`In­dian drought won't im­pact grain ex­ports'

Down to Earth - - ON THE WEB -

Cristina Coslet is Coun­try Mon­i­tor, Far East Asia at the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the United Na­tions. She speaks to Down To Earth on how the pre­vail­ing drought in In­dia would af­fect its grain ex­ports. Coslet says a re­duced fore­cast of rice and wheat pro­duc­tion by In­dia this year will not nec­es­sar­ily have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the world mar­ket. This is be­cause the In­dian gov­ern­ment holds size­able stocks of food grains which ren­der re­stric­tions on ex­ports un­likely.

FAO / GIUSEPPE CAROTENUTO

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