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Dreamworks Trolls, UN launch campaign for healthier eating and sustainable living

As part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the Trolls encourage fans to become food heroes...

22 Nov 2021

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New FAO guidelines help countries limit the global spread of fall armyworm
New FAO guidelines help countries limit the global spread of fall armyworm

Fall armyworm is one of the most dangerous plant pests in the world, feeding on more than 80 crops, and affecting plant health in more than 70 countries with many others at high risk of introduction...

19 Nov 2021

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Climate action in agribusiness could reduce emissions by up to 7%
Climate action in agribusiness could reduce emissions by up to 7%

"Agriculture must become the focus of a global coalition for carbon neutrality and we need to support both mitigation and adaptation. We must enable smallholder farmers to adapt and to benefit economically through the provision of environmental...

9 Nov 2021

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Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change
Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero...

By Tom Pugh 3 Nov 2021

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Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm open for entries
Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm open for entries

Young Architects Competitions (YAC) and the Manni Group have launched the third edition of the Manni Group Design Award: Ghana Innovation Farm...

28 Oct 2021

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Lessons from Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers for the COP26 climate change talks
Lessons from Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers for the COP26 climate change talks

The focus of climate talks has been on how little time is left is for global action. But climate change has already made tobacco farming, potentially a route out of poverty, unviable for some...

By Andrew Newsham, Toendepi Shonhe and Tsitsi Bvute 26 Oct 2021

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2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced...

4 Oct 2021

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Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?
Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?

International Coffee Day feels very different this year. Introduced by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on 1 October 2015 to raise awareness of the product...

By Jonathan Morris 1 Oct 2021

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Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

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Nestlé's transition towards a regenerative food system speeds up

Nestlé is investing $1.3bn over the next five years to spark regenerative agriculture across the company's supply chain...

21 Sep 2021

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Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator
Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator

Nestlé's global R+D Accelerator network was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé intrapreneurs to bring highly differentiated innovations to the market at speed...

2 Sep 2021

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Global food commodity prices rebound in August
Global food commodity prices rebound in August

Global food commodity prices rebounded rapidly in August after two consecutive months of decline, led by strong gains in the international price quotations for sugar, wheat and vegetable oils...

2 Sep 2021

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50+ NGOs call on COP26 to acknowledge climate impacts of animal agriculture
50+ NGOs call on COP26 to acknowledge climate impacts of animal agriculture

More than 50 global NGOs are calling on the COP26 climate change conference to publicly recognise climate impacts of animal agriculture at this year's conference...

27 Aug 2021

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We throw away a third of the food we grow - here's what to do about waste
We throw away a third of the food we grow - here's what to do about waste

Food waste is responsible for 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions...

By Kamran Mahroof and Sankar Sivarajah 19 Aug 2021

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New research records national policy trends linking fish, aquatic foods with public health

Researchers call for a systems policy approach to ensure aquatic foods tackle stubborn malnutrition rates...

18 Aug 2021

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Global food prices decline in July
Global food prices decline in July

The July drop reflected declines in the quotations for most cereals and vegetable oils as well as dairy products...

5 Aug 2021

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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

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To make agriculture more climate-friendly, carbon farming needs clear rules
To make agriculture more climate-friendly, carbon farming needs clear rules

Policymakers want to pay farmers for storing carbon in soil, but there are no uniform rules yet for measuring, reporting or verifying the results. Four scholars offer some ground rules...

By Laura van der Pol, Dale Manning, Francesca Cotrufo and Megan Machmuller 2 Jul 2021

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Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

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Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems
Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems

From the Arctic to the Amazon, the traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat from accelerating climate change and economic pressures...

By Fabio Teixeira 25 Jun 2021

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Deforestation is driven by global markets
Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

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Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

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Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration
Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration

Worsening soil pollution and waste proliferation threaten the future of global food production, human health and the environment, and require an urgent global response...

7 Jun 2021

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Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021

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The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition
The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries...

By Ben Belton 26 May 2021

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Greening the planet: We can't just plant trees, we have to restore forests
Greening the planet: We can't just plant trees, we have to restore forests

Planting trees can sometimes be a carbon-offset box-ticking exercise, but reforestation is a long-term commitment that supports communities, promotes biodiversity and tackles the climate emergency...

By Tristram Hales, Benoit Goossens and Mike Bruford 21 May 2021

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FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarms

In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

11 May 2021

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Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021

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International food prices continue to rise in April
International food prices continue to rise in April

FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

6 May 2021

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Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis
Global citrus market holds strong despite Covid crisis

The production of major types of citrus fruits, except that of lemons and limes, grew in 2020 thanks to good weather conditions in most producing regions...

6 May 2021



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