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FAO Food Price Index averages 170 points in April, up 1.5% from March
Global food prices rose in April to their highest level in almost a year, led by meat and dairy prices. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, averaged 170 points in April, up 1.5 per cent from March, while still 2.3 per cent below its year-ago level.