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Global food prices likely to be high in July: FAO

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 16:40

Global food prices are expected to be high on account this month, due to spurt in prices of various commodities from June-end onwards, following adverse weather conditions, United Nation's body FAO said Thursday.

Global food prices decline in May, lowest since Sept 2011: FAO

Last Updated: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 21:56

Global food prices dropped sharply last month, the lowest since September 2011, on account of increased supplies, growing global economic uncertainties and a stronger US dollar, United Nation's body FAO said Thursday.

FDA to launch awareness drive on milk adulteration

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 16:14

To check milk adulteration and create awareness amongst people, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to launch a month-long awareness campaign from today, which is observed as World Milk Day.

India can turn wood, paper as major export items: FAO official

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 18:03

India has potential to make forest produce like wood and paper as major foreign exchange earner and UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is ready to extend knowledge and technological assistance for the same, a top FAO official said Thursday.

Global food prices rise for second month in Feb: FAO

Last Updated: Friday, March 09, 2012, 16:02

Global food prices rose for the second consecutive month in February, driven by high prices of sugar, oils and cereals, United Nation's body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

Backed by India, world wheat output expected at 690 MT in 2012

Last Updated: Friday, March 09, 2012, 14:38

Helped by record output in India, the global wheat production is estimated to be the second highest ever at 690 million tonnes (MT) in 2012, United Nation's body FAO said.

World food prices arrest six-month fall, rise in Jan: FAO

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 16:05

Global food prices rebounded in January this year demonstrating the volatility in the international food markets, after falling for six months since July, 2011, United Nation's body FAO said on Friday.

'Indians pay $700 mn yearly as bribe for land services'

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 16:48

A whopping USD 700 million (about Rs 3,700 crore) is paid annually as bribe in India for land administration services, a joint study by United Nation's body FAO and Transparency International has observed.

Global food prices remain unchanged in Nov

Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 21:56

The international food price index in November this year at 215 points was virtually unchanged from its October level.

UN warns 25% of world land highly degraded

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 23:24

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that farmers will have to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 to meet the needs of the world`s expected 9 billion-strong population.

World food prices fall in Sept: FAO

Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 19:34

World food prices fell 2 percent in September, reflecting higher grain supplies and weakened demand, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, easing inflation concerns ahead of an expected European Central Bank interest rate decision.

`Pak farmers face worse flooding than last year`

Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2011, 16:41

Farmers in southern Pakistan are facing worse flood than last year, causing large-scale destruction to crops and livestocks.