Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Food Price Volatility and the Right to Food
Subtitle
Right to Food Issues Brief 1
Author
FAO
Publication date
26/04/2011
Abstract
Volatility, in terms of significant and frequent changes in the direction and magnitude of food prices, results in harmful effects to producers, consumers and states. This phenomenon puts at risk decisions made by producers about what and how much to produce. In the case of events provoking soaring prices, people with low incomes have significantly reduced purchase capacity and the inequalities are expanded.