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Reform Presents Upside Risks To Output

We see upside risks to our forecast for cocoa production in Nigeria in the medium term given the government's creation of a cocoa regulatory authority in charge of organising the industry into...

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Supply Picture Tightening Further

The Egyptian government recently announced it has replenished stocks but we still expect the country's wheat stocks to remain below average in the coming months. The domestic wheat market will...

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Asia Fertiliser Outlook

We believe Asia will remain the world's largest consumer of all three fertiliser types, as we expect the continent's agricultural production to increase in the coming years. The next challenge for...

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Barley To Average EUR230/tonne In 2013

We expect front-month barley prices to continue trading in the EUR210-250/tonne range over a three month horizon. The northern hemisphere's growing season is now under way and looks satisfactory...

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The Looming Water Wars

With freshwater accounting for only 3% of the earth's water reserves, the competition for water resources between industrials and local communities will continue to intensify over the coming years....

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Asia GM Outlook

Although Asia is an agricultural powerhouse, genetically modified (GM) plantings are low in the region. The adoption rate of GM crops will remain slow in the coming years, as many countries are still...

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Recovery In Sight For Producer Margins

We have revised our poultry production forecast for Russia in 2012/13 as livestock producers have been affected more than anticipated by high local feed prices. This will leave production costs at a...

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