Interview: How to tackle African veg oil deficit

Africa has a current edible oil deficit in the range of 6 million tonnes and this is expected to exceed 10 mln tonnes by 2025.

Cardamom market shows potential for downward pressure

Global availability of cardamom looks favourable for this year and prices of the spice are expected to face more downward potential over the coming weeks.

IGC boosts global corn crop outlook, trims wheat

The forecast for global corn production in 2015/16 was raised by the International Grains Council (IGC) reflecting an improved crop outlook in China, however global wheat output was lowered on reduced prospects...

Limited but steady trade seen in 2014 crop hazelnuts

There is very little of the 2014 Turkish hazelnut crop other than by products remaining in Turkey, a UK trader observed in a report today.

China's weekly corn sales stay low

China sold 71,679 tonnes of corn from its reserves this week, finding buyers for only 1.35 of the 5.3 million tonnes offered, lower even than last week's 2.4%, results published by the National Grain and Oil Tr...

DFN markets active despite European holidays

Despite the holidays in western Europe, there is still a reasonable level of activity across the key dried fruit and nut sectors, Catz International observed in a report today.

Video: Agra Editorial Director discusses global sugar market on BBC News

Editorial Director from sister publication Agra Europe, Chris Horseman, recently appeared on the BBC's World Business Report discussing the recent drop in the price of sugar globally.

Chilean walnut exporters ‘must’ find new markets

Developing new markets will be a necessary step for the Chilean walnut industry to maintain the steady pattern of growth in foreign trade in the coming years, local sources believe.

Health focus main driver for Chilean prune trade

The focus on the health benefits related to prune consumption is already showing positive results in some markets, according to the Chile Prunes Assoc...

Market Report: Optimal conditions keep corn rallies at bay

Improving weather and crop conditions in the US continue to dictate the corn market, leaving little chance for an upturn in export prices this month.

Market Report: Top-quality Kenyan tea prices climb to new high

Prices for good –quality Kenyan tea have gone from strength to strength in recent months thanks to a shortfall in production, but Sri Lanka continues ...

EU wheat/barley export licences double year-ago levels

The EU granted soft wheat export licences totalling 324,102 tonnes in the week ending July 28 – down by around 1,000 tonnes from the previous week but...

CBOT Review: Soybeans stronger on positive export report

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed stronger on Thursday as a US export report supported prices. Numbers from the US Department of Ag...

ICE Canada Review: Canola up, but fails to break through C$500/tonne

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform ended higher on Thursday, underpinned by rumours that China made a fresh purchase of Canad...

Analysis: Cameroon on track to meet ambitious cocoa target?

As the international price of cocoa continues to climb largely due to the lower than expected production in the 2014/15 season in Ghana, and poor weat...

New season offers emerge for Turkish raisins

As the harvest of both sultanas and raisins in Turkey approaches, packers are becoming a little more optimistic and new season offers are beginning to...

Weekly Review: Pre-harvest lull prompts Canola futures drop

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts moved sharply lower during the week ended July 29, and more downside is possible for the market in coming weeks.

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Canada lowers pulse crop ending stocks

Canada lowered its 2015/16 ending stocks projection for pulse and specialty crops, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s latest supply and demand repo...

Analysis: Brazil aims to reclaim cocoa crown

Brazil is poised to regain its status of a major cocoa exporter in the global market over the next 10 years, as cocoa production in the country is set to soar.

Canadian canola council welcomes expanded Israel trade deal

An expansion and ‘modernization’ of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), which was announced on July 21, was welcomed by the Canola Council of Canada...

Argentina soybean crush hits record in 2015

Argentine crushing plants processed a record 18.5 million tonnes of soybeans in the first six months of the year, 0.9% more than in the same period of 2014, the...

Analysis: Iranian nuclear deal may benefit agricultural trade

An historic breakthrough in relations between Iran and the West might well bring long-term benefits for agricultural traders. It is also set to significantly bo...

World peanut industry set for plentiful supply

The global peanut industry looks assured of ample supply this year, Anupam Jindel, president of edible nuts and peanuts at Olam International, told FOODNEWS ear...

Market Report: Rapeseed and canola prices might have peaked

After rallying further at the beginning of the month and setting new contract highs, rapeseed and canola futures might be past their peak for now, but with expe...

India to promote north east spices to global markets

The Indian Spices Board has decided to promote organic spices from the north eastern states of the country to global markets.

Ukraine's walnut crop shows good progress

Ukraine’s forthcoming walnut crop has been progressing very well so far, QFN Trading & Agency said in a report today.

Heat slashes raisin output in Malaga

High temperatures have almost halved the production of raisins and muscat grapes in Spain’s province of Malaga, according to the Axarquía Bureau of Raisins, an ...

Low demand helps drag guar gum prices downwards

Indian guar gum prices have shown a weaker tendency of late due to low demand and views that the crop will be favourable following the arrival of a decent level...