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Squeezed: life in a time of food price volatility, year 1 results

Naomi Hossain et al. Oxfam International and Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Squeezed is an account of the cumulative pressures of food price rises on everyday life in developing countries, and how they are changing behaviour, relationships, and social organisation in ways that matter for development. While the ‘food crisis’ is no longer headline news, it has not gone away. Food prices continue to rise and at times to spike; that this is causing hardship is not in question. Squeezed aims to help policy makers think about how to respond to food price volatility by directing attention to the following:

Squeezed summarises Year 1 findings from a 10 country four year study, called ‘Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility’.

Ultimately Squeezed provides reasons to prepare for the next food price spike and provides recommendations for how best to do so, including:

Separate reports of the research findings for each country in 2012 are available, in addition to a detailed account of the research methodology.

For more information visit Oxfam UK’s website: http://policypractice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/squeezed-life-in-a-time-of-food-price-volatility-year-1-results-292412

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Naomi Hossain et al. (). Squeezed: life in a time of food price volatility, year 1 results. Nutrition Exchange 4, July 2014. p28. www.ennonline.net/nex/4/en/squeezed

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