|AUTHOR||Ronald Mendoza and Darryl McLeod|
|TOPIC||Budgeting for children|
Global growth is expected to rebound in 2010 and 2011, forecasted at 2.7 percent and 3.2 percent respectively. And while food prices have indeed declined since the price spikes in early 2008, international prices of the majors remain above their historic levels, ranging from 22 percent (wheat) to 75 percent (rice) higher than their ten-year average. National food prices have also remained “sticky”, and in some countries, are actually still on the rise.