Food & Commodity

Food prices held steady in August

FAO-riceThe FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July

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Climate change could severely impact Asia’s wheat and maize yield in 2020s

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Climate change is expected to have a serious impact on Asia's wheat and maize production as early as the 2020s – with a potentially devastating effect on food security, a report warns.

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Census on Agriculture and Fisheries to be conducted in Philippines

Rice-fieldsBeginning February 2013, the enumeration for the Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) will be conducted in all regions and provinces in the Philippines

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North China’s corn production may be greater than last year

China-cornCorn production in North China is projected to be about 3.5mn metric tonnes greater than last year provided weather conditions remain favorable

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FAO Food Index rises after three months; grains and sugar drive increase

Sugar-FAOThe FAO Food Price Index climbed 6 per cent in July 2012 after three months of decline

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