Recent Global Food Price Shocks: Causes, Consequences and Lessons for African Governments and Donors-super- †

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Philip Abbott; Adeline Borot de Battisti;
  • Journal: Journal of African Economies,volume 20,issue suppl_1 5,pages62-62
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/jae/ejr007

Dramatic increases in international agricultural commodity prices began in 2006 and peaked in July 2008. An equally remarkable and rapid decline of those prices then ensued, accompanied by extreme volatility in those prices. The trend in food prices lagged the rapid inc... View more
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