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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Seven rules of thumb to follow in aquaponics

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From a media bed unit start-up in Bangkok to a fully developed 120 households deep water culture (DWC) unit in Ethiopia, aquaponics is showcasing its true potential to produce sustainable food anytime, anywhere. A marriage between aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, snails or prawns in tanks) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in water), aquaponics […]

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Global wheat production in 2021 to hit a record 780 million tonnes: FAO forecast

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Global wheat production in 2021 is likely to increase and hit a new record of 780 million tonnes, according to FAO’s preliminary forecast, as expectations of a rebound in production in the European Union more than offset weather-impacted production prospects for output in the Russian Federation.  Maize production in South Africa is expected to reach […]

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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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World cereal production forecast raised, but stocks seen falling sharply and trade to exceed earlier predictions – FAO

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The UN food agency on Thursday raised its forecast for global cereal production in 2020 and said that early prospects for this year point to a modest increase in wheat production in the northern hemisphere and a decline in maize production in the southern hemisphere. The latest forecast for world cereal production in 2020 stands at nearly […]

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