Global food price monitor with focus on the Horn of Africa - August 2011

Highlights Countries in this issue: - International prices of wheat decreased for the third consecutive month but those of rice continue to increase. Maize prices declined marginally. - In Eastern Africa, cereal prices are at generally high levels with new peaks reached in several countries. - In Western and Southern Africa, prices of coarse grains remained overall low despite some seasonal increases. - In Far East Asia, domestic prices of rice and wheat are moving upward. - In CIS countries, prices of wheat remained virtually unchanged despite ongoing harvests. - In Central America, maize and bean prices are at record or near record levels.

Countries in this issue:

EASTERN AFRICA:
Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan 2

WESTERN AFRICA:
Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Mauritania 5

SOUTHERN AFRICA:
Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana,
Madagascar 5

FAR EAST ASIA:
Thailand, Viet Nam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan 6

CIS:
Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan 8

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN:
Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia 9