CAADP Policy Brief 08. High and volatile food prices: Supporting farmers and consumers

Abstract

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 economies?
  • What can policy-makers do to prevent and mitigate the effects of food prices rises?

Citation

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

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