The Asia Pacfic region has a number of ‘peculiarities’ that make it more vulnerable to food supply and climate change risks than many other regions, meaning that quicker and more multiplicity in food solutions are needed, according to the UNFAO.
Indian poultry farmers have slowed the breeding of chicks to lower their costs after demand fell sharply following the central government’s unexpected announcement that large currency notes – valuing 86% of total cash in the economy – were no longer legal...
After more than a year-long slump, China’s important vitamin A market is finally starting to rebound, with prices expected to continue to grow until the second-half 2016, according to market analyst CCM.
Decreasing global dairy prices, dry conditions and high input costs are tightening margins for Australia’s dairy farmers, and reducing national milk production, according to the latest Situation and Outlook report from Dairy Australia.
After a largely destroyed crop in 2012, cardamom planters have witnessed a bumper harvest this year. Yet while traders of other commodities normally cheer at higher market prices, those who deal with cardamom are now celebrating them going down.
The author of a report suggesting that China’s corn imports are in line to explode by 2017, today cautioned that the government will have to walk a tightrope in balancing pork prices with domestic corn productivity.
Corn imports to China will hit 20mn tonnes per year by 2017, leading to major reverberations on world markets. This is the likely scenario if current trends in the country’s pork production and industrialisation continue, according to a major study.
Analysts believe that the ban on Vietnamese rice exports is likely
to give Thailand an added edge, helping to increase demand and
prices, while extending its leading position on the world export