Consumption patterns and nutrition
[Archive] Food prices
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A rapid increase in food prices that caused riots in several countries in 2008 has played a role in putting food and nutrition security back on the international development agenda. Especially poor urban dwellers are sensitive to changes in food prices as they rely primarily on market purchases and food purchases account for the bulk of their expenditure. In this topic, the focus is on the dynamics that influence food prices and the effects that changing food prices have on food and nutrition security.