As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...
By Louis van Ravesteyn 1 day ago
The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2019 were China, the U.S. and Brazil, with a combined 40% share of global consumption...
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The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...
Erik Meijaard 3 days ago
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic...
4 Jun 2020
Diseases that devastate African communities are the focus of a brand new short animated film launched this week by The CONNECTED Virus Network, based at The Universities of Bristol and Newcastle in the United Kingdom...
22 May 2020
The report indicates that at the close of 2019, 135 million people across 55 countries and territories experienced acute food insecurity...
22 Apr 2020
Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities
2 Apr 2020
Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...
1 Apr 2020
"The growing impact of the Covid-19 coincides with the announcement of a 1,4% retraction in our economy as well as a decline of 7,6% for agriculture in the fourth quarter of 2019."
11 Mar 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organisation's latest food price index has reflected a decline in global food prices in February for the first time in four months - averaging at 180.5 points, down by 1.0% from January but still 8.1% higher than a year earlier...
10 Mar 2020