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PepsiCo, Coca-Cola back global guidelines on land tenure: FAO

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola back global guidelines on land tenure: FAO

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:34

PepsiCo has joined fellow beverage company Coca-Cola in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that aim to protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.

Global food prices rise by 2.3% March: FAO

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 14:55

Global food prices increased by 2.3 percent in March from the previous month, the highest level since May 2013.

Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 05:10

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said.

UN declares 2014 as international year of family farming

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 17:16

In many developing countries, family farms represent up to 80 percent of all farm holdings, it added.

Asia-Pacific`s "ageing" coconut trees threaten livelihoods

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 17:24

Livelihoods of millions in Asia-Pacific countries, including India, have been affected as ageing coconut trees in the region cannot produce enough to keep up with the world`s rapidly growing demand.

Food law to protect poor from price volatility: Thomas

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 14:57

Food Minister KV Thomas Monday said the recently enacted food law will protect 67 per cent of the population from price volatility.

Number of undernourished people in India down 6.5%: FAO

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:26

India, the world's second biggest wheat and rice grower, saw the number of people who suffered from chronic hunger drop by 6.5 percent to 21.38 crore during 2011-13, according to a joint report by UN food agencies.

Thomas to make Food Security presentation at FAO meet in Rome

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:52

Food Minister K V Thomas is scheduled to make a presentation on the National Food Security Act at an FAO conference next week in Rome.

'One third of food wasted, costs world economy $750 bn'

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 19:53

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said some 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, with the Asia region including China seen as the worst culprit.

Speed up withdrawal of hazardous pesticides, says FAO

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 00:45

UN body Food & Agriculture Organisation asked developing countries like India to speed up the withdrawal of hazardous pesticides from their markets.

Food safety and pollution in China a concern: FAO

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 16:16

Amid reports of contamination of food products in China, UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has expressed concerns over pollution and food safety issues in the world's second largest economy.

Global farm growth to slow down over next 10 yrs: OECD/FAO

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 22:32

Growth in global agricultural production will slow down to about 1.5 percent annually over the next 10 years and could lead to rise in prices of crops and livestock, says an OECD and FAO report.