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15 October 2013
Cereals Harvest to Be Above Average Despite Floods
NIGER - Another above average cereal harvest is expected this year as pasture conditions improve nationally, reports the World Food and Agriculture Organisation. ...
14 October 2013
Cyclone Phailin Not to Hit Rice Exports, Local Supplies, Says Food Minister
INDIA - A severe cyclone that hit India's eastern state of Odisha will not hit exports and local supplies of rice, said Food Minister KV Thomas. ...
11 October 2013
World Cereal Production to Jump Eight Per Cent in 2013
GLOBAL - The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favourable despite downward adjustments to forecasts for world cereal production and closing stocks,...
10 October 2013
Farm Mechanisation Promoted to Increase Rice Production
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking to raise the mechanisation level of farms in the country to more than two horsepower per hectare (hp/ha) in the next three years to...
04 October 2013
FAO Food Price Index Continued to Fall
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 199.1 points in September 2013, 2.3 points (one per cent) below its August value and down 11 points (or 5.4 per cent) since the beginning of the year....
26 September 2013
Philippines Government Celebrates Rice Shipment to US
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) led a ceremonial send-off at the Manila International Container Terminal for 15 metric tons of organic heirloom rice from the Cordilleras, to...
More Rice Expected as Philippine Harvest Season Peaks
PHILIPPINES - The Antique Provincial Agriculture Office expects an increased rice sufficiency level as the harvest season peaks this month. ...
25 September 2013
Food Security Remains Turbulent in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI - Favourable “karan/karma” rains (July-September) improved pasture conditions and water availability in most north-western inland pastoral areas....
Integrating Farming Could Help Nigerian Farmers
NIGERIA - In order to help farmers improve their production, food security and profits, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) and University...
19 September 2013
Leaders in Rice Genetics to Meet in Manila
PHILIPPINES - This November, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will host the 7th International Rice Genetics Symposium in Manila, Philippines....
16 September 2013
South Korean Cereal Harvest Forecast to Increase in 2013
SOUTH KOREA - In the Republic of Korea, the main staple crop, paddy rice, is planted in May-June and harvested in September-October. ...
13 September 2013
Gambia Anticipating Good Cereals Harvest in 2013
GAMBIA - Good crop harvests are expected in 2013 for Gambia and the food supply situation has improved in 2012/13 compared to the previous year....
11 September 2013
How to Manage Insect Resistance?
US - With the growth in the areas planted with transgenic crops that produce insecticide proteins, insects are becoming increasingly resistant. This was the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers...
09 September 2013
Second Phase of Rice Research Project Kicks off in Vietnam
VIETNAM - Following the successful genome sequencing of 36 lines of native Vietnamese rice, the second phase of a joint Vietnam-United Kingdom project to characterise the genetic diversity of...
06 September 2013
Almost 20 Per Cent of China's Grain Wasted from Field to Fork
CHINA - A comprehensive new review of food waste in the People's Republic of China has concluded that about 19 of every 100 pounds of grain produced in the country go to waste, with related losses...
Rice Production to Decrease Sharply but Maize to Increase
TIMOR-LESTE - Harvesting of the 2013 secondary off season rice has just began, while that of the main season was completed earlier in the year....
04 September 2013
Trade Agreement with Ukraine Offers Opportunities to Dutch Agriculture
NETHERLANDS - Ukraine is continually increasing its focus on the EU. At present, a ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ (DCFTA) between the Ukraine and the Netherlands is being assessed...
29 August 2013
India Food Security Bill Approved by Lok Sabha
INDIA - The National Food Security Bill, a historic initiative for ensuring food and nutritional security to the people was passed by Lok Sabha (House of the People) this week. ...
Prospects for 2013 Liberia Rice Crop Unfavourable
LIBERIA - Satellite imagery indicates erratic rains with below average precipitation and poor vegetative growth in several parts of the country....
27 August 2013
Above Average Cereal Harvest Gathered in 2013
ALGERIA - The 2013 grain harvest is concluded. Favourable rainfall in the spring of 2013 more than compensated for dry conditions during the planting season in autumn 2012. ...
26 August 2013
Viet Nam to Grow More Maize, Soybeans, Less Rice
VIET NAM - Farmers in Viet Nam are considering expanding their maize and soybean growing areas, to sell to animal feed enterprises....
19 August 2013
Kharif Sowing Crosses 930 Lakh Hectare Mark
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops shown a steady increase during the last week. The total sown area as on 16th August, as per reports received from States, stands at 930.52 lakh hectare as compared...
16 August 2013
Chinese Food Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - The price of meats remained basically stable showing only a slight increase, with the wholesale price of pork rising by one per cent as compared to the previous week. ...
15 August 2013
USDA: Developing Countries to Lead Global Rice Import Growth
GLOBAL - Demand for rice in developing countries will drive global rice trade in the next decade until 2022 with about 97.9% of rice import growth coming from countries in Latin America, Asia...
14 August 2013
NFA Assures Ample Rice Supply for Lean Months
PHILIPPINES - The National Food Authority (NFA) here assured the public that there is ample supply of commercial rice and affordable government rice in all public markets, while dispelling fears...
13 August 2013
£3 Million Funding into World's Most Important Crops
UK - The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, in conjunction with the Scottish Government, has awarded £3 million in research funding to four projects to improve food security...
WASDE Report: Rice Yield Forecast Increased
US - US total rice supplies for 2013/14 are projected at 238.4 million cwt, up 2.9 million from last month, according to Monday's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report....
12 August 2013
Engineered Rice Protects Against Rotavirus Infection
JAPAN - For children and immune compromised adults in developing countries, diarrheal disease induced by rotavirus can be life threatening....
Food Prices Keep Rising
CHINA - The prices of agri-foodstuffs in China kept rising during the week of 29 July to 4 August according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large sized cities conducted by the Ministry...
09 August 2013
Global Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The monthly Food Price Index from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for July has fallen for the third consecutive month. Prices for poultry and pig meat were lower than...
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