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UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: Agriculture out of the ambit of negotiations

12/04/2012 URMI A GOSWAMI,ET BUREAU doha Developing countries have guarded interests of small farmers and concerns of food security by successfully resisting moves by the industrialized world to turn to agriculture for reducing emissions at the UN-sponsored climate talks at Doha. Developing countries such as India, which are traditionally more dependent on agriculture, believe the focus should be on adapting to climate change. With nearly a vast section of the Indian population…

North Korean food harvest improving, but still tight : FAO

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 By Abdul Ahad ROME: Food production in North Korea has risen for a second year but the impoverished country still faces shortages and widespread malnutrition, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation on Monday. The UN organisation forecast a 10 percent increase in the main 2012 harvests and 2013 early season crops compared with a year earlier, and said production was expected to hit 5.8 million metric tons. The country faced a…

Australian Wheat Exports Plunging Most in Six Years: Commodities

31-Oct-2012: The deepest slump in Australian wheat shipments in six years will exacerbate the biggest contraction in global exports in a generation after droughts withered crops around the world. Sales by Australia, last year’s second-largest supplier, will tumble 31 percent to 17 million metric tons in the 12 months through Sept. 30, based on the median of seven analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The prediction is 1 million tons lower than forecast by the U.S. Department of…

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