The FAO Food Price Index remained virtually unchanged in April, 2 percent below its peak in February.
International prices of wheat and maize increased sharply in April but those of rice continued to decline.
In Eastern Africa, prices of coarse grains have risen in recent months and by April, exceeded their levels of a year ago.
Elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, coarse grain prices remain at generally low levels despite seasonal increases.
In Asia, domestic prices of rice and wheat declined slightly in April but were still at high levels in most countries.
In the CIS, prices of wheat remained firm at record levels, while prices of potatoes reached new peaks.
In Central America, prices of maize further strengthened in April and those of beans remained stable but high.
In South America, maize prices eased slightly in April and those of wheat flour remained steady.