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Potato News from Italy

FAO Food Price Index down slightly in November
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 175.8 points in November 2017, down fractionally (0.5 percent) from October but still almost 4 points (2.3 percent) above the corresponding period last year. A sharp rise in sugar and vegetable oil quotations was largely offset by a fall in dairy values.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
FAO Food Price Index down slightly in October
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 176.4 points in October 2017, down 2.2 points (1.3 percent) from September.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
FAO Food Price Index up slightly in September
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 178.4 points in September 2017, up 1.4 points (0.8 percent) from August and 7.4 points (4.3 percent) above September 2016. Firmer prices in the vegetable oil and dairy sectors were behind the small month-on-month rise.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The FAO Food Price Index was down slightly in August
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 176.6 points in August 2017, down 2.3 points (1.3 percent) from July, but still 10 points (6 percent) above its value a year earlier. The August decline reflected generally lower values for cereals, sugar and meat, which more than compensated for increases in the Vegetable Oil and Dairy Indices.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Ennio Pizzoli, passed away at the age of 90.
Ennio Pizzoli, founder of the leading Italian potato company named after him, has passed away at the age of 90.
FAO Food Price Index up for the third month in a row
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 179.1 points in July 2017, up 3.9 points (2.3 percent) from June and the third successive month of increases.
Sunday, August 6, 2017