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La Nina Seen Near Peak as Dryness Parches Argentine Corn

The tropical storm that has brought dry weather to Argentina and increased rainfall in SE Asia is drawing to a close. The storm has caused dryness damage to corn and soybeans in South America, and flooded rubber and palm plantations in Malaysia and Thailand. Argentina’s corn output was expected to hit 29 million tons, but due […]


FAO Says Traditional Crops Key to Facing Climate Change

The FAO says traditional crops need protection from climate change. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture celebrated its 10th anniversary, and a ‘benefit-sharing fund’ has been set up in order to help farmers and breeders in 21 countries adapt crops to problems associated with climate change, such as floods, droughts, […]