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India is the third largest beef exporter
ITALY, Rome – AUSTRALIA, Sydney. The country’s beef meat sector will remain a volatile market for the next decade.
Animals are no food competitors to humans
ITALY, Rome. New FAO Study indicates that livestock primarily consume foods not fit for human consumption and meat production requires less cereals than generally reported.
Rise for six month in row
ITALY, Rome. Global pork prices were boosted by rising import demand in Asia.
UN adopts groundbreaking policies
ROME, Italy. The recommendations for government policy on animal welfare are not binding.
China ends trade ban on Italian pork
ITALY, Rome. Italian cured meat specialities could be popular with China's middle class, according to analysts.
North America is clouded by low-pathogenic AI
ITALY, Rome. Several cases of H5 avian influenza in poultry had been confirmed in the US and Canada.
Help to manage E. coli risk
ITALY, Rome. A number of studies have suggested that diet and feed influence shedding on E. coli in cattle.
FAO tries to prevent spread of avian flu
ITALY, Rome. Worries over outbreaks rise across a region of 330 million in West Africa.
Food prices at six year low
ITALY, Rome. The FAO Global Food Price Index fell to its lowest value since 2009.
Earthquake’s impact on food security likely very high
ITALY, Rome Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs.
Crunching genomes to boost animal health
ITALY, Rome FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm animals and wildlife.
Texas A&M System joins forces with FAO
ITALY, Rome The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries.
China honoured by FAO
ITALY, Rome China was one of the countries honoured this week by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for having halved the proportion of its hungry citizens since 1990.
New global maps of livestock distribution
BELGIUM, Brussels Led by Marius Gilbert – Interfaculty School of Bioengineering , Université libre de Bruxelles – and Tim Robinson (ILRI, Kenya), an international researcher team established new global maps of livestock distribution. This study should help to measure the socio-economic, public health and environmental impacts of livestock and poultry, worldwide .
Growing role of fish in feeding the world
ITALY, Rome More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today.
UN: Food and agriculture business principles unveiled
ITALY, Rome The UN Global Compact has introduced the Food and Agriculture Business Principles in Rome. As the first set of global voluntary business principles for the whole food and agriculture sector, the FAB Principles aim to help realise the goal of sustainable development as described in the Rio+20 outcome and to empower businesses to make a positive contribution to the post-2015 development agenda.
Tackling food losses and waste
ITALY, Rome Reducing high food losses and waste will be critical to improving food availability, achieving food security, and reducing stress on natural resources in the fast-growing Near East and North Africa (NENA) region, FAO said.
Human cases of influenza A(H7N9) on the rise again
ITALY, Rome Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread and human exposure, FAO warned.
Rise in global meat prices
ITALY, Rome Global meat export prices increased 2% in June 2013, according to the latest data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).