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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Cosco Shipping Ports bought a 40 percent interest in privately owned Red Sea Gateway Terminal that operates its own container terminal in Saudi’s Jeddah Port. The terminal handles just over 5 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent) containers per year but has expansion plans to reach 9 million TEU.  Iran says that it will purchase 10 MMT of local wheat in 2020/21 which will cover 90 percent of all wheat requirements. Jordan reports that it has enough wheat, on hand and on order, to cover all requirements for 19 months. 980,000 MT are in storage in Jordan with another 601,000 MT to be delivered. Jordan consumes about 80,0...

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

On behalf of a private U.S. agricultural technology provider, WPI’s team generated an econometric model to forecast the movement of concentrated corn production north and west from the traditional U.S. Corn Belt. WPI’s model has subsequently provided quantitative support to a multi-million-dollar investment into short-season corn variety development. WPI’s methodology included a series of interviews with regional grain elevators and seed consultants. Emphasizing outreach and communication with stakeholders who possess intimate sectoral knowledge – on-the-ground insights – is a regular component of WPI’s methodologies, made possible by WPI’s ever-growing network of industry contacts.

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