May 1st, 2023

IPC Alert - Bangladesh, May 2023

BANGLADESH: nearly 9 million people experience high levels of acute food insecurity between March and April 2023 driven by repeated climatic shocks and high food prices
Apr 6th, 2023

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor April 2023

Over the past 10 months, world prices of most grains and oilseeds have fallen back to levels prior to the war in Ukraine. Likewise, volatility in prices has also declined considerably from recent highs. With the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, there is hope that the world is recovering from the price shocks of the past year. Yet, while prices have fallen in international markets, they have frequently remained high at local level, particularly in net food importing developping countries reflecting the weakening of their currencies against the US dollar. As a result, food price inflation is still a serious concern in many countries, also because post-farm gate costs for shipping and processing remain subject to inflationary pressures.
Mar 2nd, 2023

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor March 2023

With no end in sight to the war in Ukraine and threats of further escalation, uncertainty continues to hang over agricultural markets. Supplies are tight. Reduced plantings in Ukraine mean that other countries will need to produce additional grains and oilseeds to help rebuild global stocks and moderate price levels. The world has so far been relatively fortunate: a combination of good weather and strong producer supply response has kept market prices from rebounding back to the high levels of early 2022. However, tight stocks will mean increased price volatility, particularly during periods of uncertainty such as planting times and the Northern Hemisphere growing seasons. In addition, uncertainty over events like the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative will continue to roil markets.
Mar 1st, 2023

IPC Alert - Somalia, Mar 2023

Somalia: Nearly 6.5 million people likely to experience high levels of acute food insecurity between April and June, 1.8 million children will likely be acutely malnourished
Feb 2nd, 2023

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor February 2023

Fertilizer prices have declined by more than 40 percent since hitting record (nominal) highs last spring, especially due to recent drops in natural gas prices and fertilizer plants reopening in Europe. Though prices remain almost twice the level of two years ago, this development is welcome news for producers making input purchases this spring and should improve profitability margins for many crops. With the price decline most prominent for nitrogenous fertilizers, this could make nitrogen-intensive crops such as wheat and maize more attractive planting choices than they were last spring. Lower prices could also encourage higher application rates, particularly in developing countries where fertilizer use is relatively low and where recent high prices have further reduced application rates.
Feb 1st, 2023

IPC Alert - Timor-Leste, Feb 2023

TIMOR LESTE: High food prices, reduced purchasing power, persistent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and floods drive 300,000 people into high acute food insecurity