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New Global Hunger Index Report Calls for Action to Curtail High and Volatile Prices and Protect the Poor

This joint report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide states that extreme weather, financial speculation and the commodification of agriculture are major causes of food price volatility. In order to protect the most vulnerable against hunger, the report suggests that policymakers regulate the financial activity in food markets, restrict biofuel production and invest in small-scale agriculture.


October 11, 2011

To view the report, click here.


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