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Prices for agricultural commodities are expected to remain broadly stable in 2020 overall as production levels and stocks of most staple foods are at record highs. Nevertheless, trade and supply chain disruptions raise…

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Origin-linked registration increases the price of a product significantly, according to a new FAO study. This could be used as a boost for local economies and sustainable development.

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Experts from OECD and FAO see slower growth in food demand and infer that this could keep world food prices low in the coming years.

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Less-intensive use of fertilizers during rice cultivation is needed to protect the environment.<br/> Photo: © IFAD / Irshad Khan
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A widespread problem of over-fertilization is encountered from China and South Korea through to Vietnam and Taiwan. A TUM research team has now investigated which incentives would be needed in order for farmers to use…

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Buying a few roses quickly for a birthday? In Europe, more and more supermarkets are offering fresh cut flowers. But customers mostly have no idea of the global business that stands behind them. A dissertation on the…

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When global wheat prices, along with those of other staple crops, skyrocketed in 2007/08 and again in 2010/11, this caused poor people in many developing countries to suffer.
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Neither speculating on the commodity markets nor using land to produce biofuels have been crucial to annual wheat price developments over the last four decades. Researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact…

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If all three planned mergers in the seed market come to fruition, the new major corporations would have a dominant market share, giving them great influence on the structure of the agricultural and food system.

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Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city…

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation have summarised experience gathered in the course of their several year-long Rural Development Livelihood Development Programme in Tanzania in a number of learning documents.

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An ingenious combination of plant breeding, contract farming and processing has enabled smallholder tomato growers to tap new markets in Tanzania’s Arusha Region. Two improved tomato cultivars released from AVRDC lines…

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