Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the coronavirus pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations, a senior economist at FAO and agricultural analysts said.
Farmer Kalandarov is practicing a type of storage that is centuries-old — the shed has been in his own family for three generations — and he is dismissive of younger farmers who are turning to refrigerators.
India has raised its import duty on wheat to 40 per cent from 30 per cent, the government said late on Friday, as the world’s No.2 producer of the grain tries to support local farmers
Looking out at his empty, red-earth field, Thai farmer Puang Timdon said his two-week-old maize crop didn’t stand a chance against the fall armyworm pest.
A weak monsoon season will not only impact agricultural production, but also subdue consumption and consequently slowdown the country’s economic growth.
Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer has bought 2.7 million tonnes (mt) of wheat from its farmers so far this season, the state-owned newspaper said. Egypt has said it aims to procure 3.6 million tonnes
One person offered her shawarma and mouth-watering Kuzhimanthi (a type of biryani) as part of peace offering and apologised saying, "I am the sorry", borrowing words from a Malayalam movie.
Businesses have been feeling the pinch, with the city ordering restaurants, cinemas and other venues to close until further notice. Banquets and other gatherings have also been prohibited.
After the violence subsided, many farmers returned, hoping this season would mark the revival of what was once a leading industry, its produce beloved across the Middle East.