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Chapter 1: Poverty and Food Price Developments

Chapter 1: Poverty and Food Price Developments »

Source: Global Monitoring Report : Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals: Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Develop

Publication Date: 25 April 2012

ISBN: 9780821394519

Keywords: food prices, food security, undernutrition, inflation, food consumption

Summary and main messages The food price spikes have prevented millions of people from escaping extreme poverty. The record prices in 2008 kept or pushed 105 million...

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			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Global Monitoring Report
			: Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals:  Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals

Global Monitoring Report : Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals: Food Prices, Nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Develop

Publication Date: 25 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821394519.019

ISBN: 9780821394519

Keywords: food prices, food security, undernutrition, inflation, food consumption

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Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing
			: Evidence From Global Food Aid

Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing : Evidence From Global Food Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2003/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845990.001

ISBN: 9781451845990

Keywords: Food aid, consumption smoothing, food availability, food production, food security,

Global food aid is considered a critical consumption smoothing mechanism in many countries. However, its record of stabilizing consumption has been mixed. This paper examines the cyclical properties of food aid wit...