GIEWS has released the latest Global Food Price Monitor, citing a decline in the FAO Food Price Index for the third straight month. International grains prices fell in September, while the price of rice rose on the global market. Eastern Africa continues to experience cereal prices that are two to four times higher than they were this time last year.

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GIEWS has released the October 2011 Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. The report cites improved prospects for global cereals production, based on higher expectations for rice and wheat. September saw a sharp fall in the price of all cereals except rice. This decrease was triggered by a number of factors, including the general global economic slowdown.

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FEWS NET has released a food security alert for West Africa to establish a context for regional agricultural production and food security prospects for the 2011/12 consumption year. The report's key messages include:

In the most likely scenario, crop production in the region will be less than last year’s bumper harvest (59 million tons) but near the 2005/06-2009/10 average (~50 million tons).

The impact of the unequal distribution of agricultural production is not yet clear. However, FEWS NET’s analysis suggests that food access will remain near average at the regional level.

FEWS NET has released its Global Price Watch for September 2011, citing continuing high prices in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Africa's newest nation, South Sudan, is also facing increased prices on some staple goods due to conflict and trade restrictions. Global rice prices saw a moderate upswing, due in part to Thailand's new rice price subsidy.

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GIEWS has released its Global Food Price Monitor for September 2011, citing continued record high prices in East Africa.

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FEWS NET has released its Global Price Watch for August, citing slightly declining prices in some regions of East Africa and continued high staple food prices in Central America.

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GIEWS has released its latest Global Food Price Monitor for August 2011. According to the report, international wheat prices have continued their three-month decline, while international rice prices continue to rise. Cereals prices in Eastern Africa remain generally high, with several countries seeing new peaks.

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The USDA Economic Research Service has released the latest global outlooks for wheat, rice, feed crops, and oil crops.

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GIEWS has released the latest Global Food Price Monitor, citing a slight rise in the FAO Food Price Index for June. The increase is based in large part on strong increases in global sugar prices, which are up 14 percent from May. At 234 points, June's Food Price Index remains 4 percent lower than the all-time high hit in February 2011.

FAO Global Information and Early Warning System has released the latest global crop prospects and food situation report, citing 2011 cereal production forecasts revised down by 13 million tonnes from June 7. This downward revision brings world cereal production below overall utilization, leading to a further decline in world stocks.

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