Aleša Mižigojs – General Director, Medex

Established as a honey exporter in 1954 in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana in what was…

Monsoon boost for rural India reforms

Modi sees the economic development of rural India's approximately 650,000 villages and agricultural sector as key…

Mongolia joins ADB currency-linked bond wagon

Mongolia has raised $7m development capital through an ADB currency-linked bond issue for a sustainable milk…

Putin sets his sights on Russian agribusiness

Russia could become  a net exporter of food within four years and ultimately one of the…

Realities of Chinese FDI in Russia come home to roost by Baikal

The day-to-day implications of Russia’s pivot eastward are gradually unfolding for its Far Eastern and Siberian…

Nearly half of Russian farmland lies abandoned, according to research

Almost 100 million hectares of Russia’s farmlands – more than 40% of the total – is…

Russian exporters look to consolidate Middle East foothold with ‘grain hub’

Russia is  planning to establish  a ‘grain hub’ in the Middle East  with the UAE, Egypt,…

ChemChina gets OK for Syngenta deal

ChemChina has  won EU  antitrust approval for its $43bn takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta, paving…

Nazarbayeva moves up succession line as Dad moves to quell rural unrest

Following last week’s removal  of Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Kazakhstan’s  President Nursultan Nazarbayev yesterday announced that his daughter…

Putin extends EU food embargo

EU food embargo: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning imports of Western food products until…

Auchan opens first Tajik hypermarket in ‘revolution’ for food security

France’s  international retail group Auchan yesterday opened the very first Tajik hypermarket – and the company’s  first…

Germany’s DMK gets go ahead to buy into Russian cheese market

FAS, Russia’s state-owned anti-monopoly watchdog has given German dairy producer DMK Deutsches Milchkontor the green light to acquire…

Alliance-1892 to build first Russian whisky distillery in Kaliningrad

Wine and cognac producers Alliance-1892 is planning to build the first ever Russian whisky distillery in the exclave…

Uzbek food industry gets $596m cash injection

Uzbek food industry: Uzbekistan is planning  to invest $595.9 m in the development of its food industry…

Changyu winery looks to boost Chinese wine imports through overseas M&A

 Chinese wine imports: China’s Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine is looking to expand its network of overseas…

Iranian exports to Russia to soar as Tehran bids to take over from Ankara

Iranian exports to Russia: Iran plans to increase its exports to Russia  from $500m to $2bn in…

Tajikistan becomes latest customer for Iranian gas oil

Iranian gas oil: Iran has begun exporting gas oil export to  Tajikistan for the first time, making the…

ChemChina bids record $43bn for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta

China’s  chemicals group ChemChina has offered more than $43bn to take over Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta. The…

Cost of Russian embargo on Turkish imports likely to top $11bn this year

The cost of the Russian embargo on Turkish imports  following the shooting down of a jet last…

$1.73bn investment powers Chinese export surge for Kazakh agribusiness

Companies in the Kazakh agribusiness sector are gearing up to increase  exports of  lamb, beef and  honey…

Turkey consumption rockets while overall Russian meat sales dive

Russians are turning to turkey as a cheap alternative to other forms of meat, with year-on-year…

Russia looks to set up ‘green corridor’ for Iranian agribusiness

Moscow has given the go-ahead to four Iranian agribusiness exporters to start supplying Russia with milk dairy products…

Kazakh agribusiness turns to China for sales and financing

Kazakh agribusiness: In an effort to find new export markets for its agricultural and food products…

Russia aiming to double Pacific Rim agricultural exports by 2020

Pacific Rim agricultural exports: Despite experiencing growing food shortages and price inflation at home due to the embargoes…