Food & Commodity

Climate change could severely impact Asia’s wheat and maize yield in 2020s


Climate change is expected to have a serious impact on Asia's wheat and maize production as early as the 2020s – with a potentially devastating effect on food security, a report warns.

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Census on Agriculture and Fisheries to be conducted in Philippines

Rice-fieldsBeginning February 2013, the enumeration for the Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) will be conducted in all regions and provinces in the Philippines

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North China’s corn production may be greater than last year

China-cornCorn production in North China is projected to be about 3.5mn metric tonnes greater than last year provided weather conditions remain favorable

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FAO Food Index rises after three months; grains and sugar drive increase

Sugar-FAOThe FAO Food Price Index climbed 6 per cent in July 2012 after three months of decline

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World food prices fall in May, lowest since Sept 2011

Global_food_prices_have_dropped_sharply_in_MayGlobal food prices have dropped sharply in May, the lowest since September 2011, owing to increased supplies, growing global economic uncertainties and a strengthening of the US dollar, according to FAO’s latest report 

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