Managing food price volatility: Policy options to support healthy diets and nutrition in the context of uncertainty
This policy brief (PDF) from the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN) identifies policy interventions that can anticipate and mitigate the negative dietary and nutritional outcomes of price volatility and market uncertainty. Food price volatility is a serious global concern. Since the food crisis of 2008, the world has struggled to address unexpected, rapid rises and falls in global food prices, which have sparked political unrest and increased economic risks across the food system. Price volatility has also become a major concern for governments as they seek to ensure consumers’ access to healthy diets. GLOPAN recommends policymakers to invest in market monitoring and market-based insurance systems; to invest in agricultural productivity growth; to facilitate efficient food markets; to build food transformation capacity; to establish targeted cost-effective consumer protection.