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Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2008. Food Outlook, June 2007. http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ah864e/ah864e00.htm (Accessed November 10, 2008)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2008. Food Outlook, November 2008. http://www.fao.org/docrep/011/ai474e/ai474e16.htm (Accessed November 10, 2008)
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
FAO Food price index (FFPI)
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The current world food crisis is the result of the combined effects of competition for cropland
from the growth in biofuels, low cereal stocks, high oil prices, speculation in food
markets and extreme weather events. The crisis has resulted in a several-fold increase in
several central commodity prices, driven 110 million people into poverty and added 44
million more to the already undernourished. Information on the role and constraints of
the environment in increasing future food production is urgently needed. While food
prices are again declining, they still widely remain above 2004 levels.