The Food Price Spikes of 2008/09 and 2010/11: Impacts and Policies in African Countries

01 Dec 2011


This paper explores the varied impacts during the two spikes in food prices in 2007/08 and 2010/11 and the differences in the policy responses among African countries. It first links changes in international food prices, the impact on domestic prices, and the range of responses available to national policy makers.

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