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World food prices plunge to new low

World food commodity prices in August logged their largest monthly drop since December 2008, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday – unwelcome news for Europe’s struggling farmers

Deutsche Welle

Food industry officials deny food security concerns

A supply ministry report submitted by Ouda forecasted that in 2013 Egypt would import around 9.4m tonnes of wheat, 7.3m tonnes of coarse grains, and 6.8m tonnes of rice, making the total imports for these products 23.4m tonnes: a 1.3% increase from 2012.

Sara Aggour

Swarms of locusts originating from the winter breading areas on the Red Sea coastal plains and subcoastal areas in northeast Sudan and southeast Egypt, threaten Egyptian crops (AFP Photo)

Locusts swarm poses threat to crops

Vast numbers of locusts targeted areas of Upper Egypt, Hamata, Baranis, Sheikh al-Shazly in the southern Red Sea Governorate, around 3.6 million hectares of agricultural lands are at risk invasion by the swarms, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation described the situation “threatening”

Daily News Egypt

UN, EBRD to boost Mediterranean agribusiness

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: The region’s high-potential but underutilized agribusiness sector is about to get a boost, with a close eye on promoting private sector investment. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed Wednesday an agreement worth $2.2 million, with the aim of promoting agribusiness …


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