Last Friday, I spoke at Gorta’s World Food Day conference on food prices.
Gorta CEO Brian Hanratty severely criticised the fact that soaring food prices and food price volatility are yet another factor affecting the world’s most vulnerable. Entitled ‘Food Prices – from Crisis to Stability: Building the Resilience of Africa’s Farming Communities’, the development agency has condemned the stark reality that 70 million people have been pushed into extreme poverty between 2010 and 2011 as a result of price swings. Upswings in particular represent a major threat to food security in developing countries and the hardest-hit are the poor.
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