Ecuador: Grain and Feed Annual
In 2022, the Government of Ecuador continued to support floor prices for local production of corn, rice, and wheat as well as began subsidizing the price of fertilizers for small producers. Corn consumption and wheat imports are both forecast to increase based on growth in the pork, poultry, and aquaculture sectors. Rice production is forecast to fall slightly due to decreases in planted area and yields. All three crops have seen decreases in local yields thanks to increasing costs and, at times, limited availability of fertilizers and pesticides.