World Food Day 2011: Food prices – from crisis to stability
Price swings, upswings in particular, represent a major threat to food security in developing countries. Hardest-hit are the poor. According to the World Bank, in 2010-2011 rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people into extreme poverty.
“FOOD PRICES – FROM CRISIS TO STABILITY” has been chosen as this year’s World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable.
On World Food Day 2011, let us look seriously at what causes swings in food prices, and do what needs to be done to reduce their impact on the weakest members of global society.
Food Security Ghana will once again support World Food Day 2011 in various ways.
- FSG previews leading up to World Food Day 2011 – see it here.
World Food Day 2010
World Food Day 2010 was celebrated on 16 October 2010. FSG will be posting useful references on the real issues related to this celebration on this page for those interested in exploring the topic.