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Sunday 07 July 2013

Colombia

Dairy import ban

The government is preparing to impose tighter controls on whey imports as part of measures to support the dairy sector.

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Wednesday 19 June 2013

Colombia

Help for the farm sector

Over 300,000 jobs have been saved following a government decision to ensure the reactivation of the Price Stabilisation Fund.

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Sunday 19 May 2013

Colombia

A look at farming

Colombia is a nation of many different regions; a country diverse in its accents and cultures. The Andes follow one line across South America from Chile to Ecuador, but when they reach us they form what is called the “Colombian Massif” where the range is divided into three – the Eastern, Central and Western ranges. Between these mountains exist the great Interandean valleys.

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Saturday 27 April 2013

Colombia

The dairy industry

The Dairy National Council for Economic and Social Policies (CONPES) will direct funding at small and medium farmers to improve both product handling and production facilities.

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Wednesday 27 March 2013

Colombia

Dairy talk

Comprehensive reform plans are in place to overhaul the entire Colombian dairy industry following an agreement between the Colombian government and the European Union that aims to develop dairy trading between Columbian and EU markets.

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Saturday 09 February 2013

Colombia

Restrictions on dairy imports

Tariffs will be fixed at 6.6 per cent up to 993 tons and 20 per cent for quantities up to 1957.

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Monday 21 January 2013

Colombia

Milk imports

The Minister, Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar, said the introduction of the clause was a reaction to exaggerated growth of milk powder imports from Mercosur which rose by 500 per cent, largely thanks to Argentinian productivity.

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Wednesday 19 September 2012

Colombia

Another band aid solution

Luis Alberto Pérez, head of the National Police’s Anti-Narcotics Force, said the goal is clear: to eradicate about 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) of coca crops that are about 500 meters (1,640 feet) from the border with Ecuador by Oct. 15.

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Sunday 08 July 2012

Colombia

Farmers and communications

Agricultural and Environmental Corporation of the Americas, Corpoagro, awarded President and CEO of Globalmedia Telecommunications Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo and its television channel TvAgro for their work in building an atmosphere of growth and education of Colombian agriculture through the exercise of journalism.

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Friday 15 June 2012

Colombia

The dairy trade

The Colombian Government, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the University of Antioquia are to join forces to improve the production and quality of milk in the dairy department backed by an investoment of 1.6 billion pesos.

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Colombia

Anthrax on pig farm

Colombia has reported to the OIE an anthrax outbreak in the north of the country, in the La Guajira province in the town of Manaure on the Caribbean coast.

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Wednesday 05 October 2011

Colombia

Buying brewers grain

In four days, the Council delegation visited four different cities to meet with importers, feed millers and livestock producers to promote the potential benefits of using DDGS. Participants included Dr Phillip Smith, a poultry nutritionist with Tyson Food Inc., Gregorio Lanz, a swine nutritionist with Gowans Feed Consulting and Jose Artigas, director of business development for Poet Nutrition.

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Wednesday 13 April 2011

Colombia

People: Danisco appoints new Technical Sales Manager

Veterinarian, Dr Guillermo Gaona-Ramírez, has recently joined the Danisco Animal Nutrition team as a Technical Sales Manager. He will be covering the South American countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and reporting to Enrique Betancourt, Latin American Sales Director.

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Wednesday 09 March 2011

Colombia

Colombia looks to Asia after U.S. FTA withdrawal

The Colombian Ministry of Trade has been forced to look seriously at the Asia-Pacific market after the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) with the U.S. fell through recently, reported Larepublica.com.co.

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