Global prices of key staple food commodities rose in April, marking the third consecutive monthly increase after four years of decline, according to the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The FAO Food Price Index averaged 151.8 points in April, a 0.7% increase from March. The index was approximately 10% below the year-ago level and more than a third off its 2011 high.
The FAO Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for fiv
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