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Grains publications

A review of commitments in the cereal sector under the Uruguay round agreement
This article examines the main provisions of the Agreement on Agriculture of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round (UR) and presented a brief overview of specific commitments on cereals made by a selected sample of countries. It also covers a detailed account of commitments on cereals, namely wheat, rice and coarse grains.

Using risk management in grain trade: implications for developing countries
Summary of a paper contributed by UNCTAD to the 26th Session of the Intergovernmental Group on Grains, May 1995.

White maize: a traditional foodgrain in developing countries - a joint publication by FAO and CIMMYT (1997)
World production of white maize is estimated to amount to about 65 to 70 million tons, relatively small compared to the annual output of around 500 million tons of yellow maize. However, white maize is almost exclusively grown for human consumption and is of paramount significance to nutrition and food security in a number of developing countries, especially in Africa.

The world sorghum and millet economies facts, trends and outlook - a joint publication by FAO and ICRISAT (1996)
Sorghum is the world's fifth most important cereal, in terms of both production and area planted. Millet, a general category for several species of small-grained cereal crops, is the world's seventh most important cereal grain.