Global food commodity markets are broadly stable, supported by adequate supplies. Market prospects remain favourable also for 2016/17. Despite larger volumes of imports, the world food import bill is set to decline in 2016 on expectation of lower international prices and freights compared to last year.
Special feature: Pulses can have an important role in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recently adopted by the global community and contribute to the achievement of many of its goals. The International Year of Pulses 2016 presents a unique opportunity to bring to the fore the challenges faced by the sector and galvanize stakeholders to ensure the successful role of pulses in food and nutrition security, poverty alleviation and sustainability.