With wheat flour prices crossing Tk 60 per kilogramme (kg) by the end of last week, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) maintained its price warning level for the second most consumed grain at “high” in Bangladesh.
Global meat consumption has increased significantly in recent decades, with per capita consumption almost doubling since the early 1960s, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Whereas an average of 23.1 kilograms (50.8 pounds) of meat per person were consumed annually in the '60s, the figure had risen to 43.2 kilograms in 2019. Studies show that wealthier countries tend to consume more meat. Projections show that global per capita meat consumption will climb to 69.5 kilograms in 2022 — but the figure will be 27.6 kilograms in the developing world.
World food prices fell in December from the month before, as dairy, vegetable oils and sugar values declined sharply, the United Nations food agency says.
Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has remarkably managed to feed an increasing population better - the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that in 1993...
The country's fish production has almost doubled in just over a decade as fish farming becomes even more popular. According to data from the Department of Fisheries, farmed fish production was 2 million tonnes in 2013-14 fiscal year. This was only 0.8 million tonnes in 2001-02.