World leaders at a U.N. summit embraced an ambitious strategy to combat a food crisis that is causing violent riots and threatening to push up to a billion people across the globe into hunger. Delegates from 181 countries pledged Thursday to reduce trade barriers and boost agricultural production to combat rising food prices, but some nations and groups maintained more concrete measures will be needed. After three days of wrangling, delegates at the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization approved a declaration resolving to ease the suffering caused by soaring food prices and step up investment in agriculture. The summit struck a balance on the contentious issue of biofuels, recognizing "challenges and opportunities" in using food for fuel. The declaration called for swift help for small-holder farmers in poor countries who need seed, fertilizers and animal feed in time for the approaching planting season. U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have pointed out … [Read more...] about Leaders at UN Summit Pledge to Ease Food Crisis
In order to further strengthen trade cooperation relations and exchange opportunities for the business communities of the two countries, recently, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ho Chi Minh Branch (VCCI- HCM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Religion and the Argentine Embassy in Vietnam, held a "Commercial Exchanges Vietnam - Argentina". The Argentinian business delegation to Vietnam this time includes 150 enterprises which are manufacturers and leading exporters in the fields of agricultural products, food, consumer products, cosmetics, chemicals, IT, logistics, etc. This is a golden opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to exchange, share their experiences and find customers and partners. As one of the three largest economies in Latin America, Argentina has a developed agriculture and livestock sectors along with key industries such as nuclear, biological, electronic, and information technology … [Read more...] about Focus on Promoting Export of Advantage Goods to Argentina
(VEN) - South Argentina Exhibition on Manufacture, Labor, Trade and Services Time: March 15-17 and March 22-24 Venue: Bahia Blanca and Buenos Aires Contact address: Alsina 19, P.2º (B8000IHA), Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires. Tel : (0291) 451-2398 - Fax: (0291) 452-2112 Email: [email protected] Website: www.fisa.com.ar The 13th Exhibition on Textile and Garment Wholesale Time: March 17-18, 2013 Venue: Rosario, Santa Fe Contact address: Tel: (0341) 4495740 Email: [email protected] Website: www.goldfashion.com.ar The 25th International Exhibition on Machine Tools and Instruments Time: April 9-13, 2013 Venue: Buenos Aires Contact address: Tel : 4372-3833/4383-4221 Fax: 4372-5602 Email: [email protected] Website: www.aafmha.org.ar The 16th International Exhibition on Wood and Wood Products Time: April 18-21, 2013 Venue: Santa Fe Contact address: Tel: (03496) 425525 Fax: … [Read more...] about FairS and Exhibitions in Argentina in 2013 (Continued from Issue 2)
A worldwide food crisis that sent wheat, corn and rice prices to records and sparked riots earlier this year may be over after farmers boosted planting, a top official in India's food ministry said. Workers load rice for export at a port in Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...] about Global food crisis may ease as pace of planting picks up: India
World food prices reached a new historic peak in January 2011, exceeding prices reached during the food crisis of 2007-08. A global food crisis could be looming and local media has discussed a possible rice price fever scenario in Vietnam as seen in 2008. Following are expert views on the issue. Excerpts: Bui Ba Bong, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development: "Food price hikes on the global market would probably have little impact on Vietnam's rice prices as the nation still has large rice supplies for the whole year. Moreover, the 2011 food crisis, despite being seen as a danger, will not happen like in 2008 as many countries are better prepared and have measures to prevent food speculation. … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam have a food crisis?