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10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.

15 Mar 2018 description

The fund - which involves US $ 4.3 million from Mexico - was made official today during the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean.

8th of March, Montego Bay, Jamaica – Mexico and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will work together to improve climate change adaptation and resilience in the Caribbean.

14 Mar 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

08 Mar 2018 description

El fondo - que involucra US 4.3 millones de dólares de México - se oficializó hoy durante la Conferencia Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe.

8 de marzo de 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica - México y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) trabajarán juntas para mejorar la adaptación y resiliencia al cambio climático en el Caribe.

20 Feb 2018 description

19/02/2018 A propósito de la visita a Colombia que por estos días desarrolló el director de la Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID), Agustín García-López, a razón del inicio de actividades del año México-Colombia, Colombia-México, el embajador visitó los proyectos que la Agencia ha promovido en el país en el marco de la iniciativa Mesoamérica sin Hambre*.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Jan 2018 description

12 janvier 2018, Mexico - «Les progrès qui seront accomplis dans la lutte contre la faim et la pauvreté extrême reposeront sur notre capacité à mettre un terme à  «la triple discrimination» envers les femmes autochtones», a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO.

15 Jan 2018 description

Fight against hunger and poverty requires empowering indigenous women at home and everywhere

12 January 2018, Mexico City - Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the "triple discrimination" faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

24 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production for 2017 estimated well above average

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year unchanged from previous year

  • Prices of white maize stable and below year-earlier levels, black beans increased seasonally

Cereal production for 2017 estimated well above average

12 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

09 Nov 2017 description

Preocupación en la FAO por el impacto económico y social en los países pobres

9 de noviembre de 2017, Roma - Si bien los precios de los productos alimentarios se han mantenido por lo general estables, el coste de la importación de alimentos aumentará en 2017 hasta los 1 413 billones de dólares EEUU, lo que supone un incremento del 6 por ciento con respecto al año anterior y el segundo valor máximo registrado hasta la fecha, según señala el último informe sobre Perspectivas alimentarias, publicado hoy por la FAO.

29 Oct 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

12 Oct 2017 description

San Salvador, El Salvador. 02-10-17 - 03-10-17

El fenómeno migratorio mesoamericano es conocido y ha sido ampliamente estudiado, pero nunca las discusiones han estado tan presentes en la esfera pública como hoy. Con los cambios políticos ocurridos en Estados Unidos se esperaban y se han estado produciendo restricciones a la migración, un incremento en el retorno de migrantes y potencialmente una disminución en el envío de remesas internacionales.

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.