Bronaugh to Leading U.S. Delegation at UN Food Systems Pre-Summit

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh is leading the U.S. delegation at the United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome this week. Leading up to the UN Food Systems Summit in New York in September, Bronaugh and U.S. officials are working with other countries and food systems stakeholders in Rome to build coalitions and consensus around […]

Animal Ag Organizations Launch Protein PACT

Earlier this week, U.S. animal agriculture groups announced the Protein PACT. The coalition is the first joint initiative designed to accelerate momentum and verify progress toward global sustainable development goals across the animal protein sector. The Protein PACT was submitted to the UN Food Systems Summit as a sustainability game changer, and sustainable livestock and […]

UN Report: Pandemic Year Marked by Spike in World Hunger

A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization shows a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020. While the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully mapped, the multi-agency report estimates that around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – were undernourished last year. The number […]

Global Food Prices Hit Highest Mark in Ten Years

Emerging markets across the globe that are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines may be in for yet another serious challenge: food inflation. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said last week that its global food price index hit its highest mark since September of 2011. As groceries make up a bigger share of their […]

World Food Price Index Rises for Tenth-Straight Month

World food prices rose for the tenth-consecutive month in March, rising to their highest level since June of 2014. Reuters said the climb got sparked by costs rising in the vegetable oils, meat, and dairy indices. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, […]

FAO Food Price Index Rising for Nine Straight Months

The Monthly Food Price Index averaged 116.0 points in February 2021, 2.4% higher than January, marking the ninth month of consecutive rise. The index by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reached its highest level since July 2014. The increase was led by strong gains in the sugar and vegetable oil sub-indices, while cereals, […]

WHO Food Price Index Increases Again in January

The January Food Price Index averaged 113.3 points, or 4.3% higher than in December 2020. That marks eight straight months of increases for the index and the highest monthly average since July 2014. The latest increase reflected strong gains in the sugar, cereals and vegetable oils sub-indices, while meat and dairy values were also up […]

World Food Price Index Marks Seventh Month of Increases

The monthly World Food Price Index increased in December for the seventh consecutive month. Recorded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the index averaged 107.5 points in December 2020, up 2.3 points from November. Except for sugar, all sub-indices registered modest gains in December, with the sub-index of vegetable oil rising […]

FAO Marks 75 Years Helping Feed The World

Earlier this month, the United National celebrated the diamond anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization. “The FAO Constitution from 1945 is still enduring. At that time we established our commitment to raiding levels of nutrition and standards of people; increasing the efficiency of the production and distribution of food bettering the conditions of rural […]

Alltech Launches Survey on Gender Equality Within The Food And Agriculture

On Tuesday, Alltech announced the second annual Women in Food and Ag survey. The survey aims to collect feedback that empowers the agri-food industry to create a more equitable environment. The 2019 Women in Food and Ag survey results revealed specific barriers for women in agriculture and a gap between female and male perceptions but […]