2 July 2015, Rome--- Global food patterns and populations are changing, and so are the strategies of many developing countries who are trying to stay competitive with evolving markets. According to a new report by the African Development Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States the time should be now for West Africa’s agriculture growth spurt. Many West African countries have been increasingly relying on food imports to meet their burgeoning urban food markets. This reflects the inability of their domestic food value chains to meet the evolving consumer (...)
1 July 2015, Rome--- Today, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released The Agricultural Outlook for 2015-2024. The collaborative report between these two international organizations takes a look at prospects for different aspects of global production over the next decade. How will global crops fare? What might we expect in terms of price fluctuations? Which countries poised to be important importers and exporters of our staple foods? Also included in the outlook is a special feature on Brazil, which has seen a surge in agricultural growth and expanded trade. According to experts (...)
23 June 2015, Rome--- Mountain soils are the fragile foundations of ecosystems that ultimately provide water for more than half the world’s population. According to experts however this important natural resource is not being managed well. Today, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released a new book that offers technical insights on their sustainable management.
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