A High Price to Pay

The impact of rising and volatile food prices on children’s nutrition and food security

October 2012


We’re approaching a new norm of high and volatile global food prices. It’s pushing nutritious foods out of the reach of poor families.

A High a Price to Pay puts forward a series of recommendations to address the impact of high and volatile food prices on poor families:

  • countries with high malnutrition should invest in social protection and build up food stocks
  • the EU should drop its biofuel mandate – a key factor pushing up food prices
  • food-exporting countries must coordinate to prevent food-price volatility.

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