ILLEGAL FISHING IS EMPTYING THE OCEANS, ALSO NOT CONTRIBUTING TO FISHERY RESOURCES

"Our oceans, which cover 72% of the planet's surface, are seriously threatened by human activities. Overfishing, pollution and climate change are one of the greatest threats to life at sea and throughout the planet, "explained Milko Schvartzman, Coordinator of Oceanosanos. Oceanosanos is a project based in Uruguay, financed by the organization Oceans5.org, whose members include the renowned...

FOLU CALLS ON WORLD LEADERS TO PREVENT FOOD SECURITY CRISES

The Coalition for Food and Land Use (Folu, for its acronym in English), made up of members of multinational companies, producer groups, industry, non-governmental organizations and academia, pointed out that the crisis unleashed by Covid-19 raises, among others, unprecedented challenges for the world's food systems, as the food supply could be massively interrupted by the measures implemented to...

THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE TATACOA DESERT COULD BE AS GREEN AS THAT OF THE AMAZON

According to an investigation by Catalina Su√°rez, a geologist at the National University of Colombia and a doctor in Paleontology at the University of La Plata (Argentina), the Tatacoa desert, in the departments of Tolima and Huila, could once have been a forest rich in biodiversity. According to the characterization made by the researcher in the area, disseminated by the National University,...

JUAN GONZALO BOTERO ASSUMED AS NEW VICE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS

Juan Gonzalo Botero assumed as the new Vice Minister of Agricultural Affairs in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, a position from which he must seek to increase the competitiveness of the agricultural sector through programs such as Contract Agriculture, El Campo Emprende, El Campo a Clic and Productive Alliances. During his tenure, the minister of the portfolio, Rodolfo Zea,...

A COUNTRY IN THE REGION HAD TO CANCEL LEMON EXPORTS DUE TO A NEW OUTBREAK

The Argentine government decided to preventively suspend the shipment of fresh lemons to the European Union (EU), after the European bloc detected a shipment with "black spot", a disease that affects the external quality of that fruit. The measure, agreed with the citrus chain, comes at a time when the citrus chain celebrated the historic opening of the Chinese market to local lemons, whose...

COMPTROLLER STARTED THE PROCESS OF MONITORING THE ICA BY THE THIRD PARTY AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM

On Tuesday June 30, ICA published Agreement 2 of 2020 in which the Third Party Authorization System (SAT) was created; It establishes a mechanism so that certain services of the entity can be contracted with private companies; in fact it was a proposal that had been talked about since the beginning of 2019. For this reason, the Comptroller's Office sent a letter to the manager of the...