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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....
08 May 2015
FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected this year....
29 April 2015
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
28 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
23 April 2015
Weekly Overview: Avian Flu and Its Impacts on the US Poultry Sector
GLOBAL - New outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu in the United States continue to be reported on a daily basis, with turkey flocks in Minnesota bearing the brunt of the onslaught. A 3.8-million-bird layer flock in Iowa has also been affected in the...
07 April 2015
FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March 2014....
01 April 2015
Asian Protein Consumption Leads Animal Feed Innovation
GLOBAL - The increase in demand for meat and dairy products in the Asia Pacific region has led to a need for using the best possible technology and animal feed methods, according to Cargill....
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