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Africa Food Security Brief - Special focus on climate Africa Food Security change Impacts - Issue 5


The developmental and poverty-reduction imperatives associated with food security in Africa provide the fundamental rationale behind the Africa Food Security Brief. The Brief monitors food prices and food availability-related factors and trends in the region, as volatilities in these areas in the short term often signal deteriorating food security and worsening poverty.

This fifth issue of the Brief provides an update of the global and African food price and food production trends, focusing on the period July to December 2013. However, the Brief does not limit itself to this period alone but also considers other months in the calendar year 2013, based on the availability of data at the time of finalizing the Brief. This is to ensure as comprehensive an overview and analysis as possible.

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