Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain
Asia braces for crop damage as El Nino remains certain

In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.

RBI keeps repo rate, cash reserve ratio unchanged

Reserve Bank on Tuesday left interest rate unchanged in its annual monetary policy due to increased food prices after unseasonable rains in various parts of the country.

Food prices to shoot up sharply because of unseasonal rains

Food prices are expected to shoot up sharply because of untimely rains.

LDF workers stage dharna against hike in prices of food items

CPI(M) led LDF Opposition workers Friday staged a dharna before the Secretariat here, demanding that the Centre and State governments check rise in prices of essential commodities.

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

No shortage of onions, potatoes, tomatoes in Delhi: Govt

There is no shortage of onions, potatoes and tomatoes in Delhi and the current stock of these items in the national capital is higher than what it was in the corresponding period last year, Delhi government claimed on Sunday.

Arun Jaitley warns hoarders over food prices

Blaming hoarding of food articles for rising prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday asked states to take effective steps against "speculative hoarding".

Kerala: Opposition walkout over price rise of food items

CPI-M led LDF Opposition in Kerala on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against the UDF government`s `failure` to contain price rise of essential commodities.

Japan consumer inflation rises 3.2% on-year in April after tax hike

Japanese consumer inflation rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in April after the nation`s sales tax was hiked that month while household spending plunged, the government said Friday.

India helping in controlling global food prices: Pawar

India has emerged as a strong player in helping cool down global food prices by exporting major farm commodities like rice and wheat, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday.

Food crisis: World Bank urges countries to join hands

Based on World Bank data, 40 percent of the global population lives near river basins.

Surging food prices fuel ethanol critics

A surge in global food prices has prompted fresh criticism of US subsidies for ethanol.

Pakistan food prices too high: UN food relief agency

Malnutrition levels in Sindh
reached 23 %, according to the UN agency.

Sri Lanka warns of high food prices after floods

More than a million people were displaced by the floods that began nine days ago and at least 40 people have died.

Sri Lanka warns of high food prices after floods

Over a million people were displaced by the floods that began nine days ago.

Rioting over food prices subsides in Algeria

A flare-up of unrest was triggered in Algeria by a sharp rise in food prices.

Rising food prices a matter of deep concern: FM

The rising food prices are a matter of deep concern and the Central government has taken measures to improve the situation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Sunday.

Global experts: Warming could double food prices

Even if we stopped spewing global warming gases today, we would face a steady rise in food prices.

RBI says pulses` shortage driving food prices up

After tightening monetary policy to combat inflation, the RBI has expressed concern at rising prices of protein-based items, blaming them on shortage of pulses.

`Rising food prices biggest concern for Indians`

Rising food prices is the biggest concern for people in the country, says a survey released Sunday.