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06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
22 Nov 2011 description
Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods International rice prices are uncertain in the wake of flooding that has devastated several nations in Southeast Asia, according to FAO. Despite the loss of a few million tonnes of rice in Thailand because of the floods, FAO has raised its forecast...