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Cereals, vegetable oils and dairy drive FAO Food Price Index lower for second month in a row
FAO is championing the use of digital technologies for agri-food systems’ transformation
Conflict, COVID-19, climate crisis likely to drive higher levels of acute food insecurity in 23 hunger hotspots – new report
Support for joint work by FAO, UNDP and WFP comes as hunger intensifies

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Global food prices decline in July

05/08/2021

Global food commodity prices fell in July for the second consecutive month. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 123.0 points in July 2021, 1.2 percent lower than the previous month although still 31.0 percent higher than its level in the same period of 2020.

G20: FAO Director-General calls for closing of digital divide

05/08/2021

QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), today called for a closing of the digital divide and reiterated FAO’s commitment to promote the use of digital technologies, billing them essential for a much-needed transformation of the agri-food systems.

Famine relief blocked by bullets, red tape and lack of funding, warn FAO and WFP as acute food insecurity reaches new highs

30/07/2021

Efforts to fight a global surge in acute food insecurity are being stymied in several countries by fighting and blockades that cut off life-saving aid to families on the brink of famine, warn the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) in a new report issued today.