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Beijing - "Growth in agriculture is an essential component of poverty reduction and food security strategies", said Jacques Diouf, FAO director-general, to a gathering...
18 May 2004
Rice livelihoods and food security will also be discussedBeijing – Despite solemn commitments made by governments to reduce the number of undernourished people by...
14 May 2004
Bangkok - A high-level roundtable in Bangkok concluded today with a call on national leaders and regional economic groups to join hands with civil...
24 Feb 2004
Bangkok - World rice inventories at the close of the present crop seasons ending in 2004 are now forecast at 102 million tons, down...
14 Nov 2003
Bangkok – International prices of rice have continued to strengthen since the beginning of the year and climbed to a two-year high, as rice...
04 Jul 2003
Bangkok -­ El Nino will continue to trouble agriculture in Indonesia, Micronesia, northern/northeastern Australia in early 2003, though with much less impact than in...
13 Feb 2003
Bangkok - Hunger will remain a fact of life for many Asians as the slump in cereals production, including rice, is expected to continue...
24 Dec 2002
Bangkok – A new South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement was announced today under the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) of the UN Food and...
Papua New Guinea, 11 Dec 2002
Bangkok ‑ With world rice consumption outpacing production, the 2002 global rice trade is set to cross the 25 million tonnes benchmark for the...
30 Oct 2002
Bangkok – Adverse weather conditions could affect Asia’s paddy harvest in 2002 but this is unlikely to reduce rice exports with India and Myanmar...
28 Aug 2002