The FAO Food Price Index fell in March from the peak in February, driven mostly by a contraction of oils and sugar prices.
International grain prices highly volatile in March, while those of rice declined.
In sub-Saharan Africa, prices of main staple coarse grains are increasing in Eastern Africa but remain generally low and stable in other subregions.
In Asia, domestic prices of rice and wheat remained firm in March.
In the CIS countries, wheat prices reached new record levels in several countries.
In Central America, maize prices have surged in the past months.
In South America, prices of wheat and maize higher than last year.