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GCC 'imports 70pc of food needs'

About 70 per cent of food products in the Gulf Cooperation Council are imported, of which cereals comprise around 55 per cent, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan analysis. Marginal farming activities owing to limited water

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GCC 'imports 70pc of food needs'

About 70 per cent of food products in the Gulf Cooperation Council are imported, of which cereals comprise around 55 per cent, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan analysis. Marginal farming activities owing to limited water

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World food prices hit six-month low in July

Global food prices hit a six-month low in July led mainly by sharp declines in grains, oilseeds and dairy, which balanced out rising meat and firm sugar prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agricul

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UN raises 2013/14 forecast for food production

Global food prices fell in August for the fourth month running, according to the United Nations' food agency which again raised its 2013/14 forecast for grain production. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thu

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World cereal production to rise 6.5pc

World cereal production is expected to rise 6.5 percent in 2013/14 to reach a record 2.46 billion tonnes, mainly due to higher wheat output and a rebound in maize production in the United States, the United Natio

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World food prices stable; low stocks pose risk

  World food prices stabilised in January after falling in the previous three months, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, but it warned that bad crop weather could cause violent price s

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World food prices rise, stay close to crisis levels

World food prices rose in September and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, while cutting its forecast for global cereal output. The worst d

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Morocco's cereals crop may fall to 3m tonnes

Morocco's cereals harvest in 2012 may fall to as low as 3 million tonnes due to the effects of drought, the Le Matin newspaper reported on Tuesday citing estimates from the agriculture ministry.  The ministry's spokespersons could no

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Food price index hits record high in Feb

The FAO index of global food prices climbed to a fresh record high in February, above 2008 peaks when high food prices sparked riots in several countries, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation data showed on Thursday. The index, which measu

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Tunisia plans grain import liberalisation

Tunisia is planning a gradual liberalisation of wheat and barley imports, which are now subject to a state monopoly, an official with the state grains agency told Reuters. "There is a move towards the liberalisation of the supply of grain,

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