Dec 8th, 2022

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor December 2022

With northern hemisphere grain and oilseed crops largely harvested, and the Black Sea Grain Initiative extended for another 120 days, market attention is shifting to growing conditions in the southern hemisphere. The third consecutive year of La Niña has prolonged drought conditions in Argentina, resulting in sharply reduced wheat production prospects relative to last year. By contrast, La Niña has resulted in abnormally wet conditions in Australia, which expects aboveaverage wheat yields; however, concerns remain over the quality of the crop, which could impact prices for milling wheat. Planting progress for South American maize and soybeans are on pace, but it is still too early to tell whether yields will return to more normal levels after last year's drought-reduced production.
Dec 1st, 2022

IPC Alert - Somalia, Dec 2022

SOMALIA: Nearly 5.6 million people experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, Famine projected in parts of south central regions from April to June 2023
Nov 4th, 2022

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor November 2022

Concerns are mounting regarding the extension of the United Nations Black Sea Grain Initiative beyond the 18 November deadline, especially after Russia's recent - albeit temporary - withdrawal from the agreement. Through this initiative, Ukraine has been able to ship over 9 million tonnes of grains and oilseeds via its Black Sea ports. While the volume of exports remains below year-ago levels, importers benefitted from larger supplies, especially those who depend on Ukraine's agricultural products, while consumers worldwide have gained through lower market prices. Unfortunately, the pace of exports slowed in recent weeks as inspections could not keep up with the number of shipments; and now the possible termination of the deal threatens to re-ignite market prices and further exacerbate global food security concerns.
Nov 1st, 2022

IPC Alert - Yemen, Nov 2022

Nearly 17 million Yemenis experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, driven by conflict, climate change and economic decline
Nov 1st, 2022

IPC Alert - South Sudan, Nov 2022

South Sudan’s acute food insecurity remains high due to the economic crisis, flooding, low production, conflict and insecurity; about 1.4 million children are acutely malnourished
Oct 6th, 2022

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor October 2022

Since peaking earlier this year, international food prices have returned to levels last seen prior to the Ukraine war. However, prices of most foodstuffs remain high and continue to be under upward pressure from a range of factors, including low stock-to-use ratios for some commodities, high energy and fertilizer costs, poor weather in several key producing countries, and risks associated to the unresolved conflict in Ukraine. With a majority of countries experiencing food price increases between 10 and 30 percent over the previous year, domestic food price inflation is particularly worrisome, especially for the poor who spend a higher share of their disposable income on food.