On July 21, 2021, the Philippines became the first country in the world to approve Golden Rice for commercial propagation, which aims to reduce malnutrition.
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Japan: 242nd Food Safety Group

On July 16, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (MCPA, MCPB, Captan, Cyazofamid, Pyriofenone, Fluoxastrobin, Procymidone, Mandestrobin, Cypermethrin, Albendazole, and Zeranol) for various agricultural commodities.
On July 5, 2021, the European Commission and agri-food industry stakeholders launched the European Union’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices as part of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F).
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Senegal: Mali Overview on Climate Change Policy

Mali ratified the majority of Multilateral Agreements on the Environment (MEAs), in particular the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 1994, the Kyoto Protocol in March 2002, the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol in December 2015, and the Paris Agreement in September 2016.
On April 28, 2021, the Danish government announced its intention to cut carbon dioxide emissions from agriculture by 7.1 million tons by 2030 through increased spending on green farming technologies.
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New Zealand: New Zealand Proposes Biofuels Mandate

The New Zealand Government is proposing to introduce a sustainably-produced biofuels mandate for transport fuels in New Zealand.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) finalized a green food system strategy on May 12, 2021.
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European Union: Action Plan Towards Zero Pollution

The European Commission adopted a plan to achieve zero pollution by 2050. To achieve this objective, all sectors, including agriculture, will have to play a role.
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Austria: Parliament Adopts Partial Ban on Glyphosate

After recent unsuccessful attempts to totally ban glyphosate, the Austrian parliament voted unanimously on a partial ban.
This report includes a general analysis of how water shortages might affect agricultural production in Mexico.
South Africa prioritized the reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases in the global fight against climate change.
India’s agricultural sector is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and extreme weather events.