This paper addresses the magnitude and implications of food price changes in national and regional markets in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) with a view to provide the evidence base for effective policy action. Specifically, the paper:
- analyses trends and outlooks in country and regional data, presents evidence on
the regional food situation, and explores the nexus between high domestic food
prices and global food prices,
- highlights regional and national dimensions of food price increases and how they are related to food security in the region, and
- provides practical short-, medium- and long-term options for governments and
other stakeholders for addressing the problem posed by the food price crisis.
Karugia, J. et al. 2009. Responding to Food Price Crisis in Eastern and Southern Africa: Policy Options for National and Regional Action. ReSAKSS Working Paper 27. Washington DC: IFPRI