Resources

This page brings together a wide range of FSP and external resources that are useful for policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders who are interested in food security and related topics. Select a resource category by clicking on the tags to the left.
Dec 7th, 2023

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor December 2023

As the year draws to a close, commodity markets have quieted down from the more volatile price movements that have characterized the past two years. With the exception of rice, prices for most grains and oilseeds are 15 to 20 percent below January 2022 levels. Yet, even rice prices have fallen back from recent highs as global production prospects look more favorable than they did in late summer. Despite a slowing global economy, demand for agricultural
products remains strong and is expected to hit record levels in the 2023/24 marketing season. Lower prices mean reduced profitability for grain and oilseed farmers though lower costs for fuel and fertilizer will help mitigate that impact.
Dec 1st, 2023

IPC Alert - Afghanistan, Dec 2023

AFGHANISTAN: 13.1 million people experience high levels of acute food insecurity in October 2023 driven by climatic shocks, macro-economic instability and unemployment
Dec 1st, 2023

IPC Alert - Sudan, Dec 2023

SUDAN: Intense conflict, organized violence and continued economic decline drive 17.7 million people into high levels of acute food insecurity between October 2023 and February 2024
Nov 1st, 2023

IPC Alert - South Sudan, Nov 2023

South Sudan: Approximately 5.83 million people likely to experience high levels of acute food insecurity, 1.65 million children expected to be acutely malnourished
Oct 5th, 2023

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor October 2023

Rice continues to be in the news. Since India banned non-Basmati rice exports in July, rice prices have risen markedly, raising concerns that other countries might follow suit and also restrict trade. As a case in point, Myanmar, the world's sixth largest rice exporter, announced new export licensing requirements while the Philippines has put in place price ceilings to cap retail rice prices. All of these actions have occurred as a strengthening El Niño threatens to cut rice production of key Asian suppliers and push prices higher. ASEAN leaders have recognized the threat to food security and recently confirmed their commitment to keep the flow of agricultural products unimpeded and refrain from using 'unjustified' trade barriers. AMIS will continue working with its participating countries to promote the open flow of food commodities.