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June 3, 2020

USA - COVID-19 caused hemp farming disruptions and conservative planning in 2020, but farmers still optimistic (Hemp Industry Daily)

Farm mechanization under COVID-19 - As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them

June 2, 2020

The Philippines - Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program's seed deliveries hit 1 million bags of certified rice seed amidst lockdown

Ginkgo Bioworks to build infrastructure for rapid epidemic response with $70MM investment - Strategic investment from Illumina and others enables large-scale COVID-19 testing using next generation sequencing

June 1, 2020

The United Kingdom’s biggest organic on-farm conference, OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops, goes digital

May 29, 2020

Sakata envia flores aos profissionais da Saúde de Bragança Paulista (SP)

NewLeaf Symbiotics to host virtual field day on June 1

Exactus announces its Hemp Seed Buyback Program to assist farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Pandemia acelera adoção de tecnologias digitais no agro

Colombia - Productores garantizan oferta suficiente de semillas para abastecer de alimentos al país, en medio de la pandemia

May 28, 2020

In uncertain times, the hemp plant has lessons for entrepreneurs (Hemp Industry Daily)

Brasil - Série de palestras aborda propriedade intelectual, patentes e agronegócio em tempos de COVID-19

May 27, 2020

USA - Some ornamentals events moving to 2021, others going virtual (Greenhouse Grower)

Re-engineering America’s fresh produce supply chain post Covid-19 for greater resilience, inclusiveness and sustainability (Vertical Farming)

CIMMYT for Mexico in times of a global pandemic - CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people

Government of Canada enhances Youth Employment and Skills Program to help create new positions for youth in the agriculture sector

Colombia - El sector agrícola ya cuenta con protocolo de prevención frente al Coronavirus Covid-19

May 26, 2020

Brasil - UPL doa 330 mil em máscaras e testes da COVID-19 para cidades Paulistas

May 25, 2020

Israel’s hope for food security post-corona lies in seeds - In an era of severe climate events and global pandemic, Israeli scientists are studying the advantages of legacy seeds ahead of the next crisis (Israel 21c)

May 21, 2020

Texas specialty crop sector hit hard by COVID-19 - Pandemic created ‘perfect storm’ for many vegetable, fruit producers

May 20, 2020

France - Tous mobilisés dans cette dynamique de marché chamboulée : Rijk Zwaan s'engage à soutenir ses producteurs et ses partenaires dans leurs efforts quotidiens pour produire, distribuer et / ou transformer les fruits et légumes

International Seed Federation : "La semence essentielle à la sécurité alimentaire" (Circuits Culture)

Perú - Minagri dice garantizar producción de 1500 toneladas de semillas (Diario Correo)

Saatbau ACKERdemie geht online

Pests in a pandemic? India's plant doctors will see you online now (Reuters)

AGRA COVID-19 situation report, pilot edition

May 19, 2020

COVID-19: Rapid assessments highlight immediate impacts on seed sector
Covid-19: Voedseltekort dreigt zonder direct ingrijpen in zaadsector ontwikkelingslanden

Esp[aña - Berenjenas trasplantadas durante el confinamiento (Portagrano)

Nigeria - National Agricultural Seeds Council outlines 16-points action plan to sustain seeds supply to farmers (Business AM)

The Philippines - East-West Seed distributes tons of vegetables to frontliners and communities (Horti Daily)





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