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A new report from the FAO of the United Nations warns that agricultural yield gaps in lower-income countries are likely to widen further because public and private investment is concentrated in high-income countries.
The agriculture sector absorbs 22% of the economic impact of natural disasters and hazards, according a new report from FAO.
Recently falling food prices are not here to stay, according to Jane Harrigan, Professor of Economics at SOAS. But food-importing countries should be careful with their food security strategies.
The private sector will be important in implementing the principles, according to FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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The bodies’ joint annual agricultural report, the Agricultural Outlook, predicts that agriculture prices will continue to fall from recent peaks and will stabilise at pre-2008 levels on the back of increased production globally.
The Sri Lankan government recently announced the establishment of the Global Aquaculture Fund to boost investment into the industry.

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