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International Food Security Assessment, 2010 Update: Improved Production Mitigated Impact of Higher Food Commodity Prices

by Stacey Rosen, Shahla Shapouri, and May Peters

Outlook No. (GFA-21-01) 13 pp, May 2011

Rising global food commodity prices have again focused attention on agriculture and food security. This report is an update to the July 2010 report, Food Security Assessment, 2010-20; it reviews the impact of high global food commodity prices on food security in 2010 in 70 lower income countries using actual 2010 price and food production information.

Keywords: Food security, food commodity prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia, grain production, consumption, food gaps, nutrition, calories

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Last updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012

For more information contact: Stacey Rosen, Shahla Shapouri, and May Peters