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Wheat Price Volatility

Panic is Baseless and Hurts Poor People By Maximo Torero Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division International Food Policy Research Institution (IFPRI) Apparent similarities between today’s rising wheat prices and the food-price crisis of…

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Fostering Growth, Reducing Poverty and Hunger

Asia and Latin America Pursue Mutual Learning and Cooperation Lima — High-level policymakers, internationally recognized researchers, and development practitioners from Asia and Latin America are gathering here March 22-24 for unprecedented talks on…

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Improving Agricultural Productivity, Markets, and Social Protection

The Key to Global Food and Nutrition Security Statement on the occasion of the 5th World Islamic Economic Forum, Jakarta, Indonesia The drastic rise in world food prices in 2007-2008 and the ongoing global financial crunch pushed millions of…

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New trade deal could boost Brazilian farm exports

Caps on subsidies and less distorted trade flows seen as key outcomes of a WTO agreement Geneva —With the financial crisis and economic slowdown focusing governments’ attention on the struggling negotiations at the World Trade Organization, ministers…

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Ethiopia's Commodity Exchange Opens its Doors

Addis Ababa —Ethiopia opens a commodity exchange this week, the first of its kind in Africa. The exchange will trade in six commodities: coffee, sesame, haricot beans, teff, wheat and maize. The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), as it is officially…

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