"The global food price crisis has worsened the food security situation for many developing countries especially those that are net food importers. In September 2012, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) raised fears of a repeat of the 2007-2008 world food price crisis (as illustrated in Figure 1) that was characterized by sharp increases in the prices for cereals. High food prices are once again threatening to push millions of people into hunger around the world. The high costs of food imports exacerbated by the surging food prices, have put enormous strains on most developing countries, and have led to social unrest and political tensions."