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The average wholesale prices of 18 vegetables registered a 4.2 per cent increase. (Image source: AndyRobertsPhotos/Flickr)

The recent hot and rainy weather spells in China have affected the agri-food prices in the country

Apart from rice, Tehran has also expressed interest to import other Thai products such as natural rubber and cassava. (Image source: ttarvind/Flickr)

Iran has revealed plans to import 250,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand which will be delivered in a period of six months beginning from October this year

Higher wheat imports by China can shrink global supplies, fueling worries over global food security. (Image source:

China may soon become the world’s top wheat importer with the country’s wheat crop suffering more damage than previously thought, with frost in the growing period and rain during the harvest

Rapid development of GM seeds is one of the primary factors affecting the growth of the commercial seeds market. (Image source: CIMMYT/Flickr)

The global commercial seeds market will be expected to touch US$53.32bn in 2018 growing from US$34.50bn in 2011, registering a CAGR growth of 6.5 per cent from the period between 2012 and 2018  

Corn serves as an important source of biofuel but with a growing rise in food prices, Japan is facing the dilemma of whether to use crops as a source of biofuel. (Image source: Dodo-Bird/Flickr)

The government of Japan has plans to introduce 500,000 kilo litres of oil-based biofuels by 2017 reaching up to 1.8mn kilo litres by 2020 in an attemp to supplement the countrys energy source

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