Developing Countries Will Lead Global Rice Import Growth in 2013-22, Says USDA Rice growers positive California MG prices are UP Russia MG Harvest coming to end Egypt open rice exports Vietnam’s rice export in tough competition with India Thai rice exports in May Rise Above Target This Year Viet-Nam Rice exports likely to fall this year
Australia Medium Grain Rice #1 $ N/A    Egypt 101 #2 $760    Egypt 178 #2 Rice $730    EU Prices Baldo €660    EU Prices LG-A Ariete 5% €550    EU Prices MG Lotto 5% €500    EU Prices RG Balilla 5% €500    Russia Rapan $ 700    USA Jupiter Paddy $375    USA Calrose #1 Paddy $480    USA Jupiter Rice $630    USA Calrose #1 $830   

 Main Page
 Home Page of This Title
 Medium Grain Rice Market
 Global Market News
 Grain News
 Pulses News
 Global Overview
 Importers Profile
 Exporters Profile
 What Is Rice
 History Of Rice
 Rice Harvest Seasons
 Rice Processing
 Rice Nutrition Facts
 Meals With Rice
 INCO Terms
 US Rice Standards
 EU Codex Standards
 Egyptian Specs
 Sponsor List
 All Links
 Commodity Exchange
Search in news database
African wheat killer threatens global crops: FAO
MILAN: A new and virulent fungus that attacks a wide range of wheat types has spread from East Africa to Yemen and threatens global crops, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, said yesterday. “Global wheat yields could be at risk if the stem rust spreads to major wheat-producing countries,” FAO Director General Jacques Diouf said in a statement. The wheat stem rust (puccinia graminis), also known as wheat black rust, can destroy entire wheat fields and its spores can cross continents, being carried by wind over long distances. FAO estimated that 80% of all wheat varieties planted in Asia and Africa were susceptible to the new strain. “The fungus can spread rapidly and has the potential to cause global crop epidemics and wheat harvest losses of several billion dollars. This could lead to increased wheat prices and local or regional food shortages,” Diouf said. Developing countries which rely on wheat and do not have access to resistant strains may be particularly hard hit, he said. The new strain, called Ug99 because it first emerged in Uganda in 1999, spread from there to Kenya and Ethiopia and has recently been found in Yemen. FAO said it appeared that the Ug99 strain found in Yemen was more virulent than the one found in East Africa and there was a high risk of the disease spreading to Sudan. Wind currents may carry Ug99 stem rust spores from Yemen north along the Red Sea to Egypt or through the Saudi Arabian Peninsula towards countries in the Middle East, the FAO said. It urged affected countries, in particular Yemen and countries at risk, to step up surveillance, field monitoring and training. It also urged that countries prepare to intervene in disease hot spots and that they use more resistant varieties and restrict planting dates to break the disease cycle. In the late 1980s, a virulent strain of the yellow rust, similar to the stem rust, spread from East Africa via Yemen to the Middle East and Central Asia, reaching South Asia within four years and causing wheat losses of more than $1bn, FAO said. – Reuters
MGR Archive 15.4.2007
Printer Friendly Version Of This Article
Send This Article To A Friend
User Name:
      Forgot your Password?
Region Type Price  
Russia Rapan $ 700
USA Jupiter Rice $630
USA Calrose #1 $830
USA Calrose #1 Paddy $480
EU Prices Baldo €660
Click for Details

Medium Grain Reports
Rice Market News
World Rice Markets and Trade
USDA Country Reports
Rice Market Monitor
Rice Outlook
Italian Paddy Supply
European Rice Weekly
EU Reports
Convert this amount:

  © 2002 All rights reserved. - Legal Notice