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28 September 2015
Food Security Investment Key Part of Refugee Crisis Response
GLOBAL - The links between conflict, imperilled rural livelihoods and migration have been stressed by the Director-General of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation....
23 September 2015
Arbor Acres Stalwart Stanley Millar Retires
GLOBAL - Stanley Millar, Aviagen® Sales Manager for Arbor Acres®, one of the Arbor Acres brand’s most prominent and charismatic figures, has retired after 32 years of service....
AFRICAN POULTRY WRAP: West African Producers Fret Over Imports
AFRICA - West Africa is getting stricter and stricter on poultry imports into the country, with Nigeria saying it has 180 million birds in production, giving it capacity to meet local demand while Ghana is set to receive assistance from the United States...
22 September 2015
IEC Board Approves Global Roundtable for Sustainable Egg Production
GLOBAL - Yesterday ahead of the IEC Global Leadership Conference the IEC leadership Board gave the green light to launch a Global Roundtable for Sustainable Egg Production....
11 September 2015
Global Poultry Industry's Outlook Still Strong, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - The margin outlook for the global poultry industry is still strong and the industry is benefitting from ongoing bullish market fundamentals, according to Rabobank’s latest Poultry Quarterly Q3 report....
Food Price Index Registered Steady Global Meat Prices in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 155.7 points in August 2015, down 8.5 points (5.2 per cent) from July, the sharpest monthly drop since December 2008. ...
03 September 2015
New Partnership Offers Support to Small Farm Organisations
GLOBAL - Small-scale forest and farm producers’ organisations in developing countries will be strengthened following a partnership agreement between the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Swedish-based development cooperation organisation...
27 August 2015
Positive Outlook for Global Meat Market
GLOBAL - The outlook for the global meat market is largely positive, according to a joint Agricultural Outlook report from the OECD and FAO....
06 August 2015
FAO Food Price Index Hits Lowest Level in Almost Six Years
GLOBAL - The slide in prices for dairy products and vegetable oils has driven the Food Price Index to its lowest monthly average value since September 2009....
04 August 2015
2015 Grain Harvest to Take Bronze
GLOBAL – World grain production is expected to come in at 1,970m tonnes – the third largest harvest ever....
23 July 2015
African Poultry Wrap: Disease Pressures; Poultry Price Fluctuations
AFRICA - Avian influenza disease outbreaks and smuggling of cheap poultry products are putting pressure on the poultry industry in West African countries, whilst producers in Southern African countries are struggling with price fluctuations....
14 July 2015
More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, a new UN report says. ...
07 July 2015
Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by...
06 July 2015
Southern African Drought Hammers Poultry, Red Meat Producers
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region....
Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organisation...
02 July 2015
History in the Making
GLOBAL - If imagination is the fount of innovation, then is accident the mother of invention?...
24 June 2015
African Poultry Wrap: Trade Restrictions Disputed; Kenyan Women Supported
AFRICA - Poultry companies in Africa are seeking to reduce costs as they bid to expand further into the region, whilst the continent's poultry industry is having to deal with imports from the United States and other high volume poultry producing countries....
22 June 2015
Astral Foods Poultry Profits Boosted in Africa
AFRICA - South African poultry company Astral Foods has reported profit increases across its African operations....
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 has almost been achieved....
19 June 2015
Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
08 June 2015
Food Prices Near Six-Year Low
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices declined again in May, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially....
01 June 2015
Avian Flu Challenging Global Trade
GLOBAL - The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets....
22 May 2015
International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural...
21 May 2015
Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
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