This World Bank paper examines the relative contribution of various sector and macroeconomic drivers to price changes of five food commodities.
This ODI report summarizes a set of scoping exercises carried out in early 2013 into the status of biofuel projects in five countries: Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.
This report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs urges the U.S. government to focus its global food security strategy on prioritizing science, increasing trade flows for agriculture and food, and incentivizing greater business activity in low-income countries.
This recent article from Stability discusses the innovative ways that government intervention has reduced conflict in Bolivia's coca sector.
This paper from UNU-WIDER examines how foreign aid in particular can be used to achieve the joint objectives of development, mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in agriculture in the developing world.
This paper from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs reveals that most Sub-Saharan African countries could potentially access at least 25 times their locally produced agricultural knowledge by adapting and adopting scientific breakthroughs produced in other countries.
Learning the Lessons? Assessing the Response to the 2012 Food Crisis in the Sahel to Build Resilience for the Future
This report from Oxfam evaluates the response to the food crisis in the Sahel in 2012 and the lessons that must be learned to improve future responses.
In this paper from the World Bank, Christophe Guel attempts to untangle the elements of the conundrum surrounding food price stabilization policies.
In this paper from Oxfam, an assessment of the impact of rapid land investment in Africa is having on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on women’s access to land for food production is offered.
This report from Chatham House considers the various political, institutional and organizational barriers to translating early warning of famine into early action to avert it, and makes recommendations for how these can be overcome.