Grain, Oilseeds and Commodities

Sustaining and supporting trade in grains, oilseeds and other commodities has been a focus of many Promar projects. These include:

  • Studied the impact on Japanese’s grain and meat sectors if Japan joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • Tracking the developments in the world’s major grain producing countries for the last three years.
  • Reporting weekly and monthly market intelligence regarding China’s oilseed imports, production, and markets.
  • Conducting  yearly studies of agrochemical usage in 24 coffee-producing countries.
  • Analyzed the effects of the Japan-Thai Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Thai sugar and starch industries.
  • Developed a market strategy for expanding Japanese tea exports to Russia.
  • Completed in-depth studies of the coffee and cassava industries of Ethiopia,Tanzania, and Mozambique.