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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.
Mar 2017
AMIS Research Paper No. 6 aims at identifying thresholds that are associated with the transition between different levels of price volatility. To this end, the study surveys a host of [...]
Mar 2017
This is a non-technical summary of AMIS Research Paper No. 6, which analyses thresholds associated with transitions between different levels of price volatility. 
Mar 2017
Reliable data on grain stocks help decision makers understand food availability, plan the necessary interventions on market stabilization, and address issues related to food insecurity. These Guidelines support statisticians and [...]
Mar 2016
One of the original goals of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) was to develop a set of early warning global market indicators which could alert AMIS members to detect [...]
Feb 2016
Forecasting crop production is an important dimension when monitoring agricultural markets. Over time, forecasting techniques have evolved, as has agriculture itself and the specifications of the forecasts that are needed. [...]
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