Farmers prepare paddy fields to grow rice in Bogor, Indonesia, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Farmers prepare paddy fields to grow rice in Bogor, Indonesia, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE

Asia faces a ‘rice crisis’ but China and India may escape the worst price rises, analysts say

  • Record fertiliser prices sent higher by market turmoil and supply shortfalls amid the war in Ukraine are driving up the cost of farming rice
  • Analysts say top producers China and India are insulated from the worst effects – as Indonesia’s president warns of a crisis that might affect 2 billion people

Farmers prepare paddy fields to grow rice in Bogor, Indonesia, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Farmers prepare paddy fields to grow rice in Bogor, Indonesia, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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