On Friday 31 March, the UK government announced it had reached an agreement to join the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership). The CPTPP is the first major trade agreement since Brexit – so what will be the impact of the CPTPP on UK farming? What is the CPTPP? The CPTPP is a Free Trade […]
COVID-19 continues to take its toll on many areas of life and the global economy. As well damage to peoples health and livelihoods for many food security has also suffered. Many countries have taken steps to ensure farming and food production continues running as an essential business despite wider restrictions on economic activity. Due to […]
African Swine flu is having a global impact on pork production and trade.
Improving the productivity of livestock in developing countries will have a number of benefits, firstly by helping to meet the increasing global demand for animal protein, helping to alleviate poverty in developing countries, and also to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of animal protein produced.
Enjoy the Brussels sprouts today. The perfect Winter vegetable which can even be used as a source of “Green” energy. Merry Christmas from Farmlytics.
The basic design of the tractor – the workhorse of agriculture, has remained little changed since the days of Harry Ferguson, new technology e.g. precision systems and GPS have been added, but some fundamentals remain e.g. the basic chassis design and three point linkage, a drivers seat, and a diesel engine. That however may soon […]
Teresa May has set out the UK governments approach and aims in its negotiations to leave the European Union, causing immediate concern among Britain’s farmers. After signalling a clear intention to leave the single market, real questions remain on how UK trade will operate post Brexit, particularly on the issue of tariffs and how WTO […]
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Jonathan
This week has been World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which aims to highlight the growing public health issue of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Recently released data shows that sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low. This puts the UK on track to meet it’s targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, […]
The Presentation on “Scottish Agriculture and the TTIP” given on the 07/01/2016 is now available for download here.