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FAO: GLOBAL FOOD PRICES RISE IN JULY

Press release… Vegetable oils and dairy products drive up FAO Food Price Index while meat and rice prices decline… 06 August 2020, Rome – Global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report. The …

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“I AM HUNGRY, POOR AND SHOELESS!”

According to a report by agricultural company Selina Wamucii, Africa’s coffee farmers are being exploited to death in an industry that makes billions of dollars each year. Many family farmers across Africa are facing economic devastation as coffee prices offered to them continue to be on a downward trajectory, often …

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BARILLA; GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE PLANET!

Press release… “Pandemic once again demonstrated the importance of our social role” Barilla, one of the global food leaders, has published 2019 business and sustainability results. Barilla, which achieved a growth of more than 3 percent in the world compared to last year, announced its turnover as 3.63 billion Euros. …

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AGRIBUSINESS EMERGES AS BRAZIL’S ONLY GROWING SECTOR…

From 2019 to 2020, there was a 13% decline in the number of companies working in Brazil. While the sectors of industry, services and, especially, commerce continue to suffer considerable losses, the agribusiness sector stands out as the only segment in growth, in the order of 6.9% during the stated …

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DEFORESTATION GETTING WORSE IN AMAZON!

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020, official data released on July 10 showed, increasing pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to abandon his plans to develop the region. Some 3,069 square kilometers (1,184 square miles) were affected by deforestation, the highest figure …

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‘HAZER’ PROJECT OF FAO LAUNCHED IN AZERBAIJAN…

Good agricultural practices help Azerbaijani hazelnut farmers increase efficiency and quality… A new FAO project catalyzing the efficiency and sustainability of Azerbaijan’s hazelnut sector “HAZER” was virtually launched in June, under the FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme. Azerbaijan is among the world’s top five hazelnut producer countries, predominantly exporting raw hazelnuts to …

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FAO-OECD: THE PANDEMIC IS EXPECTED TO DEPRESS DEMAND

According to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029, the pandemic is expected to depress demand in the next few years and could further undermine food security. 16 July 2020, Paris/Rome – The fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented uncertainties in global food supply chains, with potential bottlenecks in labour …

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ACHIEVING ZERO HUNGER BY 2030 IN DOUBT!

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns… Securing healthy diets for the billions who cannot afford them would save trillions in costs… Rome, 13 July 2020 – More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. …

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AGRICULTURAL LANDS OF KAZAKHSTAN NOT TO BE SOLD TO FOREIGNERS…

Kazakhstan President Kasım Comert Tokayev announced that they have permanently prohibited the sale of agricultural lands in Kazakhstan to foreigners. Kazakhstan leader Kasım Comert Tokayev announced that his country has decided not to sell agricultural lands to foreigners. With this decision, the ongoing discussions on land reform plans in Kazakhstan …

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“WEALTH SHOULD BE REDISTRIBUTED FIGHTING POVERTY”

Olivier De Schutter, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Combating Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, warned that the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic pushed 250 million people around the world to the hunger threshold and the plan to end poverty by 2030 has also fallen into difficulty. Pointing out …

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