Middle East & Africa
BMI View: This quarter, we believe that the region's key themes will pertain to food security, cocoa production, and competition in Eastern Africa's coffee sector, which we expect to increase in the wake of lower average coffee prices. Food security will remain broadly stable in the region over the short term, although medium-term concerns will drive interest in land acquisitions.
For this quarter's Middle East and Africa regional overview, we highlight in particular food security, cocoa production and competition in Eastern Africa's coffee sector. Below, we focus on five key medium- and long-term themes across the region.
1. No Self-Sufficiency For Middle Eastern Grain Importers
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