According to the data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the 3rd, global food prices rose sharply in November, hitting a six-year high.
According to the “Global Food Price Index” compiled by FAO, the index reached 105 points in November, up 3.9% month-on-month and 6.5% year-on-year, reaching its highest level since December 2014.
In addition, FAO also predicts that global cereal production will reach a record 2.742 billion tons in 2020, an increase of 1.3% over the previous year.
FAO pointed out in particular that the COVID-19 epidemic, natural disasters and the intensification of regional conflicts are important factors affecting global food security.
According to the quarterly report “Crop Prospects and Food Situation” released by the organization on the 3rd, 45 countries around the world still need external food assistance, 34 of which are located in Africa.