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FAO Food Price Index Rises in April

May 5th, 2023 • by S. Gustafson

The FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in April; but remains almost 20 percent below its April 2022 level. Sharp increases in the price of sugar drove the majority of the month-to-month increase.

FAO Food Price Index Released

Dec 10th, 2022 • by S. Gustafson

The FAO Food Price Index held steady in November and was only 0.3 percent above its November 2021 level. Rising vegetable oil prices were checked by declines in cereal prices.

FAO Food Outlook Sees Surging Food, Agricultural Import Bills

Dec 5th, 2022 • by S. Gustafson

The latest Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Food Outlook, released on November 11, 2022, sees continued challenges for global food security due to high energy and fertilizer costs, climate change, trade restrictions, economic downturns, and continuing conflicts around the world.