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Weakening demand and falling oil prices due to the global pandemic drive down international prices for major food commodities
Joint Statement by QU Dongyu, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO, WHO and WTO
FAO’s Chief Economist maps the ways the world can mitigate shocks to agriculture and food systems
Global and national markets must continue to be a transparent, stable and reliable source of food supply

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02/04/2020

World food prices drop in March

World food prices declined sharply in March, driven by demand-side contractions linked to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in global oil prices due mostly to expectations of economic slowdown. The FAO Food Price Index declined 4.3 percent from February.

30/03/2020

Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on food trade and markets

Joint Statement by QU Dongyu, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO, WHO and WTO

26/03/2020

A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on a crisis footing. Success will entail coherent and robust plans for our food systems. FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero Cullen outlines a framework for how countries can think about and craft these plans.