Global Policy Forum

Global Food Reserves - Framing the Context for a New Multilateralism
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In 2008, food prices reached historically high levels, leaving millions of additional people in hunger. Policy makers and civil society have called for public food reserves in order to stabilize prices and mitigate the food emergency. International agricultural and trade policy have led to price instability, with devastating effects on developing countries. This paper calls for a discussion in which food reserves form part of a reformed trade system.


By Robin Willoughby and Adam Parsons

October 2009

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