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AGRODEP Releases Latest Bulletin

The  African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium  has released the  second edition  of its AGRODEP Bulletin, a publication providing insights into major economic development issues in Africa. The Bulletin introduces research and…

How to Secure Food for the World

A series of natural disasters in several food producing countries have lowered current and future production forecasts and driven up prices of many staples central to the global agricultural market. Much of the United States is experiencing the worst…

Tracking the 2012 G20

Food insecurity poses a daunting challenge to the G20’s goals of global economic growth and development. The impacts of high and volatile food prices in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 remain widely visible, as seen during the 2011 Horn of Africa food crisis.…

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Price Spikes, Volatility, and Global Food Markets

The 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 food price crises have had lasting impacts on global food security, and the world will likely continue to face high prices and price volatility, given the global food economy’s structure. Since 2001, food price volatility…

Climate Change in Yemen

The new IFPRI  Discussion Paper  “Climate Change and Floods in Yemen” by  Manfred Wiebelt,  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, Perrihan Al-Riffai,  Richard Robertson , and Ranier Thiele  assesses the impact of climate change on Yemen’s economy and food…

Brussels Development Briefing on Food Price Volatility

Food price volatility is one of the most critical economic and food security challenges facing policymakers today. Spikes in food prices can have a significant impact on incomes, markets, and nutrition worldwide and, in extreme cases, can cause…

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission caps commodities trading

In a long-awaited move, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission on October 18 approved limits on trading in the commodities markets. Specifically, the new rules limit the number of commodity contracts that any investor can hold in agriculture,…

2011 Global Hunger Index Launched

Today marks the launch of the  2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, the sixth in an annual series, which presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. This year's report shows that although the world has made some…

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