MANILA, Oct 23- Plans by the Philippines to potentially import an additional 1 million tonnes of rice should be carried out by year-end, as crop losses from storms and El Nino make it more urgent to boost stocks for 2016, a senior government official said. The Philippines is one of the world's biggest buyers of the staple grain, with the possibility of imminent...» Read More
BANGKOK, July 13- Thailand's rice export association lowered its annual target from 10 million to 9.5 million tonnes on Monday, due to a slowdown in the global economy and fears that drought in Thailand could slash output for the year. Chukiat Opaswong, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said Thailand would face a tougher export market...
The meteorological agencies of the United States, Japan and Australia have all upped their forecasts for the strength and duration of the El Nino effect, which is caused by rising sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. El Nino brings drier conditions to Southeast Asia, India and Australia, and a severe event can hurt output of agricultural commodities,...
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