Food Reserves in Developing Countries: Trade Policy Options for Improved Food Security

Date period
23 September 2011

SummaryAgricultural prices, along with the prices of primary commodities in general, have been both high and volatile over 2006-11. These developments impact the poor and other vulnerable non-farm households who devote a high proportion of their incomes to the purchase of food.  This paper looks at  international and national reserves policies that address food security.