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.
Sam discusses how the global rice market is undergoing a shake-up with rising major players, India and China.
The Thai rice mortgage scheme continues to receive a fair amount of media bashing even after completing its one-year anniversary.
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.
Dr. Sam Mohanty examines trends in global rice consumption.
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.
Harvesting of the wet-season crop in Asia is almost complete and the overall production situation looks very encouraging.
An international rice futures market would help stabilize rice prices and calm market volatility - it's good timing to rethink this idea.