Sam's rice price and market blog

Sam's rice price and market blog

Keeping rice prices affordable for everyone – including the poorest rice consumers – is an underlying aim for IRRI.

In this blog, our economic and policy experts will share their expertise and views on issues related to rice prices, the supply and demand of rice, and rice market and policy issues. Key contributors include economist Samarendu Mohanty, who heads IRRI's Social Sciences Division and regularly contributes articles on the rice market to Rice Today: Rice Facts.

See some of the latest slides on rice supply and demand.

May062013

The global rice market in the midst of a major makeover

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 The global rice market in the midst of a major makeover

Sam discusses how the global rice market is undergoing a shake-up with rising major players, India and China.

Nov052012

Why does everyone hate the Thai rice mortgage scheme?

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Why does everyone hate the Thai rice mortgage scheme? The Thai rice mortgage scheme continues to receive a fair amount of media bashing even after completing its one-year anniversary.

Aug232012

Global rice market: will it follow corn and wheat?

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Global rice market: will it follow corn and wheat?

Global crop prices have been on a bull run since the beginning of June 2012 in response to severe drought in the United States causing widespread fear of another food crisis, the third in the last five years.

Jan292013

Trends in global rice consumption

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Trends in global rice consumption Dr. Sam Mohanty examines trends in global rice consumption.

Aug132012

Looming drought in India: what’s at stake for the global rice market?

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Looming drought in India: what’s at stake for the global rice market?

More than half way into the monsoon season, many Indian states continue to reel under drought, but it is still too early to gauge the extent of damage to rice production.

Jan112013

What does the global rice market look like in 2013?

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What does the global rice market look like in 2013? Harvesting of the wet-season crop in Asia is almost complete and the overall production situation looks very encouraging.

Aug302012

Time for a rice futures market

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An international rice futures market would help stabilize rice prices and calm market volatility - it's good timing to rethink this idea. 

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