Leading soy traders have collectively developed a protocol to monitor and trace soybeans from indirect suppliers in the Cerrado, they have also initiated a financial scheme to incentivize sustainable land use practices.
China’s COFCO Corporation is reportedly set to combine its international agriculture trading business platform with several domestic entities to enable it to compete on a more equal footing with ag trading powerhouses: Cargill, Bunge, ADM, and Louis Dreyfus...
The six major soy traders that make up the Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) say that they are on track to achieve traceability to farm for 95% of their direct soy sources in 25 municipalities in the Brazilian Cerrado by the end of 2020.
Chinese agri-commodities giant, COFCO International, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, are partnering to help improve the sustainability of soy farming in Brazil’s Cerrado Biome.
European organizations have been reacting with alarm to reports that farmers in Brazil are seeking to end the Amazon Soy Moratorium, a commitment made by traders and crushers not to buy soy from cleared land after 2008 in the Amazon.
Nestlé has come out top in relation to soy in the latest Forest 500 report that rates food manufacturer, trader, retailer, food service and financial institutions’ efforts to tackle commodity led deforestation in all sourcing regions.
China would be able to reduce soybean imports by 10 million tons annually by increasing the use of synthetic amino acids, and thereby enabling the feeding of lower protein based feeds to pigs, said the head of the Chinese feed industry association, according...
We caught up with Christopher Nolan, managing director, global deals origination at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who recently spoke at Alltech’s One conference, to hear about his views on amalgamation of the global feed sector.
As China’s meat production industrializes, feed grain demand will jump significantly, and will require the Asian giant to source feedstocks, particularly maize, on the international market, forecasts Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) in a new report.
The move last week by the Chinese state-owned food and feed giant, Cofco, to take a $1.5 billion majority stake in Noble Agri – the agribusiness arm of the Noble Group – will help China to diversify the source of its grains such as soy and corn, says...