All posts tagged "food security"

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    Child labour in agriculture is on the rise

    12 June 2018, Rome – After years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters. This worrisome trend, not only threatens the wellbeing of millions of children, but also undermines efforts to end global...

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    Opinion: Labels and GMO

    Brandon McFadden Humanity needs an innovative food system to not only survive, but to thrive. In 2050, nearly 10 billion people will populate the Earth. Future generations will be dealing with not only greater numbers of neighbors and denser population centers, but also a food system likely to face the negative impacts...

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    Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to announce Global Markets Awards 2018

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards...

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    Spain’s food exports to Qatar have increased by 43%

    Spain’s food exports to Qatar have increased by 43% in the first eight months of 2017, ambassador...

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    Fruit processors in Ghana ask for US$10m bailout

    “We need pineapple in excess of five million to 10 million metric tonnes a year, and so to be able to get the quantity of produce needed, our operations need to be mechanised to be able to produce enough to sustain the agro-processing business in the country,” An executive of the association,...

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    Can Africa really stop fruit and vegetable imports?

    One of the most unsettling facts about Africa is that the continent is a huge net importer...

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    A genius solution for fighting drought in fruit production

    South Africa is presently experiencing one of the worst droughts in 45 years, with the lowest ever rainfall since 1904. In 2015, South Africa received only an average of 403 mm, which is merely 66% of the annual average rainfall. This matter has to be urgently addressed, with food sources under severe...

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    Amsterdam Produce Show features fresh produce innovations with University of Wageningen

    At Amsterdam Produce Show The Innovation Zone will be led by Wageningen University & Research, which applies Dutch...

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    Is agriculture one of the main drivers of climate change?

    by Suhardiyoto Haryadi adapted from “Feeding Climate Change: What the Paris Agreement Means for Food and Beverage...

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    Drone project to detect risks for agriculture by desasters

    The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Philippines have launched a drone initiative to assess where agricultural land is most at risk from natural disasters—and how to rapidly evaluate damages after they occur. The recently initiated project will explore how drones—unmanned aerial vehicles that can be controlled remotely—can assist governments...

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