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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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Weather, politics driving grain trade

Weather, politics driving grain trade | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Chris Lyddon (World Grain), 27/12/2018. The world’s grain markets face a year of challenges and uncertainty, with weather and politics likely to drive trade flows and prices, said the keynote speaker at the Global Grain Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The trade war between the United States and China has changed the landscape and, if settled, could once again mean massive changes, said Dan Basse, president, AgResource, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Huge government debt, the likelihood of interest rate increases, and volatile currencies are among the potential threats the market faces. He added that demographic changes mean the demand growth focus is shifting to Africa. Basse described the market ahead as “a more vibrant market and more vibrant opportunity forthcoming.” He noted that over 80% of trade in Chicago is now non-human.

“Today we see the world wheat stocks-to-use ratio at a record low. That makes 2019 a very, very important year for world production.”

At the same time, weather patterns are changing. “This last year we saw a very dramatic drought in Argentina,” he said. “Australians are seeing their second drought in a row. We have problems in Europe. Climate change is real.”

New drivers are emerging in the wheat market. “World wheat trade has increased nearly 90 million tonnes in just the last eight or nine years,” he said. “This is a big change.”

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New AMIS Market Monitor: November 2018

New AMIS Market Monitor: November 2018 | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

November issue, released on 01/11/2018 by AMIS

"With impacts of adverse weather having largely faded and tariff hikes already factored in, markets have become calmer in recent weeks. Nevertheless, despite firmer production estimates and the increased likelihood of a generally positive supply situation in the 2018/19 season, robust demand has kept prices tilted to the upside. Recent strong movements in currency and energy markets seem to have had little impact on market sentiment. The market’s focus is gradually shifting to growing conditions of crops in the ground or soon to be planted, against a backdrop of uncertainty given a possible El Niño event."

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New review finds fundamental gaps and new opportunities for world’s agricultural monitoring systems

New review finds fundamental gaps and new opportunities for world’s agricultural monitoring systems | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By IFPRI, 05/11/2018

The world’s agricultural monitoring systems provide up-to-date information on food production to decision makers that is crucial to global and national food security. When prices become dangerously volatile—as they did during the food price crisis of 2007-2011—these systems spread critical information quickly that can reduce the risks of market and supply upheavals.

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Surveillez la date de floraison du maïs pour récolter au bon stade

Surveillez la date de floraison du maïs pour récolter au bon stade | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

par TNC (Agrisalon), le 03/07/2018

La sortie des soies à la pointe des épis correspond à la floraison du maïs. S'il est important de surveiller cette étape, c'est parce qu'elle conditionne la date de récolte du maïs fourrage et donc sa qualité et son rendement.

La floraison du maïs correspond à la sortie des soies . Arvalis-Institut du végétal rappelle : « La floraison du maïs n’est pas forcément celle qu’on croit. Ce n’est pas la floraison mâle, caractérisée par la sortie des panicules (phénomène pourtant bien visible depuis le bord du champ) mais c’est la floraison femelle qui correspond à l’apparition des soies à la pointe des épis. » Il est alors important de surveiller ce stade car sa date permet d'anticiper la date de récolte du maïs fourrage . Le rendement et la qualité en dépendent.

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