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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Is Urbanization Contributing to Higher Food Prices?

The recent spike in food prices has led to a renewal of interest in agricultural issues and in the long-term drivers of food prices. Urbanization has been mentioned as one possible cause of higher food prices. In this paper we examine some of the links through which urbanization is considered to be contributing to . . . → Read More: Is Urbanization Contributing to Higher Food Prices?

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