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Key insights into the global garlic market

In 2016, global garlic consumption stood at $18.1bn, +8% more than the year before - this figure reflects total revenue of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). As a whole, the value of the global garlic market indicated an upward trend over the period from 2007 to 2016, however, the trend pattern was not consistent.

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Dangerous hitchhikers: New measures to help stop the spread of plant pests across borders

Each year an estimated 10-16% of global harvests are lost to plant pests - a loss estimated at $220bn - according to FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has adopted new phytosanitary standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural and environmental pests from jumping borders and spreading internationally.

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Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system.

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018