Tag: Agriculture

100,000 workers missing in agriculture, Lollobrigida: “Young people go to the fields”

100,000 workers missing in agriculture, Lollobrigida: “Young people go to the fields”

“Manpower is needed in the countryside, and young Italians should know that going to work in agriculture is not demeaning. It will not be a burden to sit on the couch and to be a burden on the shoulders of others who do not really have a model of civilization”. This was expressed by Francesco […]

Banco Agrario’s portfolio exceeds $18 billion

Banco Agrario’s portfolio exceeds $18 billion

Only during the current administration of Hernando Chica Zuccardi, who assumed the presidency last September, the portfolio grew 6.58%, equivalent to $1.1 trillion; with a payout of $4.9 trillion, of which 49% ($2.4 trillion) was allocated to small producersrural women and rural youth. From the portfolio, agriculture matches $12 billionand the largest shareholding is split […]

Imports fell 8.6% in January

Imports fell 8.6% in January

Imports in January amounted to USD 5,529.7 million, representing a decrease of 8.6% from the same month in 2022, according to import declarations filed with the DIAN. DANE explains that this behavior was mainly due to the 18.1% drop in imports in the manufacturing group, which totaled USD 3,736.3 million. The manufacturing group participated with […]

Juan Fernando Roa, new manager of ICA

Juan Fernando Roa, new manager of ICA

The Ministry of Agriculture has appointed Juan Fernando Roa Ortiz as the new manager of the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA). Roa is a lawyer from the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (2014) and a specialist in administrative law from the Universidad del Rosario (2018). He has been affiliated with ICA as an official career officer since […]

No tariffs for Ukraine until 2024: that is, Kiev is already in the EU

No tariffs for Ukraine until 2024: that is, Kiev is already in the EU

The European Commission has proposed to extend the ban on trade tariffs on Ukrainian goods for another year. The export benefits package brought by Brussels to help Kiev keep its economy afloat despite the war has already led to some increases in EU imports of agriculture and other goods from Ukraine, despite the ongoing conflict. […]

IDB highlights Colombia’s potential to drive productive transformation

IDB highlights Colombia’s potential to drive productive transformation

Sectors such as agriculture, supply chains, services and extractive industries have great potential to leverage Colombia’s productive transformation, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) “New Horizons of Productive Transformation in the Andes Region” study. The report presented this Thursday in Bogotá by the General Director of the Andean Countries of the IDB; Tomás González, […]

Government, Minister Lollobrigida says: “This is how we relaunch the agriculture of the future”

Government, Minister Lollobrigida says: “This is how we relaunch the agriculture of the future”

Working to promote one of our greatest excellences, which is agriculture. From valuing products and supply chains to one of the first fundamental objectives for the sector and, therefore, for our entire economy: export. So assured the Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, Francesco Lollobrigida, after the final endorsement of the Budget Law by the […]

Bayer invests 2.5 million euros in the factory in Barranquilla

Bayer invests 2.5 million euros in the factory in Barranquilla

He emphasized that with the operation of the factory in Barranquilla, Bayer may have the flexibility to respond to changes in customer product requests at short notice. “This is what the Barranquilla plant has specialized in, being able to respond to those immediate demands compared to what we had projected,” he explained. Communication with their […]

Agriculture on the war front in Ukraine

Agriculture on the war front in Ukraine

The combine has broken down in the middle of a plantation in eastern Ukraine, surrounded by a dark mark indicating the site of a mine explosion. Agriculture is a complex sector, but working in the fields under Russian bombing, in the middle of a war, “is that even more”. Farmer Pavlo Kudimov explains that the […]

Agriculture under attack on the front lines in eastern Ukraine

Agriculture under attack on the front lines in eastern Ukraine

Surrounded by a blackened piece of farmland, in a field in eastern Ukraine, you see a broken harvester in a field in eastern Ukraine. The machine was crossing a meadow on the outskirts of the village of Maidan — about 20 kilometers from the front line with Russian troops — when it was hit by […]