World cereal production to increase in 2019, but stocks to still decline slightly in 2019/20, says FAO

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Early prospects point to a likely rebound of 2.7 percent in global cereal production in 2019, following a decline registered in 2018, the U.N. food agency said in its latest report. “Based on the conditions of crops already in the ground and on planting intentions for those still to be sown, and assuming normal weather […]

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World cereal markets remain well balanced in 2018/19, says FAO

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Current world cereal production estimate for 2018, incorporating Chinese historical production revisions, stands at 2 655 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), the U.N. food agency said in its latest monthly report. Although this figure is 46 million tonnes higher than the previous month’s estimate, world cereal production is still down 1.8 percent (48.8 […]

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Extreme weather adversely impacts coffee output in last 4 years

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Coffee-producing South Indian states have been witnessing a series of extreme weather events in the last four years. Extreme rainfall causing heavy flood and large-scale landslides in August 2018 in coffee producing areas of Kerala and Karnataka led to a dip of around 20 per cent in the total coffee production. South Indian states like […]

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Declining international prices to ease food import burden for poorest countries

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Declining international agricultural commodity prices should ease the bill the world’s poorest countries pay for food imports, although the strengthening U.S. dollar poses “serious concerns”, a new United Nations report said. Worldwide food imports are likely to reach $1.467 trillion in 2018, 3.0 percent above the previous year’s level but slightly down from the July […]

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Global food price index dips for the fifth consecutive month in October

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International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today. The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 percent […]

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