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Global food prices up after 7-month downward trend!

Vegetable oils, dairy products, meat prices drive higher food prices… The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index rose 1.3 points, or 1.1%, to 118.3 points in March compared to February, soaring for the first time after a seven-month of downward trend. According to the FAO’s press release …

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FAO assesses that 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food!

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD… FAO assesses that 45 countries, including 33 in Africa, nine in Asia, two in Latin America and the Caribbean, and one in Europe, are in need of external assistance for food. Conflicts in Near East Asia and in West and East Africa are driving alarmingly …

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Global food prices decrease for 7th month in row!

Cereal, dairy, vegetable, meat prices down in February, but sugar up year-on-year… The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday its food price index decreased for seventh straight month in February.  The index averaged 117.3 points, down 0.9 points from 118.2 the previous month. The reading was the …

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World Pulses Day 2024! ‘Nourishing soils and people’

Shining the spotlight on the vital role of pulses in promoting soil health and nourishing people… FAO hosts global event that underscores the contribution pulses make to food security, healthy diets and the environment… A global event at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

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World Wetlands Day – 2 February!

The World Wetlands Day, celebrated on 2 February, raises global awareness about the importance of wetlands for human prosperity and a healthy planet. The 2024 theme “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing” focuses on the interconnectedness between wetlands and various aspects of human wellbeing, including physical, mental and environmental health. Wetlands offer …

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IFIF and FAO strengthen collaboration on actions to support sustainable livestock production…

Rome, Italy – IFIF and the FAO held their 22nd annual meeting in November 2023 to further strengthen their collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe, nutritious,  sustainable feed and food. Thanawat Tiensin The meeting was opened by Mr. Thanawat Tiensin, Director Animal Production and Health at FAO, together with Mr. …

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NESE CAKIR SAYRAN: AFTER THE FAO TRAINING, I SEE THAT THERE IS A COMMON AWARENESS

“Leaving No One Behind: Greater Involvement and Empowerment of Rural Women in Türkiye and Central Asia” The project is funded by the Government of Türkiye under the FAO-Türkiye Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP II). The overall objective is to provide policy support, capacity development and knowledge generation in order …

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FAO FOOD PRICE INDEX OVERALL UNCHANGED IN NOVEMBER…

Press release… The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 120.4 points in November 2023, unchanged from its revised October level, as increases in the price indices for vegetable oils, dairy products and sugar counterbalanced decreases in those of cereals and meat. The index stood 14.4 points (10.7 percent) below its corresponding …

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GLOBAL SUGAR PRICES HIT BY EL NINO!

El Nino fallout; global sugar prices surge as Asian crops bear brunt Spiraling sugar prices left Ishaq Abdulraheem with fewer choices. Increasing the cost of bread would mean declining sales, so the Nigerian baker settled on cutting his production by half. For scores of other bakers struggling to stay afloat …

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FAO; 10 TRILLION DOLLARS IN ‘HIDDEN COSTS’

New Reports Urge Action on Hidden Costs, Farm Support… A major new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has found that the agrifood system imposes “hidden costs” of at least USD 10 trillion – while the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published new analysis showing support to …

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