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SUNS # 9965 Wednesday 13 March 2024

UN : Global food prices fall for seventh consecutive month, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities fell for the seventh consecutive month in Feb ruary, mostly driven by lower world cereal prices, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UN : Global cereal supplies to remain at comfortable level in 2023/24 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
World cereal production is forecast to rise slightly to 2,840 million tonnes in 2023, mainly on account of a substantia l increase in the forecast for world maize output, according to the UN Food a nd Agriculture Organization (FAO).

WHO : Revised pandemic instrument text onerous, inequitable for South (PRIV)
(Nithin Ramakrishnan and K M Gopakumar, Kochi/New Delhi)
The Revised Draft Negotiating Text of the pandemic instrument imposes onerous a nd inequitable obligations on developing countries.

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