Oxfam’s food policy adviser Thierry Kesteloot said:
Growing insecurity in Mali and northern Nigeria is disrupting the supply of food to communities suffering from a major food crisis affecting 13 million people in West Africa, said international aid agency Oxfam today.
Forty percent of the world’s hungry people lived in South Asia even before the food price crisis of 2008.
A key factor in global food price volatility is the way that states react to disruptions in supply.
Following the dramatic food price increases in 2007–08, an estimated 150 million people joined the ranks of those who go hungry.
The G20 must scrap their most damaging biofuel policies and demand more open information about food stocks as part of urgent measures needed to tackle global food price volatility.
The human face of global food price rises is often missing amongst the abstract discussions of macro-economic trends and global food price indices. In order to understand the im
Food prices will remain high and volatile for at least another decade driving hunger and malnutrition according to the Agriculture Outlook Report 2011 - 2020 released by the Food a