SOURCE: Richard Smoley, Produce Blueprint Every now and then, it’s a good idea to step back and look at the proverbial Big Picture. The recently released OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, which covers the present to 2030, provides that opportunity. (OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; FAO = Food and
The November 2019 issue of the Food Outlook published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) features an article written by Sabine Altendorf on “Banana Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4: A mounting threat to global banana markets?” According to the Altendorf, Fusarium Wilt TR4 is
A rapid spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) is wiping out pig herds in China, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, and the killer disease has led to a drop in world meat production for the first time in more than 20 years, with other global
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched an emergency project under its Technical Cooperation Programme to help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean fight the spread of Fusarium wilt, a fungal plant disease that can wipe out the banana crops upon which the livelihoods
The International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) would like to congratulate Qu Dongyu of China for being elected as the new Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The election was held during the 41st session of the FAO Conference on 22-29 June 2019.
A special feature released in the FAO Food Outlook May 2019 examines the key characteristics of exports of bananas and the four major tropical fruits from Latin America and the Caribbean and their role in world fruit supply, and discusses some of the obstacles and opportunities for growth in production
Global trade in avocados, mangos, pineapple and papaya is set to reach a new peak in 2017 though climate change threatens the output of tropical fruit in many growing regions, the United Nations food agency (FAO) said on Thursday. Exports of the four main tropical fruits have been growing