The FAO Food Price Index averaged 205.9 points in July 2013, 4 points (nearly 2 percent) below its revised value for June and 7 points (or 3.3 percent) lower than in July 2012. The decline in July, which marked the third consecutive monthly drop, was largely driven by lower international prices for grains, soy and palm oil while sugar, meat and dairy quotations were also down from the previous month.
The IPC Team is very delighted to announce the launch of the new IPC Newsletter, which has been redesigned to include feature stories, as well as regular briefing sections of regional IPC news updates and upcoming IPC events. The IPC Newsletter will be issued on a quarterly basis and aims to keep stakeholders and partners informed on on-going IPC activities and results, both globally and in the different regions around the world.
This video follows the stories of beneficiaries of the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Scheme in the Mchinji district, exploring the impact of cash transfers on their livelihoods. FAO-led From Protection to Production (PtoP) project is evaluating the impact of cash transfers on economic and social development of beneficiaries and their communities.