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Each day the CBD Secretariat conducts a global Internet search for relevant news stories. The following stories collected over the last seven days relate to agriculture and biodiversity.

21 July 2016

Inter Press Service News Agency, 2016-07-21
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 21 2016 (IPS) - After a half century of decline, agricultural commodity prices rose with oil prices in the 1970s, and again for a decade until 2014. Food prices rose sharply from the middle of the last decade, but have been declining since 2012, and especially since last year, triggering concerns of declining investments by farmers.

20 July 2016

Science Daily, 2016-07-20
International research has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.

18 July 2016

Inter Press Service News Agency, 2016-07-18
ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Jul 18 2016 (IPS) - Albert Kanga Azaguie no longer considers himself a smallholder farmer. By learning and monitoring the supply and demand value chains of one of the country’s staple crops, plantain (similar to bananas), Kanga ventured into off-season production to sell his produce at relatively higher prices.
 

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