World Bank launches risk mechanism to curb volatile food prices

The World Bank has launched a new risk management instrument to provide protection to agricultural producers and consumers in developing countries from volatile food prices.

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Revolutionary farming and marketing system

USAID_GEM_NORMIN_11The Northern Mindanao Vegetable Producers Association (NorMinVeggies) is implementing a groundbreaking farming and marketing system that has boosted the stock of hundreds of small-hold farmers across Mindanao in the southern Philippines, and revolutionized vegetable production in the region.

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Integrated disease management for mango

Mango_Diseases_1Mango trees are affected by a number of fungal and bacterial diseases at various stages of their life. Anthracnose, scab, stem-end rot and bacterial spot are all recorded diseases of mango, although anthracnose is the most damaging.

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FAO Food Outlook

FAO's Food Price Index rose one percent to 234 points in June 2011 - 39 percent higher than in June 2010 but four percent below its all-time high of 238 points in February of this year.

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Nutrients for oil palm: A question of balance

Oil_palm_webAdequate nutrition is essential during the growth and development stages of the oil palm since nutrient uptake establishes the plant’s production potential.

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