The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010

As the world endeavours to recover from the combined impact of a global food price crisis, financial crash and economic recession, many hundreds of millions of people are facing increased uncertainty and real hunger. It is in this context that The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010 aims to provide all concerned with . . . → Read More: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010

The Environmental Food Crisis: The Environment’s Role In Averting Future Food Crises

In 2008 food prices surged plunging millions back into hunger and triggering riots from Egypt to Haiti and Cameroon to Ban- gladesh. Whereas fuel prices, which also surged, have fallen back sharply food prices remain problematic with wheat, corn and soya still higher than they were 12-18 months ago.

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The Food Crisis and its Implications for Agricultural Development

Since January 2006, the prices of corn, wheat, and soybeans on world markets have more than doubled, and rice prices have tripled. These price increases have contributed to 5.1% food inflation in the United States, but the impact on consumers in developing countries is much greater. This is because food represents a much . . . → Read More: The Food Crisis and its Implications for Agricultural Development

Responding to the World Food Crisis: Getting on the Right Track

Rising prices have a way of shining a bright light on any sector, no matter how overlooked previously. The rapid run-up in food prices is no exception. Food may be an essential good, but when food prices spent decades moving downward, the food sector held little interest for policymakers and investors. Now, with the . . . → Read More: Responding to the World Food Crisis: Getting on the Right Track

UN Global Food Crisis Update

The United Nations System High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis (HLTF) was established in April 2008. It developed the first Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA) in July 2008 when the world was being rocked by spiralling food prices that led to increased hunger, social tension and distress for millions of . . . → Read More: UN Global Food Crisis Update

Price Surges in Food Markets

Download Price Surges in Food Markets – Economic and Social Perspectives Policy Brief – June 2010 (PDF – 119Kb)

IMF Report on Reasons for Food Price Volatility

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IFPRI Report on Energy, Food and Financial Crises

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Why urgent funding and support for small-scale farmers in poor countries will help prevent global food crises

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