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food price crisis
A new era of high and volatile food prices is causing life-changing shifts in society, according to Oxfam and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in a joint report published today.
Joint NGO media reaction by Oxfam; Friends of the Earth Europe; World Economy, Ecology and Development (WEED); World Development Movement
In response to Glencore director saying the US drought was good for business:
In reaction to today’s USDA Crop Report, Eric Munoz, senior policy advisor for Oxfam America, made the following statement:
About innovative financing for development and climate change
EU Finance Ministers today agreed their common position for the upcoming G20 Finance Ministers meeting on 14-15 October in Pa
Oxfam spokesperson Caroline Pearce said:
On economic growth:
The G20's sticking plaster approach falls well short of the major surgery that is needed to tackle the global food price crisis said Oxfam at the close of the Agriculture Ministers Meeting
Responding to an announcement by the FAO that global food prices remained steady during April but cereal prices have gone up by as much as 5.5% since March, Luca Chinotti, Food Policy Advisor for O