World Food Prices Rise

Food prices rose in September 2012 and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, warns FAO

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says food prices rose in September 2012 and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis.

In the same vein, aid agency, Oxfam, has called on governments to tackle the root causes of food price volatility.

In a press statement, Oxfam spokesperson, Colin Roche, points out that, "They [countries] need to boost food reserves and strengthen social protection programmes for populations that are at risk of hunger.

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