Translate with Google Translate

The Global Food Price Crisis: Lessons and Ideas for Relief Planners and Managers

ALNAP Lessons Paper


About this resource

Resource type:Lessons papers
Keywords:Food and nutrition, Funding and donors
Author(s):Ramalingam, B., Proudlock, K. and J. Mitchell
Date published:November 2008

The first half of 2008 was marked by significant rises in commodity prices, with food price increases averaging 52 percent between 2007 and 2008. While the response to the wider situation is largely outside the scope of humanitarian programmes, those managing relief and recovery efforts have faced a number of challenges. This paper lays out the background to the food price rises, outlines a number of key challenges for those planning and managing relief efforts, and suggests ideas, tools and approaches that could prove of value.

Before you download this file, please answer two questions to help us monitor usage

1) What do you think you'll use this document for?

  • Other:

1) What is your email address?

2) What is the name of your organisation?

Please answer both questions above Submit

Starting your download...

Pilot version: You are downloading the pilot version of this guide; we welcome any feedback you have. Please email

Close this overlay