Reflections on the Global Food Crisis

A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) challenges previous analyses of the food price crisis of 2007-08. Using recently available data, Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identifies the key causes of the price surge, its consequences for the world’s poor people, and the implications for future policies.

Report

Reflections on the Global Food Crisis
How Did It Happen? How Has It Hurt? And How Can We Prevent the Next One?
November 2010.

Press Release

Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Causes of Global Food Crisis, Recommends Reforms to Prevent Recurrence

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Comments by Derek Headey and Shenggen Fan on the release of their monograph, "Reflections on the Global Food Crisis."