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Market access (estimated travel time) in agricultural areas

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Accessibility to food is also determined by the long-term trend in food prices (which is a different issue from price volatility). The rising trend in global food prices is likely to persist in the next decade. In the long run, however, prices will decline (OECD-FAO, 2008).
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