FAO - Press Release | Arab Fertilizer Association



Helping farmers and buyers build mutually beneficial partnerships

Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers in establishing sound contracts and conflict resolution procedures.


[English]                       [Arabic]                                          Issue Date: 30.7.2015

FAO Food Price Index hits lowest level in almost six years

Slide in prices for dairy products and vegetable oils drives Index to its lowest value since September 2009

Prices for major food commodities in July hit their lowest average monthly level since September 2009 as sharp drops in the prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset some increases for those of sugar and cereals. Meat prices, meanwhile, remained stable.


[English]                       [Arabic]                                          Issue Date: 6.8.2015


Keeping the focus on grain pulses

Consumer awareness of the nutritional and dietary benefits of pulses

22 November 2016, ROME-Consumer awareness of the nutritional and dietary benefits of pulses, the edible seeds of leguminous plants and notably including lentils, chickpeas, cowpeas and many dry beans, remains inadequate and more must be done to promote their role in food systems, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo said today.

[English]                       [Arabic]                                          Issue Date: 22.11.2016