UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Rising Food Prices and Children’s Welfare

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AUTHOR Nora Lustig
ORGANIZATION UNICEF
TYPE Working Brief
DATE 2012
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LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

After three consecutive decades of decline, world prices of food commodities have risen over the past few years at an alarming pace. Rising food prices are a cause of major concern because high food prices bring significant and immediate setbacks for poverty reduction, nutrition, social stability, inflation and a rules-based trading system. Food prices are unique since food is unlike any other good. Food is essential for survival; it is the most basic of basic needs.


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