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— Market Highlights: Fortified food offers extra micronutrients which includes essential trace elements and different vitamins. Fortified food is completely a commercial choice to add extra nutrients in the food and fortified baby food offers diverse range of choice to parents who are concerned about their kid’s health. Baby food is also one of the attractive application of the fortified food. Fortified Baby Food Market is gaining traction over the years owing to the growing incidence of diseases, increasing consumer awareness along with significant rise in awareness of nutritious baby food and health benefits associated with it among the parents. The demand of the fortified baby food is also increasing due to the changing lifestyle coupled with the growing consumer awareness and rising health and wellness concern. Market Forecast: The global fortified baby food is anticipated to be driven by the increasing health conscious people in developed economies. Also, the enhancement of livelihood among the consumers in developing economies is also significant factor for the growth of fortified baby food over the forecast period. Fortified baby food is also getting momentum due to the strong initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) for minimizing the chances of malnutrition. Infant and toddlers need satisfactory amount of nutrition in their daily diet. So, there is an increasing demand of packaged baby food with proper nutritious value. For that, fortified baby food is turning into a best choice. Mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition for infants especially under the age of 6 months. But increasing working women population and changing lifestyle has resulted in increasing demand for ready to eat food products due to the time constraints for breast feeding and preparing homemade food products for infants. Downstream Analysis: Vitamin segment is estimated to account maximum market proportion during the forecast period of 2017 to 2023. Mineral segment is also estimated to register steady growth in the near future. In terms of product type, ready to feed baby product is estimated to retain its dominance over the reviewed period also register substantial growth. In terms of distribution channel, supermarkets & hypermarkets is likely to hold maximum market proportion during the forecast period. Competitive Analysis: Global natural Fortified Baby Food market is highly concentrated in Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific has massive potential for fortified baby food, as there is an increasing consumer awareness on the health benefits of fortified baby food coupled with the per capita disposable income is anticipated to fuel the sales of fortified baby food during the forecast period. Regional Analysis: The global Fortified Baby Food market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and rest of the world (ROW). Among these, Asia Pacific region is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is attributed by the increasing per capita disposable income coupled with the high birth rate in developing economies like India, China, and Indonesia. Especially China and India offer a lucrative opportunity in the Asia Pacific region for the fortified baby food manufacturers. Europe is also projected to witness a steady growth during the reviewed period. However, North America is estimated to be sluggish owing to the low birth rate in U.S. Latin American region is projected to show a high potential in the fortified baby food market due to the rising disposable income of some of the countries. Market Segmentation: Global Fortified Baby Food market is segmented by nutrition type, product type, distribution channel and region. Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary 2 Market Introduction 2.1 Definition 2.2 Scope of the study 2.2.1 Research Objectives 2.2.2 Assumptions 2.2.3 Limitations 2.3 Markets Structure 2.4 Stakeholders Continued… About Market Research Future: At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR) and Market Research & Consulting Services. MRFR team have the prime objective to provide optimum quality market research and intelligence services to our clients. Our market research studies depending on products, services, technologies, applications, end users, and market players for global, regional, and country level market segments enables our clients to know more consequently do more, which gives them answer for their each and every important question. For more information, please visit https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/fortified-baby-food-market-2793


News Article | May 15, 2017
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Lake Atescatempa in Guatemala is dying and with it the livelihoods of residents dependent on fishing (AFP Photo/Marvin RECINOS) Atescatempa (Guatemala) (AFP) - The dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun. This is what is left of Lake Atescatempa, once a vast blue-green body of water in southwestern Guatemala. Now the lake is dying, a conspicuous victim of the climate change that is projected to profoundly and irreversibly affect Central America. A prolonged drought descended on the region last year, shriveling two rivers that feed into Lake Atescatempa, and with it the flow of tourists to the area and the livelihood of residents. "We have no more money coming in, nowhere to work. Our hopes for eating fish or supporting our families, that came from the lake," explained Juan Guerra, a 56-year-old who has lived his whole life by the lake. Today however the lake's shore is dotted with abandoned boats left high and dry. Wilman Estrada, an unemployed 17-year-old wearing jeans and a T-shirt who for the past nine years lived off fishing here, sat by one of the last puddles. "It makes you want to cry," he said, casting a despondent gaze at the rainless sky. Other locals said they began noticing water levels starting to shrink three years ago. And the weather forecast for Central America offers no relief. From July, El Nino -- the irregular weather system that raises the temperature of the Pacific Ocean and causes droughts in some regions -- could return. "Climate change is really affecting the lives and future of these countries and those of our children in Central America," said Hector Aguirre, coordinator of Mancomunidad Trinacional, a group representing towns and villages around the junction of the borders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The "Dry Corridor," a zone that runs along the Pacific coast from Guatemala to Panama, felt the brunt of the last burst of El Nino. In 2016, the weather phenomenon left 3.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Crop production from vulnerable small growers shrank badly. "El Nino, bolstered by climate change, has made the Dry Corridor one of the most vulnerable areas on the planet," Aguirre said. His group has tried to mitigate the problem by training more than 2,000 farmers in how to diversify their crops, with the aim of guaranteeing food security. But malnutrition is already evident in some places, as in the village of La Ceiba Taquezal, in eastern Guatemala, where 114 families from the Ch'orti' people of the indigenous Maya population have long depended on coffee-growing to survive. Four years ago, a fungus called coffee rust devastated their coffee plantations, and with it their revenues. Hunger soon set in, most noticeably among children. With help from the Mancomunidad Trinacional and European Union financing, the families were given rations of flour, rice, beans and oil. Nutritionists gave advice on how to improve the quality of their diet by adding tomatoes, herbs and various local plants. "With the dishes we make from beans, rice and plants, we have managed to see the children starting to put on weight," said Marina Aldana, a 36-year-old mother of eight. But Aguirre noted that "these malnutrition problems are worse in indigenous communities for one simple reason: they are not a priority for the governments."


News Article | May 9, 2017
Site: www.beveragedaily.com

The safety profiles of Allura Red AC (E129) and Tartrazine (E102) as well as their use amongst the US population "did not pose a health risk at conservative ranges of food consumption and levels of use." “The findings are intended to allay consumer concerns that may have developed due to a lack of sufficient information,” said Dr Maria Bastaki, scientific director at International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM). “Continued use of these synthetic colour additives is safe even with high intake levels, which still register far below the safe daily level established by expert bodies such as the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA).” In two seperate studies, mice were subject to Tartrazine and Allura Red exposure in trials that were conducted in response to an additional information request by EFSA. These studies, conducted by scientists from IACM, who also provided funding, subjected these animals to three dose levels of the additives, (25, 500, and 2000 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg)) body weight on three consecutive days (0, 24 and 45 h). As the studies were conducted to address EFSA concerns, dose levels tested for Tartrazine were selected to mimic levels tested in the study which was the basis of EFSA's concerns (study for Allura Red). The presence of Tartrazine and Allura Red proved negative for genotoxicity in the bone marrow and the liver, stomach and colon. Some of the researchers involved in the two studies also participated in another study. Here, seven colour additives and five ‘synthetic’ food colours were used to assess estimated daily intake (EDI). Populations under examination included children aged 2–5 and 6–12 years, adolescents aged 13–18 years, and adults aged 19 or more in the United States. Actual use data was collected from an industry survey of companies that are users of these colour additives in a variety of products, with additional input from food colour manufacturers. Food-consumption data was obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Along with Tartrazine and Allura Red, other food colours analysed included Brilliant Blue, Erythrosine, Fast Green, Indigo Carmine and Sunset Yellow. European consumer concerns have lingered ever since the Allura Red and Tartrazine’s role’s in health were highlighted in the Southampton study. Here, researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK presented evidence of increased hyperactivity in children consuming mixtures of certain artificial food colours. Along with Tartrazine and Allura Red, the artificial colours Ponceau 4R (E124), Sunset Yellow (E110), Camoisine (E122), Quinoline Yellow (E104) were also under scrutiny. The 2007 study was closely followed up in 2009, where the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) re-evaluated the data and stated that "the available scientific evidence does not substantiate a link between the colour additives and behavioural effects." Referring to her team’s findings, Dr Bastaki said that the data filled a literature void of studies conducted according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines. “If available publications report findings that indicate toxicity while their limitations are not communicated outside the scientific community, they negatively and needlessly skew public perception against synthetic colours,” “IACM’s intent in commissioning these studies is to generate high-quality studies that provide reliable and accurate data, and make them accessible in the body of literature for the scientific community, regulators, and consumers alike.” “Estimated daily intake and safety of FD&C food-colour additives in the US population.” “Lack of genotoxicity in vivo for food color additive Tartrazine.” “Lack of genotoxicity in vivo for food color additive Allura Red AC.”


LONDON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Fresh Meat Packaging Market: Overview This report provides forecast and analysis of the fresh meat packaging market on Global level. It provides historical data of 2015 along with estimated data of 2016, and forecast data up to 2026 in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) and volume ('000 Tonnes). The report also includes macroeconomic indicators along with an outlook on fresh meat consumption pattern across the globe. It includes drivers and restraints of the global fresh meat packaging market and their impact on each region during the forecast period. The report also comprises the study of current issues with end users and opportunities for fresh meat manufacturers. It also includes value chain analysis. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4895317/ In order to provide users of this report with comprehensive view of the market, we have included detailed competitiveness analysis and company players with their SWOT analysis and strategy overview. The dashboard provides detailed comparison of fresh meat manufacturers on parameters such as operating margin, total revenue, product portfolio, and what we call 'innovation scale'. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis by packaging technology, material, meat type and region. Global Fresh Meat Packaging Market: Segmentation The report includes consumption of fresh meat and the revenue generated from sales of fresh meat across the globe and important countries. By material type the market has been segmented into polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP), Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyamide (PA) and others. The global fresh meat packaging market has been segmented on the basis of meat type such as beef, pork, poultry, seafood, and others. On the basis of packaging technology type, the market has been segmented into Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP), Vacuum Thermoformed Packaging (VTP) and others. Market numbers have been estimated based on data available from Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) website, and extensive secondary and primary research, average pricing of fresh meat by material type and the revenue is derived through regional pricing trends. Market size and forecast for each segment have been provided in the context of global and regional markets. The fresh meat packaging market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Prices considered for the calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional fresh meat manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. All key end users have been considered and potential applications have been estimated on the basis of secondary sources and feedback from primary respondents. Country demand patterns have been considered while estimating the market for various end users of fresh meat in the different regions. Top-down approach has been used to estimate the fresh meat packaging market by regions. Global market numbers by packaging technology type, material type and meat type have been derived using the bottom-up approach, which is cumulative of each country's demand. Company-level market share has been derived on the basis of revenues reported by key manufacturers. The market has been forecast based on constant currency rates. A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study. Secondary sources include Factiva, FAO, Packaging Digest, and Hoover's, and company annual reports and publications. Companies Mentioned in the Report The report provides detailed competitive and company profiles of key participants operating in the Global market. Key players in Global fresh meat packaging include Coveris Holdings SA, KOROZO Ambalaj San.ve Tic A.S., Bollore Group, Mondi Group, Winpak Ltd., Berry Plastics Corporation, Bemis Company, Inc., E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co, Sealed Air Corporation, and Amcor Limited The global fresh meat packaging market has been segmented as below: By Packaging Technology Type Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP) Vacuum Thermoformed Packaging (VTP) Others Material Type PE PP BOPP EVOH PVC PA Others Meat Type Beef Pork Poultry Seafood Others By Region North America Latin America Western Europe Eastern Europe Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) Middle East & Africa (MEA) Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4895317/ About Reportbuyer Reportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers http://www.reportbuyer.com For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com Email: query@reportbuyer.com Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: www.reportbuyer.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fresh-meat-packaging-market---global-industry-analysis-size-share-growth-trends-and-forecast-2016---2026-300456306.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
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•         •          "Superfruits" is a marketing term used to increase the sale of some special fruits that have extra nutritional benefits when compared to other fruits. •         •          Organization (FAO), the scientific definition of "superfruit" is based on two criteria – the nutritive value and the extra nutritional benefits. •         •          The global processed superfruits market accounted for US$ 38.1 Bn in 2015 and has been estimated to reach US$ 40.1 Bn by 2016 end, reflecting a Y-o-Y growth rate of 5.2%. •         •          The global processed superfruits market accounted for US$ 38.1 Bn in 2015 and has been estimated to reach US$ 40.1 Bn by 2016 end, reflecting a Y-o-Y growth rate of 5.2%. •         •          In terms of volume, the global processed superfruits market is projected to reach 18 Mn tons by 2026 end, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period (2016 – 2026). "Superfruits" is a marketing term used to increase the sale of some special fruits that have extra nutritional benefits when compared to other fruits. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the scientific definition of "superfruit" is based on two criteria – the nutritive value and the extra nutritional benefits. Antioxidant capacity is the most widely recognised bioactive attribute of a superfruit. The global processed superfruits market accounted for US$ 38.1 Bn in 2015 and has been estimated to reach US$ 40.1 Bn by 2016 end, reflecting a Y-o-Y growth rate of 5.2%. In terms of volume, the global processed superfruits market is projected to reach 18 Mn tons by 2026 end, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period (2016 – 2026). Significant demand for superfruits based antioxidants expected to drive overall market growth Growth of the global processed superfruits market is expected to be driven by an increasing demand for antioxidant-rich superfruits. Consumer inclination towards natural food products such as frozen fruits and an increasing demand for ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages is further likely to boost market growth. The multiple uses of superfruits as natural food colouring, natural food flavouring, and other purposes besides dietary food and functional ingredients is another key driver for the growth of the global processed superfruits market. However, high costs associated with the production, processing, and preservation of processed superfruits and a lack of consistency in terms of superfruits flavour is likely to pose challenges and restrict the growth of the global processed superfruits market over the forecast period. Powder form segment likely to hold the highest market share throughout the forecast period The Powder segment accounted for US$ 26.84 Bn in 2015 and this is estimated to reach US$ 28.21 Bn by the end of 2016, reflecting a growth rate of 5.1%. The Liquid segment is anticipated to reach 94,207 tons in volume by the end of 2026, registering a volume CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. Beverages application segment likely to account for the highest market share between 2016 and 2026 The Beverages segment is anticipated to account for a market share of 65.8% of the global processed superfruits market by the end of 2016. The Food segment is estimated to reach a market valuation of US$ 20.75 Bn by 2026 and register a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. APEJ market slated to be the fastest growing market throughout the forecast period The APEJ processed superfruits market is estimated to reach 3,422,838 tons in terms of volume by the end of 2026, registering a healthy volume CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period. In 2015, the North America processed superfruits market was valued at US$ 10.52 Bn, which has been estimated to reach US$ 11.11 Bn by 2016 end, reflecting a growth rate of 5.6%. The Latin America processed superfruits market accounted for US$ 4,043.8 Mn in 2015, and is estimated to increase to US$ 4,268.2 Mn by the end of 2016, reflecting a growth rate of 5.6%. The Japan processed superfruits market is anticipated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 94.7 Mn in 2016 over 2015. Global processed superfruits market players are adopting robust growth strategies to compete in the market Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04394416/Processed-Superfruits-Market-Global-Industry-Analysis-and-Opportunity-Assessment.htmlAbout Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/processed-superfruits-market-is-projected-to-reach-18-million-tons-by-2026-300462071.html


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.undercurrentnews.com

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a backwards step for the promotion of sustainability through sport, according to Isao Sakaguchi, a professor at Gakushuin University and currently visiting scholar at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, California. Sakaguchi told Undercurrent News the games will reverse progress made during the London and Rio Olympic games because suppliers will be allowed to serve seafood certified by "green-washing" Japanese certification schemes. An industry source in Japan was also “disappointed” by the inclusion of Japanese schemes, which involved a public consultation period late last year. “AEL and MEL [Japan's Marine Eco-Label and Aquaculture Eco-Labeling] are less robust, standards are lower," said the source, who did not wish to be quoted by name. "This undercuts suppliers using ASC and MSC [Aquaculture Stewardship Council and Marine Stewardship Council]-certified seafood because seafood certified by these organizations is more expensive." Last month the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee published the final version of its sourcing code (see here. The English language version is not yet available). It sets criteria for everything supplied for the games, from timber used in the Olympic village to food served in Olympic-affiliated canteens and restaurants. For Tokyo 2020, the sourcing code stipulates suppliers can source seafood certified as sustainable by one of four certification authorities: MSC, ASC, MEL and AEL. During the games in Rio and London, only MSC- and ASC-certified seafood was promoted. Sakaguchi, who has published papers on Japan's seafood industry, said neither MEL or AEL are in compliance with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) guidelines for fisheries and aquaculture certification. "They are totally green-washing mechanisms," he said. "The free pass system of MEL and AEL do not challenge the current unsustainable management policies [in Japan], while both MSC and ASC are not in line with them," he said. Through conveying green credentials to depleted stocks, MEL can in fact contribute to further overfishing of Japanese coastal stocks, half of which are at a low level. For instance, the Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association -- which audits fisheries and aquaculture farms for MEL and AEL certification -- certified purse seines which target spawning schools of endangered Pacific bluefin tuna in the Sea of Japan. This is despite the Pacific bluefin tuna stock being historically at its lowest level, and recruitment of juvenile fish remains low, he said. Across Japan as a whole, total allowable catch is set just for seven species, and the upper limit is usually set at a level that [fishermen] cannot reach, he said. He said both MEL and AEL are supported by subsidies from the Fisheries Agency of Japan, whereas fishermen and aquaculture farmers are discouraged from engaging with MSC and ASC. "In Japan management of fisheries and aquaculture is basically conducted in a voluntary basis," he said. Consequently, just three Japanese fisheries and one aquaculture farm are certified by MSC and ASC respectively, while 28 fisheries are certified by MEL and 19 aquaculture farms by AEL. In a statement provided to Undercurrent, the Tokyo Organising Committee said it “acknowledges the responsibility in ensuring a resilient and sustainable [seafood industry]”, but that it is “not in a position to determine whether one certification is superior to another”. "The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has held multiple working group meetings with sustainability experts,” it said. “As a result of these meetings, it was assessed that MSC, MEL, ASC and AEL certifications all satisfy the sustainability criteria that Tokyo 2020 has set in its sourcing code.” Regarding MEL standards, the organizing committee “understands that these are currently undergoing a recognition process by an international institution [so] that MEL conforms [to] the FAO guidelines. Therefore, we would challenge the assertion that MEL certification is not in compliance with the FAO guidelines." GSSI global benchmarking, which so far has approved MSC, Alaskan Regional Fisheries Management (RFM) and Icelandic RFM certified fisheries, is the international institution which assesses certification schemes. MEL is currently revising criteria to adhere to GSSI global benchmarking and has set a three-year transition period within which all fisheries currently certified by MEL have to be reassessed. But this period ends after the Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic and Paralympic Games is described as the largest peacetime catering operation in the world. “Overall, Japanese people are becoming more conscious of sustainability. The Olympics is a great opportunity to contribute to that,” said the industry source. Sakaguchi pulls no punches. “For the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the legacy could well be ‘Japanese seas without fish’."


News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.worldfishcenter.org

WorldFish will lead the new CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agrifood Systems (FISH) aiming to assist 3.5 million people to exit poverty and reducing the number of people suffering from deficiencies in essential micronutrients by 2.4 million. The global FISH partnership will enhance the contributions of fisheries and aquaculture to reducing poverty and improving food security and nutrition. It is designed to contribute to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of CGIAR’s overall goals. Citing the crucial role of fisheries and aquaculture in global strategies to reduce poverty and improve food security and nutrition, and noting the underinvestment in research and development (R&D) on fish, the United Nations (UN) Committee on World Food Security's expert panel specifically calls on CGIAR to lead research that will enhance sustainability, productivity and access to fish by those most in need (HLPE 2014). WorldFish Director General, Blake Ratner: “Enhancing the role of fish in global diets is a huge opportunity to affect sustainable change in livelihoods, food and nutrition security. Fish is a highly nutritious food source with great potential for scaled-up and environmentally sensitive production.” FISH aims to achieve six outcomes by 2022. FISH Interim Program Director and Management Committee Chair, Michael Phillips: “Fish is the animal-source food with the fastest-growing production. Sustainable aquaculture practices offer water, energy and feed conversion efficiencies superior to any other domesticated animal food. And, fish is the only animal-source food that can be produced in saltwater, offering unique advantages for climate resilient production.” FISH will focus on the three interlinked challenges of sustainable aquaculture, small-scale fisheries (SSF), and enhancing the contribution of fish to nutrition and health of the poor in priority geographies of Africa and Asia-Pacific. Fisheries and aquaculture contribute to livelihoods for 800 million people and provide 3.1 billion people with 20% of their animal protein (FAO 2015), as well as micronutrients and essential fatty acids critical to cognitive and physical development (HLPE 2014). Three-quarters of the countries where fish contributes more than one-third of animal protein in the diet are low-income food-deficit countries (Kawarazuka and Béné 2011), where fish is often the cheapest and most accessible animal-source food (Belton and Thilsted 2014). To meet future demand for fish, particularly in developing countries, production will need to double by 2030. The scale of this challenge requires research innovations across the whole spectrum of aquaculture and fisheries production systems and associated value chains. FISH brings together a unique set of multistakeholder partnerships to harness emerging science in aquaculture and fisheries to deliver development outcomes at scale. FISH is led by WorldFish, together with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, Australia; the International Water Management Institute; Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich (NRI), England and Wageningen University, Netherlands. For more information or to request an interview contact: About WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. Globally, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. About FISH Pursuing a research agenda through a network of multistakeholder partners, The CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agrifood Systems (FISH) enhances the contributions of fisheries and aquaculture to reducing poverty and improving food security and nutrition. FISH brings together a unique set of multi-stakeholder partnerships to harness emerging science in aquaculture and fisheries to deliver development outcomes at scale. FISH is led by WorldFish, together with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, Australia; the International Water Management Institute; Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich (NRI), England and Wageningen University, Netherlands. In regional contexts, the program partners closely with governments, NGOs, the private sector and research organizations to influence national, regional and global policy and development practice. About CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partners.


LONDON, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Bentonite Market: Overview Bentonite is a colloidal clay mineral, formed by the alteration of volcanic ash. The two most common type of bentonite available in the market are: sodium bentonite and calcium bentonite. Sodium bentonite is often known as swelling bentonite, due to its high water absorption property. Bentonite are employed in various applications such as binding, sealing, and filling. Owing to its properties, it is used in various applications of foundry, cat litter, pelletizing, drilling, construction, paper, and cosmetics. Calcium bentonite is the non-swelling type of bentonite. It is usually activated with soda ash and converted into sodium bentonite. Bentonite is one of the key raw materials used in construction. It has an ability to swell and gel when dispersed in water, which is used in construction, primarily in excavation and foundation works. Rising construction industry is therefore expected to propel the bentonite market during the forecast period, owing to its use in various construction applications. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4895318/ Bentonite is also used in many foundry applications such as sand casting applications. It is extensively employed as a green sand additive or binder in metal casting applications. Demand for bentonite is projected to increase significantly in the next few years considering the extensive growth of the green sand casting process. Asia Pacific dominates the bentonite market in terms of production and demand. Countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea are expected to be the key consumers of bentonite. North America is the second largest consuming region. Bentonite is also used as a major constituent of drilling fluids in oil & gas industry. The sluggish growth of the oil & gas industry has remarkably affected the bentonite market. This trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period, and is therefore expected to unfavorably affect the market growth. Global Bentonite Market: Scope of the Study This report analyzes and forecasts the market for bentonite at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2016 to 2024, considering 2015 as the base year. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global Bentonite market. It also covers impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for Bentonite during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the bentonite market at the global and regional level. It further includes detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global bentonite market. Porter's Five Forces model for the bentonite market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness. The study also provides a decisive view of the global bentonite market by segmenting it in terms of product type (sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite & others) and applications such as drilling mud, iron ore pelletizing, foundry sands, pet products, construction, others (textile, paper, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.). These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for bentonite in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The actual market size of bentonite for 2015 and estimated market size for 2016 with forecast for the next eight years have also been provided in this study. The global market size of bentonite has been provided in terms of volume and revenue. Market volume has been defined in kilo tons, while market revenue is in US$ Mn. Market numbers have been estimated based on product type and key applications of bentonite. Market size and forecast for numerous end-users have been provided in terms of global, regional, and country level markets. Global Bentonite Market: Research Methodology In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants' insights, and recognizing business opportunities. Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, CSA Global, Society of Mining , Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. Colorado USA, World Mineral Production Institute of Sciences, FAO, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoover's, oneSOURCE, Factiva and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators to validate data and analysis. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team's expertise and market understanding. Companies Mentioned in the Report The report comprises profiles of major companies operating in the global Bentonite market. The global bentonite market is partially consolidated. Key players include Minerals Technologies Inc., Clariant International Ltd., IMERYS SA, Ashapura Group, American Colloid Company, Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC, Dantonit A/S., and Canbensan. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. The global bentonite market has been segmented as follows: By Product Type Sodium Bentonite Calcium Bentonite Others By Application Drilling Mud Iron Ore Pelletizing Foundry Sands Pet Products Constriction Others (paper, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals etc.) By Region North America U.S. Canada Europe U.K. Italy Russia France Germany Rest of Europe Asia Pacific China India ASEAN Japan Rest of Asia Pacific Latin America Brazil Mexico Rest of South America Middle East & Africa (MEA) GCC South Africa Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4895318/ About Reportbuyer Reportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers http://www.reportbuyer.com For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com Email: query@reportbuyer.com Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: www.reportbuyer.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bentonite-market---global-industry-analysis-size-share-growth-trends-and-forecast-2016---2024-300460238.html

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