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Bangkok - Global rice production is set to rise 3 per cent this year despite widespread floods in South-East Asia, the Food and Agriculture Organization predicted Friday.

The FAO forecast that the global production of paddy, or unmilled rice, will reach 721 million tons in 2011, 2.4 million tons higher than it predicted in July, and 3 per cent up from 2010 production.

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Courtesy: m&g

11th November 2011