FAO Initiative on Soaring Food Prices

Events detail


FAO policy seminar in Southern Africa to address high food prices

from 6 June 2011
to 8 June 2011

Policy decision-makers from countries throughout Southern Africa will gather in Lilongwe, Malawi for a policy seminar on the current rise in food prices from 6 to 8 June 2011.

The event, organized by FAO, will allow decision-makers from government ministries (agriculture, trade and finance) to exchange experiences from the 2008 food price crisis and to become better acquainted with the various policy measures mapped out in FAO’s newly updated Guide for policy and programmatic actions at country level to address high food prices

Representatives from producer organizations, the private sector, regional integration organizations and development partners, including IFAD and WFP, will be invited, as well as representatives from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.  

Similar seminars are being rolled out in the other regions and subregions.

Background Documents

'High food prices: the food security crisis of 2007-2008 and recent food price increases'

'High food prices: improving the performance of the agricultural sector'

'Productive safety nets'

'Social safety nets and high food prices'