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Hand in hand to transform agri-food systems in Europe, Central Asia and beyond: FAO

By QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

From 2 to 4 November, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is convening its 32nd Session of the Regional Conference for Europe, virtually hosted by the Government of Uzbekistan, where FAO Members will have the opportunity...

Six events in Q1 2018 involved Listeria monocytogenes. Picture: iStock

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Listeria tops INFOSAN cases in Q1 2018

By Joseph James Whitworth

INFOSAN was involved in 16 food safety events involving 106 countries in the first quarter of this year.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Meat prices have increased but global production is expected to stagnate this year

FAO: Global price of meat up

By Oscar Rousseau

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

Food price index rises on back of bad weather: FAO

Food price index rises on back of bad weather: FAO

By Nathan Gray

Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

There are more undernourished people in the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else in the world, with more than 490m people still suffering from chronic hunger

World hunger continues to fall

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The number of hungry people in the world has fallen again this year to 795 million – 10m fewer than last year and 216m fewer than in 1990-92 – according to FAO figures.

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