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07 Dec 2020
Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, there were concerns that the health crisis would develop into a large-scale food crisis similar to the 2007-08 food price crisis, when panic buying and counterproductive policies exacerbated initial supply disruptions. While food [...]
02 Apr 2020
While the impact of the coronavirus crisis on global food markets has so far been limited, the pandemic poses a serious threat to food security at local level. According to official statistics, the virus has not yet spread [...]
20 Mar 2020
In view of the many uncertainties regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMIS Secretariat Steering Committee convened a virtual extraordinary meeting on 19 March to discuss possible implications for global food markets. While previous crisis situations of global food markets have [...]
05 Mar 2020
After only two months since the first reported outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in China’s central province of Hubei, it has already spread to almost 80 countries worldwide (according to the [...]
13 Feb 2020
Forward curves are an important instrument in supply and demand analysis. They are constructed by drawing a line along the sequence of futures contract price quotations, typically proceeding forward for about 18 to 24 months from the spot [...]
03 Feb 2020
The European Union was elected as the next AMIS Chair at the 9th Session of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum. Represented through Dr Tassos Haniotis, a long-time supporter of AMIS who has been part of the initiative since [...]