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  • World food prices up 8.2% in 2017

    AFGHANISTAN, 2018/01/13 World food prices rose by 8.2 % in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN's food agency said on Friday (Jan 12). The Food and Agriculture Organisation said that its FAO Food Price Index averaged 174.6 points in 2017, the highest annual average since 2014. In December alone, however, the index - a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities - stood at 169.8 points, down 3.3 % from November, the FAO said in a statement.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Atlantic Canada's seafood industry gets a boost as China lowers tariffs

    CHINA, 2017/01/16 Atlantic Canada's seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost for the bottom line thanks to lower tariffs on seafood entering the booming China market. The Jan. 1, 2017, tariff cuts announced just before New Year's Day by China's ministry of commerce will benefit about a quarter of Canada's seafood exports to China. The exports to China were valued at $634 million as of October 2016. World Affairs Canada told CBC News crab, frozen halibut and albacore are part the export products most benefiting from the tariff reductions. Tariffs on these products will be reduced on average from 11 to five %, leaving additional money in the pockets of seafood companies in 2017.
  • Alberta beef and tourism to benefit from Trudeau's China deals

    CHINA, 2016/09/02 Alberta’s beef and tourism industries are part the sectors poised to benefit from a flurry of deals and agreements reached during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to China this week. On Thursday, the federal government announced the signing of 56 deals with China worth additional than $1.2 billion. Part those was a memorandum of considerate between Calgary-based beef marketing organization Canada Beef Inc. and Bright Haibo Invested Million, a subsidiary of Bright Food Group, the major food and beverage company in East Asia.
  • A farmer in rural Sichuan Province tends to a fall harvest.

    CHINA, 2015/11/01 China's recent slowdown has raised widespread concerns that any weakening request there for goods and raw materials from the rest of the world could weigh on all world economy. But, so far, the slowdown doesn't seem to have dampened China's appetite for imported food. Though its economy has cooled markedly from once red-hot, double-digit increase, China's transformation from an agrarian economy remains a work in evolution. Slowing factory output, a recent stock market crash and the emergence of regional housing bubbles haven't diminished the No. 1 task facing Beijing's leaders: how to feed 1.4 billion people. Deng's grand experiment
  • 74 % of China’s poultry imports in 2011

    CHINA, 2013/03/07 Brazilian companies accounted for 74 % of China’s poultry imports in 2011, said the secretary of International Relation from the Brazilian Ministry for Agriculture, Farming and Supply.