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CGIAR Centers join efforts to launch an Agronomy Research and Innovation initiative to support agricultural productivity growth in the global South
September 4, 2020
Nine CGIAR centers are coming together to set up an initiative that will help deliver agronomic solutions at scale to drive sustainable productivity growth under climate change for smallholder farmers. The CGIAR centers, supported by the Big Data Platform, will launch the Excellence in Agronomy 2030 initiative during this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) summit to be held virtually on 7 September 2020.Read more...
Global food prices rise in August
September 3, 2020 | Rome
International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record. 3 September 2020, Rome - Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks the international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities, averaged 96.1 points in August, up 2.0 percent from the previous month and reaching its highest level since February 2020.Read more...