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Role of productive infrastructure in reducing food insecurity: The case of Irriga-tion
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural economics
Information
Abstract
Context The 2007?08 food price crisis caused hardship on a number of fronts in countries throughout the world. The steep rise in food prices led to economic difficulties, particularly for already poor populations, and generated social and political turmoil in many countries. Today, global food prices and price volatility have risen since August 2010, once again bringing food security to the forefront of global attention. In addition to the economic, social, and political impacts of higher food prices, the crisis may also lead to long-term, irreversible nutritional damage, especially among children. Moreover, the urban poor that do not have access to any enhanced income from self-grown products are most at risk from the food price shock. FAO/OECD Outlook (2010) reports that average crop and livestock product prices over the next 10 years are expected to be above those of the decade prior to the 2008 peak (wheat and coarse grain prices, 15-40%; vegetable oils, 40% higher), with high degree of unpredictability. Governments and agribusiness sector are concerned about price levels and volatility because it threatens food security and competitiveness.
International
Si
Congress
Drivers of food security in Latin America and the Caribbean, CIAT/IDB
960
Place
Cali, Colombia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
08/11/2012
End Date
09/11/2012
From page
1
To page
1
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Participants
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Autor: Insa Flachsbarth . (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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