Global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat. But, in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Banana Fusarium wilt disease or Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense incorrectly referred to as Panama Disease occasionally, is threatening to sack millions of people who depend on the crop for their livelihoods.
With support from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has started to distribute seeds and farming tools to approximately 11,000 families affected by the devastating Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
A latest report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says global food prices declined in August, driven by sharp falls in the prices of staple cereals and sugar.