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Regional food prices rose 2.3 percent in October compared to one year earlier.
In India, prices for pulses have continued rising with double-digit monthly increases since last year.
In Thailand, chicken prices were 6.5 percent and 13.8 percent lower than a month and a year ago, respectively, on improved production.
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General inflation in the region continued to weaken in September rising by an estimated 2.4 percent compared to one year ago.
In Indonesia, chicken prices have been trending downwards due to local over supply despite a recent increase in demand for poultry.
Thailand approved over THB 11.5 billion (US$ 323 million) to finance drought mitigation measures.
A record global high in wheat production has contributed to the steepest falls in wheat futures prices in 29 years.
In August, the FAO Global Food Price Index had its sharpest monthly decline since December 2008.
In Pakistan, prices for potatoes in August were 3.5 percent higher than the previous month but were 58.9 percent lower than a year ago.
In China, prices for many fresh vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, and kidney beans increased by double digit.
Pakistan will resume rice exports to Iran in October, after six years of international trade sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger
At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.
In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.
Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.
The Asia-Pacific region contains a diverse array of cultures, environments, and societies. One of the fastest growing economic regions in the world, it is also the most disaster-prone. While natural disasters affect the region frequently, as this region continues along its path of development, regional partnerships will be essential in developing the capacities of countries to reduce risk and vulnerability and to respond to disasters.
In India, unseasonal rains damaged 8.5 million hectares of crops, mainly wheat. The Government has responded mainly by increasing input subsidies and facilitating the processing of insurance claims.
Thailand has launched a loan relief programme for affected farmers through the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.
In Pakistan, potato prices have fallen by 45 percent year on year as farmers switch from growing wheat to potatoes.
Regional inflation edged downward in January to 3.3 percent from 3.4 percent in December, while food inflation picked up to 4.7 percent compared to 4.3 during the same period.
Vegetable prices spiked in India because of extreme cold weather and unexpected rains in December. Wheat prices rose 11.8 percent, supported by increased minimum support prices.
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