Managing Food Price Volatility: Policy Options to Support Healthy Diets and Nutrition in the Context of Uncertainty

Since the food crisis of 2008, the world has struggled to address unexpected, rapid rises and falls in global food prices, which have sparked political unrest and increased economic risks across the food system. Price volatility has also become a major concern for governments as they seek to ensure consumers’ access to healthy diets.This policy brief identifies policy interventions that can anticipate and mitigate the negative dietary and nutritional outcomes of price volatility and market uncertainty.

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, March 2016