Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN’s benchmark food and commodity prices index rose sharply on average through 2021, compared with the previous year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAOinformed on Thursday [6 January 2022].


© WFP/Fredrik Lerneryd | A rwandese farmer holds a handful of beans after the harvest.
The agency’s Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in international prices, averaged 125.7 points – a 28.1 per cent increase over 2020.

FAO Senior Economist Abdolreza Abbassian explained that, normally, high prices are expected to ease as production increases to match demand.

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