Briefing Paper

The Global Food Crisis and the Challenge of Food Security

“The issue of food security has risen dramatically on the international agenda culminating in the Food Crisis Summit, June 2008. This policy brief proceeds from the premise that in addressing the rising price of food against the background of climate change and bioenergy, the summit has adopted a parochial view limiting discussion on a range of challenges facing food security.
Without an inclusive and comprehensive debate on the often competing challenges to food security underlying tensions may not be addressed, leaving the food crisis unresolved.”