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– Political economy issues and policy vistas
Aderibigbe S. Olomola - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This study reviews the political economy issues surrounding the 2008 food crisis in Nigeria; the lessons learned from management of the crisis; analyses the performance of policies aimed at stabilizing prices; and proffers policy measures for preventing future occurrence. The study finds that...

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– Learning some lessons
Ashok Gulati, Shweta Saini - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

India’s policy responses to the food price crisis were strong. Exports of basic staples were banned. Domestic support prices of wheat and rice were raised substantially. The urea price increases in global markets were absorbed through enhanced fertilizer subsidies. The government...

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– A synthesis
Derrill D. Watson II - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper identifies eight political economy factors that influenced governments’ policy choices during the most recent global food price crisis. To explain the variety of responses and the policy failures, a framework is proposed that locates policies along the twin dimensions of unitary...

Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

In this interview, Per Pinstrup-Andersen talks about the international project which has culminated in the book Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability. (Oxford University Press, 2015) More about the project. PART 1 - The political economy of food price policy - an interview...

Research Brief pdf
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The Egyptian food system has been affected by both global food markets and domestic factors. During the recent global food price crisis, an estimated 30–40 percent of the price fluctuations in the global food market were transmitted to Egypt’s food market. Domestically, government...

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UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The recent food price crisis and the responses of the policy makers in developing countries provide an unprecedented opportunity to analyse the policy processes in these countries. Policy responses differed depending on the nature and magnitude of the roles of various actors, political...

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UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Global food price hikes during 2007-08 resulted in a sharp rise in staple food prices in Bangladesh, which in turn led to a significant rise in the number of households falling below the poverty line. On the political front, Bangladesh was run by an unelected and undemocratic ‘civil’...

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UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The global food crisis in 2007–08 raised concerns everywhere, including in China. However, despite China’s highly-integrated domestic and international markets for many agricultural commodities, the effect of the crisis in China was only moderate. The government’s responses and...

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UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The impact of the 2007–08 food price crisis in Brazil was relatively subdued compared with what took place in many other developing countries. Because the crisis potentially undermined both social inclusion and price stability, both important priorities in Brazil, the absence of any great...

Per Pinstrup-Andersen - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Large food price fluctuations—caused primarily by extreme weather events, market disruptions, investor behaviour and government policy—began in the world market in 2007 and presented serious challenges for governments, private traders, farmers and consumers. A collaborative project...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A Political Economy Analysis
Per Pinstrup-Andersen - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, UK

This book is Open Access and available here. Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems. Since 2006, global food prices have fluctuated greatly around an increasing trend and price spikes were observed for key food commodities such...

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Bernardo Mueller, Charles C. Mueller - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Book Chapter
Manh Hai Nguyen, Theodore Talbot - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Book Chapter
Assefa Admassie - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
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