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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FISHERIES SUSTAINABILITY…

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MANUEL BARANGE: WE NEED TO EMPOWER SMALL-SCALE FISHERS, FISH FARMERS AND FISH WORKERS

IYAFA: Interview with Manuel Barange, Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division at FAO, on the importance of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture for the environmental sustainability We sat down with professor Barange to hear his vision for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture and to focus on Pillar …

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DAVID BEASLEY: CONDITIONS NOW ARE MUCH WORSE IN TERMS OF FOOD CRISES

Two U.N. food agencies have issued stark warnings about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate “shocks” like drought and worsened by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine that have sent fuel and food prices soaring. The glum assessment came in a …

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TURKIYE PLANS TO LEASE FARMLANDS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES…

Turkiye plans to lease farmlands in several counties in Africa and Latin America to grow crops to boost agricultural production amid growing global concerns over food security. Authorities have been exploring such opportunities in 10 nations, besides Venezuela and Sudan. Agriculture and Forestry Minister Vahit Kirişçi recently discussed this plan with a group of lawmakers. …

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GLOBAL CEREAL OUTPUT AND CONSUMPTION ON COURSE TO DECLINE…

Press release… Early prospects for global cereal production in 2022 now point to a likely decrease, the first in four years, to 2 784 million tonnes, down 16 million tonnes from the record output estimated for 2021, according to FAO’s latest Cereal Supply and Demand Brief, also released last week. The …

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‘SHRINKFLATION’; MANUFACTURERS QUIETLY SHRINKING PACKAGE SIZES!

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see! From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the U.S., a small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, …

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DIGITAL AGRICULTURE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WILL HAVE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH…

Europe’s crop monitoring market is expected to hold 29% of the total market share by 2026… ABACO Group, Europe’s leading player in software solutions for land resource management and control with a primary focus on precision agriculture and environmental sustainability, partnered with MarketsandMarkets™, a revenue impact and advisory firm, to …

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RISES IN COMMODITY MARKET GIVE WAY TO DECLINE…

Last week, several commodities posted declines in prices, especially in agricultural market.. Maize . Recent price increases in the commodity market deteriorated into a downward trend last week amid high sales. Last week, modest guides by the Fed and easing coronavirus restrictions in China reflected positively on the market. The …

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, JUNE 5…

World Environment Day 2022 is the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and held annually since 1973, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach. It is celebrated by millions of people across the world. World Environment Day 2022 is hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth” is the …

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FAO’S RESPONSE TO GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY RISKS DUE TO WAR IN UKRAINE…

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