PRICE WATCH: March Food Prices April 28, 2010
Prices remained stable or declined for about 87 percent of all commodities-market pairs covered last month (see Price Watch Annex), largely due to local harvests and falling international commodity prices.
Food prices in most East African markets decreased as newly harvested crops entered the market, with significant declines in Kitui, Kisumu, and Eldoret, in Kenya, and in Lira and Kampala, in Uganda.
Staple food prices in Haiti are all below February's prices, except for local maize flour and imported rice prices in Jacmel.
This month's Price Watch includes 137 markets in 31 countries.
Table 1 lists the five largest increases and decreases in prices of staple foods, from both the previous month and the previous year.
Special Market Focus: "Analysis of the Recovery of Food Markets in Haiti."