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UN: Small Farmers Need Incentives as Falling Food Prices Hurt Incomes

Falling food prices may be good news for millions of urban poor but not for small-scale farmers who will struggle to feed their families without help and incentives, such as an end to export subsidies, said the Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday. Prices for the main food crops, livestock and fish products all fell in 2015, signaling the likely end to an era of high prices, according to FAO, a U.N. agency. The lower food prices, which are expected to continue for several years,...

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