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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.
Sep 2014
Feed use accounts for about a third of world consumption of cereals. Despite its significance, feed utilization is a largely unknown component in supply and demand balances. Within the framework [...]
May 2014
In May 2014, several inception and assessment missions were organised in Abuja, Kaduna and Zaria to identify and prioritize AMIS’ support to Nigeria. Different meetings were organized with key stakeholders involved [...]
Apr 2014
Feed use accounts for about a third of world consumption of cereals. Despite its significance, feed utilization is a largely unknown component in supply and demand balances. AMIS Research Paper [...]
Feb 2014
Over the past ten years, the increase in ethanol production in the United States has changed market dynamics in maize and related grain markets, which may impact prices and availability [...]
Dec 2013
Since 2000, global production of ethanol, the most widely used transport renewable fuel, more than quadrupled, reaching in 2011 a total of 84.6 billion litres. This paper examines the nature [...]
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