Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia…Why food inflation is not slowing down in Africa

By Estelle Maussion, Estelle Maussion

Posted on Tuesday, 14 March 2023 12:45
A market in Onitsha, Nigeria, on the night of the presidential election, 24 February 2023. © Patrick Meinhardt/AFP

The global trend towards a slowdown in the rise in the prices of basic consumer goods is not yet clearly visible in Africa. We explain why.

The continent has yet to see the benefits of this tendency experienced in other parts of the world. In early March, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) congratulated itself for the 11th consecutive month of decline in the core international food price index.