The global food crisis attracted global attention in mid-2008 as
the weak food system fell apart, putting additional millions of
people into poverty. This study answers a two-fold research
question: In the first analytical-diagnostic part, the nature and
scope of the crisis, its manifestations and underlying causes are
examined. In the second normative part, the policy responses
implemented in the short term are critically assessed, and further
long-term policy recommendations are offered. The major finding is
that there was no such thing as a global food crisis, but rather a
global food price crisis based on fundamental failures in the
global food system. Furthermore, the short-term responses mainly
tackled the price issue, but did not address and solve the
structural causes, particularly not the fundamental constraints of
agricultural production in developing countries. It is therefore
argued that policymakers should seize the global food price crisis
as an opportunity to cure the current and redesign a more
sustainable global food system.
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