Boosted by very large crops in recent years, world grains and oilseeds stocks have increased to comfortable levels, with wheat and soyabeans at record highs.
Prices have remained weak and profit margins are being squeezed. Against a challenging economic backdrop, producers in some countries are finding it ever more difficult to secure financing and farmers face tough choices in the years ahead.
How long might this bear market last?
At the 2016 IGC Grains Conference, panels of expert speakers will assess the following issues: