Food Crises in Developing Countries: The Role of National Governance
Partner: Boston University (The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future), USA.
Team Members: Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri
A policy brief “Food Crises in Developing Countries: The Role of National Governance” was prepared by SDPI using the food security-governance nexus in Pakistan as a case study, this report argues that various factors leading to increases in global food prices in the developed world have very little relevance for developing countries. The paper concludes that the major reason for food inflation in developing countries, which are often food producing countries too, is bad governance and flawed food distribution policies. The paper concludes, “global efforts to solve food crises at the national level would prove useless in the absence of national efforts to improve governance”.