Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is one of the main cereal crops. With 150 million tons produced in 2009, barley grain production ranked fourth behind maize, rice and wheat. Developing countries account for about 25% of the total barley harvested area.    Barley is an annual, erect and tufted grass, up to 50 to 120 cm […]


  Field corn is primarily grown for livestock feed and ethanol production is allowed to mature fully before being shelled off the cob and being stored in silos, pits, bins or grain “flats”. Field corn can also be harvested as high-moisture corn, shelled off the cob and piled and packed like silage for fermentation; or […]

Louis Dreyfus Company Launches Corporate Venture Capital Program

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 17, 2020 – Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) launched today its corporate venture capital program, ‘LDC Innovations’, as an essential element in LDC’s strategic plans to reinforce its position as a key value chain participant. “This program is another positive step in our strategic growth plans, as part of which we […]

New VOC programmes with SFDA for food and cosmetic products

Cotecna is pleased to announce Cotecna is pleased to announce that they have been appointed by the Saudi Food & Drugs Authority (SFDA) to support Saudi Arabia’s imports of food and cosmetic products. Cotecna has been appointed by SFDA (Saudi Food & Drugs Authority) as a Conformity Assessment Body to operate Verification of Conformity (VOC) […]