The European Commission has launched an “early warning system” which aims to detect agricultural production hotspot countries so it can mitigate the impact of drought and other disasters on food production.
Over 100 million people worldwide are severely food insecure in 2016 - a jump from the 80 m recorded in 2015, despite the progress made in reducing food security, according to a European Commission report.
Trade-related factors may have played a greater role in the food price crisis of 2008 than previously thought, according to a new analysis of data on rice, wheat, maize and soybeans by the IFPRI, which finds that price hikes came on the back of surges...
Last week saw a string of communications about food price rises:
first warnings were aired about wheat, then meat, then dairy. It's
a vertiginous view from the heights of the commodity markets, and
it's clearer than ever...