Asia Agriculture Week is made up of four individual events. View the websites of the other days below:
Rice – bucking the trend of price rises
Given global food supply chains have been rocked by the pandemic, agriculture commodities prices have skyrocketed. A key indicator for global food prices, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, reported that the cost of its basket of agricultural commodities was up by 40% in 2021, yet rice prices have largely fallen. But why, and can this trend continue?
Looking forward there are reduced rice production in some regions, mixed demand and stock outlooks and ongoing supply and logistical issues, so could we see a shift in market dynamics and rice prices soar?
Continued volatility for sugar markets?
Recent years have seen sugar markets experience a large global sugar deficit followed by a large surplus. How the future looks has left analysts divided. On the supply-side, Thailand has experienced poor crop yields but predict a 40% increase in production for the 2021-22 marketing season. This could cover the incoming shortage of Brazilian sugar for export due to the country’s inclement weather conditions and constrained vessel options.
Questions still remain about how India will smooth out its supply chain woes to provide sugar for the export market due to the pandemic, as well as how demand centers will continue to alter as consumers become more health conscious.
Join us to gain key insights on; sugar markets outlooks, discussions on crop yields, trade flows, trading, securing supply chains, demand centers with a special focus on Indonesia and China, and more!
Understand what’s driving sugar markets, with 5 hours of deep and broad content to help you find solutions to your challenges and understand the opportunities the new planting season can bring.
Renewable energy – a global priority
As the world starts to recover from the impact of the pandemic, policymakers are focusing their attention heavily on sustainability and green initiatives. In Asia many are asking if sustainable aviation fuels will take off, how will the conventional and advanced biofuels markets evolve, and how with ethanol mandates be implemented and take hold?
Where does the industry fit in a carbon neutral world?
Labor shortages and pandemic-led movement restrictions dampen vegetable oil and feedstocks expectations
The vegetable oil industry has come under extreme stress due to supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic triggering a volatile market. Excess rains in Malaysia and Indonesia, and low ending stocks, are adding pressure to the market. Export levy adjustments in both Indonesia and India are expected to further drive trade higher in the coming months, exacerbating an already tightened supply.
Global vegetable oils and meals prices are expected to rise sharply in 2021, before stabilizing in 2022 due to supply shortfalls and stronger-than-expected consumption patterns, but how will this affect you?
Participate in the Asia Agriculture Week – 4 days of essential information focusing on; Grains and Oilseeds, Sugar, Vegetable Oils and Biofuels, & Rice.
With added networking opportunities, you will be able to virtually meet key decision-makers across the supply chains; growers, producers, refiners, traders, buyers and more, ensuring you stay connected to the community.