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25 January 2013
Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon Outlines Vision for Agriculture
GERMANY - Now is the time for a greener revolution in agriculture, to increase the productivity of farming in a more sustainable and environmentally compatible way, said Bayer CropScience’s...
21 January 2013
Agriculture Sector Grew by 2.9 per cent in 2012
PHILIPPINES - The country’s agriculture industry — bannered by the crops, poultry and livestock subsectors — grew by 2.92 per cent in 2012, grossing P1.4 trillion at current prices. ...
11 January 2013
Major Farm Produce Prices Continue to Rise
CHINA - The price of major farm produce monitored by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) rose by a smaller margin in the week of 31 December to 6 January compared with that of the previous...
31 December 2012
Viet Nam Hits Record Export Rice Volume in 2012
VIET NAM - Viet Nam’s export rice volume in December 2012 reached about 630,000 tonnes, raising the figure for the whole of 2012 to 8.1 million tonnes, up 13.9 per cent against 2011, according...
27 December 2012
Foodgrains from Central Pool at Below Poverty Line Prices
INDIA - The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the allocation of 16200 tonnes of wheat and 9600 tonnes of rice for the Kumbh Mela 2012-13 at Below Poverty Lines (BPL) prices....
20 December 2012
Key Global Crops in Decline
GLOBAL - The Green Revolution has stagnated for key food crops in many regions of the world, according to a study published in Nature Communications by scientists with the University of Minnesota's...
14 December 2012
Farmers Convene to Achieve Rice, Food Staple Sufficiency
PHILIPPINES - Farmer-leaders will gathered on Wednesday 12 December to take stock of accomplishments and forge stronger partnerships to further sustain and enhance their contribution to attaining...
11 December 2012
Improving Plant Photosynthesis to Increase Crop Yields
GLOBAL - An important new project, funded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been launched today which will seek to explore new ways to improve plant photosynthesis in order to improve crop...
10 December 2012
India Rice Exports Reach Record High
INDIA - According to preliminary official trade statistics, rice exports in September 2012 were estimated at 676,000 tons, taking MY (market year) 2011/12 rice exports to a record 10.4 million...
07 December 2012
New Book Highlights Global Food Security
UK - Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition 2012 contains the proceedings of the 44th University of Nottingham Feed Conference....
05 December 2012
Agricultural Output Increases by 4.4 Per Cent
PERU - So far livestock sectors are growing with rice and yellow corn production up on previous years in 2012. ...
04 December 2012
Official Calls for Steps to Protect Farmland
CHINA - China, the world's largest food consumer, finds itself faced with obstacles to preserving farmland amid its deepening urbanisation, as well as to meeting the growing demand for farm products,...
Little Change to Thai Rice Prices
THAILAND - Export prices for most rice varieties remained unchanged from the previous week, except for parboiled rice, which declined around one per cent due to a lack of new inquiries. ...
Pakistan Cotton Revised Downwards
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY (market year) 2012/13(August-September) cotton production is revised downward to 9.4 million bales (480 lbs), 15 per cent lower from the previous estimate of 11 million...
30 November 2012
Philippines, Rice Institute Sign Agreement on Food Security
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines may realise its rice self-sufficiency target, sooner than expected, as two giant institutions mandated to secure the supply of the country’s major staple come...
29 November 2012
Jordanian Cereal Production Negligible
JORDAN - The country's total wheat, barley, corn and rice imports are forecast to reach 720,000 MT, 600,000 MT, 500,000 MT and 140,000 MT respectively. The low imports are mainly due to inflation...
Downward Revision of South Korean Rice Production
SOUTH KOREA - The USDA has revised South Korea's estimated rice production downward to 4 million tonnes, from it's initial estimate of 4.1 million tonnes....
28 November 2012
Rabi Crops Sown in 280 Lakh Hectare so Far
INDIA - As per reports received from different States, sowing of rabi crops is in full swing in different parts of the country. ...
Indonesian Rice Imports Expected to Increase in 2012
INDONESIA - It is estimated that Indonesian rice imports will increase to 1.7 million metric tons. The government recently granted the Indonesian National Logistics Agency (BULOG) permission...
Thai Rice Export Prices Unchanged
THAILAND - During week 47 of 2012, rice export prices have remained unchanged compared to the previous week as a result of quiet trading. ...
27 November 2012
Rice Planting to Resume in Fukushima
JAPAN - The town government of Hirono and the village government of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture have decided to resume planting rice next year....
Asia's Next Rice Granary: Myanmar?
MYANMAR - As Myanmar comes out of isolation with recent political reforms, the international community is closing ranks to help the country recover – with a focus on helping rice farmers reach...
26 November 2012
Growing Populations and Wealth Changing Food Demand
ANALYSIS - The growth of the global population to reach over nine billion by 2050 is expected to change global consumption, supply and demand patterns for food, writes Chris Harris....
22 November 2012
FAO Food Outlook - November 2012 - Overview
Overview of the latest 'Food Outlook' report from FAO. Food prices are below the levels of last year and the value of global food imports is down 10 per cent....
21 November 2012
FAO: Rice Production Outpacing Consumption
GLOBAL - Global rice production for 2012 is forecast to outpace consumption in 2012/13, resulting in an upward revision of five million tonnes in 2013 closing inventories, according to a new...
Affluent Will Be Major Driver of China's Growth
CHINA — The affluent will be a powerful force behind the growth of China’s consumer market and account for 5 per cent of global consumption by 2020, according to The Boston Consulting Group...
Rice of the Future Gets Financial Boost
GLOBAL - The pursuit to rein in hunger with the development of a “cutting-edge” rice of the future has received a financial boost, and is now rolling into its second phase....
16 November 2012
India's Growth Forecast Adjusted Down
INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has dropped most of its growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 for the developing Asian region, due to a fall in global demand for China, India and their...
India Growth Forecast Adjusted Down
INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has dropped most of its growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 for the developing Asian region, due to a fall in global demand for China, India and their...
15 November 2012
North Korea Estimated to Secure 4.4 Million tons of Rice, Corn in 2013
NORTH KOREA - North Korea is estimated to secure a total of 4.4 million tons of rice and corn to feed its people next year, an international organisation said Friday....
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