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Food Price Volatility in Africa. Has it Really Increased?

"The food price crisis of 2007–2008 and recent resurgence of food prices have focused increasing attention on the causes and consequences of food price volatility in international food markets and the developing world, particularly in Africa south...

How Volatile are African Food Prices?

"Instability in the price of staple foods is an important source of risk in developing countries. This is particularly true in Africa south of the Sahara because of the low incomes of many African households. Poor urban households allocate a large...

7 Billion on the Brink Who's Really Fighting the Looming Climate Change and Hunger Crisis?

"The world today confronts three inter-locking crises – climate change,resource scarcity and food price volatility – which all pose major threats to feeding the future. We can no longer treat these challenges to humanity in isolation. We must gen...

Agricultural Trade and Food Security

The second United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2) includes the goal to: “End hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition” by 2030. While such an ambitious goal will clearly involve a wide range of policies and actors, this ...

Synthesis Report: The 1st Pan-Africa Non-State Actors (NSA) Policy Dialogue Meeting on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP): Working Together to Tackle the Challenges of African Agriculture – Role of NSAs

The meeting had specific objectives 1) Engagement in effective dialogue among various stakeholders to deepen the commitment and alignment of national agricultural policies and investment plans to key CAADP targets and principles; 2) capacity str...

G-20 Food Security in Africa: Measures to Strengthen the G-20 Agenda

"Against a background of growing international concern over the security of world food supply, the G-20 group of nations first recognised the need for improved global management of food security at its Pittsburgh summit in 2009. Since then, the G...

The G-20 and Financial Regulation in Africa

"In light of the recent global financial and economic crisis, financial stability is an overarching goal for the world economy. The Group of Twenty (G-20) is the primary global forum for co-ordinating international activities in setting new stand...

A Critical Assessment of the G-20 Food Security Agenda

"As part of the Global Economic Governance project undertaken by the South African Institute of International Affairs in collaboration with the International Development Law Unit at the University of Pretoria, a critical assessment was recently u...

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