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New FAO Publication Analyzes Trends in Food Prices, Impacts and Policies

August 28, 2009

The FAO report, “The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets: High Food Prices and the Food Crisis – Experiences and Lessons Learned” examines the root causes of the recent food crisis and its impact on poverty reduction and food security.

The report finds that poor farmers in developing countries experienced the greatest negative impact and that higher food prices in many cases failed to promote an increase in agricultural production. The report concludes with a review of the policy options available to governments and an appraisal of how developing countries have responded thus far to the high food prices.

Download the full report here.

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