Food & Commodity

Chinese US ties expected to strengthen with appointment of Branstad

Peng Liyuan Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in the Lincoln BedroomAs Donald Trump appoints Terry Branstad as the ambassador to China, agricultural ties between the world's two super powers could be set to increase as a result of Branstad's personal relationship with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping

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UN: Dairy will help Asia's new dietary epidemic but fight against hunger continues

glass of milkThe UN Food and Agriculture Organization released a statement on 5 December in regards to Asia's dietary epidemics; obesity and vitamin and mineral deficiencies stating that dairy products, such as milk, may have a significant effect on nutrition but the fight against hunger in Asia is starting to slow

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Highlights of APEC 2016 summit for farming

APEC cancilleriadeperu flickrAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members recently met at Peru to discuss the future of international trade policies, sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity in the APAC region under the theme of ‘quality growth and human development’

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Food security on agenda as APEC 2016 Peru opens

Mercedes Araoz Patricio90 commonsAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members visit Peru to discuss the future of international trade policies, economic growth and improvement of life conditions, leading from the food security talks in September

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Thailand and Vietnam to supply 250,000 tonnes of rice to Philippines

Rice 02 by Oliver Spalt

A quarter of a million tonnes of rice to be imported by the Phillippines will be part of a scheme to secure food supplies in the country

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