Swedish Match gears up for closely watched FDA panel meeting
FDA-SWEDISH MATCH/PREVIEW:Swedish Match gears up for closely watched FDA panel meeting
Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally
Heads of state and ministers attending a global conference in Abidjan agreed to a global US$ 7.1 billion plan drawn up by FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to completely eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants, or sheep and goat plague, which is estimated to cause $2 billion in losses each year, mostly hurting vulnerable households in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
North Korea expels chief of German food aid organisation -NGO
Pyongyang still relies on support from foreign aid organisations following devastating famine in the 1990s
Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance To Vulnerable Palestinians In Gaza
RAMALLAH - The government of Japan has recently announced a US$5 million (JPY 606.3 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the most vulnerable Palestinian families living in Gaza.
World food prices hit lowest in nearly 5 years last month - U.N. FAO
High global production and low crude oil prices have helped cap food prices for the past year
World food prices continue to fall in March - UN FAO
Cereal stocks at end of the 2014-15 season forecast to reach 645.3 million tonnes, up from 630.5 million tonnes
WFP Hands Over Five Warehouses To Ethiopian Cooperative Unions
BUTAJIRA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over five pre-fabricated warehouses to cooperative unions in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, one of Ethiopia's largest grain-producing areas, as part of WFP's Purchase for Progress initiative (P4P).
FAO food price index drops again in March driven by sugar's sharp slide
A sharp fall in the price index for sugar - which reached its lowest level since February 2009, together with dipping prices for vegetable oils, cereals and meat, more than offset a rise in dairy prices and contributed to the lower index, which in March averaged 173.8 points.
UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Malawi
LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin is making a two-day trip to Malawi from today.
Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union says
CANADA-MEATPACKING/INSPECTION:Canada reducing number of meat inspections, union says