At this stage and on basis of conservative estimates, the FAO has announced that it seeks $70 million to urgently support both pest control and livelihood protection operations in order to ensure the food security of the East African region.
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Food Standards Scotland has said it is collaborating with numerous Scottish businesses to raise awareness of food crime.
Ahead of New Food's March conference, Professor Chris Elliott discusses the '7 principles of food integrity'
Stone fruit production areas such as Little Karoo from Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, through to Prince Albert, have suffered severely from the droughts, with some losing their farms, and many farmworkers without income or jobs.
The research, by Washington State University, aims to help farmers around the world use less man-made fertilisers to grow important food crops like wheat, corn and soybeans.
The University of Kent researchers carried out the study analysing food supply data for 171 countries from the 1960's to 2010's.
The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. Here, Dr Sylvain Charlebois takes a look at how important this really is for the planet and for ensuring a sustainable supply of food across the entire globe.
The fires in Australia have claimed human lives and over 500 million animal lives, and has burnt through approximately 12.35 million acres of land, many of which were used for agricultural purposes.
A report published in The Lancet, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, has outlined how a crossover of global malnutrition and obesity, due to changing food systems, requires action from across the whole food system.
The report is said to explain the role of climate services in informing decisions on when to plant, harvest, irrigate and fertilise crops, and how to better invest in drought resilient crops and livestock and more efficient irrigation systems.
World food prices rose significantly in November 2019, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) crossed different strawberry genotypes in order to analyse and segregate the gene that increases the strawberry production cycle.
A cold and wet autumn has negatively impacted crop yields among potato farmers in North America, and concerns amongst processors are growing. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, from Dalhousie University, explores the potential consequences and how the shrinkflation of fries and chips is a possibility.
The researchers explained how rice was domesticated from wild species that grew in tropical regions, where it then adapted to endure flooding and submersion in water.