PMAC weekly update 20th November

PMAC weekly update 13th to 20th November

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  1. Government agencies: WTO Notifications
  1. New Zealand News:  CPTPP the changes and next steps; IrrigationNZ accuses Greenpeace of misrepresenting irrigation funding in New Zealand; Cherry harvest begins; New Zealand avocados step closer to China; Avocados causing shifts in land use in New Zealand; AVOCO's avocado exports growing; Roses to shine at international rose trials
  1. International news: GAIN reports; EU focuses on growth markets for food and drink; Europe and China sign cooperation agreement on plant variety rights; Global food import prices set to increase by 6%; Australia looks at cold plasma sanitation;  Chemical-free sanitising wins Vic's Premier's Sustainability Awards; Naturally based Antimicrobial being developed in Australia; Video on  indoor farming; How is the marriage between biologicals and chemicals really going?; Maersk announces ambitious cut to CO2 and revises cold treatment surcharge; Scientists invent app to increase Australian's vegetable consumption; Block chain being trialled on tomatoes.; Researchers create healthier fruit and veg using genes from red beets; Robots in agriculture could help lower pesticide use on farms; How artificial intelligence is helping farmers improve decision making