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The extent of rainfall disruption in El Niño watch countries—India, Indonesia, and the Philippines—could affect the rice market in late 2015 as Thai rice stocks battle to keep the market in check. El Niño-induced drought can adversely affect rice production. (Photo: IRRI) The above-normal rainfall during...

India has come a long way in the past 5 decades from a country with a severe food deficit to being a major grain exporter. The frequent food shortages...

The global rice market is driven by factors that may radically change how rice is traded in the future. (Photo: IRRI) What is the true price of rice?...

During the past few decades, Asia has experienced a period of rapid economic growth that benefited many farmers and consumers. In fact, the decline in...

In the wake of the world food price crisis of 2007-08, the consensus view is that, because of several trends (climate change, biofuels, scarcity of land...

(Photo: R. Panaligan) Three major cereal price spikes hit world markets in the past few years, one in 2007-08, another in 2010-11, and the third in 2012....

Global rice prices have been fairly stable since 2012 after a run up in the first half of 2011 in anticipation of the reintroduction of the Thai mortgage...

Vietnamese farmer drying rice under the sun. (Photo: IRRI) Vietnam’s mighty Mekong Delta comprises nine river mouths that give it its local name, “Cuu...

Rice is a staple for nearly half of the world’s seven billion people. However, more than 90% of this rice is consumed in Asia, where it is a staple...

(Photo: The Rice Trader) The 3rd World Rice Conference India’s export machine emerged as the talk of the town in Ho Chi Minh City during The Rice Trader’s...