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Government Skewing; BPA Reversal; Conceivably Paris/NAFTA; AgTech Invest

Government Skewing The Indian government proclaims food insecurity and demands the right to build a domestic food stockpiling mechanism. At the same time, the country consistently runs a large food trade surplus. Now New Delhi is planning a program to increase the production and export of high-value agricultural products. The Crop Care Federation of India (agro-chemicals) has suggested that the government require countries supplying industrial equipment be required to accept an equivlent value of agricultural products from India. Then there is the Philippines, which plans to spend $10 million to boost the consumption of domestically-produced corn in a substitution bid to stop the importation of foreign rice. The Chinese are so insecure tha...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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