Seasonal food crises and policy responses: A narrative account of three food security crises in Malawi

Ellis, Frank and Manda, Elizabeth (2012) Seasonal food crises and policy responses: A narrative account of three food security crises in Malawi. World Development, 40 (7). pp. 1407-1417.

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Abstract

This paper examines seasonal food price crises in Malawi. In the 2000s, Malawi experienced three episodes in which seasonal maize prices rose in 2001–02, 2004–05, and 2007–09 by 354%, 218%, and 395%, respectively. These extreme price spikes resulted from a sequential interaction of economic and political events. A repeated pattern of cause, inapt response and adverse outcome is identified. The relative neglect in vulnerability analysis of staple food price movements as lead indicators of impending food crises is emphasized, and implications are drawn for price stabilisation, public–private coordination and social protection policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 2 - zero hunger ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/zero_hunger
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Julie Frith
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 13:39
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40637
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.03.005

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