A number of factors have converged over the last 18 months to send global agricultural commodity prices to near-record levels. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – and the potential loss of Ukrainian exports – was the latest development to push commodity prices higher.
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Ghana: FAS Accra Regional Ag Developments

This quarterly publication provides a summary of local and regional developments relevant to U.S. food and agricultural trade covering Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
This coming summer, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Shenyang will lead its first Cochran team to Alaska and Seattle to explore the breadth and depth of the Pacific Northwest’s fishing....
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China: China's Annual Agricultural Policy Goals

On February 5, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2017.
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Japan: The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 12 Issue 9

Ambassador Kennedy Meets MAFF Minister Yamamoto; Ambassador Kennedy at USSEC 60th Anniversary; U.S.-Japan Soy Partnership Tour and Roundtable; USAPEEC AI Event; Wakayama Citrus Tour; Hawaii...
Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation held events on June 14 and June 22, 2016 reviewing progress made during the administration of President Ollanta Humala (2011-16).
The 2015-16 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) weather phenomena, although weaker than originally anticipated, delayed Peru’s avocado harvest.
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Peru: Peru Quinoa Price Fluctuation

Demand for quinoa by health conscious consumers in the United States, Canada and Western Europe has driven the price of this Andean grain up three-fold in recent years.
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Ecuador: FAS Quito Jumpstarts Extension Cooperation

FAS Quito coordinated and supported the April 18, 2016 visit to Ecuador of University of Georgia (UGA) rural extension service specialists.
For Peru the 2015-16 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) weather phenomena came in weaker than anticipated.
On January 20, 2016, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued the 190th Conference for the Promotion of Food Import Facilitation report.
Even though New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions rose 21% during the period1990-2013, agricultural emissions rose at a slower pace of about 14% over the same period.