From the wire service news resources of LexisNexis:

'El Nino' has caused global rice shortfallChina, indonesia and the philippines tipped to import more this year from vietnam and thailand because of smaller harvests

12:00 AM - Vietnam News Asia News Network HANOI THE El Nino weather event that began last year and has continued this year has hit agricultural production in several countries. This has caused a fall in rice supply and stockpiles in many parts of the world. The unfavourable weather condition has forced many countries that traditionally import rice such as Indonesia, the Philippines and China to increase imports to maintain rice stockpiles to ensure food security.
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