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  • Vietnam's Agri-Food Sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    EIB-130, October 28, 2014

    Vietnam's agricultural trade gains from TPP may be limited. The United States and Japan are expected to be the primary markets for agricultural export growth. Vietnam's consumer-oriented sectors provide the largest areas for import growth.

  • What’s Behind the Surge in Global Rice Prices?

    Amber Waves, September 01, 2008

    U.S. and global rice prices surged to record highs this spring. The rapid price increases were not due to poor harvests, a surge in demand, or a tight global supply situation, but were linked to factors not directly related to rice market fundamentals. The most important factors behind the price surge were export bans, restrictions, and taxes implemented by several major exporting countries in an attempt to assure stable prices for food staples.

  • Why Have Food Commodity Prices Risen Again?

    WRS-1103, June 28, 2011

    The report describes the factors that have contributed to the large and rapid increase in agricultural prices during the past year. The report focuses particularly on food commodity prices-which have risen 60 percent since June 2010.