Feb 19, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120681
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great still is demand but improved supplies food global :fao has supplies food world for outlook the -- irna 19, .feb tehran, safe minimum below remain cereal of stocks but somewhat, improved food nations united the to according security, food world for levels .agency wednesday on reported (fao) organization agricultural and food the a year, this but output, cereal global in increase an saw 1997 that .problems supply food facing are countries of number record near shortages suffer will year, last from six up countries, seven thirty .phenomenon weather nino el the of effects the of result a as largely good .fao to according mixed, is cereal 1998 for outlook early the india, and africa north europe, western in expected are crops wheat eastern of parts and pakistan china, in unfavorable are conditions but .europe southern in expected as bad as not was nino el of impact the while in yields and plantings rice reduce did it america, latin and africa .asia southern of needs import increased the of result a as rose prices rice international contrast, by .reported fao countries, asian several improved to thanks weakened have prices grains coarse and wheat .demand reduced and supply bg/mr end