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FAO report stands out in El Salvador

San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Press media in El Salvador today highlight a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

(FAO) on the increase in food prices.

El Diario El Salvador cited the document according to which for the second consecutive month, in April, prices increased, including those of cereals, by three percent, as did vegetable oils.

The FAO considered that the rise is driven by the increase in tariffs for meat, dairy products and cereals.

In the case of El Salvador; However, figures from the National Office of Statistics and Censuses (Onec) ensure that the cost of the basic food basket (CBA) fell two dollars last March.

In the urban area, the food basket reached 254.79 dollars, equivalent to a reduction of 2.02 compared to the cost of last February.

Onec specified that in the urban area the portion of French bread, meat, vegetables and fats increased during March, but they were compensated by reductions in the cost of tortillas, eggs, fluid milk, fruits, beans and cooking (gas).

Recent reports from specialized UN agencies indicate that until May, El Salvador remains in a phase of accentuated food insecurity, like Nicaragua.

Some sources point out that from June to September, the food shortage season continues to degrade food conditions until the peak at the end of August, before the first harvest, maintaining the conditions expected for the previous period.