Brazil to buy US, Canada and Russian wheat as Argentine supplies dwindle

SAO PAULO — Brazil will need to seek alternative wheat sellers because Argentina’s crop failure has curtailed production and compromised its ability to export, analysts said, pointing to the United States, Canada and even Russia as possible suppliers.

UN-backed investors set fresh targets in sustainable food shift

LONDON —  United Nations (UN) - backed group of global financial institutions including Dutch lender Rabobank set out a series of company-specific environmental and social targets aimed at helping drive a shift to a more sustainable food system.

In Britain’s inflation crisis, healthy diets are a casualty

LONDON — Fresh vegetables and fish are falling off the menu. Packaged pizzas and processed meat are the dishes of the day.

Davao de Oro targets poultry, coconut, logistics investments

DAVAO DE ORO province is trying to close on at least P500 million in agricultural investment leads during its annual business forum on Oct. 25-26, with the focus on poultry, coconut, and transport and logistics.

Belgian company signs agreement with Kennemer to promote cacao sustainability in Davao Oriental

BELGIUM’s Puratos Group, through its Philippine subsidiary, has partnered with Kennemer Foods International, Inc. to expand and ensure the sustainability of Davao Oriental’s cacao industry.

India rice export curbs to end a decade of price stability

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI — India’s recent curbs on rice exports could trigger a rally in global prices after more than a decade of stability, traders said, as New Delhi’s protectionist move coincides with falling output in other major producers and rising global demand.

Rice inventory up 3.5% in August

THE rice inventory in August rose 3.5% to 1,633.36 thousand metric tons (MT), the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

On New Zealand farm, scientists reduce cow burps to save the world

PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND — More than a dozen calves wait at a research farm in New Zealand to be fed Kowbucha, a punnily named probiotic that studies show reduces burps — or methane emissions.

Indonesian finance minister says 2023 will be even more risky on food security issues

WASHINGTON — Nearly all agriculture and finance ministers from the Group of 20 major economies agreed to ask the World Bank to map out the various initiatives under way to address ongoing food insecurity, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday after an inaugural joint meeting in Washington.

Davao Food Terminal targets stronger farm-to-consumer link

THE Davao Food Terminal Complex, which is due to start operating on a 24/7 basis on Oct. 18, will help link producers and consumers more directly, improving the supply-demand balance for agricultural goods, Davao City’s head agriculturist said.

Seedworks Philippines, BASF in rice direct seeding tieup

BASF Agricultural Solutions and Seedworks Philippines, Inc. said they have entered into licensing agreements for direct-seeded rice farming methods.

Japan seeks farm export gains to blunt pain from weak yen

TOKYO — When Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed to wring more gains from the weak yen, which has become instead a source of economic pain, he was pinning his hopes on the likes of Soichi Yoshimura, 33, and his strawberry farm north of Tokyo.
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