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Global food prices remain unchanged in March

Global_food_prices_remain_unchanged_in_MarchWorld food prices in March remained almost unchanged from their February levels, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The Index averaged 216 points in March, compared to 215 in February

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Copper’s role in citrus orchard rehabilitation

Citrus trees like the mandarin orange shown here can be brought back to full health and production by rehabilitation (Picture: Nordox)Copper containing compounds have a unique place in citrus rehabilitation due to their broad spectrum activity and longevity of their deposits

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Tea prices to remain firm: FAO

Tea_consumption_is_set_to_grow_at_1.8_per_cent_per_annumEarly forecasts for 2012 indicate continuing firm prices for tea, which averaged US$2.85 per kg in 2011, according to FAO’s Intergovernmental Group on Tea

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New initiative to foster sustainable intensification of farming



Sandra_Peterson.eThe private sector is committed to play a strong role in transforming agriculture to address urgent global needs, said Sandra Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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US, China ink pact for cooperation in agriculture



Plan of Strategic Cooperation that will guide the US and China's agricultural relationship for the next five yearsUS Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and China’s Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu have signed a Plan of Strategic Cooperation that will guide the two countries’ agricultural relationship for the next five years

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