Azerbaijan Food Security and Agriculture Highlights, October-December 2012
•Cereal production reached an exceptionally high level of 2.8 million tonnes in 2012, due to favourable weather conditions and government incentives, which represented an increase of 14% compared to 2011.
•Food prices increased by 1.4% between September and December 2012. The price of bread and potato increased but remained below last year’s levels.
•The prevalence of poverty continued to decrease in 2012 (6.0%) and reached a minimum in the decade.
•Cereal imports in 2012 were 16% higher in volume than in 2011.