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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Wheat consumption rising in Africa

Wheat consumption rising in Africa | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

World Grain, 15/02/2019 - Africa has been a fast-growing grain import market for more than a decade, and not just because its population is mushrooming. Take wheat, for example. While the population of Africa increased by 32% between the 2007-08 and the 2018-19 growing seasons, the continent’s wheat imports increased 68% over the same period, surging to 47 million tonnes from 27.3 million tonnes, according to figures supplied by Bunge. Explaining how consumption growth rates are outstripping population expansion, Görkem Alapala, vice-chairman of the board at Corum, Turkey-based Alapala, . . .

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Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security in Africa (FAO)

Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security in Africa (FAO) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. Civil war and insecurity are direct reasons for high hunger rates in 16 of those countries, ranging from Burundi to Yemen. Conflict is displacing millions of people, hampering agricultural activities and, in many cases, also driving basic food prices up sharply, the report notes. Inflation in the Democratic Republic of Congo more than doubled in 2017 to a 42 percent annual rate. Violence has disrupted traditional trade routes around the Sahel, driving up prices, while food shortages are reported around southern and eastern Libya. Meanwhile, inadequate and erratic rainfall poses a growing threat to food security in Southern Africa as well as in Eastern Africa, where many rural households have suffered from four consecutive drought-affected agricultural seasons.

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