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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Kym
dc.contributor.authorJha, Shikha
dc.contributor.authorNelgen, Signe
dc.contributor.authorStrutt, Anna
dc.identifier.citationAnderson, K., Jha, S., Nelgen, S., & Strutt, A. (2013). Re-examining policies for food security in Asia. Food Security, 5(2), 195-215.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of recent food price spikes, plus growing demands for food in emerging Asia and for biofuels in Europe and the United States, governments are re-examining their strategies for dealing with both short-term and long-term food security concerns. This paper argues that long-run trends in real agricultural prices have policy implications for food security that are at least as important as those related to short-lived spikes around trend prices. The paper therefore summarizes recent projections of markets to 2030 under various scenarios, and then reviews evidence on how trade policy restrictions typically are altered to insulate domestic markets from short-run fluctuations in international prices around their long-run trends. That provides a firm empirical basis for re-examining the effectiveness and efficiency of various policy options for ensuring food security in Asia and elsewhere. Those options include boosting agricultural productivity growth rates to deal with long-run concerns, and using more-appropriate domestic policy measures rather than trade policies to cope with price volatility.en_NZ
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dc.subjectfood price volatilityen_NZ
dc.subjectlong-term food price trendsen_NZ
dc.subjectAsian economic growth and structural changesen_NZ
dc.subjectper capita food consumptionen_NZ
dc.titleRe-examining policies for food security in Asiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfFood Securityen_NZ

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