Friday, January 29, 2021

Price of food goes up

In the last year, Covid-19 has undone the economic, health and food security of millions, pushing as many as 150 million people into extreme poverty. While the health and economic impacts of the pandemic have been devastating, the rise in hunger has been one of its most tangible symptoms.

Income losses have translated into less money in people’s pockets to buy food while market and supply disruptions due to movement restrictions have created local shortages and higher prices, especially for perishable food.

Global food prices, as measured by a World Bank food price index, rose 14% last year. 

Covid crisis is fuelling food price rises for world's poorest | Food security | The Guardian

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