Top rice producers India, Thailand and Vietnam have been hit by extremely hot weather
Tue, May 03, 2016 - 5:50 AM
A heat wave is sweeping top rice exporter India, while the No 2 supplier Thailand (above) is facing a second year of drought. World rice production is expected to decline for the first time this year since 2010.
NEARLY a decade after a spike in global food prices sent shockwaves around the world, Asia's top rice producers are suffering from a blistering drought that threatens to cut output and boost prices of a staple for half the world's population.