Food & Commodity

Increasing purchasing power drives Asia Pacific feed market

Poultry-feed-market10Rising consumption patterns on the back of growing incomes and a burgeoning middle class is expected to double the demand for food ingredients in Asia

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Banana could replace potato as staple crop for millions

Banana-replaceClimate change could lead to crops from the banana family becoming a critical food source for millions of people, a new report revealed

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Global meat production and consumption slow down

Pork-productionGlobal meat production rose to 297mn tonnes in 2011, an increase of 0.8 per cent over 2010 levels, and is projected to reach 302mn tonnes by the end of 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project

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Food prices held steady in August

FAO-riceThe FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July

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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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