoths […]


South African Wool and Sheep Imports Banned by China

Article by: Hari Yellina Following an epidemic of foot and mouth illness in South Africa, China has prohibited the import of sheep and wool from the country. The prohibition, which was implemented at the beginning of April in response to FMD outbreaks in the provinces of North West, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Limpopo, applies to all […]


Canada’s Demand for Aussie Water Revealed

Article by: Hari Yellina Two Sydney Harbours’ worth of Australian water is owned by Canadian investors. When it comes to agriculture, Canadian super funds have a well-known appetite for irrigation water. In just four years, the Canadian share of Australian water has increased by 282 percent. In terms of the top ten foreign countries with […]


Reports Find the Goatmeat Industry on the Rise

Article by: Hari Yellina With growing flock sizes, greater carcase weights, and increased slaughter, Australian goatmeat output is on the rise. According to the recent global goatmeat snapshot from Meat & Livestock Australia, goat production has risen after a period of low supply due to environmental factors. Despite distribution issues associated to COVID-19, such as […]


What are the Repercussions of the Drought and War?

Article by: Hari Yellina Algeria’s grain demand is increasing, with the Algerian Interprofessional Office of Cereals (OAIC), the country’s state-owned grain agency, allegedly completing the purchase of between 570,000 and 600,000 tonnes of optional origin milling wheat late last week. The most recent tender requested shipments from major supply regions, including the Black Sea and […]


Input Cost Pain a Massive Problem

Article by: Hari Yellina As smart as Australian farmers are, there’s a low chance they’re working on a time machine down the shed. Anyone who declares they’ve returned from the future will be received with wary stares and the assumption that they’ve been swigging hand sanitizer once more. A time machine would be a useful […]


Global Agriculture: Can Organic Farming Become a Balancing Act?

Article by: Hari Yellina The USDA National Organic Program has a love-hate relationship with many vegetable growers. There are numerous aspects of the certification that you will appreciate. First and foremost, it has significance. For their crops to be certified organic, growers must meet a high standard. The guidelines support what organic farmers already strive […]


Aussie Farmers Much more Optimistic than Counterparts

Article by: Hari Yellina According to a poll of over 600 producers from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Australian growers are the most confident about the industry’s future. AgriWebb, an Australian agricultural technology company, polled 636 farmers throughout the world for its State of the Farmer report, asking them about a variety […]


Wrath of the Pandemic: Global Containers a Matter of Dilemma

Article by: Hari Yellina Just as the global catastrophe has had an influence on farm labour availability, it is also having an effect on export cargo containers and handling. On March 8, Leatrice Treharne, the Port of Melbourne’s head of business development, spoke on the issue at the Citrus Technical Forum 2022 on the Sunshine […]


Demand for Russian Wheat Strong despite Circumstances

Article by: Hari Yellina Russia’s invasion of its western neighbour on February 24 drastically interrupted trade balance out of the Black Sea region, particularly from Ukrainian ports. This region’s exports represent an important part of the world’s food supply. A long-term disruption will have far-reaching consequences around the planet. Nonetheless, it would be absurd to […]


Global Overview: Mandarins

Article by: Hari Yellina The current state of the worldwide mandarin market is highly reliant on where one looks. Some major producing nations have had more luck than others, with Australia anticipating a big crop, while North America, Italy, and Spain are all suffering from bad weather throughout their growing seasons. Though sales are generally favourable […]


Strawberries Flourish with the Help of AI

Article by: Hari Yellina The main goal of an Australian Research Council Research Hub is to utilise artificial intelligence to boost farming production and disease control. In 2018, the centre won $5 million in funding from the Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Research Program. The Hub brings together world-class skills in image processing, machine learning, robotics, […]


Global Update: Bananas

Article by: Hari Yellina The worldwide banana industry, which was already under pressure due to high transportation and raw material costs afflicting various industries, is now facing extra challenges in several nations as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Because Russia has traditionally been a prominent importer of bananas from South America, recent trade […]