Vegetable oils and dairy products drive up FAO Food Price Index while meat and rice prices decline
The Italian government-proposed initiative aims to tackle the long-term impacts of the pandemic on food and agriculture, engaging more countries to support the efforts
Initiative seeks to increase self-reliance of vulnerable populations and lay the groundwork for increased agribusiness investment
Call to action to reduce food loss and waste - gearing up for the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September 2020

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Global food prices rise in July

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index averaged 94.2 points in July, a 1.2 percent increase from June and nearly 1.0 percent higher than July 2019.


FAO-led global COVID-19 Food Coalition gains momentum

The initiative, launched by the Government of Italy and led by FAO, is gaining momentum, as more countries are joining the initiative in an effort to tackle medium and long-term adverse impacts of the current pandemic on food systems and agriculture.


IKEA Foundation contributes $3.5 million to support FAO's work with refugees and host communities in eastern Africa

Many of the refugees have been present in the countries for long periods of time; some have fled past conflicts in neighboring countries such as Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, and Eritrea, but others have been forced from their homes by famine or environmental events such as droughts and floods.