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Rising food prices are a concern, but no reason to panic yet |  Global food prices are on the rise. FAO’s Food Price Index indicates prices in international markets have risen by nearly 40 percent from a year ago (May 2020). What is behind the rise in prices, and how concerned should we be? IFPRI researchers provide new analysis.
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Smallholder and agrifood SME resilience to shocks | The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed both the vulnerability and the resilience of food supply chains. Their responses provide lessons for one of the key themes of the forthcoming UN Food Systems Summit 2021: How to improve food systems’ resilience to shocks and stress.
FAO Food Price Index continues to surge The FAO Food Price Index continued to surge in May, rising 4.8 percent from the previous month. Prices are now 38.9 percent higher than May 2020 and the highest seen since September 2011. 
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Keep track of the latest food price movements on the FSP Commodities page and Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System.
The Global Food Security Portal (FSP), facilitated by IFPRI and supported by the European Commission, provides up-to-date data and information to monitor global and regional food security situations and food prices, as well as tools for policy analysis and capacity development – all with the aim of providing policymakers and other stakeholders with the information they need to make appropriate and timely responses to address food insecurity.

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