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India further tightens rice shipments in threat to global supply

The nation has already banned exports of broken rice and non-basmati white rice, curbed shipments of wheat and sugar, and restricted stockpiling of some crops

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Soaring rice prices stretch budgets for billions in Asia, Africa

Rice contributes as much as 60 per cent of total calorie intake for people in parts of Southeast Asia and Africa

Global food costs surge to decade high as drought parches crops

A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for a 12th straight month in May

UAE buys thousands of Uruguay dairy cows to boost food security

The UAE government has taken several measures to ensure uninterrupted access to supplies since the virus spread

UAE’s food security initiatives: Growing rice in the desert

The Covid-19 pandemic, while ringing in other changes, is also spurring the UAE to grow more of its food