The shortage of migrant workers to harvest coffee beans in South America due to travel restrictions aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic, could result in countries such as Costa Rica, not being able to complete their harvests.
Market conditions for canola exports will be favourable for producers in Belarus this year, due to a decline in the production of canola oil in the EU in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
There is growing concern that if the Brazilian ethanol market remained weak, the global sugar market could be flooded, which would send prices plummeting.
Although the lockdown measures in countries around the world during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in strong demand for fresh potatoes in supermarkets and grocery stores, the closure of restaurants and fast food outlets has led to an oversupply crisis.
The International Grains Council (IGC) is forecasting record-high global grain harvests for the 2020/2021 season.
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to put strain on the global food supply chain, more and more people around the world are turning to home farming.
From deploying drones and fire trucks, to banging utensils and blaring loud music, farmers and authorities in India are experimenting with ways to battle a new wave of desert locust infestations across the country.
As the world finds itself facing a sharp economic downturn due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, access to capital will continue to be a challenge for the cannabis industry.
The world’s top soya bean importer, China, imported just over 5,93 million tons of the commodity from Brazil in April, compared with 5,79 million tons last year, according to data from the General Administration of Customs in China.
The UK government has urged unemployed citizens to apply for seasonal farm work, however, many applicants have expressed frustration about being overlooked for these agriculture jobs while others have bemoaned the working and living conditions these job entailed.
The Australian National Farmers’ Federation has expressed concern about disruptions to agricultural trade between Australia and China, following the suspension of beef supplies from four Australian abattoirs by the Chinese government.
New Zealand has implemented a new climate change curriculum in schools that advises learners to avoid consuming dairy and meat.