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UN: July 2022 was among warmest on record

UN: July 2022 was among warmest on record

This year saw one of the three warmest Julys on record, according to the United Nations (UN) weather agency. The...

August 10, 2022

Canada pledges $40m for grain storage in Ukraine

Canada pledges $40m for grain storage in Ukraine

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a $40 million project funded by Canada to...

August 4, 2022

First grain ship from Ukraine arrives in Turkey for inspection

First grain ship from Ukraine arrives in Turkey for inspection

The first cargo ship transporting grain from Ukraine since the Russian invasion began has landed in Turkey for inspection. The...

August 3, 2022

FAO: Animal health policies key in measuring emissions

FAO: Animal health policies key in measuring emissions

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has urged governments to develop stronger approaches to evaluating the...

July 24, 2022

Russian missiles strike Ukraine port day after grain deal

Russian missiles strike Ukraine port day after grain deal

Less than 24 hours after a landmark deal was signed to allow grain exports resume through ports in Ukraine, Russian...

July 23, 2022

‘Beacon of hope’ – Ukraine and Russia sign grain deal

‘Beacon of hope’ – Ukraine and Russia sign grain deal

Russia and Ukraine have today (Friday, July 22) signed a deal allowing for grain to be exported from Black Sea...

July 22, 2022

UN: Ukraine grain export deal could be signed next week

UN: Ukraine grain export deal could be signed next week

The United Nations (UN) secretary-general has said that a deal allowing for the resumption of grain exports from Ukraine could...

July 14, 2022

FAO: Food price index falls but still 23% higher than last year

FAO: Food price index falls but still 23% higher than last year

The FAO’s overall food price index declined slightly in June this year for the third month in a row, the...

July 8, 2022

FAO: Serious risk of global food-access crisis

FAO: Serious risk of global food-access crisis

The world is at serious risk of a food-access crisis, the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of...

July 6, 2022

UK signs up to global coalition on sustainable food production

UK signs up to global coalition on sustainable food production

Environment Secretary George Eustice has confirmed that the UK will join the Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition (SPG), an international group...

June 24, 2022

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...

May 18, 2022

UN distributes seed potatoes to over 17,000 households in Ukraine

UN distributes seed potatoes to over 17,000 households in Ukraine

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has distributed seed potato kits to over 17,700 vulnerable households...

May 18, 2022

Countries need finance to continue food systems transformations

Countries need finance to continue food systems transformations

A number of United Nations (UN) members will require financing of up to $60,000/yr, if they are to continue transforming...

April 4, 2022

Kerry Group officially opens €125m food manufacturing plant in US

Kerry Group officially opens €125m food manufacturing plant in US

Taste and nutrition company, Kerry Group, has officially opened its newly upgraded facility in Georgia, US. The company said that...

March 15, 2022

‘Agriculture has a big role to play in lowering greenhouse gas emissions’

‘Agriculture has a big role to play in lowering greenhouse gas emissions’

The agriculture sector needs to take steps to combat climate change while also preparing itself for the obstacles it will present,...

October 23, 2016

Record global wheat production forecast for harvest 2016 – FAO

Record global wheat production forecast for harvest 2016 – FAO

Record global wheat production forecast for this year’s harvest are helping keep inventories ample and prices low, according to the...

October 10, 2016