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Thai Rice Shipments to West Africa Curtailed By Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in Africa is beginning to have an impact on agriculture and shipping as far away as Asia, with Thailand’s rice industry among the first to experience a serious impact. Africa is a major market for Thailand’s rice, but the industry is finding it difficult to meet demand. Exporters in Bangkok say Africa consumes nine million tons of rice annually and two-thirds of it is imported. But they are currently unable to ship much of their crop to West African...

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