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Tackling the food price crisis: 5 steps

Tackling the food price crisis: 5 steps, ODIOverseas Development Institute (London) Blog, May 2008

The word 'crisis' is much abused. But the current food price crisis constitutes a genuine emergency. Urgency in tackling it is essential.

The very poor in the developing world may spend up to 80% of their income on food. The recent spike in food prices has had an immediate impact on their welfare and has already cost lives through civil unrest. Many more lives are now at risk from hunger................. (see link in title for full article)

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