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Global food import costs to surge 12% to record this year -FAO
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.92   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File photoGlobal food import costs are expected to rise 12% in 2021 to a record due to surging commodity prices and robust demand during the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations food agency said. The world's food import bill, including shipping costs, is projected to reach $1.715 trillion this year, from $1.530 trillion in 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its twice-yearly Food Outlook report on Thursday. Its monthly food price index hit a 10-year high in May, reflecting sharp gains for cereals, vegetable oils and sugar. read moreThe FAO said a separate index of food import values, including freight costs that have also soared, reached a record in March this year, surpassing levels seen during previous food price spikes in 2006-2008 and 2010-2012. A strong volume increase for staple food imports last year had already driven up global import costs 3% to a record.
Persons: Danish Siddiqui Organizations: REUTERS, Danish, United, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Food, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, United Nations, China
Surging food import costs threaten world's poorest, FAO warns
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Gus Trompiz | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The world's food import bill, including shipping costs, is projected to reach $1.715 trillion this year, up 12% from $1.530 trillion in 2020, the FAO said in its twice-yearly Food Outlook report on Thursday. Nations classed as Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries by the FAO are forecast to see food import costs jump 20% this year, with tourism-reliant economies in a particularly precarious position, the agency said. read moreThe FAO's monthly food price index hit a 10-year high in May, reflecting sharp rises for cereals, vegetable oils and sugar. read moreA separate index of food import costs, including freight costs that have also soared, reached a record in March this year, surpassing levels seen during previous food price spikes in 2006-2008 and 2010-2012, the FAO said. A strong volume increase for staple food imports last year had already driven up global import costs by 3%, to a record high.
Persons: Danish Siddiqui, Josef Schmidhuber, Schmidhuber Organizations: REUTERS, Danish, . Food Agency, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Reuters, Food, Nations, International, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, Yemen, Nigeria, Argentina, Russia, China
Throw in accidents, cyberattacks, extreme weather and the huge disruption caused by the desperate hunt for cleaner sources of energy, and you have a perfect storm. Rising costs have pushed producer price inflation in China to its highest level in nearly 13 years. The rising costs of resin and pulp, for example, are promptingandto increase the prices of household staples such as tampons, diapers and toilet paper. Logistics and labor costs climbCommodities are not the only factor driving prices higher, however. For example, workers might demand higher wages, forcing companies to increase the price of their goods and placing additional upward pressure on salaries.
Persons: Brent, We've, George Calhoun, Mike Jackson, Joe Biden's, Tesla, Elon Musk, Gamble PG Kimberly, Clark KMB It's, India's, Warren Patterson, Patterson, Rio, we've, I'm, Biden, Andrew Kenningham, Joe Biden Whirlpool, Marc Bitzer, Bitzer, Carsten Brzeski, Larry Summers, Mervyn King, Lael Brainard, Kenningham, — Charles Riley, Laura He, Chris Isidore Organizations: Organization for Economic Cooperation, Development, Stevens Institute of Technology, United Oil, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Congress, Bloomberg, National Association of Home Builders Association, Procter, Gamble, Colonial Pipeline, ING, Factories, Global, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO Food Price, Nestlé, Unilever UL, Logistics, Commodities, Labor, Capital Economics, Bloomberg Television, Cummins CMI, US, Bank of, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve, CNN Business Locations: lockdowns, Moscow, Russia, New Jersey, Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, United States, Volkswagen Navarra, Spain, China, Shanghai, Texas, Suez, South America, North America, Australia, Brazil, Thailand, Europe, Santa Cruz, Rio Pardo , Sao Paulo state, Cleveland , Ohio, Germany
World food price index surges in May to highest level since 2011 -FAO
  + stars: | 2021-06-03 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File photoWorld food prices rose in May at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade, posting a 12th consecutive monthly increase to hit their highest level since September 2011, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. FAO also issued its first forecast for world cereal production in 2021, predicting output of nearly 2.821 billion tonnes -- a new record and 1.9% up on 2020 levels. The meat index rose 2.2% from April, with quotations for all meat types buoyed by a faster pace of import purchases by east Asian countries, mainly China. FAO said its forecast for record world cereal production this year was underpinned by a projected 3.7% annual growth in maize output. "Total cereal food consumption is forecast to rise in tandem with world population," FAO said.
Persons: Murad Sezer Organizations: REUTERS, United, FAO, Agriculture, Thomson Locations: Istanbul, Turkey, United Nations, United States, Asia, Brazil, China, New Zealand
Food price spike looks like recipe for trouble
  + stars: | 2021-06-03 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Bing GuanEmerging markets struggling to get hold of Covid-19 vaccines may be in for another kick in the guts: food inflation. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday read more that its global food price index hit its highest level since September 2011. With groceries making up a greater share of their inflation baskets, developing nations will feel the biggest pinch. In the UK, for instance, food and non-alcoholic drinks make up 9% of the average family’s outgoings. But after the hardships of the global pandemic, emerging market consumers will have lower tolerance levels.
Persons: it’s, Ed Cropley Organizations: REUTERS, Bing Guan, United Nations, Food, Agriculture Organization, FAO, AMC Locations: Woodburn , Indiana, U.S, Kenya, Thailand, West Africa, EU
Explainer: So far, low risk of human spread of H10N3 bird flu
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( Dominique Patton | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
The risk of further infection with H10N3 is currently believed to be very low, with experts describing the case as "sporadic". And with growing surveillance of avian influenza in the human population, more infections with bird flu viruses are being picked up. In February, Russia reported the first human infection with the H5N8 virus that caused huge damage on poultry farms across Europe, Russia and East Asia last winter. Experts will be on alert for any clusters of H10N3 cases, but for now, a single case is not much of a concern. Scientists will want to know how easily H10N3 can infect human cells to determine if it could become a greater risk.
Persons: H10N3, Filip Claes, Ben Cowling Organizations: National Health Commission, Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, World Health Organization, WHO, Reuters, School of Public Health, University of Hong, Thomson Locations: Jiangsu, Zhenjiang, China, Russia, Europe, East Asia, Asia, University of Hong Kong
A surge in food prices is deepening the pain caused by Covid-19 across the developing world, forcing millions into hunger and contributing to social problems that could lead to more political unrest and migration. Food prices have jumped by nearly a third over the past year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, even as pandemic-related job losses are making it harder for families to afford basic staples. Corn prices are 67% higher than a year ago, the FAO says, while sugar is up nearly 60%, and prices for cooking oil have doubled. Overall prices have risen for 11 consecutive months to the highest levels since 2014, the FAO says. Weaker currencies in many developing countries that are struggling to rebound from Covid-19 have made food imports more expensive.
Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, FAO Locations: Covid
Saudi Arabia is seeking Greek expertise in archaeological excavation for its nascent cultural sector as it tries to diversify economy beyond oil and enhance quality of life in the Gulf Arab state. The Saudi culture ministry, established three years ago under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's modernisation plan, aims to contribute 3% or more to the kingdom's gross domestic product by 2030 and create 100,000 jobs for young Saudis. The West widely criticises Riyadh's human rights record. International human rights groups have repeatedly urged the kingdom to improve its treatment of human rights advocates, stop executions and end the war in Yemen. Washington has also said Prince Mohammed approved a 2018 operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who criticised the de facto Saudi ruler.
Persons: Prince Mohammed bin, Rakan al Touq, Prince, Prince Mohammed, Jamal Khashoggi Organizations: Cultural Affairs, International Relations, Reuters, Saudi, Thomson Locations: Saudi Arabia, Gulf Arab, Saudi, Greece, Al Fao, Rakan, Yemen . Washington, U.S
Toy Retailer Rolls Out Online Shopping for Kids as Young as 3
  + stars: | 2021-05-17 | by ( Ann-Marie Alcántara | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
New York-based toy retailer Camp NYC Inc. is adding an e-commerce feature to its website that lets kids as young as 3 years old shop for gifts and check out with minimal adult oversight. Camp then sends the adults a one-time code and link that children can use to do their own shopping. The new feature, called the Present Shop, goes live Monday. PREVIEWCamp’s Present Shop is meant to echo giving kids money to spend in a mall, said Ben Kaufman, the company’s chief executive and co-founder. Its new feature presents another chance to draw shoppers’ attention, but online shopping experiences aimed at kids pose additional risks and privacy questions, children’s advocates say.
Persons: Camp, Ben Kaufman, it’s, Mr, Kaufman, children’s, , Nathan Dungan, Neil Saunders, ” Mr, Saunders, FAO Schwarz, Ryan Kaji, Priscilla Vega, PR Vega, “ Ms, Vega, Marie Alcántara Organizations: Camp NYC Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Camp, Group Inc, Hasbro Inc, Mattel Inc, GlobalData PLC, Walmart Inc, Target Corp, FAO, YouTube, Ryan, Walmart, Target, NYC Inc, PR Locations: York, Manhattan, New York City, Connecticut, Texas, ann
The European Commission has now approved the consumption of dried yellow mealworms in the EU. This is the first time an insect has been approved as a "novel food" in the EU. As of Monday, May 3, the European food industry and consumers in all the EU's member states now have a new option on the menu: mealworms. The European Commission (EC) has approved the marketing and consumption of dried yellow mealworms, of the Tenebrio molitor species. However, the edible insect market is expected to exceed $4.6 billion by 2027, according to a report by Meticulous Research.
Persons: molitor, Tenebrio molitor Organizations: European Commission, EU, EC, European Union, Agriculture Organization, FAO
Contrary to claims on social media, COVID-19 vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology do not transform recipients from humans into “hybrids,” nor do they alter human DNA through nanotechnology. The mRNA does not alter the recipient’s DNA; it is broken down shortly after vaccination, and does not stay in the body. DO MRNA VACCINES TURN HUMANS INTO HYBRIDS BY ALTERING THEIR DNA? As explained here by Quartz, mRNA vaccines “never touch our DNA, and as a result can’t interfere with human genes. COVID-19 vaccines using mRNA technology do not turn humans into “hybrids,” or alter recipients’ DNA, or remain in the body “forever.”This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team.
Persons: Mark Lynas, “ That’s, , , Read Organizations: Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, U.S, Tech, World Health Organization, WHO, United Nations, Food, Agriculture Organization, FAO, Cornell University’s Alliance for Science, Reuters, Centers for Disease Control, Prevention,
World food price index rises in March for 10th month running -FAO
  + stars: | 2021-04-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 118.5 points last month versus a slightly revised 116.1 in February. FAO’s cereal price index fell 1.7% month on month in March, ending eight months of consecutive gains, but still 26.5% higher than the same period last month. The meat index climbed 2.3%, but unlike all the other indices, it was still slightly down on a year-on-year basis. Sugar prices dropped 4.0% month on month, but was still up 30% on the year. Looking ahead, FAO said it expected global cereal production to increase for a third consecutive year in 2021.
Organizations: United, Agriculture, FAO Locations: United Nations, Rome, FAO, Asia, China, India, Europe, Brazil, South Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo has highest levels of hunger in world, UN says
  + stars: | 2021-04-07 | by ( Tim Lister | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
(CNN) For humanitarian agencies trying to keep people alive, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents multiple challenges: hunger, displacement, disease and violence. Nowhere in the world do more people need food assistance, according to a new study by two UN agencies. More than 27 million people in the DRC -- one in three of the population - are affected by what the agencies call "high acute food insecurity." Seven million people are now struggling to survive "emergency levels" of food insecurity, according to the analysis by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). That means they rely on aid for more than half their food needs.
Persons: Read Organizations: CNN, Democratic, UN, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Food Programme Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC
The report, released Tuesday , lists four commonly discussed scenarios for the virus' introduction to humans, including two it says are unlikely. It says a scenario where the virus spread via an intermediate animal host, possibly a wild animal captured and then raised on a farm, is "very likely." Next likely is direct transmission from one of the animals known to carry a similar coronavirus, such as a bat or a pangolin. Dwyer also said the most closely related bat coronavirus to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, has not been isolated in a laboratory. Ben Embarek was unsure if or when WHO scientists will return to Wuhan for further study.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Peter Ben Embarek, Ben Embarek, Robert Redfield, CNN's Dr, Sanjay Gupta, Dominic Dwyer, Dwyer, that's, it's, Tedros, Dr Organizations: CNN, World Health Organization, WHO, United States, Response, World Organization for Animal Health, United Nations Food, Agriculture Organization, United Nations, FAO, Former US Centers for Disease Control, Wuhan Institute of Virology, CNN Health Locations: United States Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, United Kingdom, China, Wuhan, Maryland
The impact of COVID-19 on global food supply has shown that more robust food systems are needed. "Overall, the food system has been quite resilient," said Johan Swinnen, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, a leading international think tank. Global food prices (here measured by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index) fluctuate depending on global supply and demand. Instead, policymakers could focus on building a food system that provides healthy diets in a sustainable, resilient way. Minimizing food waste — currently nearly another third of global food production — would also ease the pressure.
Persons: Johan Swinnen, we've, flinch —, It's, Tim Benton, Benton, Timothy Richards, Arizona State University . Richards, Richards, Thomas Reardon, Reardon, That's, Chris Barrett, Barrett, Jamie Morrison, Eva, Marie Meemken, David Zilberman, FAO's Morrison, lockdowns, Alfred P, Bob Holmes Organizations: lockdowns, packers, International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Göttingen, Chatham House, UN Food, Agriculture, Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, Food Systems, Food Safety Division, Agriculture Organization, Economics, University of California, UN Food Systems Summit, World Bank, UN, Sloan Foundation, Knowable Locations: China, Germany, Chatham, Alberta, Thailand, Malaysia, Africa, Asia, America, Burkina Faso, Berkeley, South Asia, Saharan Africa, Edmonton, Canada, Norton
“Traditionally, African countries buy 100% broken rice since it is cheaper,” said Himanshu Agarwal, executive director at Satyam Balajee, India’s biggest rice exporter. “China is buying 100% broken rice for noodles as well as for feed,” said a Mumbai-based dealer with a global trading firm. The global rice market was also clipped by drought in Southeast Asia which caused shipments from No.2 and No. “It’s a lot to ask for a commodity which costs less than $300 a tonne,” said one rice trader, referring to Indian broken rice. “We may be behind by 50,000 to 60,000 tonnes.”(GRAPHIC: 2-year chart of Vietnam 5% broken rice export prices in select currencies - )
Persons: Afolabi, , Shirley Mustafa, Himanshu Agarwal, Refinitiv Eikon, Mital Shah, , Sunrice’s Shah Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, FAO, UN, Satyam Balajee, United States Department of Agriculture, Locations: SINGAPORE, MUMBAI, NAIROBI, Benue, Nigeria, Asia, Africa, Rome, Saharan Africa, South, Southeast Asia, China, Vietnam, India, Mumbai, Thailand, Pakistan, Kenya, East
Notorious market bear, Albert Edwards, who is Société Générale's market strategist is warning of a bubble in food prices. But there is one bubble that seems to be flying under investors' radars: food prices. Several economists have said the Fed's quantitative easing program played a role in hiking up food prices in 2010. "One of the most dangerous features of the current situation is surging food prices," Edwards said. Rising food prices and food insecurity could continue driving a wealth and income gap amid the severe economic shock that has been the pandemic.
Persons: Albert Edwards, Edwards, Ray Dalio, Générale, Mohamed Bouazizi, Ben Bernanke, Abdolreza, Abbassian, Read, Jeremy Grantham, Andrew Lichtenstein, Edwards isn't, Dalio Organizations: Agriculture FAO Food Price, FAO Food, United, Wall Street, Federal Reserve, FAO, Bank, United States Department, Council of Peoples Organization, Getty, Bridgewater Associates Locations: United Nations, Tunisia, China, United States, United
Notorious market bear, Albert Edwards, who is Société Générale's market strategist is warning of a bubble in food prices. But there is one bubble that seems to be flying under investors' radars: food prices. Several economists have said the Fed's quantitative easing program played a role in hiking up food prices in 2010. "One of the most dangerous features of the current situation is surging food prices," Edwards said. Rising food prices and food insecurity could continue driving a wealth and income gap amid the severe economic shock that has been the pandemic.
Persons: Albert Edwards, Edwards, Ray Dalio, Générale, Mohamed Bouazizi, Ben Bernanke, Abdolreza, Abbassian, Read, Jeremy Grantham, Andrew Lichtenstein, Edwards isn't, Dalio Organizations: Agriculture FAO Food Price, FAO Food, United, Wall Street, Federal Reserve, FAO, Bank, United States Department, Council of Peoples Organization, Getty, Bridgewater Associates Locations: United Nations, Tunisia, China, United States, United
MUMBAI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia’s chicken farmers are confronting the region’s worst bird flu outbreak in years, with the deadly virus affecting farms stretching from Japan to India, roiling some poultry prices and showing no signs of easing. The highly pathogenic H5N8 virus last week reached India, the world’s No. Graphic: Countries with bird flu outbreaks -“This is one of the worst outbreaks ever in India,” said Mohinder Oberoi, an Indian animal health expert and former advisor to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “It’s quite clear that this virus has established itself in the wild bird population and so now there’s a greater propensity for it to spill over back into poultry farms,” she said. With no major bird flight pathways over Southeast Asia, countries like Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have so far been spared H5N8 outbreaks, but face risks from the movement of people and goods.
Persons: , Mohinder Oberoi, , Uddhav Ahire, Filip Claes, Holly Shelton, Fadjar, Rassa, Shelton Organizations: REUTERS, Agriculture Organization, FAO, Anand Agro Group, Pirbright, Agriculture Ministry Locations: MUMBAI, TOKYO, Japan, India, Hanoi, Vietnam, South Korea, Asia, Europe, Nashik, Chiba, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Korea, China, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Laos, Cambodia
Warren Buffett YouTube / University of Nebraska-LincolnWarren Buffett embraced the Christmas spirit when he turned up to his friend's dinner party carrying toys for her children, and feasted on cookies for dessert. "He arrived with almost FAO Schwarz-sized teddy bears in both arms," Trey Lockerbie, a value investor and podcast host, said on "The Good Life" podcast. "Everyone else had this really lovely Italian dinner," Lockerbie said. "I'll never forget the look on his face when I asked him that," Lockerbie told Murray. Lockerbie also told Buffett about his kombucha business during one conversation.
Persons: Warren Buffett, Lincoln Warren Buffett, Trey Lockerbie, Lockerbie, Santa, Buffett, Read, Barbara Ann Bernard, Warren Buffett's, Sean Murray, Kevin O'Leary, Murray, Santa Claus, couldn't, he'd, kombucha Organizations: Warren Buffett YouTube, University of Nebraska, FAO Schwarz, Berkshire Hathaway, Lockerbie, CNBC, Coca Locations: Santa Claus, Omaha, New York, Lockerbie, Berkshire, Santa, Cheshire
Bird flu spreads to 10th Japanese prefecture
  + stars: | 2020-12-14 | by ( Aaron Sheldrick | Yuka Obayashi | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s worst bird flu outbreak on record spread to new farms and now affects more than 20% of the country’s 47 prefectures, with officials ordering cullings after more poultry deaths. Another outbreak started in Kagawa prefecture, where the outbreak emerged last month, the ministry said on Monday. In Japan, 10 of the country’s 47 prefectures have been affected in the outbreak, with around 3 million birds culled to date, a record number. Japan has an egg-laying flock of about 185 million hens and a broiler population of 138 million head, according to the ministry of agriculture. (Graphic: Japan's birdflu outbreak by prefecture - )
Persons: Madhur, Organizations: Kyodo, REUTERS, United Nations Food, Agriculture Organization, FAO, Reuters Locations: TOKYO, Mitoyo, Japan, Higashiomi, Shiga prefecture, Kagawa prefecture, South Korea, Asia, Europe, Germany
Established in November 2019, the Forêts National Park is located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand-Est regions, near Paris. "It's an outdoor laboratory to study forests, to look at how they evolve naturally, and how climate change affects them," she added. He said this was because there were "about 25% of forest species who need the deadwood and those kinds of trees to live." Zoé Lefort is a project coordinator at France's National Forest Office, another party involved in work connected to the Forêts National Park. She sought to emphasize the beauty of the forest as well as its importance to the natural world, noting how it was home to "lots of biodiversity, lots of tree species, lots of plant species, lots of wild animals."
Persons: Véronique Genevey, Morgan Martin, Martin, Stéphane Hallaire Organizations: Energy, Office, Food and Agriculture Organization, CNBC Locations: France, Bourgogne, Franche, Paris, FAO's State, World's
Almost half of Yemenis in acute food insecurity, new data shows
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Lisa Barrington | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
DUBAI (Reuters) - Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running out to prevent mass starvation. Around 45% of Yemen’s population is facing high levels of acute food insecurity, according to the U.N.’s Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. Between January and June 2021 54% of Yemenis - 16.2 million people - are likely to experience high levels of acute food insecurity. IPC data analyses for south Yemen, which is under the control of the internationally recognised Yemeni government, were released in July and October. FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said the primary driver of food insecurity is the conflict, which must cease.
Persons: , David Beasley, Qu Dongyu, Mohamed Abdi, Organizations: Reuters, United Nations, IPC, Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, UNICEF, WFP Locations: DUBAI, Yemen, Iran, Norwegian
Eight dead after cyclone hits Somalia's Puntland, spread of locusts feared
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - A cyclone that hit parts of Somalia this week killed eight people and displaced thousands, flooded farmlands and could worsen a locust plague, an official and United Nations agencies said. Eight Yemeni fishermen had been killed by the cyclone, Mohamed Yusuf Boli, commissioner for the coastal district of Hafun told Reuters. In addition to the deaths, UNOCHA said the cyclone had displaced 42,000 people from their homes. “The cyclone has disrupted livelihoods by destroying fishing gear, killing livestock, and flooding agricultural land and crops.” the agency said in a report. The effect of the cyclone could also be to let the swarms to move south east to Ogaden region and lay eggs there too, the FAO said.
Persons: Gati, Mohamed Yusuf Boli, Boli, UNOCHA Organizations: Reuters, United Nations, Humanitarian Affairs, Agriculture Organization, FAO Locations: GAROWE, Somalia, Puntland, Hafun, Food, Jigjiga, Ethiopia, Ogaden, East Africa
The State of the World's Forests 2020 report says that both forest degradation and deforestation "continue to take place at alarming rates." "So what we did, four years ago, is we removed trees and we planted a diverse forest made of oak trees … but also chestnut trees … and wild cherry trees." "They make a diverse forest and the diseases, the storms, the wildfires, make slow progress in a diverse forest as opposed to a more 'unique species' one." "There are different types of threats for forests depending (on) where you are," he said. "But if you are in temperate forests, like in Europe or France, then there is no longer deforestation but forests are degraded because of climate change."
Persons: Hallaire Organizations: Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Reforest'Action Locations: State, World's, France, Neauphlette, Paris, Europe
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