Tuesday, 14 October 2008

World food prices

Peter Timmer of Stanford University and the Centre for Global Development talks to Romesh Vaitilingam in this audio from VoxEU.org about the causes of high food prices – including the growth of China and India, dollar depreciation, biofuels and speculation – and the consequences – notably the renewed incentives for investment in raising agricultural productivity.

In another audio from VoxEU.org, Nora Lustig of George Washington University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about rising food prices – causes of the recent increases and how developing countries and international institutions should respond.

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