The heads of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and WTO issued a joint statement on 13 April urging coordinated action to help vulnerable countries address growing threats to food security. The proposed actions include providing emergency food supplies and deploying financial support to households and countries, facilitating unhindered trade, and investing in sustainable food production and nutrition security.
The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) has reported that pork exports (all products, raw and processed included) reached 91.4 thousand tons in March, which is 16.3% lower than the February 2021 record with 109,2 thousand tons.
Due to the international increase in the price of agricultural products, Argentine traders foresee a trade surplus of US$ 14.1 billion for this year, because while imports would total US$ 70.6 billion, exports would reach US$ 84.4, according to a report by the Department of Information and Economic Studies of the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR).
World food commodity prices made a significant leap in March to reach their highest levels ever, as war in the Black Sea region spread shocks through markets for staple grains and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT, left) Friday announced in an official manner that his former rival in the 2006 elections, Geraldo Alckmin, will be his running mate Oct. 2.
IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics cut the country's cereals, pulses, and oilseeds output estimate. According to the Statistics of Agricultural Production, conducted in March, Brazil will harvest an output of 258.9 million tons in 2022, 1% below (2.7 million tons less) than anticipated in February.
Brazil is forecasted to have a beef production of 9.85 million tons (in carcass-weight equivalent) in 2022, according to the estimates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Such a volume should exceed the 9.5 million tons recorded in 2021.
Belarus announced that it is authorizing licenses for the export of potash beginning this month, according to the official news agency RIA. Russia's close ally is the world’s third-largest producer of potash, widely used in soy production. Belaruskali, a local state-owned company, is among the world’s leading companies in the field.
Despite a reduction of 10.5 million tons from the original estimate, leaving total production well off the record of 138.8 million tons from 2021, the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industry did not change its processing forecast for this year, which is projected at 48 million tons with healthy margins in the manufacture of bran and oil.
Brazilian fertilizer stocks amount to at least 13 million tons, including the inputs that have been already internalized and the ones that have been ordered. The statement comes from David Roquetti Filho, a former board member of ANDA, Brazil's National Association for Fertilizer Diffusion, and currently an independent business consultant.