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FAO and GAIN join forces to search for healthy diets

  • 14 Mar 10:59

FAO and GAIN join forces to search for healthy diets "We must focus more attention on the promotion of healthy diets, especially now with the epidemics of obesity and overweight", says FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva. FAO and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have agreed to join forces to increase the availability and affordability of nutritious food for all in developing countries. The agreement will need support from the private sector as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are asked to promote market-based solutions as a key tool for improved nutrition. "We must focus more attention on the promotion of healthy diets, especially now with the epidemics of obesity and overweight.. Read more...

OECD, FAO See Slower Growth in Demand Keeping World Food Prices Low

  • 14 Jul 11:08

OECD, FAO See Slower Growth in Demand Keeping World Food Prices Low Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets, according to the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published by the OECD and FAO. TheOECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026says that the completed replenishment of cereal stocks by 230 million metric tonnes over the past decade, combined with abundant stocks of most other commodities, should also help limit growth in world prices, which are now almost back to their levels before the 2007-08 food price crisis. According to. Read more...

Positive Outlook for Global Meat Market

  • 31 Aug 12:00

Positive Outlook for Global Meat Market The outlook for the global meat market is largely positive, according to a joint Agricultural Outlook report from the OECD and FAO. Current market situation Meat prices reached record levels in 2014, driven mainly by an increasing beef price. At the same time, the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in the United States and African swine fever in Europe, lowered pigmeat supply in 2014 pushing pigmeat prices upwards. Sheepmeat prices also increased in 2014 following several years of flock reduction in New Zealand, induced by the conversion of sheep farms to more profitable dairy operations and accentuated by drought conditions whilst substitutability among. Read more...

New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture

  • 18 Jun 12:03

New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers. Programmes intended to boost local food production and support family farmers often do include components to address the issue of child labour in agriculture. But sometimes they do not, and can even contribute to the problem when improvements in productive capacity lead to increased labour demands that are met through child workers. And many agricultural development programmes do not monitor or evaluate the impact they have or may have on child labour. FAO's new guide seeks to. Read more...