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Agricultural price volatility and food security : rehabilitating the role of the state


The world population will grow by at least two billion people between now and 2050, while one in seven people are already going hungry. In this context, the international consensus is that it is vitally important to increase agricultural production to ensure food security for humankind.

To do so, the issue of agricultural prices is decisive : developing agriculture requires remunerative average prices at relatively stable levels so as to allow farmers to cover their production costs, earn adequate incomes and invest to increase productivity.


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