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  • Australia's agricultural sector hits new record for production value

    AUSTRALIA, 2017/07/11
  • Africa: Unique Global Gathering Highlights Indigenous Peoples' Role in Fighting Poverty and Hunger

    WORLD, 2015/02/13 Fifty representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations from all over the world gather tomorrow at the International Fund for Agriculture Improvment(IFAD) headquarters in Rome to discuss the importance of traditional knowledge in eradicating poverty and hunger and transforming rural communities. The participants in the forum represent additional than 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples who live in some 70 nations around the world, a lot of of them in rural areas. "Indigenous peoples are long-valued partners for IFAD," said Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the United Nations (UN) agency specialized in rural development. "From the local biodiversity they have protected and enhanced over generations, to their incomparable knowledge about the ecosystems that they manage - indigenous peoples' traditional knowledge is a source of inspiration to everyone who works for sustainable rural transformation."
  • FAO urges greater access to non-traditional dairy products

    WORLD, 2013/11/27 The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday urged governments to invest in programmes that help poor families keep small dairy livestock. In a statement on a book, entitled: 'Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition', it stated that milk and dairy products from underutilized animals such as llama, donkey or yak should be additional widely used to counteract high cow milk prices. The book co-authored by FAO livestock industry officer, Mr. Anthony Bennett, said there was huge scope for developing other dairy species and highlighted the nutritional and economic resources of these animals. Mr. Bennett said that non-traditional sources of dairy, alongside other species that were by presently used for milk like buffalo, goat and sheep, could improve nutrition part the majority vulnerable groups.
  • Food commodity markets are becoming more balanced

    WORLD, 2013/11/11  “The prices for most basic food commodities have declined over the completed few months. This relates to production increases and the expectation that in the current season, we will have additional abundant supplies, additional export availabilities and higher stocks,” said David Hallam, Director of FAO's Trade and Markets Division. Food commodity markets are becoming additional balanced and less price volatile than in recent years thanks to improved supplies and a recovery in world inventories of cereals, according to FAO's Food Outlook statement published on Friday. The sharp increase in 2013 cereal production mostly stems from a recovery of maize crops in the United States and record wheat harvests in CIS nations. World rice production in 2013 is expected to grow only modestly.
  • New Zealand's economic increase slowed

    NEW ZEALAND, 2013/06/24 New Zealand's economic increase slowed to a crawl in the initial quarter of 2013 as a major drought hit the farming sector, official data released Thursday showed. Statistics New Zealand said gross domestic product expanded just 0.3 % in the three months to March 31, about half the level the market expected. It said the drought meant agricultural output slipped 4.7 % in the quarter and it would continue to weigh on increase. 
  • Economic opportunities in horticulture exports from developing countries

    WORLD, 2013/05/17 Study identifies economic opportunities in horticulture exports from developing nations - The export of high-price horticulture from developing nations into developed economies is a significant opportunity for economic development, but wages in the sector are insufficient to enable a decent standard of living for workers and their dependants, according to a new joint study by Oxfam and International Procurement and Logistics (IPL).
  • FAO, Slow Food partner to bolster food production

    WORLD, 2013/05/16 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the international Slow Food organization agreed Wednesday to develop joint actions to improve the livelihoods of smallholders and others working in rural areas. Under a three-year Memorandum of Agreement signed here, the two organizations will join forces to promote additional inclusive food and agriculture systems at local, national and international levels.
  • FAO says food prices rise for second month

    EUROPE, 2013/05/11 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said world food prices rose for a second straight month, while world production of coarse grains could set a new record this year with strong increase as well projected for world wheat and rice production.
  • China Australia’s main client for beef and veal

    CHINA, 2013/04/28 The   general result for the month, while representative of the increase in cattle slaughter and beef production so far in 2013, fell short of half-month estimates for March, most likely due to the shorter working week for Easter. Australia’s beef and veal exports for March increased 5% year-on-year, to 87,742 tonnes swt, with the Chinese market again setting a monthly record high, at 12,320 tonnes swt (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries).
  • World Food Prices Decline For Third Month

    EUROPE, 2013/03/19 World food prices dropped for the third successive month in December, owing mainly to lower prices for cereals and oil-seeds, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday.