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Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland week 4, 2022

Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland is de wekelijkse nieuwsbrief van het Landbouwattachénetwerk. U wordt iedere week geattendeerd op nieuws, activiteiten en achtergrondinformatie van 60 landbouwteams actief in 80 landen.

Landbouwexport in 2021 voor het eerst boven de 100 miljard euro

De waarde van de landbouwexport in 2021 wordt geraamd op 104,7 miljard euro, een record. Dat melden Wageningen University & Research (WUR) en het CBS op basis van gezamenlijk onderzoek in opdracht van het ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit (LNV).

Landbouwexport in 2021 voor het eerst boven de 100 miljard euro

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EUROPA - Duitsland: voedingstrends 2022

Traditioneel wordt in Duitsland het jaar begonnen met veel aandacht voor landbouw en voeding. Daar horen ook de voorspellingen voor aanstaande trends in food en voeding bij. Welke belangrijke trends zien experts in ons belangrijkste agrifood exportland? En waar vind je die informatie? Lees meer waar je de Duitse trends het beste van dichtbij kunt volgen.

Duitsland: Voedingstrends 2022

Trends
Beeld: ©Tabea Mathern

- Slovakia: OECD-review of the economy

The OECD-review of the economy of the Slovak Republic: what are the messages of the OECD on agricultural and nature policy, what are the messages of the organization relevant for the agro-sector doing business with Slovakia?

OECD Country report Slovakia

- Spain: livestock controversy adds further pressure on farmers

After a challenging 2021 due to production costs rise, the instability of farm-gate prices, the lack of water, new CAP’s negotiations, among other stumbling blocks, further concern is now being added by consequences of the Consumer Affairs Ministry’s statements to a British newspaper.

Spain: Livestock controversy adds further pressure on farmers

- Czechia: new Minister of Agriculture

On January 3, 2022, mr Zdenek Nekula was appointed as Minister of Agriculture in Czechia in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Petr Fialia.

Czechia: new Minister of Agriculture

- Romania: plant-based meat producer prepares for growth

Verdino Green Foods, a Romanian producer of meat alternative products using pea protein, is selling a minority stake to private equity firm BlackPeak Capital via BlackPeak Southeast Europe Growth Equity Fund.

Romania: plant-based meat producer prepares for growth

- Ukraine: Dutch innovation in the soil moisture control

Lack of moisture and unexpected droughts have become a more frequent reality for the Ukrainian agricultural producers. A project of applying innovative Dutch precision farming technology at the Ukrainian potato farms, was implemented with DHI finance of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

Dutch innovation in the soil moisture control – test run in Ukraine

Agurotech
Beeld: ©Agurotech

- Serbia: capping of food prices to be extended

The price capping, which was scheduled to end on February 8, 2022, has now been extended. In light of the general elections to be held on April 3 this year, Mrs. Tatjana Matic, Minister of Trade explained the necessity to extend the limitation.

The capping of food prices to be extended in Serbia

- Russia: animal breeders concerned about reduction in genetic material imports

In the fall of this year, importers of breeding material for animal husbandry will lose state support, according to the amendments to the sectoral law adopted at the end of last year. Market participants fear that departure of such companies will lead to a decrease in the quality of the genetic material.

Russian animal breeders concerned about reduction in genetic material imports

- Hungaria: startup's vegan pâté wins prestigious award

Plantcraft won the “Best Meat Alternative” award at the Plant Based World Expo in New York. Plantcraft was founded in 2018, and has joined the ProVeg Incubator in 2019. Their goal is to create vegan alternative protein foods, based on a unique combination of plant-based ingredients.

Hungarian startup's vegan pâté wins prestigious award

Plant-based paté, vegan meat alternative.
Beeld: ©Plantcraft

- Turkey: record breaking agriculture exports for 2021

Last week Turkish media announced that Turkey exported almost $30 billion worth of agricultural goods in 2021. The main export markets are Germany and Iraq. The biggest export category were the cereals, pulses and oilseeds, followed by forestry and paper products and fruit and vegetables. Hazelnuts alone accounted for $2.26 billion. Agriculture contributed 13% to Turkey's overall exports.

Turkey and Netherlands both show record breaking #agriculture exports for 2021

AZIË - South Korea: overview of Dutch agri-food export in 2021

Dutch agricultural exports to South Korea showed impressive growth in 2021, with a total export value of EUR 577 million, an increase of 32.6% compared to the previous year. Korean consumers' growing interest in western food and the impact of the Korea-EU free trade agreement (FTA) had a positive effect on trade.

Overview of Dutch agri-food export to South Korea in 2021

Food export - logistics
Beeld: ©Europe Container Terminal BV, Rotterdam

AFRIKA -South Africa: heavy rains cause crop damage and higher food prices

South Africa is usually associated with drought. At the moment the reality is different. According to a Grain SA (GSA) statement, indications are that the rainfall experienced in December 2021 was the highest in 100 years. The extreme rainfall was in some cases also accompanied by serious hail storms. The culprit causing these extreme rains is La Niña, and she is wreaking havoc.

La Niña: Heavy rains cause crop damage and higher food prices in South Africa

Rain in South Africa
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AMERIKA - Mexico: B2B meetings with agricultural companies from the state of Sinaloa

From 16th to 18th March the Expo Agro Sinaloa 2022 will take place in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. During the Expo Dutch importers of selected agro-food products are welcome to join a trade mission and have (virtual) meetings with agricultural companies from the state of Sinaloa.

Mexico: B2B meetings with agricultural companies from the state of Sinaloa

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- Mexico: extending quota for duty-free pork meat imports

In June 2021, Mexican authorities established duty-free quotas for 10.000 tons of (fresh, chilled and frozen) pork. With these duty-free quotas, Mexico aimed at increasing competiveness and keeping pork meat prices affordable for Mexican households. A quota that was supposed to last until December 31st 2021 has now been extended till June 30th 2022.

Mexico extends quota for duty-free pork meat imports

Coronavirus en internationaal zakendoen

Het coronavirus (COVID-19) roept vragen op bij ondernemers: wat zijn de gevolgen bij internationaal zakendoen, wat gebeurt er met geplande handelsmissies en wat zijn de Nederlandse maatregelen en reisadviezen? Via deze informatiebronnen blijft u op de hoogte.

Coronavirus en internationaal zakendoen