Global food prices rise in May at fastest monthly rate in more than a decade – FAO


Global food prices rose in May at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade, even as world cereal production is on course to reach a new record high, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on Thursday.. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 127.1 points in May, 4.8 percent higher than […]

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Bold moves needed to restore world’s ecosystems: FAO-UNEP

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, on Thursday warned that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – also known as the 2030 Agenda – would not be achieved without large-scale restoration of degraded terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.   Qu was speaking at a joint “townhall meeting” […]

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A cup of tea… or cha?


Did you know that most of the world uses the same two words for tea? One variation is the one used in English (tea), French (thé), Spanish (té) and Dutch (thee). The other is a variation of chá (in Mandarin and Cantonese), such as chai in Hindi, shay in Arabic and chay in Russian. There’s […]

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Rising international cereal prices tempted India to export record 20 million tonnes of rice, wheat in FY21

India exported a record 19.8 million tonnes of rice and wheat in FY21 on the back of attractive overseas prices of the commodities and massive surplus production at home, despite the pandemic and lockdowns last year. Rice exports almost doubled to an all-time high of 17.7 million tonnes last fiscal, against 9.5 million tonnes a […]

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


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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