FAO-OECD: Outlook grim for food prices over next decade

17 June, 2011 by (comments)

Global food prices have risen by 40% in the last year. This upward trend is here to stay, estimates the FAO and OECD in their new report Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020. According to the report, agricultural production is expected to rise by 1.7% annually, compared to the 2.6% growth rate of the past decade. Cereal prices could average as much as 20%Read More …

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G8 food security initiative – at the right time

15 July, 2009 by (comments)

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has welcomed the G8’s decision to boost agricultural development spending by US$20 billion over the next few years. The G8 group concluded their week-long summit in Rome with details of the initiative, which will seek to boost food production in some of the poorest countries in the world. The money willRead More …

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G8 climate deal a “step in the right direction” – Jarvis

10 July, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s climate change expert Andy Jarvis has welcomed the G8’s decision to limit global temperature rises to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The heads-of-state of the world’s most powerful industrialized countries have been meeting in Rome, Italy, this week, with carbon emissions targets high on the agenda. The 2-degree cap, agreed on Thursday (July 9th),Read More …

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