Safeguarding Food Insecurity in Volatile Global Markets

This volume brings together top analysts from inside and outside FAO to examine a problem that has become increasingly relevant as food prices once again, soar to high levels. This volume stresses that countries themselves can do a great deal to safeguard food security in the event of turmoil by establishing social safety nets, emergency food reserves and other schemes to protect the poor. The book also presents guidelines on smart subsidies, those which provide production incentives and improve supply responses.