A key intergovernmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture has endorsed new voluntary guidelines governing the transfer of fish between ships, in a move aimed at curbing the Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing that threatens the sustainability of global stocks.
The barometer for world food commodity prices declined for the fifth consecutive month in August, as quotations for most benchmark items dropped, according to the latest report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Peru has been singled out as the country with the highest rates in South America of people living under food insecurity, it was reported.
The barometer for world food commodity prices declined slightly in June for the third consecutive month, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on Friday
Sixteen Latin American countries, led by Brazil pledged this week to work together to demand reform of world agricultural trade rules at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The decision was taken among other issues to counter the protectionist policies of developed countries and India.
Fisheries and aquaculture still face sustainability challenges, but as trade in the sector continues to grow, its contribution to food security and the safeguarding of livelihoods remains critical, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), said on Tuesday.
World food commodity prices declined modestly in May for the second consecutive month, although wheat and poultry prices pushed higher, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported.
Because of forecasted dry weather the Rosario Grains Exchange anticipates a lesser wheat crop in Argentina for the 2022/23 season. The Exchange projects Argentine wheat production to decline to 19 million tons, down from a record the 22.1 million tons in 2021-22, as a La Niña weather pattern is expected to reduce rainfall in the coming months.
World food commodity prices decreased in April after a large jump the previous month, led by modest declines in the prices of vegetable oils and cereals, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported.
The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) Tuesday urged its 23 member countries to take measures to curb the soaring food prices which are reaching unprecedented highs, according to the food price index kept by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).