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Global food trade struggles, but success in some developing countries

Reduced consumer incomes around the world and supply chain difficulties during the pandemic have taken a toll on ag and food exporters in developing countries, but overall trade has remained “remarkably resilient” and some suppliers have prospered, according to a new publication from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
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Jess Fanzo and Lawrence Haddad

Opinion: Food Systems Dashboard: A Decision-making Tool for Better Food Governance Decisions

Jess Fanzo, associate professor of global food and agriculture policy and ethics at Johns Hopkins University, and Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition team up in this article to share more information on the Food Systems Dashboard, a new easy-to-navigate online tool designed to help decision makers and other users in the US and around the world understand their food systems.
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East Africa slammed by locusts, floods and COVID-19

The desert locust, generally considered one of the most devastating pests in the world to agriculture, has been hitting farmers hard in the Horn of Africa as well as the Arabian Peninsula for six months, devouring crops and pasture. With COVID-19, the situation has gone from bad to worse.
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UN species extinction report pushes ag sustainability

The United Nations report concluding that 1 million species are at risk of extinction included some familiar advice for agriculture: Adopt more sustainable practices, preserve genetic diversity in seeds and animals, and involve more sectors, including the public, in the food system.
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