Global food prices continue rising in October

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Global food prices continued rising for the fifth consecutive month in October, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most traded food commodities, averaged 100.9 points in October 2020, […]

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Global food commodities index rises as prices of several staples reach multi-month highs

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The global benchmark price index for food commodities rose in September, led by vegetable oils and cereals, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1 percent from August and 5.0 percent higher than its value in September 2019. […]

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Global food demand rises for the third straight month in August on firmer demand – FAO

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Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks the international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities, averaged 96.1 […]

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High prices of pulses may affect nutrition security in India: Tata-Cornell Institute study

Food habits during coronavirus (COVID-19) may have shifted from diverse and nutritive diets to staple foods such as wheat and rice as the prices of vegetables, pulses and eggs rose sharply after the lockdown while those of cereals remained relatively stable, according to a new study by the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition in […]

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Sowing of pulses and oilseeds in Gujarat surges 140%; summer season sowing may cross 10 lakh hectare

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Gujarat is witnessing unprecedented rise of nearly 140 per cent in summer sowing with 9.57 lakh hectare being already sown in the state till Tuesday as compared to previous year’s 6.82 lakh hectare, reports Financial Express. Sources in the state agriculture department said they were expecting further increase in sowing and according […]

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Smaller maize inventories in China behind expected decline in global cereal stocks in 2018/19

At 735.5 million tonnes, FAO’s first forecast for world cereal stocks at the close of seasons ending in 2019 points to global inventories falling 20.6 million tonnes (2.7 percent) below their opening levels. An expected reduction in maize inventories in China would account for most of this fall, resulting in the world cereal stock-to-use ratio […]

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Sugar, dairy and cereals push global food prices up for the third month in a row – FAO

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Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, the U.N food agency said in its latest monthly report. The FAO Food Price Index – a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups – averaged 179.1 points in July, its […]

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