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Commodity Group
Commodity
Date
Policy Category
Policy Instrument
Description
South Africa
Grains
Wheat
2019.10
Trade
Import duty
Increased the import duty on wheat and wheat flour from ZAR 66.47 cent per kg [...]
India
Grains
Wheat
2019.10
Consumption and marketing
Procurement price
Increased the minimum support price of wheat by INR 85 to 1 925 per quintal [...]
Zambia
Grains
Maize
2019.10
Consumption and marketing
Procurement price
Agreed with grain traders to keep the domestic price of maize constant until the next [...]
Philippines
Rice
All
2019.10
Production
Production support
Announced that it would provide rice producers cultivating up to 1 ha with a one-time [...]
Philippines
Rice
All
2019.10
Trade
Safeguard measures
Indicated, through statements to the press, that it had deferred a decision on whether a [...]
Vietnam
Grains
Wheat
2019.10
Trade
Export policy
Asked the Russian Federation to temporarily suspend issuing wheat export certificates, after finding imports containing [...]
Egypt
Grains
Wheat
2019.10
Consumption and marketing
Government market intervention
Issued decree N°. 166 for 2019, which states that specifications of subsidized flour extraction 82 [...]
Angola
Grains
Maize
2019.10
Production
Production support
Distributed 330 tonnes of fertilizer to 6 600 farmers in the municipality of Caála, in [...]
China (Mainland)
Grains
Maize and Wheat
2019.10
Production
Production support
Expanded the insurance coverage on maize and wheat plantings to over 70 percent by 2022 [...]
Iraq
Grains
Wheat
2019.10
Production
Production support
Approved allocation of 2.25 million ha of agricultural land for wheat planting in the 2019–20 [...]

Disclaimer: The policy records included in the tool are based on publicly available information from both official and private sources. While efforts have been made to verify its content, FAO does not guarantee the full accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information and recommends to consult / refer to other FAO publications reporting policy developments, especially the Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update, the Monthly News Report on Grains and the FAO Rice Market Monitor. The frequency of updates may differ across commodities.