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Global Food Prices Rise in September 2017

New York (ABC Live);  Global Food Prices : Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A news release said that the FAO Food Price Index – tracking the monthly change in international market prices for five …

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FAO Bats for Zero Tolerance for Food Loss and Waste

New York (ABC Live): Food Loss : FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste. The call was made at a high-level event at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly that focused on tackling food loss and waste as a pathway to achieving …

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UNCCD Confirms World Loses Valuable Agricultural Land

New Delhi (ABC Live): UNCCD  : A new UN report says that mismanagement of land coupled with the impacts of a changing climate are key factors responsible for the loss of valuable agricultural land. Current management practices in the land-use sector contributes to about 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 169 countries are affected by desertification, with …

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Global Food Prices Dip in August 2017

Rome (ABC Live): Global Food Prices  : Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A news release  on Global Food Prices said that the FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 per cent from July, ending three months …

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India Yields Bumper Horticulture Crops in 2016-17

New Delhi (ABC Live):Horticulture Crops : The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country. The following table summarizes the Third Advance Estimates of area and Production of horticulture crops for the …

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India,China Join Hand in WTO for Amber Box

New Delhi (ABC Live): Amber Box :Recently (on 18 July 2017) India and China jointly submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling for the elimination – by developed countries – of the most trade-distorting form of farm subsidies, known in WTO parlance as Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) or ‘Amber Box’ support as a prerequisite   for consideration …

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FAO Confirms Abundant Global Cereal Supplies in 2017-18

New York (ABC Live): Global Cereal Supplies : Global cereal supplies are likely to remain abundant in the 2017/18 season. Markets of the major coarse grains are expected to be particularly well supplied following record maize harvests in South America. While wheat availabilities are also seen ample, supplies of high protein wheat could become tighter in view of a deteriorating …

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Agriculture Minister Lauds India Sugarcane Research

New Delhi (ABC Live): Sugarcane Research : Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed a gathering at “100 years of Excellence In Sugarcane Research: variety 205 to variety 0238” (sugarcane variety) and “New India Manthan – Sankal Se Siddhi” events, organised by ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal here. Shri Singh informed the gathering that …

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Global Warming to Affect Agriculture Yields in Countries Closer to Equator

New Delhi (ABC Live) Global Warming :With global warming expected to significantly impact future yields in countries located closer to the equator, the United Nations agriculture agency is calling on Asia-Pacific economies to take a leading role in adaptation and mitigation. “Many APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] economies have already felt the full force of agricultural losses from natural disasters in …

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IAEA-FAO Joins Hand to Rescue Benin Pineapple Farmers

Allada, Benin (ABC Live):  Benin Pineapple Farmers :Benin’s farmers can again export pineapples to the European Union, their most lucrative market, following the set-up of a food safety surveillance system with the help of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The exports are expected to resume later this month. Pineapple farmers suffered under …

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