Minister highlights countryside digitalisation in Expo debate

Dubai – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek took part in a debate discussing efforts to tackle global challenges related to smart villages, which was held as part of the Expo 2020 in Dubai on Monday. Countryside digitalisation is one of the priorities of the new common agricultural policy, he said according to the Agriculture Ministry.

Grain yield in Turkey at risk due to drought: Experts

A forecast by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has raised concerns on an imminent decline in crop production across the country due to drought.

The data obtained show that the output of cereal products will decrease by 15 percent this year compared to last year and will be around 31.6 million tons.

Podgoršek attends meeting of agriculture ministers in Poland

Krakow – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek was invited by his Polish counterpart Grzegorz Puda to attend a meeting of agriculture ministers within the Three Seas Initiative. The ministers discussed securing feed protein production in the EU and the transition to a green and digital agricultural economy.

Drastic decline in number of bumblebees in Slovenia

Ljubljana – The first monitoring of wild bees in 2021 did not yield encouraging results, with the bumblebees count dropping five-fold compared to last year. “This is bad news for both agriculture and nature, as bumblebees are among the most important pollinators,” the National Institute of Biology (NIB) said on Monday.

Will Climate Change Cause your Favourite Foods to Go Extinct?

Global warming is already causing weather patterns to shift across the planet. As they change, so too will the ability for farmers to cultivate their crops and grow food in the quantities many of us are used to today.

This means in the coming years, much of the produce we are used to seeing in shops today might start to disappear.

Grain Harvest in Bulgaria is at a Five-Year High, and Prices are Rising

Wheat is 32% more expensive, and for sunflowers the annual increase is 35%. Maize prices the most - by 42%

The wheat harvest in Bulgaria is increasing by over 50% this year compared to 2020, crossing the limit of 7.1 million tons of production. This is the best level for the last five years.

Ig prison inmates active in beekeeping

Ig – The Urban Beekeeper Association and the Slovenian Prison Administration started a project this spring at the open ward of the prison in Ig as part of which inmates are being taught all about beekeeping. The project dubbed Honey Cell is a part of the European project Food Systems in European Cities (FoodE).