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Panic buying, lockdowns may drive world food inflation: FAO, analysts

Panic buying, lockdowns may drive world food inflation: FAO, analysts

Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the coronavirus pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations ...

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

Qatar elected vice-president of FAO General Conference

Qatar elected vice-president of FAO General Conference

The General Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) unanimously elected at the opening session of its 41st Session held in Rome on Saturday

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224 million people are under-nourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday.

Iraq to build oil refinery in Fao with Chinese firms, plans 3 others

Iraq to build oil refinery in Fao with Chinese firms, plans 3 others

Iraq plans to build an oil refinery at the port of Fao on the Gulf with two Chinese companies, and is seeking investors to build three more, the oil ministry said on its website on Monday.

Qatar thwarts plans of siege countries:  Minister

Qatar thwarts plans of siege countries: Minister

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said that the wise policy pursued by Qatar's political leadership has thwarted the plans of the siege countries.

Municipality and Environment minister, FAO chief discuss siege repercussions

Municipality and Environment minister, FAO chief discuss siege repercussions

HE Minister of Municipality and Environment, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, on Monday met Jose Graziano da Silva, the Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in the presence of HE Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al Malki, Qatar's ambassador to Italy.

World food prices fall for third straight month in April

World food prices fall for third straight month in April

World food prices fell for the third month in a row in April as values declined for all agricultural commodities except meat, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.

World food prices post biggest rise for four years in June: FAO

World food prices post biggest rise for four years in June: FAO

World food prices posted their biggest monthly rise for four years in June, buoyed by a surge in sugar and increases for most other edible commodities, the United Nations food agency said ...

Qatar backs FAO in fight against poverty

Qatar backs FAO in fight against poverty

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director-general Jose Graziano da Silva has met with Qatar’s ambassador to Italy...