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03 Sep 2020
While supply prospects for all four AMIS crops are favourable, the health and economic consequences of COVID-19 coupled with intensifying trade uncertainties jeopardize food market stability. The many forces currently at play render predicting how markets will evolve [...]
12 Jun 2020
While industrial commodity prices, especially oil, plunged following the spread of COVID-19, prices of staple food commodities have been broadly stable. Early indications for the 2020/21 season point to abundant food supplies, and by most expectations, stable prices. [...]
29 May 2020
Members of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum met for a consultation meeting on 28 May 2020 to discuss the food security implications of COVID-19, and to prepare for more targeted actions depending on the evolution of the crisis. [...]
14 May 2020
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, fears are mounting that food supplies may start running short. While we should take these concerns seriously, they should not be overstated either, especially in the case of basic staples. As noted [...]
27 Apr 2020
A new tool monitors restrictions in food trade and assesses their impacts for food availability. The COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker, developed by AMIS Secretariat colleagues in IFPRI, is updated twice daily and provides information free of charge. Meant [...]
21 Apr 2020
G20 Agriculture Ministers agreed to cooperate closely and take concrete actions to safeguard global food security and nutrition to counter the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ensuring the continued flow of food, products, and inputs essential for agricultural [...]
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