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Apr 2021
The storage of grains has an important food security dimension. This paper reviews recent trends in grain stockholding; discusses the two main purposes for holding stocks, which are to maintain an emergency reserve and to help stabilize prices; describes the difficulties in measuring stocks, especially as regards deriving internationally comparable data; and outlines the economic importance of stocks as a determinant of international food price volatility.
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 [...]
Oct 2017
The Evaluation of the financial support by the World Bank Group with the Development Grant Facility to support the “Partnership for Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)” was conducted in 2016-2017. [...]
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Jul 2017
Having reliable forecasts of food production remains a major challenge in many countries. This literature review, prepared as part of an AMIS capacity building project financed by the Bill & [...]
Jun 2017
This literature review reviews all features relating to the development of an agricultural market information system, with a particular focus on information on market prices and on the use of [...]
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