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  • Africa has been exporting most of its farm produce raw, and experts say that by exporting raw materials, the continent is exporting jobs as well as money which could be saved to improve the welfare of its people.

  • While the new harvest has been completed in China, the last volumes of the previous campaign are still being marketed in the US. Traders are seeing a decline in terms of quality, which is also reflected in the prices.

  • Policymakers are hoping to kill two birds with one stone through a tree-planting program that endeavors to trap carbon emissions and combat poverty.

  • This week starts with a positive message for soybean markets as the White House indicates that China has agreed to start purchasing agricultural products from US farmers immediately.

  • Agriculture – including crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry – absorbs around 26 percent of the total damage and losses of climate-related natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, in the developing world.

  • All over the world, countless conservation projects are taking place, attempting to achieve aims from reducing habitat loss, to restoring populations of threatened species.

  • 2018 will go down in the record books as one of seemingly incessant geopolitical acrimony. For many policymakers, the imminent turn of the calendar offers brief respite – a moment to clear one’s head and take stock of the most salient challenges on the horizon.

  • Will we be able to feed everyone if the population of the planet rises from about 7 billion people today to 9-10 billion in 2050?

  • Plastic pollution in the oceans has reached a stage where microplastics – pieces smaller than 5mm – now outnumber stars in our galaxy, according to UN secretary general António Guterres. 

  • In a vast world of 7 billion people where all you hear about are our differences, there are some important things that connect us, and one of these is food. Food connects us all. We all need it, depend on it, survive because of it and derive happiness from it.

  • Blueberries remain a popular product. In Latin America, great investments are still made in the cultivation of these berries. Chile is the market leader at this time of the year, but Peru has the ambition to become the world's largest exporter in the next two years. Other countries also see opportunities in the product's export. North America remains a major destination for the fruit, but exports to Europe and Asia are also on the rise.

  • The global pineapple juice market revenue amounted to $829M in 2017, coming down by -4.1% against the previous year. A dip in raw material prices for the pineapple concentrate and uncertainty within producers in Thailand resulted in a price drop and a subsequent fall in the market value.

  • In 2017, the amount of frozen potatoes exported worldwide totaled X tonnes, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, the total exports indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2017: it volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last decade.

  • Plastic: a most versatile and ubiquitous material, it is difficult to imagine life without it. Despite the growth it has enjoyed for decades, the detriment caused to society and the environment by its abundance can no longer be ignored.

  • A new U of T study suggests that globally we're growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale.

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