Food Price Crisis Frequently Asked Questions

Working and discussion papers
October 2010
Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  1. What has happened to food prices and why?
  2. Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  3. How have countries and the international community responded?
  4. The future

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