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Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, March 2015 - Issue 19

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  • In China, New Year festivities contributed to price increases above 10 percent for vegetables but pork prices fell slightly on ample supplies.

  • Wheat prices in Afghanistan’s Kabul markets fell sharply in February in response to the lower demand from domestic millers and abundant supply from neighbouring countries.

  • The Philippines has set a target of procuring 190 000 MT of rice from January to June 2015.

  • Sri Lanka has introduced several measures to stabilize vegetable prices aiming to reduce the vulnerability of smallholder farmers.

  • The Government of Vanuatu together with UN agencies, are undertaking coordinated actions under the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster to provide relief to the people affected by Cyclone Pam.