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.
Angola is facing its most severe drought in the last 40 years, impacting the food security of 1.6 million people in southern Angola, including more than 110,000 children under the age of five who are facing acute malnutrition, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
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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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Infographic: International Year of Pulses

Infographic discussing the role of pulse crops in sustainable food production and food security, as well as their contributing $944 million to total U.S. ag exports in 2016.
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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...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted five Ethiopian food companies on a two day mission to Kampala to learn from a leading Ugandan food processor about producing and marketing...
The Government of Ethiopia and international partners continue to work together to respond to the drought-related humanitarian needs.
Dr. Gregory L. Parham, USDA’s Assistant Secretary for Administration, recently visited Ethiopia where he opened the 3rd Pan African Conference on SPS Risk Analysis.
The US Department of Agriculture is working in partnership with the United Nations World Food Program to provide school feeding assistance to more than 260,000 students in Ethiopia.
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.