Jordan has bought 50,000 tonnes of Black Sea origin wheat at $211 per tonne C&F for shipment in July, a grain official said on Wednesday.
The original tender was for 100,000 tonnes of wheat, but only half of that amount was purchased b
Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, aims to be 75 per cent self-sufficient in wheat in 10 years, up from 55 per cent now, an Egyptian Agriculture Ministry official said on Tuesday.
'We have self-sufficiency now of around 55
Aiming to nourish Jordan’s agricultural sector, the Kingdom is drafting five year strategies that would focus on boosting output of fodder, cereal grain and animal production, quoted the Jordan Times.
Earlier in October, King Abdullah had
Despite stronger production and falling prices for many food staples in the second half of 2008, the risk of food supply shortages remains acute in world markets.
These supply shortage risks stem from reduced producer incentives – and abil
Up to a quarter of all food bought in Bahrain is thrown away, according to a senior government environmentalist.
However, people throw away even more during Ramadan, Eid festivals and Muharram, said Public Commission for the Protection of
Brazil is heading for a bumper grain crop this year with the estimated yield crossing 145.7 million tonnes in 2008, up 9.4 per cent from the 133.1 million tonnes in 2007, a report said.
This may impact the global grain prices, which have b
The 2008-09 global rice market is likely to remain tight, with higher overall consumption pushing up prices for the commodity despite an estimated record production of 432 million tonnes (milled rice) — a 1 per cent increase over last year’s 428 m
As if the global meltdown and soaring food prices are not enough, now brace up for food shortage in the coming two years.
Even as the world is struggling to fight global market meltdown with companies sacking employees and Industries scali
Dubai's rice trade jumped 155.3 per cent to Dh3.043 billion ($828 million) in the first half of 2008, from Dh1.191 billion ($324 million) during the same period last year, said the Statistics Department of Dubai World.
The volume went
The Syrian government issued a tender on Wednesday to buy 25,000 tonnes of white rice for delivery into Tartous or Latakia ports on the Mediterranean.
The tender document, issued by the state-owned Foreign Trade Organisation, said offers m