Maize led global cereals prices up in May as Brazil production bit; palm oil up

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Rising international maize prices pushed the overall costs of cereals up in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its latest monthly report, adding that downgraded production prospects for Brazil added pressure to already tight global supplies amidst sustained strong demand. Maize prices gained 12.9 points (8.8 percent) in May, reaching 75.6 points […]

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India’s foodgrain output touches record 305 million tonnes in 2020-21

According to the third advance estimate of agriculture crops released by the ministry of agriculture, India’s total food grain output this year has increased by 2.7% from 2019-20. The output is also 2.09 million tonnes higher from the second advance estimate released in February this year.  Record output is also estimated for each individual crops such as rice, wheat, […]

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Exports of agriculture and processed food products jumped by 24 per cent during FY21: APEDA

Exports of 37 agriculture and processed products promoted by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) increased by 24 per cent to touch $20 billion of exports value during FY21. This year, the government-promoted agri export body is targeting at least 10-15 per cent jump in exports. “Export of bovine meat, dairy products, […]

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International food prices rise for 11th straight month in April, says FAO

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International food commodity prices rose for the 11th consecutive month in April, with sugar leading the increase and cereals resuming their upward trend, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 120.9 points in April, 1.7 percent higher than March and 30.8 percent higher than its level […]

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World cereal production in 2021 seen rising for the third consecutive year, says FAO

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expects world cereal production in 2021 to increase for the third consecutive year and has raised its preliminary global wheat production forecast on better than-earlier-anticipated crop conditions in several countries. Global wheat production is forecast to reach a new high of 785 million tonnes in 2021, up 1.4 […]

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Global food prices rise for 10th month in a row

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Global food commodity prices rose in March, marking their tenth consecutive monthly increase, with quotations for vegetable oils and dairy products leading the rise, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 118.5 points in […]

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Global food commodity prices rise for the ninth straight month in February – FAO

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Global food commodity prices rose for the ninth consecutive month in February, with quotations for sugar and vegetable oils increasing the most, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Thursday. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 116.0 points in […]

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