Posted October 16, 2018 05:10:40The global rice shortage, as reported by the UN, is affecting many countries including Brazil, Colombia, India and Peru.
In Colombia, the price of rice rose by over 100% last week, leading the government to order rice producers to start stockpiling the food to help feed people in the face of shortages.
In Peru, the government imposed a 72-hour supply ban on rice last week after farmers protested against the high price.
The government has also imposed a 48-hour embargo on rice production.
The United Nations warned of the humanitarian crisis and said that as many as two million people may be in need of food.
The UN said in a report that the situation has grown so dire that rice production will be cut to 1 million tons this year.
The global crisis has already forced millions of people to travel to countries such as India, Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates.
A shortage of rice has led to a massive rise in the price for food.
The UN estimates that over half of the world’s food supplies are now being sold for over $10 per kilogram, or $7.60 per pound.
The price of one kilogram of rice was $3.30 last week.
A pound of rice costs around $2.25.