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Palm oil surges

February 09, 2013 Malaysian palm oil futures ended just slightly higher in rangebound, thin trade on Friday, posting a marginal weekly gain as traders remained cautious ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. Market participants were waiting for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly supply and demand reports later in the day, which may show tighter soybean stocks. Lower production of soyabean and soyabean oil could shift some demand to palm oil. Malaysian inventory and output data for…


February 3rd, 2013 ODI video about Ghana's agricultural growth Thirty years ago Ghana's economy was on the verge of collapse, today this West African country is on course to become the first in Africa to achieve Millennium Development Goal number one - to halve its poverty and hunger. What has driven this remarkable economic success story? In a word word - agriculture. Have you been inspired by this story?

Soyabean futures gain

December 05, 2012 US soyabean futures hit a three-week high on Monday as adverse weather threatened production in Argentina and southern Brazil, two of the world's top suppliers, but prices later slipped on spillover pressure from sinking corn and wheat prices. The first US wheat purchase by Egypt's state buyer since April fuelled early gains, but prices turned lower by midday in a profit taking setback and amid concerns that US wheat would still face stiff competition in the global…

Agriculture and farmers suffer as substandard seeds flood market

November 15, 2012 SALMAN ABDUHU LAHORE - The agricultural experts have said that developing countries like Pakistan would have to adopt genetically modified/biotech crops in the shortest possible time to ensure food security for rapidly growing population, saying that the future of agriculture growth depends on biotechnology. “The sale of illegal/substandard seeds especially Bt cotton seeds is another important issue that needs to be addressed by the government on priority basis to tap…

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