Food prices are critical for African populations and economies and at
the top of the agenda for African policy makers. The CAADP Framework for
African Food Security promotes action to address food security
challenges faced by stakeholders continent-wide - inadequate food
supply, widespread and persistent hunger and malnutrition, and
inadequate management of food crises. Addressing the problems of high
and volatile food prices requires a multi-pronged approach, including
actions both to prevent and mitigate crises. This policy brief draws on
latest research by Future Agricultures and asks:
- What are the main causes of high and volatile food prices?
- What is the impact of food price spikes on rural households and
- What can policy-makers do to prevent and mitigate the effects of food
Wellard-Dyer, K. CAADP Policy Brief 08. High and volatile food prices: Supporting farmers and consumers. (2012) 12 pp.
CAADP Policy Brief 08. High and volatile food prices: Supporting farmers and consumers