War in Ukraine Pushes Food Prices to Record High: FAO

The surge in food prices accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of wheat and corn. Global food prices have hit record levels in the wake of the Ukraine war, the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization shows, raising concerns over food security and the conflict's impact on vulnerable populations across the world. The U.N.'s food price index rose to 159.3 in March, up 17.9 points, or 13%, from February and jumped 34% from a year ago. The index measures the monthly change in international prices for a basket of [...]

Plantations International Joins United Nations Global Compact

The Plantations International Group of Companies is very pleased to announce that is been accepted into the prestigious United Nations Global Compact. Plantations International pledges to support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles. We are committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of our group, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals. Plantations International has [...]

Global Broccoli and Cauliflower Market

Global Broccoli and Cauliflower Market China According Plantations International estimates China's domestic production is estimated to account for about 45% of the total global production. Most of this is intended for the domestic market. There are also some exports, which have recorded a slight increase. The post-harvest techniques have been improved and investments have also been made in the cold chain. China wishes to present itself internationally with this product. In fact, a 'Broccoli Demonstration Zone' has recently opened in the Zhejiang Province. The current price stands at around 1.35 dollars per kilo. In January and February, it was extremely cold [...]