COVID-19 pandemic

Highlights - Preliminary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European agriculture (June 15) - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 8:01pm

The study on 'Preliminary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European agriculture: a sector-based analysis of food systems and market resilience' provides a preliminary quantitative and qualitative analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on European agriculture and the agri-food supply chain in light of the responses deployed by the European Union and its Member States to mitigate its effects.

Key Points: 
  • The study on 'Preliminary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European agriculture: a sector-based analysis of food systems and market resilience' provides a preliminary quantitative and qualitative analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on European agriculture and the agri-food supply chain in light of the responses deployed by the European Union and its Member States to mitigate its effects.
  • This study was requested by the AGRI Committee, commissioned and managed by Policy Department.
  • It will be presented by Francesco Montanari (Arcadia International), Axel Wion (VVA) and Jos Diogo Albuquerque (Agroportal).

DGAP-News: mymuesli GmbH: mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020. Digital-first strategy boosts growth during COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 9:00am

mymuesli GmbH: mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020.

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  • mymuesli GmbH: mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020.
  • Digital-first strategy boosts growth during COVID-19 pandemic
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  • mymuesli reports strong and profitable growth in 2020.
  • mymuesli is Europe's digitally native breakfast cereal brand disrupting traditional models in the food industry with an online-first, direct-to-consumer strategy.

Aegis Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for Schools

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:10pm

to help keep schools open during the COVID-19 pandemic through pooled testing.

Key Points: 
  • to help keep schools open during the COVID-19 pandemic through pooled testing.
  • This testing program was designed to be simple for schools to use while reducing costs and increasing access to testing.
  • to make ongoing testing easy for teachers and students, so schools can safely and confidently remain open.
  • Aegis tests and reports each pool, and follow-up testing is recommended for each student or staff in a positive pool.

Press release - National recovery plans: historic opportunity for long-term sustainable growth

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 8:01pm

MEPs stress that the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is a historic EU instrument that must not only mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but must also have a lasting impact on prosperity and help distribute growth fairly.

Key Points: 
  • MEPs stress that the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is a historic EU instrument that must not only mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but must also have a lasting impact on prosperity and help distribute growth fairly.
  • Such measures should help prevent and detect corruption, fraud and conflicts of interest when the funds are being used.
  • Finally, MEPs point to the Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation and stress no project can go against EU values.
  • Background

    In the resolution adopted on 20 May, Parliament called for more democratic scrutiny of national recovery strategies to actively oversee the Recovery and Resilience Facility, a stimulus package designed to help EU countries tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlights - Various aspects of women in poverty following the COVID impact - Hearing - 15.06.2021 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 8:01pm

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis have impacted women differently than men in the EU.

Key Points: 
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis have impacted women differently than men in the EU.
  • The effects of the COVID-19 crisis are putting in jeopardy the progress achieved in the past decades in terms on the reduction of gender inequalities.
  • The objective of this hearing is to analyse the main elements and causes of women's poverty in Europe and in third countries.
  • The outcome of the hearing will feed the incoming FEMM own-initiative report on 'Women's poverty in Europe'.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Joins Forces with Feeding America® to Combat Food Insecurity Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:48pm

RICHARDSON, Texas, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has joined forces with Feeding America , the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to address the food insecurity crisis magnified across the nation and Texas by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • RICHARDSON, Texas, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has joined forces with Feeding America , the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to address the food insecurity crisis magnified across the nation and Texas by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families program, BCBSTX awarded $507,000 in nutrition grants to 16-member food banks that serve approximately 151 counties in Texas.
  • "We've seen food insecurity in our communities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Sheena Payne, director of BCBSTX's Community Investments.
  • That's why we teamed up with Feeding America to continue our support of local food banks.

New Report Confirms Demand for High-Skilled Foreign Workers Continues Despite COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Labor Market and Economy

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

Failure to enable employers to fill critical workforce gaps hampers their ability to fulfill their economic potential, stymieing economic growth nationwide.

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  • Failure to enable employers to fill critical workforce gaps hampers their ability to fulfill their economic potential, stymieing economic growth nationwide.
  • The report, How Has Demand in Sectors Dependent on Specialty Skills Changed Due to COVID-19?
  • Despite the economic upheaval of the pandemic, there remains a shortage of highly skilled workers to meet the persistent demand of employers.
  • In fact, computer-related jobs made up 69.6% of all foreign labor requests in FY2020, a slight increase from FY2019 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Redfin Reports Demand For Second Homes is Cooling to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

Year-over-year increases are likely exaggerated because demand for second homes was relatively low in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic slowing real estate activity.

Key Points: 
  • Year-over-year increases are likely exaggerated because demand for second homes was relatively low in May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic slowing real estate activity.
  • There are several reasons for the cooling in second-home demand this spring.
  • Additionally, mortgage-lending rules for second homes tightened in April and May.
  • "Home prices have been climbing rapidly for the last several months, and it seems they've finally gotten prohibitively high for some people searching for second homes.

Forestry Software Market to grow by USD 1.02 billion|Key Drivers and Market Forecasts|17000+ Technavio Research Reports

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:00am

NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The forestry software market is expected to grow by USD 1.02 billion during 2021-2025, according to Technavio.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The forestry software market is expected to grow by USD 1.02 billion during 2021-2025, according to Technavio.
  • The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the forestry software market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.
  • Technavio's in-depth market research reports include value chain analysis and validation techniques to help industry leaders improve their business.
  • Get report snapshot here to get a detailed market share analysis of market participants during COVID-19 lockdown: https://www.technavio.com/report/forestry-software-market-industry-analysis
    The forestry software market is segmented as below:

Global Animal Wound Care Industry (2020 to 2027) - Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:47pm

The "Animal Wound Care - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Animal Wound Care - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Animal Wound Care estimated at US$970.5 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.5 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% over the analysis period 2020-2027.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at $262.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 9.5% CAGR
    The Animal Wound Care market in the U.S. is estimated at US$262.7 Million in the year 2020.
  • In the global Traditional segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 5% CAGR estimated for this segment.