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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Global food prices rose sharply in January

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Global food prices rose in January for the eighth consecutive month, led by cereals, vegetable oils and sugar, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO’s Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 113.3 points in January, marking a 4.3 percent increase […]

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China’s total meat imports to rise marginally amid recovery from swine flu

China’s total imports of meat this year will be 1% higher than a previous estimate, though the country’s total meat consumption would remain below pee-African Swine Flu levels, according to the US Department for Agriculture (USDA). The impact of African Swine Flu is expected to have reached its zenith last year, pressuring consumption.But demand has rebounded, […]

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World food prices hit three-year high in 2020 after additional gains in December – FAO

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points in December, 2.2 percent higher than in November. Over the whole of 2020, the benchmark index, which tracks monthly changes in […]

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Online meat start-ups witness huge growth since January 2020

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The surge in the digital grocery segment categorically triggered by the Covid-induced lockdown has had a positive impact on the online meat delivery market, says a Financial Express report. During this calendar year, online meat delivery startups such as Licious, Zappfresh, FreshToHome, TenderCuts, have established a substantial presence in the country. However, due to the […]

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Global food prices continue rising in October

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Global food prices continued rising for the fifth consecutive month in October, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 100.9 points in October 2020, […]

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Global food commodities index rises as prices of several staples reach multi-month highs

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The global benchmark price index for food commodities rose in September, led by vegetable oils and cereals, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1 percent from August and 5.0 percent higher than its value in September 2019. […]

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Interview – Fresh to Home dreams big as pandemic pushes e-commerce expansion

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Bengaluru-based online fresh fish and meat retailer FreshToHome has seen an uptick in business since March 2020, as people are veering more towards online shopping. Mathew Joseph, the company’s CoFounder and COO talks to indoasiancommodities.com about the company’s growth so far and its future expansion plans.   How has the year 2020 been for your Fresh to Home? […]

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Global food demand rises for the third straight month in August on firmer demand – FAO

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Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks the international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities, averaged 96.1 […]

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