Global food import bill to jump 10% in 2022: UN

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Global spending on food imports is expected to reach $1.94 trillion in 2022 due to rising prices, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warned Friday, a 10 percent jump compared to the previous year.

Along with the surge in food spending, the global import bill for agricultural inputs -- including fertilisers -- is also expected to increase by 48 percent compared to 2021, said the report released by the FAO.