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Africa Food Security Brief - Issue 4


Food security is widely recognized as a developmental imperative for Africa. Food prices need careful monitoring because significant increases over short-time intervals can indicate a deteriorating food security situation. This fourth issue of the Africa Food Security Brief highlights global and African food price trends as well as the food security situation in Africa for the period July 2012 to August 2013.

We also summarize recent initiatives to improve the food security situation in conflict-affected areas of the region. The Brief draws on indices developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to monitor food price trends, both at the global level and in Africa.

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