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Nov 2020
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered alarmist views on whether international markets would still have the capacity to meet demands from countries who are dependent on trade, including their food security. This paper analyses whether international food markets have been holding up since the start of the pandemic and whether countries, especially those that are economically disadvantaged and dependent on food imports, have been able to meet their dietary needs through international trade.
Sep 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 [...]
Apr 2020
FAO is analysing and providing updates on the emerging COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on agricultural markets—effects that are still largely unknown. Most current assessments generally foresee a contraction in both supply [...]
Jan 2020
In view of a recent update and revamp of the AMIS market database, and considering the importance of AMIS for global food price transparency, the FAO Office of Chief Statistician [...]
Nov 2017
Food price volatility is one of the major concerns for development practitioners and policymakers worldwide. FAO’s project aimed to address this issue by improving data reliability, timeliness and frequency through [...]
Nov 2017
This manual reaches out to both providers and users of data published by AMIS. For providers of data who regularly submit market information to AMIS, the manual describes how AMIS [...]
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