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Buhari and desire to achieve food security

For many nations in the World, the provision of adequate food supply for its citizens is always a priority as the citizens need food to stay alive and contribute meaningfully to development. In Nigeria, the issue of self – sufficiency in food production has not been fully realized over the years and this has been the challenge of successive governments. Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration was trying to achieve food security following the fall in oil price. According to him, investing in sustainable agriculture was one of the best ways to provide jobs for the people and keep the nation productive.

Buhari spoke while receiving the outgoing South Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Makuet Riak at the Presidential Villa. The President told the outgoing envoy that Nigeria’s economy, which has been heavily dependent on oil over the years, has been adversely affected by the drop in global oil prices “Investing in sustainable agriculture is one of the best ways to provide jobs for the people and keep the nation productive. “Food security is important to any country and that is what we are trying to achieve here, years after we `threw away’ agriculture for oil,’’ the President said.

Buhari urged the South Sudanese government to invest more in agriculture and not to be solely dependent on oil revenues to grow the nation’s economy. The President said South Sudan can avoid the mistake made by Nigeria in her over-reliance on oil revenue. Buhari also praised the excellent relationship between Nigeria and South Sudan and reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening existing bilateral ties. In his remarks, Riak described his four-year duty tour as his country’s first ambassador to Nigeria as very fruitful. He said South Sudan was blessed with fertile land and would welcome more investments from Nigerian companies.

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Roundtable on agriculture

In this OECD Observer Roundtable, we ask a range of experts and stakeholders: What innovations or new policies are needed to enable the farm and food sectors to deliver sustainable productivity growth? 

Alexander BrewsterCarmel CahillAshok GulatiHandewi Purwati SaliemPhil HoganThomas Kirchberg

Plant it! And let innovative businesses grow

Alexander Brewster, Farmer and Nuffield Scholar 2016*

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in its current form, rewards lack of technical innovation, protects the primary producer from the marketplace and, by default, stifles any meaningful land churn or proactive farm succession. This protectionism has to stop in order to allow innovative and sustainable businesses to grow. Farm size will certainly increase, but this added efficiency is needed to keep European food production competitive.

What needs to be done in practical terms? Plant it! All upland and other unproductive land should be redirected towards maximising carbon capture through ecological stability. A base level of agricultural support should be provided, with the focus of this reformed payment on water quality, and carbon capture and management. Savings from a reformed CAP budget should be redirected towards agricultural research into genetic progression and efficiency through plant and animal science. At present, most of the large investments in agriculture come from private limited companies in a relentless attempt to capture market share, with a race to the bottom in terms of sustainable agriculture.

The co-operative model as a route to market should be further developed to reduce the primary producer’s exposure to the commodities market; in the past this model of agricultural co-operation has helped lead to a standardisation of production and a higher farm gate value. A new model of co-operation would also aim to add environmental value to the market value. For example, a carbon tax, where a value of carbon exchange per kilo of output per hectare would be added to the cost of production, could favour local production, but with the overarching aim of reducing global food miles.

The overall investment priority should be people, whether through investment in education in general or in the development of strategic groups delivering sustainable approaches through food and farming academies. A world population of 11 billion by 2100 is a sobering and challenging prospect. Sustainable innovation has to be encouraged and rewarded. Developments in agriculture are a slow process and achieving sustainable productivity growth has to start now.

*Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust sponsors UK farmers and those working in associated industries and in rural industry, with a view to developing agricultural sector leaders and innovators.

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A paradigm shift to a long-term strategy is needed 

Carmel Cahill, Deputy Director, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate 

The production and input subsidies which governments have put in place over many years may now be exacerbating the problems agriculture faces. Across the 49 countries whose policies are regularly measured and monitored by the OECD, 67% of the support to farmers derives from direct price support, and production and input subsidies. Only a negligible share is invested in specific measures targeting sustainable productivity growth. A major shift in policies is needed, which will enable farmers to seize the opportunities that are opening up in a context of rising populations and incomes, and to respond to the challenges of scarce resources and climate change.

What does this mean in practice? First, we need to carry out in-depth examinations of innovation systems, asking in particular whether the different sectors and actors are sufficiently joined up to be able to deliver on sustainable productivity growth.

Second, we need to make sure that all the players along the food supply chain, from farmers to retailers, are aware of, and have the knowledge and training needed, to adopt sustainable production and business practices. Scarce natural resources need to be appropriately priced.

Third, in a world where market, climate and resource-related risks abound, we need to devise risk management systems that clearly delineate the respective roles and responsibilities of farmers, markets and governments. We need to be careful not to crowd out private, market-led initiatives, and not to mask the need for adaptation by insuring the uninsurable. Lastly, we need to foster strong and competitive farm and food businesses by allowing necessary structural adjustment and creating an enabling business environment, especially in rural areas. This means ensuring, inter alia, well-functioning markets, finance, logistics and regulatory systems.

To do this will require a paradigm shift, away from short-term market and income support measures, which often create perverse signals and counter-productive effects, to a long-term strategy that will allow the sector to become more market oriented, more competitive and resilient, and above all more sustainable. Scarce public resources spent in this way will generate much higher returns for all.


Plug those subsidy leakages 

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICREIR) 

In the last 12 years, the global population has increased by almost a billion people– the largest increase in the shortest time period in human history. Of the 7.35 billion people alive in mid-2015, 60% were living in Asia and within Asia, China and India together accounted for 2.7 billion people, or some 37% of the global population. According to UN population projections from 2015, India’s population is likely to surpass that of China, at 1.4 billion by 2022, and reach 1.7 billion by 2050. As India’s overall GDP growth is likely to hover around 7% per annum for the next decade or so, per capita incomes are likely to rise by 5.5% to 6% per annum. Today, an average Indian household spends about 45% of its expenditure on food, and with rising incomes, the pressure on food will be tremendous. With limited land (2% of global land) and water (less than 4% of global fresh water supplies), and the increasing frequency of extreme weather events resulting from climate change, India will be challenged to find more food, feed and fibre for its people in an efficient and sustainable manner. 

The potential answer to these increasing challenges lies in innovations, in policies, technologies, institutions and products. Accordingly, a major reform agenda is needed for agro-food policies in India. Just take the case of food and fertiliser subsidies in the country’s Union Budget 2016-17. The two together amount to a budget of over US$30 billion, and have in addition generated unpaid bills of more than US$16 billion. Massive inefficiencies plague the public distribution system of highly subsidised food, with leakages amounting to more than 40%. This is the case with fertiliser consumption, where urea is highly overused, and diverted to non-agricultural uses, and even to neighbouring countries. Innovations in policies, switching from price support in food and fertiliser to direct income support (cash transfers) through Aadhaar (Unique Identification Number) has the potential to plug leakages, and save the government at least $7-8 billion per annum. This can be invested in better water management, so as to get more crop for every drop of water, thereby feeding India in a sustainable manner.

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Towards agricultural knowledge systems 

Handewi Purwati Saliem, Director, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEP) 

The agri-food sector faces several emerging challenges, of which three in particular: first, growing and shifting food demand, which necessitates appropriate responses from the food production system; second, limited natural resources (land, water, energy), which emphasises the need to place priority on productivity growth; and third, uncertainties for agricultural productivity brought about by climate change, which make the efforts needed more complex, with harder constraints. These challenges are more pronounced in developing countries, where agriculture is made up predominantly of smallholder farms. In responding to these challenges, national governments should focus on the following innovations and policies: (i) increasing investment in rural and agricultural infrastructures to promote a more conducive business environment, more efficiency, and lower logistical costs; (ii) building agricultural knowledge systems that are capable of delivering innovations throughout the supply chain; (iii) promoting a more open trade regime, which benefits smallholder farms and ensures that consumers have reliable access to food; (iv) building resilience, particularly at the farm level to ensure their capacity to respond to shocks, coupled with risk management tools, such as crop insurance; (v) strengthening the capacity of smallholder farms to access new technology and growing market opportunities; (vi) encouraging government spending policy away from subsidy and direct assistance towards spending on general services, such as infrastructure and research and development; and (vii) promoting the transformation of smallholder farms from subsistence to profit-oriented and commercial farms.

In addition, there are strategic policy areas which should be pursued at the global and regional levels. These include continuing unfinished business on multilateral trade talks as mandated by the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Nairobi. They include increasing investment and engagement by international donor agencies and philanthropists in international agricultural research and development, particularly that undertaken by CGIAR (a global research partnership, visit www.cgiar.org). Policy coherence and co-ordination across countries should also be promoted to create a predictable policy and regulatory environment for the private sector. Finally, international and regional collaboration should be strengthened across countries and organisations in areas such as knowledge sharing and capacity building.

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Uptake and collaboration matter 

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

The recent COP21 climate agreement in Paris has highlighted yet again the need for agriculture to become more efficient and climate-friendly. But we also know we need to produce more, and better, food to feed a growing global population. This will be achieved only through a smart policy mix to unleash the power of research, innovation and collaboration in the sector.

The EU is taking a position of global leadership to make this happen. We are prioritising innovation in a big way, because we know that agriculture must become smarter, leaner and cleaner. We have to increase yields while respecting safety standards and ensuring sustainability. As I often say, we have to learn to produce more while using less.

Our challenge is to assess which policies can make this happen. If we give farmers and agri-businesses the right support, they will succeed. Farmers never stop innovating. Every generation brings new technological and organisational improvements.

Smart and digital agriculture holds many promises for a more sustainable, productive, and competitive farm sector. We have seen solutions that have the potential to improve resource efficiency, animal health, carbon footprint, and farmers’ position in the supply chain.

But we have yet to witness a wider uptake in the broader farm community. Developing new solutions is not enough in itself; encouraging sufficient uptake is an issue we must address.

Collaboration is the key to making innovation happen. Collaboration is especially relevant when speaking about opportunities in digital agriculture where technologies need to be adapted to users’ needs. This means giving farmers and agri-business leaders the tools and confidence to reach out to new partners in the digital and information technology industry. We need to establish vehicles to bring together people from the agri-food and IT sectors, as well as researchers and investors. In so doing, common opportunities will be identified, key collaborations will be established and things will start to happen.

Smart, innovative agriculture holds many promises for a more sustainable, productive and competitive farm sector. By working together, we can achieve these vital changes.

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For a stable innovation and investment framework 

Thomas Kirchberg, Member of the Executive Board, Südzucker AG, and Vice-Chair of the BIAC Food & Agriculture Committee* 

Unprecedented growth opportunities are foreseen for the agri-food sector because of rising global demand for agricultural products and food. At the same time, meeting this demand in a sustainable way is the biggest challenge the sector has faced to date, given limited availability of new productive land and climate change. If we are to succeed, we need closer co-operation between all stakeholders–states, science, donors, civil society actors and the private sector–for instance, via public-private partnerships in research, joint initiatives for enhancing biodiversity or involvement of agribusiness in development aid.

The key to sustainable productivity growth is availability and access to modern production methods and technologies, such as improved crop protection, new high-yielding and stress-resilient varieties, precision farming, big data analytics and advanced irrigation systems. These reduce the need to farm additional land and simultaneously contribute to conservation of natural resources, ensuring security of supply for food companies.

The role of agricultural policy is to provide a stable framework for innovation and investment to foster sustainable productivity increases. More specifically, it should support agricultural research, knowledge transfer to farmers and their investments in the adoption of new technologies. At present, new approaches often take too long to arrive on the ground and the needs of practical farming are not communicated sufficiently to the scientific community.

Only profitable farming will be attractive for the young generation and ensure supplies of agricultural products in the future. Therefore, when adopting new requirements and standards, policy makers should take into account the competitiveness of domestic producers in the global context. Both farmers and businesses would be helped significantly by cuts to red tape. For times of crisis, effective safety-net programmes are crucial.

*BIAC is the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, visit www.biac.org

See www.oecd.org/agriculture/ministerial/

©OECD Observer April 2016

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Finestra sul mondo: L'Europa necessita di una spinta riformista e di una nuova politica per la crescita

Finestra sul mondo: L’Europa necessita di una spinta riformista e di una nuova politica per la crescita

Berlino, 06 apr 10:51 – (Agenzia Nova) – Le maggiori organizzazioni economiche e finanziarie internazionali hanno esortato l’Unione europea ad attuare riforme per rilanciare la crescita. Dopo un incontro con la cancelliera tedesca Angela Merkel ieri a Berlino, i vertici del Fondo Monetario Internazionale, della Banca Mondiale, dell’Organizzazione per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo economico (Ocse), dell’organizzazione del commercio mondiale e del lavoro hanno elogiato gli sforzi intrapresi da “molti” paesi del Vecchio continente per incrementare la produttività e l’occupazione e per migliorare la posizione di bilancio. Tuttavia, sostengono le organizzazioni, è necessario un ulteriore sforzo in tempi brevi, soprattutto nella lotta contro la disoccupazione giovanile, a sostegno delle riforme strutturali e del consolidamento di bilancio teso al superamento delle voci di spesa improduttive. “Siamo tutti concordi sulla necessità di riforme decisive e di un nuovo approccio politico”, si legge nella dichiarazione comune di Merkel e delle organizzazioni, che sollecita misure “ambiziose”, sia dalla parte dell’offerta che della domanda: per accelerare la produttività, in particolare, è necessario incentivare gli investimenti, l’innovazione e la digitalizzazione. Una parte dell’ambiziosa agenda di riforme prospettata dalle organizzazioni internazionali è rappresentata inoltre dal miglioramento del sistema educativo e del sistema sanitario. “L’entità dei flussi migratori è un problema globale”, si legge nel documento che accoglie con favore “un forte impegno” per risolvere la crisi attraverso un vasto pacchetto di misure internazionali, europee, regionali e nazionali: “L’obiettivo è migliorare le prospettive future e le condizioni di vita delle persone che vivono nelle regioni di crisi e ridurre in modo significativo e sostenibile l’afflusso di profughi”. “I rischi all’orizzonte sono sempre più grandi”, ha dichiarato la presidente del Fondo Monetario Internazionale, Christine Lagarde, facendo riferimento ai rischi geopolitici: Lagarde ha quindi prospettato un approccio “triplice” alla sfida della crescita, formato da politica monetaria, riforme strutturali e consolidamento di bilancio. (Sit)

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Lammzubereitung einfach und unkompliziert / Tipps für die richtige Zubereitung und Aufbewahrung von Lammfleisch (FOTO)

Lammzubereitung einfach und unkompliziert / Tipps für die richtige Zubereitung und Aufbewahrung von Lammfleisch
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Heilbronn (ots) – Bei Lammfleisch sind deutsche Verbraucher nach wie vor zurückhaltend. Oft fehlt den Verbrauchern das Wissen, wie Lamm richtig zubereitet wird. Das wollen die Wirtschaftsverbände für Lammfleisch AHDB aus England, Bord Bia aus Irland und Interbev aus Frankreich ändern. In einer von der Europäischen Union unterstützten Aufklärungs- und Werbekampagne wollen die Verbände Verbraucher im Alter von 25 bis 45 Jahren in Belgien, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Irland, Dänemark und Deutschland für Lamm begeistern und ihnen den unkomplizierten Umgang mit dem Fleisch näherbringen. Dazu haben sie viele einfach nachzukochende Rezepte und hilfreiche Tipps und Tricks zusammengestellt, die das Kochen mit Lammfleisch erleichtern.

In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft

“Lammfleisch ist von Natur aus zart und lässt sich schnell und einfach zubereiten” ist die Botschaft der Kampagne. Damit ein Lammgericht gelingt, sind nur ein paar Grundregeln zu beachten. So sollte Lammfleisch nach der Entnahme aus dem Kühlschrank erst einmal bei Raumtemperatur etwa eine halbe Stunde, bei größeren Stücken bis zu einer Stunde ruhen, damit der Temperaturunterschied bei der Zubereitung nicht zu groß ist. Auch nach der Zubereitung sollte Lammfleisch unbedingt noch ruhen, damit sich der Saft gleichmäßig verteilt. Als Faustregel gilt: kleinere, gegrillte Fleischstücke ruhen unter einer Aluminiumfolie so lange wie die Grillzeit. Größeren Stücken, wie Haxe oder Schulter, sollte man eine Ruhezeit von rund 15 Minuten gönnen. Dabei sollte das Fleisch einmal gewendet werden, damit es seinen vollen Geschmack entfaltet und eine schöne gleichmäßige Farbe annimmt. Außerdem empfiehlt sich, Lammfleisch nicht zu lange zu braten, zu grillen oder zu schmoren. Es verliert sonst seinen aromatischen Geschmack und kann trocken werden.

Heißbegehrt: Gegrilltes

Lammfleisch kann auf ganz unterschiedliche Art zubereitet werden. Richtig gegrillt beispielsweise ist Lammfleisch eine Köstlichkeit. Am besten eignen sich dazu Koteletts aus dem Rücken, Rippenfleisch aus der Lammbrust oder Beinscheiben aus der Haxe. Dicke Stücke sollten beim Grillen nicht zu nah an der Hitzequelle gegart werden. Hier besteht das Risiko, dass sie an der Oberfläche verbrennen, ohne im Innern gar zu werden. Wichtig ist, dass das Fleisch gleichmäßig mit Fett durchzogen ist. So bleibt es beim Grillen schön saftig.

Gebraten aromatisch und zart

Ob Lammfilet, Keule, Lammlachs oder Koteletts – richtig gebraten wird Lammfleisch aromatisch und zart. Wie beim Grillen gilt: Nicht zu lange braten, sonst verliert das Fleisch an Geschmack und es kann trocken werden. Koteletts brauchen 2 – 3 Minuten je Seite, Filets 3 – 5 Minuten, Lammlachse oder Medaillons 2 – 4 Minuten pro Seite. Koteletts werden zunächst mit Öl bestrichen und dann auf höchster Stufe scharf angebraten. Oder man lässt das Öl weg, bestreut dafür die Pfanne mit grobem Salz und brät das Fleisch dann scharf an. Anschließend kann die Temperatur reduziert werden. So bleibt das Fleisch schön saftig. Es empfiehlt sich, die Lendenkoteletts des Lamms mit dem Knochen zuzubereiten. Das Fleisch bleibt kompakt und lässt sich leichter aufschneiden. Beim Wenden des Fleisches in der Pfanne – oder auch auf dem Grill – auf keinen Fall eine Gabel verwenden, sondern einen Pfannenwender. So behält das Fleisch seinen Saft. Wok und Steingrill eignen sich ideal für Lammgeschnetzeltes, mit etwas Öl beträufelt und passend gewürzt. Für Geschnetzeltes, Gulasch oder Ragout das Fleisch immer gegen die Fasern schneiden. So zerfällt es nicht beim Garen.

Schonend gekocht ein Genuss

Ein deftiger Lammeintopf oder ein würzig-aromatisches Ragout – Lammfleisch ist auch gekocht ein Genuss. Zum Kochen eignen sich besonders Nacken- und Halsfleisch. Wichtig ist, das Fleisch bei geringer Hitze schonend zu kochen und gleichmäßig zu garen. So entfaltet es sein volles Aroma. Für gekochtes Lammfleisch sollte man sich Zeit nehmen. Es gart bei niedriger Hitze und braucht dabei keine besondere Aufmerksamkeit. Die Kochdauer hängt von der Größe des Stückes ab und kann für ein Festessen für mehr als zehn Personen bis zu drei Stunden dauern.

Leckerbissen aus dem Ofen

Schmor- oder Rollbraten sind ideale Begleiter für besondere Anlässe, Fest- und Feiertage. Zum Schmoren eignen sich Lammrücken, Halsfleisch, Lammhaxe oder Lammschulter besonders gut. Für den unverfälschten Genuss von gegartem Lammfleisch im Ofen sollte das Fleisch nach der Hälfte der Garzeit mit Knoblauch eingerieben und mit Essig beträufelt werden. Zur Verfeinerung können ungeschälte Knoblauchzehen um das Fleisch herum gelegt werden. Besondere Noten ergeben sich, wenn im Ofen gegartes Lammfleisch mit Knoblauch und Zitronenzesten gespickt und von einem mit Olivenöl verfeinerten Kräutermantel umhüllt ist. Das Fleisch sollte innen immer leicht rosa und “auf den Punkt gegart” serviert werden. Das Fleisch ist gar, wenn es sich leicht vom Knochen lösen lässt. Das volle Aroma entfaltet Lammfleisch, wenn es schonend geschmort und so gleichmäßig gegart wird. Pro Kilogramm Lammkeule ist eine Garzeit von circa 1 Stunde bei 200 C° einzuplanen, ebenso lange bei einem Lammrollbraten bei 175 C°. Bei gleicher Temperatur benötigt eine Lammhaxe zum Garen 1,5 bis 2 Stunden.

Deftige Suppen und fettarmes Hackfleisch

Suppen mit Lammfleisch sind würzig und aromatisch. Am besten eignet sich dazu Lammbrust und durchwachsener Lammnacken. Durch den höheren Fettanteil eignet sich das Fleisch hervorragend für Suppen und Eintöpfe. Das Fleisch ist sehr saftig und verleiht Suppengerichten ein einzigartiges Aroma. Lammhackfleisch ist vergleichsweise mager. Es harmoniert besonders gut mit orientalischen Gewürzen, wie Kreuzkümmel, Koriander oder Ingwer.

Die richtige Würze

Bei allen Zubereitungsarten sollte sparsam mit Salz umgegangen werden. Es empfiehlt sich, Lammfleisch erst unmittelbar vor dem Servieren zu salzen. Damit Grillfleisch zart und saftig bleibt, wird empfohlen, es vorher mehrere Stunden in Öl-, Buttermilch- oder Weinmarinade einzulegen. Das Fleisch bekommt dann einen besonders würzigen Geschmack. Je länger Lammfleisch mariniert wird, desto zarter und aromatischer wird es. Noch besser ist es, das Fleisch bereits am Vortag einzulegen und die Marinade von Zeit zu Zeit umzurühren. Für die Marinade eignen sich Kräuter wie Basilikum, Thymian, Salbei, Rosmarin, Estragon sowie glatte Petersilie oder feinblättriger Koriander. Aber auch Ingwer-, Zitronen- oder Minzmarinade können Lammfleisch ein perfektes Aroma verleihen. Der Vielfalt sind keine Grenzen gesetzt.

Schmackhafte Füllungen und kulinarische Begleiter

Füllungen sind exzellente Begleiter von Lammfleisch. Die Bandbreite reicht dabei von Füllungen mit Reis, Pistazien und Pinienkernen über Spinat mit Wurstbrät und Zwiebeln bis hin zu Rauchfleisch mit Lauchzwiebeln, Champignons und feinen Kräutern. Hier sind die Geschmäcker so unterschiedlich wie bei den Beilagen. Während hierzulande im Ofen gebackene Kartoffeln und zartes Gemüse beliebt sind, kombinieren andere kulinarische Kulturen Lamm auch mit süßen Zutaten, wie Honig, Pflaumen oder Aprikosen.

Fett entfaltet das Aroma

Die Fettschicht bei Lammrücken, Halsfleisch, Lammhaxe oder -schulter wird vor der Zubereitung rautenförmig eingeschnitten. So können Gewürze und der Geschmack von Kräutern besser in das Fleisch eindringen und es wird aromatischer. Grundsätzlich ist darauf zu achten, dass vor der Zubereitung von Lammfleisch nicht das ganze Fett im Fleisch entfernt wird, da es als wichtiger Geschmacksträger dient. Damit sich Lammkoteletts in der Pfanne nicht wölben, wird der Fettrand in Abständen von zwei Zentimetern eingeschnitten.

Lange haltbar

Frisches Lammfleisch vom Metzger hält sich im Kühlschrank 2 – 5 Tage. Tiefgekühltes Fleisch hält sich bei -18 C° im 3-Sterne-Fach bis zu zwei Jahre. Vakuumverpacktes Lammfleisch sollte weit unten in der Gefriertruhe gelagert werden. Zum Auftauen sollte das Fleisch über Nacht aus der Verpackung genommen und langsam aufgetaut werden. Nach dem Auftauen sollte Lammfleisch schnellstmöglich verarbeitet werden.

Umfangreiche Website mit vielen Rezepten und Informationen

Wer mit dem Umgang mit Lammfleisch noch ungeübt ist, findet auf der Website lammleckerlos.de einfache, leicht nachzukochende Gerichte. Ergänzend dazu gibt es viele Informationen zu Herkunft, Qualität und nachhaltiger Schafzucht.

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Iceland's Gunnlaugsson, the fall of a white knight AFP 16 mins ago

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He came to power as a white knight riding a wave of anti-bank fury after Iceland’s financial crisis, but Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson was forced to resign as prime minister Tuesday after hiding offshore holdings.

“Iceland has not been marked by class division in the same way as many other countries, and this is one of the many advantages of living here. But we cannot take it for granted that this will always be the case,” he said in an independence day speech on June 17, 2013.

Elected the country’s youngest-ever prime minister in 2013 at the age of 38, Gunnlaugsson was seen as a rising star of the centre-right Progressive Party, positioning himself as a staunch defender of Icelandic interests against international creditors in the aftermath of the country’s 2008 financial meltdown.

With a strong voter base in Iceland’s agricultural regions, he was seen as a refreshing change from the political old guard, which was accused of having turned a blind eye to reckless investments that had brought down the banking sector and left thousands of Icelanders mired in debt.

But the so-called Panama Papers, a massive leak of financial documents implicating politicians, celebrities and public figures worldwide, showed this week that Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Palsdottir owned an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and had placed millions of dollars there.

The company called Wintris Inc and acquired in 2007 was intended to manage her inheritance from her wealthy businessman father, according to the documents.

Gunnlaugsson insisted that the couple had followed Icelandic law and declared all income and property since 2008.

She meanwhile claimed that her husband’s co-ownership of the company until the end of 2009 — six months after he was first elected to parliament, when he did not declare the holding as required — was merely a bank error.

Iceland’s third sexiest man 

Gunnlaugsson, after working as a journalist for public broadcaster RUV early in his career, made a name for himself as one of the leaders of InDefence, which was opposed to using public funds to reimburse British and Dutch depositors in failed bank Icesave.

The Panama Papers now reveal that Wintris is listed among the bank’s creditors, with millions of dollars in claims.

Born on March 12, 1975, Gunnlaugsson comes from a political family, his father having also been elected to parliament for the Progressive Party.

He did well in his studies, and began a PhD at Oxford but did not complete it, becoming too absorbed in politics at home.

He was a member of parliament for Reykjavik from 2009 to 2013, serving on the foreign affairs committee and on the Icelandic delegation to the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Association.

In 2013, he was elected prime minister, also taking on the justice portfolio.

Two years later, with the eurozone economy in a deep slump, his government suspended Iceland’s application to join the European Union, saying the country’s interests were better served outside the bloc.

The bid, launched in 2009 in the wake of the financial crisis, no longer appealed to Icelanders wary of the weak euro and the EU’s common policies on fishing, a key sector of the Icelandic economy.

In the Panama Papers, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) noted, not without irony, that the baby-faced Gunnlaugsson was in 2004 voted Iceland’s third-sexiest man.

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