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 [...]

Soy & Oilseed Facts | Trade Flow Manual

New Publication Explains Global Oilseed And Grain Trade The U.S. Soybean Export Council's (USSEC) Competitiveness Committee recently completed an extremely useful publication titled How the Global Oilseed and Grain Trade Works. This publication was completed in cooperation with Soyatech and HighQuest Partners, who have an intimate knowledge of the grain and oilseed trading business. The publication serves as an educational document for those interested in bettering their understanding of the trade, for those investing or wanting to invest in the commodities trade and for those interested in improving the competitiveness of U.S. soybean products both domestically and internationally. The analysis fully [...]