FAO food price index shows signs of stabilization
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6 November 2014, Rome--- FAO's monthly food price index was stable in October, as sugar and vegetable oil prices rose to offset declines in dairy and meat prices. The Food Price Index dipped to 192.3, technically its seventh consecutive monthly decline but a marginal 0.2 percent drop from the revised September figure. The shifts come as FAO raised its forecast for record global wheat output this growing season.

Concepcion Calpe is a senior economist with FAO. In the following interview she elaborates on this month’s index and explains what these figures are telling us.
4min. 36sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food prices, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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