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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Focus on Romania | World Grain

Focus on Romania | World Grain | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

World Grain, 04/03/2019 - Romania qualifies as one of the Black Sea origins for grain, with Russia and Ukraine, but it also has the advantage of being a member of the European Union (E.U.), with its farmers supported under the E.U.’s Common Agricultural Policy. The country’s farm minister, Petre Daea, is chairing E.U. meetings of national farm ministers during the first half of 2019 as the country holds the revolving Presidency of the Union’s Council of Ministers. That gives Daea the difficult task of steering reform proposals for the difficult task of steering reform proposals for the CAP through ministerial meetings.

Romania is becoming an increasingly important producer and exporter of grains. It serves as a conduit to the outside world for much of southeastern Europe, with grain coming by barge along the Danube. It is an important supplier to destinations in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East as well as to other E.U. countries...

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Massive maize imports keep EU livestock fed after drought

Massive maize imports keep EU livestock fed after drought | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Reuters, 21/01/2019 - EU set to break last season's maize import record. Imports fuelled by 2018 drought, big Ukraine crop. Maize flows have turned EU into net cereal importer. Imports seen easing next year if EU harvest rebounds.

EU maize imports are running at a record pace, turning the bloc into a net cereal importer for the first time in a decade, as the livestock industry uses a bumper Ukrainian harvest to make up for a lack of forage caused by a torrid summer.

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Rise in maize prices drives panic stocking in India

Rise in maize prices drives panic stocking in India | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it
By
Jayashree Bhosale, 27/11/2018

Spot maize prices have risen 7.6% over the past fortnight, driving end-users including poultry and livestock feed manufacturers to panic stocking.

Feed manufacturers are heading towards Chindwada in Madhya Pradesh, the only place in the country where maize availability is currently comfortable.

“We normally buy maize from Karnataka and Maharashtra. However, this year, even during the peak season, availability at these two places was not enough and neither was it of good quality,” said Latur-based Vijay Jadhav, a poultry feed manufacturer who purchased his requirements from Madhya Pradesh.

Spot maize prices for Sangli delivery increased to Rs 1,647/quintal on the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange on Monday from Rs 1,531/quintal on November 12.

With the shortage developing during the crop’s peak arrival season, the feed industry is in panic mode.

Maize is the third most important cereal crop in India, after rice and wheat, and accounts for about 10% of the country’s food grain production. More than half the maize produced locally is consumed as poultry feed, while the rest goes as food for humans, animal feed and industrial processing.

Pune: Spot maize prices have risen 7.6% over the past fortnight, driving end-users including poultry and livestock feed manufacturers to panic stocking.

Feed manufacturers are heading towards Chindwada in Madhya Pradesh, the only place in the country where maize availability is currently comfortable.

“We normally buy maize from Karnataka and Maharashtra. However, this year, even during the peak season, availability at these two places was not enough and neither was it of good q ..

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Maize imports and no-deal Brexit worries undermine wheat price

Maize imports and no-deal Brexit worries undermine wheat price | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Jonathan Riley (Farmers Weekly), 15/11/2018

Maize imports, ethanol plant closures and the looming potential of a no-deal Brexit are putting pressure on wheat prices, according to grain traders.

Maize imports are up by one-third and have broken the 540,000t mark since July, HMRC figures show.

In the first three months of this year’s season (July-September 2018) the UK imported 544,000t of maize.

“Because wheat and maize purchases are already on the books, imports will continue to arrive through to next April,” Mr Bright said.

“It means we will have gone from a tight supply to an exportable surplus,” he suggested.

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Iran’s corn need key as Brazil’s export, import flow up-ended

Iran’s corn need key as Brazil’s export, import flow up-ended | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By AgriCensus, 20/02/2019 - Brazil’s position as one of the few exporters prepared to run the gamut of US sanctions and supply corn to Iran is helping to upend the country’s export dynamics, as geopolitics, trade fears and economics sees southern states exchange Brazilian corn for Argentine imports.

“The crazy thing is that ports in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina are exporting corn this month – this is not normal at all,” one market source told Agricensus.

The news comes as the same states – which are home to a significant chunk of Brazil’s livestock sector – have imported corn from Argentina in recent days, in a move that often reflects Brazil’s high domestic prices and poor internal supply logistics.

“The state of Santa Catarina normally buys some corn from Argentina and Paraguay because those countries are close, because Santa Catarina needs more corn than it is able to grow and because it’s cheaper to buy corn from those countries,” Agrural’s Daniele Siqueira told Agricensus.

Which is where geopolitics kicks in – Iran has been increasingly reliant upon Brazilian corn supply since US president Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on the country in December 2018...

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Progression comparée des rendements moyens français du blé tendre et du maïs grain (1960-2017)

Progression comparée des rendements moyens français du blé tendre et du maïs grain (1960-2017) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Agreste, décembre 2018

L'opinion répandue :

« La productivité des maïs augmente régulièrement mais celle du blé tendre stagne ».

L'Académie d'Agriculture de France nous donne son analyse.

CIHEAM Newss insight:

Pour en savoir plus, téléchargez le rapport https://www.academie-agriculture.fr/sites/default/files/publications/encyclopedie/repere_france_ble_mais_progression_comparee_des_rendements_1960-2017.pdf

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Ukraine Agr. Ministry forecasting a record 2018's corn production

Ukraine Agr. Ministry forecasting a record 2018's corn production | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By UkrAgroConsult, 27/11/2018

According to the Ag Ministry’s forecast, the 2018 grain crop in Ukraine will reach its highest since the country’s independence. The record rise in grain production is accounted for by an abundant crop of corn, which is estimated by the Ministry to amount to 34.8 MMT, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The corn harvest was 94% complete as of November 26, 2018. Farmers had obtained 32.9 MMT of grain (21.1 MMT in 2017) with an average yield of 7.64 MT/ha (5.35 MT/ha in 2017).

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