[行业报告] Ending hunger in Asia and the Pacific by 2030: An assessment of investment requirements in agriculture 进入全文
About 518 million people in Asia and the Pacific suffered from hunger in 2017—1 million more than in the previous year. Farmers face challenges such as shrinking natural resources, degrading environments, and declining labor availability in addition to climate change and financial non-viability. The demand for food and nutrition is also increasing. With all this, more investment in agriculture is needed to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 2—ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. In the report, findings presented were taken from the analysis of recent trends in food security, gross domestic product, and population growth as well as agricultural supply, demand, and trade.
Public rejection of genetically engineered (GE) plants in Germany is widespread; there is no commercial GE crop production and practically no foods labeled as Genetically Modified Organisms (“GMO”) on the market. Despite this, Germany is home to world-class companies that develop and supply GE seeds globally. The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the regulation of genome editing puts the future of the domestic plant breeding sector in jeopardy. Germany’s livestock industry is a major consumer of imported GE soybeans for use as animal feed.
[行业报告] How the United States benefits from agricultural and food security investments in developing countries 进入全文
U.S. foreign agricultural assistance investments bring substantial economic, health, and security benefits to both developing countries and the United States. This report describes the food security investments of the U.S. Agency for International Development and how improving agriculture in developing countries brings positive returns to the United States and developing countries. The multiple benefits of foreign agricultural assistance include growth of agri-food systems of developing countries, and positive impacts on U.S. jobs and exports, technology spillovers that support U.S. agricultural production, health and nutrition of U.S. consumers, and global and U.S. security.
This is the eighth report in the Who Cares about the Environment? social research series undertaken triennially since 1994. It measures environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in the NSW population, and provides an indication of how these have changed over time. In 2015, the research comprised quantitative and qualitative components. The quantitative component involved a dual-frame (landline and mobile) telephone survey of 2000 people in New South Wales, aged 15 years and over. It was done from late August to early October, 2015. The qualitative component involved eight focus groups in Sydney and regional New South Wales in late November and early December, 2015. This document reports the full set of results from the survey, with comparisons to previous surveys where possible. Each survey in the Who Cares about the Environment? research comprises time series questions to measure changes over time, and new questions for current priority topics. The new topics for the 2015 survey were informed by consultation with users as part of an independent evaluation of the Who Cares? research series.
On the occasion of the release of the State of Food and Agriculture 2019. Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction, here is a selection of FAO titles exploring the linkages between food loss and waste and food security, and suggesting ways of reducing waste while improving nutrition and environmental sustainability.
On October 7, 2019, the United States and Japan signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. This Agreement enhances market access, allowing American farmers and ranchers to remain competitive to other countries receiving preferential treatment in Japan. Since the United States withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January 2017, uncertainty for U.S. agricultural competitiveness developed as signs of a trade agreement with Japan appeared bleak. Concerns grew as the remaining 11 countries progressed forward to implement the multilateral agreement without the United States, renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), followed by another agreement between Japan and the European Union. Japan is not only the third-largest agricultural export market for the United States, but also the third-largest market for U.S. wheat exports.