Dr Alan Bullion is Special Reports and Projects Director for Agribusiness intelligence, publishing one-off reports on the crop protection, animal health and fertilisers sectors.
Alan has worked as a publisher, analyst, journalist and editor for Informa for over 18 years, having previously worked on specialist titles focusing on agriculture and food in Asia, and on organics, ethanol and biodiesel, particularly in Brazil. He also has expertise on the political impact of Brexit on UK agribusiness.
Alan was awarded a PhD by the University of Southampton for a thesis on the civil war and conflict resolution.
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UK farm minister George Eustice has mooted that the UK could co-operate with or eventually join the so-called ‘Quads’ (Quadrilateral) group at the Codex Alimentarius Commission post-Brexit for crop protection product authorisation and regulation processes.
Officials at the UK port of Dover are increasingly concerned that a cliff edge ‘No Deal’ Brexit in March 2019 could disrupt the fast flow of foodstuffs, particularly perishable fresh fruit and vegetables, and cut flowers.
Blockchain technology is set to take the agribusiness sector by storm, according to some enthusiastic advocates. Aiming to enhance traceability and transparency across the world food chain, blockchain could also significantly enhance safety and shelf-life, while tackling fraud and preventing agro-terrorism.
Lighter rainfall over most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa-growing regions last week improved prospects for the main cocoa crop, although more sunshine is needed to boost flowering, farmers said.