August 06, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index averaged 170.9 points in July 2019, down 1.1 percent (1.8 points) from June but 2.3 percent higher than in July 2018. The month-on-month decline was the result of lower prices for some cereals, dairy products and sugar.
July 17, 2019
The Italian potato season has had a problematic start due to the lack of some post-harvest treatments.
July 02, 2019
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced on 23 June 2019 that Qu Dongyu has been elected its new Director-General.
June 11, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) continued to rise for the fifth consecutive month, averaging 172.4 points in May 2019, up 1.2 percent (2.1 points) from April but still 1.9 percent below its level in the corresponding month last year.
June 04, 2019
The potato campaign continues to be quite surprising as demand for new potatoes is also very lively and prices are good.
May 17, 2019
The Emilia Romagna potato segment is finally working as a system as Consorzio Patata Italiana di Qualità l'Op regionale Agripat and Consorzio Patata di Bologna Dop organised a collective stand at Macfrut.
May 09, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) rose in April 2019 to around 170 points, 1.5 percent (2.5 points) higher than in March and marking its highest value since June 2018.
April 16, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) held steady in March 2019, averaging 167 points and still hovering around its highest value since August 2018.
March 19, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 167.5 points in February 2019, up 2.7 points (1.7 percent) from January.
February 09, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 164.8 points in January 2019, up almost 3 points (1.8 percent) from December 2018 but still 3.7 points (2.2 percent) below the corresponding month last year.
January 28, 2019
Angelo Ruggiero is the marketing manager of the Ruggiero group an Italian packer of potatoes and onions. He is a potato and onion specialist and he shared some observations.
January 15, 2019
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 161.7 points in December 2018, nearly unchanged from its November value as lower dairy and sugar quotations were largely offset by firmer cereal prices and somewhat higher prices of meat and oils.
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