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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 2011
Greater understanding of global markets is one of the main objectives of AMIS. For this reason, identifying indicators which can signal changing market conditions on a timely basis will be [...]
Nov 2011
During the periods of global food crisis and price spikes that have occurred since mid-2007, there have been reports of widespread price rises across the world. Changes in domestic prices [...]
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