Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa
©FAO/Ami Vitale
14 February 2017, Rome--- According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa. The food agency’s latest “Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin” indicates that local prices for maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels in areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Mario Zappacosta, FAO Economist, elaborates more on the situation. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
3min. 12sec.
Topic(s): Food prices, Food production & stocks, Food Security
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 12045