Figures “reassuring” but vigilance needed – FAO DG
6 September 2012, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July.
Presenting the Index at a press conference at FAO headquarters in Rome, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said “This is reassuring. Although we should remain vigilant, current prices do not justify talk of a world food crisis. But the international community can and should move to calm markets further,” he added.