In Alsace, the great hopes of geothermal lithium

2023-12-06 16:43:22 In the Rittershoffen deep geothermal power plant (Bas-Rhin), where a direct geothermal lithium extraction unit was installed, December 5, 2023. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP A borehole lost in the middle of agricultural fields. “White gold” next to the rows of corn or wheat. A distracted walker would struggle to distinguish a geothermal lithium … Read more

“Sunflower and Wheel of Fortune”

2023-12-02 10:30:12 In Verfeil (Haute-Garonne), July 8, 2023. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP A At the end of the year, look at your profitability. An adage well known to cereal growers, who must roll the dice again. What to plant in spring? Barley, corn, rapeseed, sunflower, beets…? And in what quantity? You have to know how … Read more

In Ivory Coast, fear over the cocoa harvest after too heavy rains

2023-11-22 10:17:41 Harvesting cocoa pods on a plantation in the village of Hermankono, in the south of Ivory Coast, on November 14, 2023. SIA KAMBOU / AFP “In the thirty years that I have been in cocoa, this is the worst season. » In the south of the Ivory Coast, Siaka Sylla gazes in disappointment … Read more

Global Corn Production Revisions and Market Trends: Impact on International and African Markets

2023-11-21 23:10:00 Global corn production forecasts for the year have been revised upwards. A trend which reassures the market and pushes prices down, on the international market, but also on the African continent. Between its October and November assessments, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), whose monthly statistics are the reference, revised corn production upwards … Read more