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July 28, 2015Knowledge Portal
The short-term impact of price shocks on food security-Evidence from urban and rural Ethiopia

This study in the Food Security Journal, investigates the impact of food price changes on food security in urban and rural Ethiopia. The results indicate that increases in cereal prices are generally, but not always, associated with households having a lower number of meals and switching to less preferred foods. »

April 22, 2015Knowledge Portal
Reframing the debate on urbanisation, rural transformation and food security

This briefing by IIED highlights the need to adapt the rural-urban production-based debate on food security narratives: urban dwellers are not all ‘over consumers’; rural communities are not exclusively producers. The authors argue that it must be considered how consumption and urbanisation are transforming rural spaces and economies, food systems and food security. »