Global cereal supply and demand update

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Published on ReliefWeb, Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO, Sept. 1, 2010.

World cereal production lower than anticipated earlier but still the third highest on record: The forecast for world cereal production in 2010 has been lowered to 2 238 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms) from 2 280 million tonnes reported by FAO in June. However, even at this lower level, world cereal output in 2010 would be the third highest on record and above the five-year average. Among the major cereals, wheat accounts for most of the cut in this latest forecast, reflecting mainly smaller crops in the leading producers in the CIS due to adverse weather … (full text). Download the full report, 3 pdf-pages.

Links:

Jean Ziegler on en.wikipedia, last modification on 6 September 2010,

Gelegentlich der Kadaver einer Kuh, Sept. 7, 2010

Harvest fears push up global grain prices, Sept. 3, 2010;

An Inconvenient Truth about Grain Markets, on Current Concerns/ no. 16, September 2010;

Growing Fuel Instead of Food: Agro-fuels in Chiapas, August 24, 2010;

EU-27 Cereals’ Area and  … ;

Copa-Cogeca publishes: EU 27 cereals area and production for 2009/2010 and estimates for 2010/2011, warns of increasing risk of price volatility, Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2010.

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