Ghana: Cocoa Producer Pricing Adjusted

Ghana Cocoa Board have decided to pay bonus to farmers at the time of sale of their produce which all Licenced Buying Companies must comply.

Severe ‘food shocks’ more likely due to extreme weather, experts predict

Extreme weather such as intense storms, droughts and heat waves will cause more frequent and severe food shortages as the global climate and food supply systems change, British and American experts warned.

Peru To Become World’s Agro Exporting Major Power In 5 years – Minister

In five years from now, Peru is poised to become the world’s biggest agro exporting superpower.

FAO: Food Prices Continue To Fall, Spurred By Cheap Oil, Abundant Supply

Global food prices have continued to plummet, aided by a weak euro and the low cost of crude oil.

Feeding 9bn by 2050? 10 things you need to know about the global food...

Sustainably feeding 9 billion people by 2050 simply cannot be achieved without critical and catalytic agricultural research, development and delivery programs according to experts. The truth is, there is enough food for everyone on the planet to lead a healthy and nutritious life, but the global food supply is deeply inequitable.

North Korea exports 35 percent more food to China

North Korean food exports to China have increased by more than 35 percent compared to the same period last year, and are at their highest levels in at least four years, despite fears of a spring drought.

Briefing on Global Food Security: Challenges and Response

Food security has always been a crucial issue in every country and there is an increasing global concern in it after 2007/8 food crises which not only wiped out a significant proportion of progress made in the previous two decades but also created legitimacy crises for many regimes and posed existential threats to several weak states.

Norway’s ‘Doomsday Vault’ holds World’s Priceless Treasure: Seeds

Most of the seeds from 1,400 gene banks around the world are now in safe storage behind heavy steel doors, deep in a mountainside in Norway's High Arctic, so priceless genes from this planet won't be lost if disaster strikes.

India to seek China’s support on food security at WTO

India will try to convince China to back its stand on securing an agreement on food security at the World Trade Organisation simultaneously with a trade facilitation pact, when talks resume this month.

Syria genebank sends seeds to Global Seed Vault in Norway

More than 80 percent of the valuable crop seeds kept in a gene bank in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been shipped to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway for safekeeping, the bank's director general.

China seeks self-reliance on food, vows to continue strict GM rules

China will continue to seek self-reliance in staple production and that strict standards will still apply to genetically modified (GM) foods according to its senior Chinese agricultural official.

Germany, Iran meet to boost agriculture and food cooperation

Coinciding with tens of thousands of protesters in Berlin over the weekend, demanding fundamental changes to the global agricultural policies, Iran and Germany met to boost agriculture and food cooperation.