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2008-09-22 06:00:11

The GenSight Group, a leading provider of PPM solutions, has provided a custom configured project portfolio management system to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Defra is using the GenSight Enterprise Portfolio Management software to help to manage the prioritization of a diverse portfolio of projects and activities including flood management, fuel poverty and environmental initiatives, which can run from a few months to many years. The GenSight...

2008-09-10 18:00:00

THE Prince of Wales has praised farmers for showing resilience in testing times and called for schools to have their own farms to teach children about where food comes from. Prince Charles also revealed he is setting up farmers market initiatives around the country to put agriculture back at the heart of struggling rural economies. The Prince's comments came as he addressed an audience of 130 farmers' wives and women farmer members of the Women's Food and Farming Union at his Highgrove...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By Sam Wood BEEF farmers have launched an attack on Government plans to have the industry fund its Animal Health Control Programme. The National Beef Association (NBA) say Defra's contentious plans to fund its new plans for animal health control in England through a headage tax on farm stock are wrong. It describes a plan for a new levy as a lazy way of raising revenue and wants Defra to find the money by reducing the cost of the programmes. NBA director Kim Haywood said: "Instead...

2008-08-14 18:00:23

A NORTH MP has called for Defra to give farmers a fair deal, after the department announced its proposal to hold an informal consultation for the new Uplands Entry Level Stewardship scheme. The ELS is set to replace the Hill Farmers Allowance - which provides farmers with compensation - with a new system designed to reward hill farmers for the environmental and landscape benefits they deliver. The chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming, Tim Farron MP for...

2008-07-22 18:00:34

AMBITIOUS Government plans to open up the North East and English coastline to the public have been criticised by MPs. The proposals are designed to give people access on foot to land around the coast with 1,400 miles of new or improved paths on the English coast. But the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Commons Select Committee yesterday said the scheme needed more "concrete safeguards" to protect landowners, businesses and farmers before any legislation went ahead. The committee...

2008-07-10 03:00:23

A n EXTRA pounds380,000 of levy funding from the English Beef & Lamb Executive (Eblex) is being invested in export activity this year to capitalise on the growing demand for English beef and lamb overseas. Exports to EU countries were up 17 per cent for beef and nearly 8 per cent for lamb during the first four months of this year, helped by the strength of the euro against sterling making prices competitive. Lamb exports to France - our largest market - in the first quarter were up by...

2008-07-07 18:00:21

THE Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has welcomed comments made in the House of Commons by Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on global food security. Despite opposing a House of Commons motion last week calling on British farmers to optimise food production, Mr Benn said: "One thing is beyond doubt, and that is that the world is going to need a lot of farmers and a lot of food over the next 50 years, and it is the job of every one of us to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.