Alliance Group claims to be a 'much fitter' business after driving through a host of changes

Productivity gains see NZ firm reinvest

By Oscar Rousseau

Farmer-owned meat processor Alliance Group will invest tens of millions of dollars back into the cooperative after delivering on its strategy to produce meat more efficiently.

Fonterra and LIC have developed an online tool for farmers to analyze their data to improve performance.

Fonterra and LIC develop online data tool Agrigate

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are in the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed to help farmers improve their farm performance by using their existing data.

Dairy Australia is receiving government funding for nitrogen use efficiency research. Photo: iStock-fotokostic

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

One project developed a performance enhancer pre-mix for weaned pigs

Progress on Australian pork projects

By Rod Addy

Australian projects to improve pig nutrition, enhance weaner performance and increase reproduction and enrich the lives of group housed sows are at various stages of development and commercialisation. 

FAO plans water usage database to improve productivity

FAO plans water usage database to improve productivity

By Eliot Beer

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is developing an open-access database to measure water usage in the Middle East and North Africa, to improve water productivity and reduce scarcity issues.

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’


Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.

India damned by food wastage report

India damned by food wastage report

By RJ Whitehead

A quantity of wheat equivalent to the entire production of Australia goes to waste each year in India, according to a new report on global food wastage.


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