Concern's position on food crisis – September 2008

Concern's position on food crisis – September 2008

23 September 2008

The rapid rise in food and energy prices during the first half of 2008 has exposed the vulnerability of the poorest people in the world - the “bottom billion.” Food riots have occurred in over thirty countries.

A number of governments have imposed export bans and taxes to keep domestic food prices down and world leaders have been forced to recognise the importance of this issue more so than at any time since the early 1970s.

Concern’s position paper examines the causes and impact of the food crisis. It also provides details on Concern’s call to action and our response to the escalating crisis.

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Concern's position on food crisis – September 2008

The rapid rise in food and energy prices during the first half of 2008 has exposed the vulnerability of the poorest people in the world - the “bottom billion.” Food riots have occurred in over thirty countries.