LONDON Some 41 million people worldwide are at at imminent risk of famine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday, saying soaring prices for basic foods were compounding existing pressures on food security.
* Farming unions defend bid to renegotiate contracts
(Adds detail on possible default implications)
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO/LONDON, May 25 Coffee farmers
in top producer Brazil are trying to renegotiate their sales
contracts with exporters and traders at higher prices, sparking
industry fear over widespread defaults, brokers, traders and a
union representing growers said.
LONDON/GUATEMALA CITY, May 19 Coffee exports
from Guatemala, the world's sixth largest arabica exporter, are
set to fall up to 3% this season due to low farmgate prices, a
lack of workers and erratic rains linked to climate change,
coffee association Anacafe said.
LONDON Chocolate and cocoa companies are tracing where more of their cocoa beans come from, as pressure mounts on them to buy beans from growers who are not linked to deforestation or human rights abuses, data from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) shows.
LONDON Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises.
LONDON, May 5 Nearly 20 million more people
faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19
pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is
again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against
Food Crises (GNAFC).
LONDON, April 14 Commodity trader Olam
said on Wednesday that new European Union legislation aimed at
preventing the import of commodities linked to deforestation and
human rights abuses might force it to stop using some of its
LONDON Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said on Thursday, citing preliminary data.
LONDON Of the seven commodities sectors driving deforestation, palm oil companies are doing the most to alleviate their environmental impact following years of public pressure, a study by a global environmental disclosure group shows.