Fresh risks to food security from high food and agricultural input prices, says FAO

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The global food import bill is on course to hit a new record of US$1.8 trillion this year, but higher prices and transport costs rather than volumes account for the bulk of the expected increase, according to a new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “Worryingly, many vulnerable countries are […]

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Worried over food security, Islamic nations seek ways to boost local agriculture

Islamic nations, increasingly worried over their food security as imports rise, are planning to take concrete steps to increase investment in agriculture and develop local and regional markets. Members of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), an offshoot of the Organization of Islamic Nations (OIC), who met in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana recently, […]

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