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Septembre 2011
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

8. Food Reserves in Developing Countries - Trade Policy Options for Improved Food Security

Agricultural prices, along with the prices of primary commodities in general, have been both high and volatile over 2006-11. These developments impact the poor and other vulnerable non-farm households who devote a high proportion of their incomes to the purchase of food. This paper looks at international and national reserves policies that address food security.