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OECD-FAO report: Agricultural output growth to keep food prices low over the coming decade

oecd faoGlobal demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 per cent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire farmers plan to hike cocoa prices

ghana cocoaStakeholders in the cocoa industry from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have succeeded in convincing international processors, manufacturers and traders of cocoa beans to accept to pay US$2,600 for a tonne of cocoa beans

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Scientists looking for cabbage stem flea beetles

cabbage stem flea beetlesRothamsted Research is asking oilseed rape (OSR) growers to send samples of adult cabbage stem flea beetles collected at harvest to assess levels of both pesticide resistance and parasitisation by natural enemies in the UK

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Digital farming helps feed the world

adele payman 630506 unsplashThe agriculture sector is experiencing its fourth revolution with all the technological innovations in smart farming and animal husbandry, according to TradeMachines, a metasearch engine for used machines

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Exploring ways to ensure world food security

GODAN AF 18Speaking on the topic of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2019, held on 17 June 2019, Andre Laperrière, executive director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), highlighted the importance to improve food security and address the urgent climate emergency

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