A Back of the Envelope Estimation of the Effect of Soaring Food Prices on World Hunger
This paper suggests a methodology for estimating the effects of higher food prices on global undernourishment. The paper also presents the results of its implementation. The merits and drawbacks of this methodology are also discussed. The estimations of the number of new undernourished as a result of the current agricultural commodity price boom should not be taken as official FAO estimates, but rather as an illustration of the proposed methodology, and the promotion of an ongoing discussion.
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- Ben Senauer & Mona Sur, 2001. "Ending Global Hunger in the 21st Century: Projections of the Number of Food Insecure People," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 23(1), pages 68-81.
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