ICE Futures Canada Tuesday Canola futures prices lower barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’17 $3.60 lower $579.20; Nov. ’17 $3.20 lower $527.20; Jan. ’18 $2.60 lower $531.00; March ’18 $2.90 lower $534.00; May ’18 $3.60 lower $533.50; July ’18 $4.10 lower $533.70; Nov. ’18 $7.30 lower $490.00; Jan. ’19 $7.30 lower $490.70; March ’19 $7.30 lower $490.70; May ’19 $7.30 lower $490.70; July ’19 $7.30 lower $490.70.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00.Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 342,340 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 342,340. read more

Pastoralists meeting shared ideas on sustainable development – UN

Pastoralists are nomadic or semi-nomadic people who draw on traditional knowledge of weather and vegetation to maintain social and economic systems based on raising and herding livestock, usually in harsh environments.The 120 pastoralist leaders from 23 countries at the Global Pastoralist Gathering in the remote South Omo trading village of Turmi, 13 hours’ drive from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, looked at their roles in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) drawn up at a UN summit in 2000 to halve extreme poverty worldwide by 2015.Some 100 representatives of Governments, international organizations, NGOs and other bodies joined them under tents for sleeping and under trees for discussion, organizer Patta Scott-Villiers from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.”You are most knowledgeable about your problems,” the UN Development Resident Coordinator for Ethiopia, Modibo Touré, told the gathering, adding that their concerns would be included in development planning.At the end of the five-day conference on 2 February, the participants concluded that their biggest concern was the loss of traditional rights to grazing land. In addition, by 2015 their access to education, health care, safe water, markets, economic progress and legal protection would have declined unless substantial new investments were made.Their mobility should be recognized, their routes and environmental guardianship respected and their land rights clarified and secured as part of an economic, social and cultural system, they said.National and regional authorities differ in their treatment of pastoralists, OCHA said. West African governments recognize their need to cross borders freely with their herds. The Spanish and Indian Governments support their production and South America has developed strong pastoralist organizations. read more

Somalia UN envoy lends support to state formation process in southwest regions

“I urge those who remain outside the process to support the agreement and contribute to building a federal Somalia,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Kay, said during a visit to Baidoa. He is in the area to support the Federal Government and local efforts to establish a new interim administration which would comprise regions of Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle. “All parties should continue their work constructively and peacefully, and avoid any actions that might undermine peace and security,” noted Mr. Kay, who is also the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).While in Baidoa, the senior UN official met with the Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament, Mohamed Osman Jawari, as well as signatories to the agreement on an interim administration in south west Somalia and members of the technical committee established to implement it.The agreement was formed in June, after supporters of two different state formation processes met in the capital, Mogadishu.Mr. Kay today reiterated his encouragement on stakeholders to expedite the implementation of the agreement. “The momentum of Somalia’s state-building process must not be interrupted; it is a critical part of the country’s path towards peace and stability,” he stressed. UNSOM, established by the UN Security Council in June of last year, is mandated to support the Federal Government of Somalia with its peace and state building agenda, including the federalism process, review of the provisional constitution and elections in 2016. It also works to strengthen Somalia’s security sector, promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment and assist in the coordination of international assistance. read more