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Exploring the Link between Food Security and Food Price Dynamics: A Bibliometric Analysis

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  • Marwa Ben Abdallah

    (Doctoral School of Economic and Regional Sciences, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE), 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary)

  • Maria Fekete-Farkas

    (Institute of Economic Sciences, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE), 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary)

  • Zoltan Lakner

    (Institute of Economic Sciences, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE), 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary)

Abstract

An evaluation of research studies is considered an important task to make future adjustments for securing and adjusting policies. This article presents the results of a study that explored the research that has been published with food security, price volatility, and price transmission as keywords. The study involved a bibliometric evaluation of statistical outcomes from 899 scientific publications from 1979 to June 2020 related to the subject, registered in the Web of Science database. The collected articles were used to measure bibliometric indicators and evaluate the research work on food security and agricultural products’ price movement. An analysis of the development and the identification of the related topics of greatest interest on this subject was also carried out. The analysis results found that a rising number of studies have been registered over the years, emphasizing the following keywords: food security, climate change, agriculture, health, nutrition, consumption, and income. The analysis proves that the shift in scientific research trends associated with food security analysis is linked with health and food nutrition status. Furthermore, the word "impact" was significantly present in the analyzed papers, which reveals that econometric analysis should address the relationship between price movement and nutrient intake to achieve nutritional security.

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  • Marwa Ben Abdallah & Maria Fekete-Farkas & Zoltan Lakner, 2021. "Exploring the Link between Food Security and Food Price Dynamics: A Bibliometric Analysis," Agriculture, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(3), pages 1-19, March.
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