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Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security

Washington, 14 July 2011

Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet team highlights innovations in information technology, market access, and communication that improve livelihoods and food security.

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Cocoa’s Boom and Bust Cycle

Bali, 7 July 2011

A range of uncoordinated projects aimed at stimulating output in producing countries could exacerbate the damaging “boom and bust” cycle in the world’s cocoa economy, according to an International Cocoa Organization  presentation today.

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World Population Day: Agriculture offers huge opportunities

Washington, 6 July 2011

As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. As we observe World Population Day on July 11th, the good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents.

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Reducing Food Waste: Making the Most of Abundance

Washington D.C., 28 June 2011

According to staggering new statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year. In the developing world, over 40 percent of food losses occur after harvest-while being stored or transported, and during processing and packing. In industrialized countries, more than 40 percent of losses occur as a result of retailers and consumers discarding unwanted but often perfectly edible food.

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Land size of France bought by hedge funds in 2009

Rome, 25 June 2011

Annan warns hunger could become permanent disaster: Kofi Annan, chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has warned that the current food security crisis, with almost one billion people hungry, could turn into a permanent disaster, endangering millions of lives as well as international cooperation.

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Action Plan on Food price Volatility and Agriculture

Paris, 23 Jun 2011

We, the G20 Agriculture Ministers, meet today to address the issue of food price volatility with the ultimate objective to improve food security and agree on an “Action Plan on food price volatility and agriculture” that will be submitted to our Leaders at their Summit in November 2011.

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Price volatility in Food and Agricultural Markets: Policy Responses

London, June 2011

Under the Food Security pillar of the Seoul Multi-year Action Plan on Development, the G20 “requested that FAO, IFAD, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, WFP, the World Bank and the WTO work with key stakeholders to develop options for G20 consideration on how to better mitigate and manage the risks associated with the price volatility of food and other agriculture commodities, without distorting market behaviour, ultimately to protect the most vulnerable”.

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World craves ever more coffee despite soaring price

London, 25 May 2011: Reuters

Global demand for coffee is set to keep climbing and even a doubling in the cost of the commodity over the last 12 months has failed to quench consumers' thirst for the beverage. Faster paced lifestyles in China and other Asian economies where economic growth has been strong have helped to keep consumption of coffee firmly on an upward path.

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Coffee: 2011's Best Agricultural Performer

London, 24 May 2011: Reuters

Special Report: Coffee:

* Indonesian coffee exporters cancel 3,000 T of shipments -trade

* Indonesia coffee woes keep global prices on the boil

* Vietnam coffee growers invest to boost yields on firm prices

* POLL-Vietnam 2010/11 coffee up 2 pct, but lags previous estimates

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Cutting food waste to feed the world

Rome, 11 May 2011

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The document, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, was commissioned by FAO from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) for Save Food!, an international congress being held in Düsseldorf 16-17 May at the trade fair of the international packaging industry Interpack2011.

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