As can be seen, both in December and January, vegetables alone contributed more than 50% of the rise in India’s food inflation. The FPI does not have even have this category. Similarly, role of cereal prices in CPI Food and FPI is completely different. Cereal inflation had a contribution of -4.7% and 0.8% to FPI in December and January. The contribution of the cereals and products sub-category to CPI Food was 7.7% and 9.7% in December and January. In fact, the cereal sub-components of FPI and CPI Food have behaved very differently in the recent period. While the cereal component of CPI has been rising, the cereal part of FPI has been contracting. … [Read more...] about Is India’s food inflation imported?
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And that means Kenya, Ethiopia and other East African countries that rarely see such outbreaks and found themselves largely unprepared for this one could join “frontline countries” in parts of West Africa and the Middle East, experts say. Those countries have well-trained monitoring and prevention systems in place for more frequent locust outbreaks. … [Read more...] about “Where it begins”: Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia
Locusts are among the world’s oldest and most destructive migratory pests, according to the U.N. An average swarm can contain 40 million, travel up to 95 miles in a day, and devour enough food to feed some 34 million, according to statistics from the U.N. … [Read more...] about Food crisis in the Horn of Africa: What to know
Noting that the three agencies are helping to deliver emergency livelihood support, the spokesman said FAO will distribute seeds, farming tools, fishing and vegetable kits, and provide cash assistance to people most in need; UNICEF is focusing on treating malnourished children and intensifying prevention efforts; and WFP will assist some 5 million people, providing life-saving food to the most vulnerable. … [Read more...] about Half of South Sudan population could be acutely food insecure: UN
The locusts have traveled across the region in swarms the size of major cities. Experts say their only effective control is aerial spraying with pesticides, but U.N. and local authorities have said more aircraft and pesticides are required. A handful of planes have been active in Kenya and Ethiopia. … [Read more...] about Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan