Countries need to be prepared for future food ‘shocks’ after pandemic, says FAO

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Countries need to make their agrifood systems more resilient to sudden shocks of the kind witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has emerged as a major driver of the latest rise in global hunger estimates, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said in a report, adding that without proper preparation unpredictable […]

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Global experts celebrate cultural, social and economic importance of tea, coffee

Global tea and coffee experts came together today to explore and celebrate the cultural, social, and economic importance of the world’s two most popular beverages including their role in making agri-food systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. The Dialogue on Tea and Coffee, part of World Food Day celebrations hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization […]

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World cereal supplies remain adequate despite lower production prospects

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Global cereal production in 2021 is forecast to reach  2 788 million tonnes, up by 0.7 percent from the year before but below July’s expectations, according to FAO’s new Cereal Supply and Demand Brief. World wheat output is now expected to contract by 0.7 percent to 769.5 million tonnes this year, due predominantly to the negative […]

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Global food commodity prices rebound in August

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Global food commodity prices rebounded rapidly in August after two consecutive months of decline, led by strong gains in the international price quotations for sugar, wheat and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 127.4 points in August, up 3.1 percent from July and […]

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Cereals, vegetable oils and dairy drive global food prices lower for second straight month

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Global food commodity prices fell in July for the second consecutive month, according to a benchmark United Nations report released on Thursday. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 123.0 points in July 2021, 1.2 percent lower than the previous month although still 31.0 percent higher than its level in the same period of 2020. The index tracks […]

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