The Global Food Crisis: Identification of the Vulnerable and Policy Responses

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet

from ARE Update Vol. 12, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2008

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Abstract

Seventy-five percent of the world poor are rural people. Half a billion of them are located in countries both vulnerable to rising food prices and with weak capacity to provide social safety nets. For them, agriculture must be the main instrument to respond to the food crisis and escape poverty.

Keywords

global food crisis, food prices, poverty

Citation

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "The Global Food Crisis: Identification of the Vulnerable and Policy Responses." ARE Update 12(2)(2008):18-21. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2008/12/2/the-global-food-crisis-id/