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Food prices rise but 2013 cereal crop looks strong

10 May, 2013 ROME: Global food prices rose in April for a third straight month as surging dairy costs kept upward pressure on the United Nations food agency’s index, but cereal output is expected to be strong this year. Food prices spiked during the summer of 2012 as the United States was hit by a severe drought and dry weather plagued other producers. After falling at the start of 2013, prices have been rising again in the past three months. The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s…

Agriculture in India: a big bet

Apr 16, 2013 By Avantika Chilkoti Thinking of investing in India? There is one sector you may have overlooked: agriculture. With its growing population, rising income levels and growing middle class, India has attracted the usual investment suspects of retail, aviation and FMCGs. But although it may not be glamorous and it may be politically complicated, India’s agricultural sector is set to expand fast. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this…

Wheat, Rice cheaper in Pakistan compared to India, Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD, Sep 20, 2011: The rates of wheat, rice, chicken and garlic are lower in Pakistan as compared to India, Bangladesh and also Sri Lanka. The National Price Monitoring Committee has stated that the food prices have been low as compared to the other nations in the region. Moreover, the panel is planning to import items of daily use from neighbouring nations due to the extensive damage to the crops in rain and flood affected areas of Sindh province, where more than six-million acres…

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